how is it going? Have you seen? I managed to write another article, this time without waiting weeks, WOHOHOOO!
Just some news from Sweden and myself: I finally found a part-time job as web developer, just for a project now, but hopefully everything will work out fine; if so, it is very likely to become a permanent position.
Here it is getting colder, but I am still looking forward to something more; I really miss the Canadian winter. Even though I have been reassured that there will not be much snow, I have been told by many people that ‘it will get f*$%ing cold here’.
I guess I will need to wait and see it myself.
For the rest, I have been working on a school project lately and with some work I am on my way to accomplish my task.
Oh, right! I was forgetting, next week there will be the first meeting of the photography group I am going to join, and on the 25th of November I will, if everything stays like this, going to take pictures of an event for a magazine! Yay!
I have been lazy lately, concerning photography in an artistic way, so I am looking forward to have a place and thus a determined period of the week for focusing on this. And also having the chance to take pictures for a magazine will give me, first of all, experience in people photography.
Yesterday, there has been the Halloween Party at Chalmers (the other University in Göteborg). The party itself was alright but the people made it great.
You perhaps might be wondering about my costume, well… My first plan was to make (sew and so on) my own Super Mario costume (yeah I know, you might be thinking: ‘what’s cool about that’, but I liked the idea to be the only Super Mario to be able to say ‘Mamma mia’ with the right accent :P), but due to problems during the way (mostly because the result of the hat did not satisfied me), I opted for the easy and quick way: the ‘undead/zombie/vampire/whatever costume’. It came out nicer that I thought, thanks to a friend who made my make-up last-minute. Taaack again! 😛 [Tack in Swedish means ‘Thanks’, Ed.]
I will conclude this short and pictureless with the now usual Extra section.
This video is a live performance of Jake Newton’s “Terrible Dream”.
I have discovered him quite randomly on the website ‘pledgemusic.com’ and after having listened to some of his tracks I was convinced he was someone to support, and so I did, I pledged and helped him to make his record. [In which he succeeded, for more info: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/jakenewton-lets-make-a-record]
I like this song for its simplicity and the whole picture created by the lyrics.
I really like how J.N. describes what he feels for the partner while he is in the world of the dreams; a place where, supposedly, only the pure essence of the self comes out of the armor and says what he really believes. In fact, there are many statements that can be considered somehow ‘extreme’ (“Without your love the world is void of everything”) and sometimes such feelings can be expressed just in our own dreams.
And the song ends in a gloomy and bitter finale where he just woke up next to, we can assume, her and she is, indeed, not aware of what just happened and gives only an apparently cold comment about him talking during his sleep. I used the word gloomy and bitter because I can imagine that probably he will not (or cannot) completely tell his dream and therefore she will never know.
This week I have had the chance to see a very interesting interview of Tiziano Terzani, an Italian author and journalist.
I liked a sentence he said; here it is, of course the translated version: “There is a nice word in Italian, that suits more than the word ‘happy’, and it is accontentarsi (to able to be content). Only a man who is content of what he has can truly be happy. Because this system founded on the pursuit of a desire: that there is always a desire that for you is unreachable, makes everybody unhappy”.
After seeing that short video, I am going to watch the full version of the interview, this man seems very interesting.
For more information about his life:
This is it for now,
hoping to see you soon.