Tag Archives: Porto

We live in this old aching town

26 May

It has been an interesting week.  I finally got off my ass and started doing some work.    For the most part I have been working on Value Based Management, which in short is an incentive/management tool based on economic profits and firm sustainability.  Very boring stuff.  I understand it well enough, I can talk about it until I’m blue in the face, but I don’t know why.  It has me wondering more than ever what the hell I’m doing in an MBA program.   But who knows; maybe it will all come together one day.  I sure hope so.  I’d like to think that I haven’t just been spending the last year treading water.  I feel like that’s all I’ve ever been doing … waiting for “real life” to begin.  It is difficult for me to live in the now and appreciate each day for what it is.  Instead I feel like I’m always waiting for something else to happen.  I know it’s not a good way to live life, but that’s how I see it, and I’m unsure of how to change that.

This week I also had my last Portuguese class.  My language skills are atrocious, so it was a bittersweet end of the year celebration.  Regardless of my difficulties with the Portuguese language, I will say that I did get to meet some very interesting people, and I’m extremely grateful for that.  My classmates really made going to class every week a joy and have made these past nine months a breeze.  I will definitely miss them and my amazing teacher most of all.

We interview someone to be our new roommate and it looks like she’ll be moving in on Sunday.   It’ll be good to have someone new around, very exciting.

You know, even though I’m not that good at living in the “now,” I can’t wait to see what tomorrow holds.  That’s gotta count for something right?

Destino do Porto

The week started off with a bang! The FC Porto team came home Sunday night at midnight to the Stadium of Dragons where their loyals supporters gave them a hero's welcome. Definitely an unforgettable experience.

New people and looking forward to tomorrow make me happy.

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Campeões

19 May

Impromptu celebrations in the streets make me happy.

Two Northern Portuguese team making it to the Liga Europa final and then FC Porto winning  is also pretty fantastic.