14 March 2011

My dear car

My dear car,
I'm so sorry I crushed you into a metal fence today. I know, I'm really such a sickening idiot. We just went through the yearly inspection smoothly. Why would I just bump into that metal thing?!
Just how stupid can I be?! Maybe it was my mind drifting, like, oh! we passed the inspection, let's crush it somewhere, haha! Not funny, not funny at all. So, official apology issued.

Sincerely sorry,
your driver

You who want to be the best

You who want to be the best, how far are you willing to go?
Ask yourself the question, what are you aiming for? What's your goal? Be brave. Chances are for who dares.
"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." So, how hard are you willing to work to achieve your goal? Do you have what it takes to be the best? Ask yourself. Don't rush the answer, be wise. "Is the juice worth the squeeze?" Know your priorities. Focus on what actually matters. What are you trying to pull off? Think twice, double check.
Have you ever asked yourself, maybe you're not doing enough, maybe you're not trying hard enough. Look around, and see the truth for itself. See, not just watch it go by. What's beneath all those people you see, find it out. There's always more than what meets the eye.
Now, look inside yourself. Do you have what others have? Do have what others don't have? Focus. World is not a friend to just anyone. If you know yourself, and know what you want, then, are you going to get it?
You who want to be the best, how much are you willing to risk?

12 March 2011

Commute on March 11th

This is a mess. Currently I'm on an inexistent train. No one at the station knew if this train would make the trip. CP is striking during this month. It's going to be a big big mess. When I arrived at the station, there was only one board that said there would be a train departing at 13:55 on platform 7, this train. But on the platform itself, the board clearly said 'The next train isn't a passenger train.' Which is weird. Then, someone asked a CP worker, probably ticket clerk in the next train departing at 14:14. He didn't know if there was going to be a 13:55 train.
Tik, tok. A couple minutes from 13:55, announcement 'The train stationed at platform 6 will be departing to Aveiro at 13:55.' What the...!!!!! What's more, the board on the platform 6 said clearly 'departing at 14:14 to Aveiro' and it never changed, not even after this train took off. How great..............
This reminds me of my commute at March 8. It was Carnival day. Me and a collegue of mine were waiting for the train to Porto. We were sure there was going to be a train to Porto departing at 15:19, no board was showing that information. The announcer annouced that the a train would arrive at platform 2, the one we predicted that our train would depart from. But, that same train which was supposed to arrive at platform 2, landed at platform 5....somehow. Then, a CP clerk, our train driver called out for the people waiting the next train and said that the train that's going to Porto was going to depart from platform 5.
Just how more messy can they be? Even their own employees don't know what's going on? Great, anyone wants to remind what was the theory of chaos about, again?

Damn the sea is so beautifully blue and fiery. It looks like a badly painted picture. Clouds cover up the sky letting only little dots of blue. Gulls are flying over the sea really low. The distant sea looks dark blue, or maybe grey. My eyes can't really tell the difference. The close sea is greyish. But there is a strip of clear baby blue in the middle which makes it look queer.
My eyes are heavy, but I still have work to do.

8 March 2011

My commute on March 4th

The sunlight peeping out of the clouds gives off a weird feeling. It's almost surreal. The light, the coulds that seem to be floating right above the head and the distant see makes look like a picture. Like Narnja.
I'm getting a lot of this ilusion feeling today. It's sunny, but it's cold and windy. I'm quite upset since I'm more than half an hour late, because the national railway service decided to go on strike. Yeah, I'm the one wants to strike... those unhappy people for making me lose half an hour in my precious life. People like you have so much. Not money, or you wouldn't strike, but everything else that actually matters. Well, that said, I'm glad it didn't take any more of my precious time.
Suddenly, clouds covered up the sky making it look rather gloomy. Maybe in a few minutes thunder will come and open up a breach between reality and fantasy and carry us all to Narnja, or some other world. Just kidding, but looking at the sea right now, and the small boat in the middle of all that water, really gives the illusion that it may actually happen.
I don't know why, but I'm quite into Narnja stuff today. Maybe it's the air around me, or maybe it's just my headache getting to me. Haha.

Wait, I was just kidding when I said that there would be a storm in a few minutes...No! Don't rain! Don't make it happen! I didn't bring an umbrella with me!
Usually, when it's getting dark outside due to some ugly grey clouds, everything starts to lose its color and become somewhat grey. But the world I see right now, outside the train window, is brown. When I look at nature, I don't really care if it looks grey, because usually, after the grey from a storm, what is green becomes more green, and all the other colors are also brighter. But, when something is brown, it stays brown. I don't like brown, it looks like dead.
Wow, really? This can be the most amazing thing I've experienced when I commute. I think. The sun is coming out, bright and shining! Kick-ass! Awesome. I hope you hang in there, because I still have one hour to go until I get home and pick an umbrella to go out again. =)