Friday, 25 January 2008

For whom the bell tolls?

Aha! I always had this question in my mind! For whom the bell tolls? James Hetfield used to ask this much often during his concerts! hehe! I finally got the answer for him and for you all!!

In the company I work there's an old lady who comes everyday to prepare sandwiches for us! She's very kind and her sandwiches are very tasty! She arrives around 9:30 and leaves at 10:30, after she prepares all the sandwiches, she has to ring the bell!

As a naughty, childish boy that I am :P, I was lurking in the kitchen waiting for the exact moment she finishes the sandwiches so I would ask her to ring the bell! LOL! When that moment came, she just said: "Yes, ofcourse! Ring it!" eheheh!!

People came really fast.

See what happened:

Time marches on! :)

Friday, 4 January 2008

"Felicidade" auf München

I feel to be the most fortunate among trainees in Wrocław, because I was the only one to spend christmas and new years eve with family (mother, father, brother). We had a wonderful time travelling in Poland, Czech and Germany.
In Munich I had the opportunity to meet Korbi again. He's my best german friend. I had met him in Warsaw in February of 2007, and I'd told him that I would pay him a visit some day. He guided us in Munich, showing the city center and taking us to the most typical place in Munich to have the famous white sausages and drough beer (to be drunk using a 1-liter mug ofcourse).
This photo in the left will be forever remembered because of how it was taken. We asked Korbi to do it, and before taking it, he said: "Say: FELICIDADE" which means "happiness" in portuguese. So, as we never expected him to say such word, we laughted spontaneously. He really was smart enough to capture the essence of that moment. :)

The following days we spent visiting Füssen (Castle Neuschwanstein) and Regensburg. The castle is located very close to the austrian border, in the mountains. Really beautiful place to visit. I also heard that Disneyland's castle was built based on its architecture. :P

My friend Korbi:

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Tuesday, 1 January 2008

New years' eve in Prague

Prague is now a top destination in Europe. Considered to be the capital of eastern europe, Prague now became a hot tourism spot, with great infrastructure, metro with 3 lines, trams, buses. You can even get free city tour. Pubs are doing their best to attract people, even with strip-tease shows without admittance fee.

Forget that old impression about Prague as a bucolic site whereas you can always sit, relax and start reading a book on the Charles Bridge (that famouse bridge in which Vin Diesel sank the Anarchy 99 bio-weapon in the movie Triple X). That brigde is rather crowded now, all the time. Everybody wants to visit this main spot of Prague.

The main square is also crowded as hell, and many people stand in front of the astronomic watch to see what happens every hour. Ofcourse I'm not gonna tell it here. You have to see it for yourself. LOL.

The choice for the new years' celebration was good! Prague was crowded and the fire crackers were really loud! Some Korean dudes were leading the fireworks launching and making the mess since 22:00 until 00:30... Prague's main square seemed to be a battle field! There is a tram line crossing the main square and whenever they could they aimed their shots to the tram! insane! Eventually, one of them got inside the tram and all of the passengers had to get off. Coolo! There was also a guy running butt-naked and kicking the traffic signs. Absint might have helped him! LOL! He got arrested within 5 minutes by the local police!!

The warfare:

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