I decided to post what happened to me and I really enjoyed last year because that is something you have to do every single year! You must do that! The years go too quickly and you ask yourself by the end: what did I do this year? Did I have a good year? The pessimists would say “this year was the worst year in my life! Nothing good happened to me!”.
Is it true? No, of course not! Something good occured to you for sure. I’m not talking about big stuffs like buying a car, getting married. I’m talking about small things like you are 26 years old and you say very loudly: Mom, could you turn off the light, please? Because you are so lazy and sleepy to get up from your bed to do it after reading a book. And you mom comes with a smile on her face and, before switching off the light, she says: Good night!.
Yeah, happiness is in small gestures and TODAY! Don’t try to look for the happiness tomorrow, in the future: I will do this because I will be happy. Do this because you feel happy at that moment and you will be able to remember that moment in the future and feel the smell of the happiness again!
Ok, let’s see my top things of 2008 list:
Spending New Year’s Eve with my sister in Amsterdam. (The point is my sister, not Amsterdam. Actually, I should have spent the New Year’s Eve in Scotland! I read it is one of the best New Year of Europe. No, that was enough, Scotland and my sister would be too much…)
Watching the play The Phantom of Opera in London
A crazy colonizer’s party
Meeting Alex, Onur and mainly Sean in Venice
Pancake’s Day (that is something new to me: There is Pancake’s Day in Ireland, but they don’t celebrate The International Women’s Day. I’m not asking to be holiday like in Brazil, but I didn’t see any comment about it. Is pancake more important?)
My Birthday Dinner with my Irish Family and Erica
Crazy 5 days diet (I couldn’t do that, Sheelagh is so brave)
Cooking at Erica’s or Rafael’s House (in fact, I just used to eat and do the washing up)
Getting a job at e-Trip
Watching movies in my bedroom
Going to Mark & Spencer and buy junk food
Burying a ball at the backyard
Playing soccer with “my boys”
Going to Café in Seine
Having some tea after dinner
Working for Moose
Spending St Patrick’s Day with very nice people: Lisa, Carla, Lilian, Audrey…. (Marie, were you there?)
Going for a walk by the beach at Seapoint and Booterstown
I can not express myself with just one picture of Cliffs of Aran Islands
Look my hand “holding” the stone, how frightening that close!
Celtic Festival in Donegal
Going into a “trip” with Sheelagh to Belfast to see Cirque du Soleil Show.
Buying a bike
Starting tennis classes
Quiting e-Trip job
Lough Derg (I’m not sure which lake is it, but it’s some lake in Shannon Region in the way to Enniskillen town)
Doolin Cave – The Great Stalactite
Taking a nap in a sunny day at St Stephen’s Green
Kissing the stone at Blarney Castle
Finally finding a B&B near Blarney Castle
Lough Leane (or any lake in Ring of Kerry. I should take pictures of the signs)
The most peaceful place in the world. We were looking for the Gap of Dunloe at Ring of Kerry and the Sat Nav brought us to here. That is not the Gap of Dunloe, the sat nav got crazy after being so nice. You can not feel the peace from the picture, but it is, believe me, the most peaceful place I have been so far. I wish I had a blanket and some bread and cheese to sleep over there.
Lady’s View – the most beautiful view so far
Trip to Scotland
Highland Games in Markinch, Scotland
Trip to Newgrange
Any street festival
Free Linkin Park Concert at RDS. Thank you, Liu! 😛
Trip to Prague
Swimming at Lago de Como
Meeting Ricardo again
Taking a nap at Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
Watching Zinedine Zidane playing again at Stade de France (can you see him???? The bald guy! Hehehe)
Bastille Day – fireworks and classical music at Eiffel Tower
Awesome and cheap hotel at Toledo, Spain
Churros and porras at Chocolatéria de San Ginés, Madrid
Fast train from Madrid to Barcelona after many Ryanair`s flights. It’s really fast, I coudn’t take any picture 🙂
Duomo Cathedral, Milan
Getting an antique diamond ring as a present in Bologna (it’s not an engagement ring!)
Meeting my family again!
Meeting my old friends again!
Sleeping on my bed
Planting some trees in our little piece of land in Massarandupió Beach, Bahia
Getting a job at Brain
Nice dinner with my mom’s seasoning at home (I have no problem with Ryan’s seasoning, but nobody can reach any mom!)
Watching Vitória x Grêmio Match at Barradão.
Being back to Beach Volleyball
Going to Praia do Porto in the afternoon.
That was my 2008! Something that makes me happy happens almost every 6 days! It is very good, isn’t it?
If you are not here, it’s because you happened to me before 2008, maybe 2007, or you will happen to me!!!