Archive for August, 2011

A date with Marcio – Part 1

Posted in Fun on August 31, 2011 by eleenpor

“Hi! Are you here already? Should I head downstairs now?”, I breathed excitedly into the phone.

“Sorry, Eleen. We have to reschedule our date today.” he said.

“But why?? I’ve been up early today just waiting for our date!” I wailed.

“Trust me, I want to do this as much as you too…but we have to be safe. Today is not a safe day for our date.” he said softly.

“Oh” was all I could muster in disappointment.

“Tomorrow same time, ok? It will be a better day tomorrow. I promise.”

“Sigh. Ok then. See you tomorrow same time.”

Although disappointed, I knew that the wait will be worth it.

It’s gotta be worth it.


Brazilian Café

Posted in Personal Preferances on August 24, 2011 by eleenpor

I don’t like coffee.
I don’t like the feeling in my tummy when coffee settles in.
I don’t like the taste that lingers on my tongue when coffee seeps in.
I don’t like the strong aroma that gives me a headache.
I just don’t like coffee.


In the past 2 weeks, I have downed more coffee than I have ever had in my entire lifetime.

All because Mãe makes the most delicious coffee. That doesn’t make my tummy feel funny. Or give me a headache. Or turn my tongue into an alien’s.

And also.

Her coffee reminds me of grandpa. Coz his coffee tastes the same way. The good old way. Not the way those fancy shmancy coffee places like Starbucks make their coffee. And charge a limb for a cuppa.

Mãe’s coffee is the best coffee in Brazil. I’d bet my life on it. 😀


Carpe Diem!

Posted in Holiday, Travels with tags , on August 17, 2011 by eleenpor

No words can do justice to the emotions coursing through my being now.

Maybe these pictures will…






Suddenly, my legs turn to jello when I think about what’s in the books tomorrow.

Asa Delta.

That’s Portuguese for hang-gliding.

They call me crazy for even thinking about it but heck, this is probably the only time I have the opportunity in this lifetime.

So, yeah.

I’m doing it.
I’m jumping off the mountain tomorrow.

And hopefully, I will live to tell the tale.

Carpe Diem!


Paintings in my Life

Posted in Dedication, Holiday on August 11, 2011 by eleenpor

Time: 7.30am (GMT-3)
Date: 11 August 2011
Venue: Sorocaba, Brazil


Moment captured in time : Love between true friends


Thank you for helping me paint beautiful memories on my canvas of Life.


Exploração de vida

Posted in Travels with tags , , on August 9, 2011 by eleenpor

Sure I can brave Asian countries where English is not their first language too (call me silly but I’ve always felt I have Asian immunity despite the cultural and language differences. LOL), sure I can explore strange places in the North of the USA or brave the dreadfully wet weather in London … but South America?

Never in my wildest dreams did I think that one day, I will find myself in South America.

That one day came a little too soon than I expected and surprisingly, I am having quite a ball exploring Life on the other, other side of the world.

Those of you who are on my FB list, you know what I mean.

This week, it’s Sao Paulo.
Next week, it’ll be Rio de Janeiro.
Next next week, it’ll be Buenos Aires.

Pix to be shared whenever I can (more over FB than here, sorry).

Stories to be shared in person. Or whenever I can get my dang new lappie to work for me to update this space.

Till my next update, tchau meu amigos. Sou de explorar a Vida!


Posted in Update with tags on August 9, 2011 by eleenpor

Hiya folks.

There are actually 2 reasons why this space has not been updated much in the past few months.

1) Life

2) Tool

Reason #1 above isn’t really the main reason as I’ve always believed that if there’s a will, there will always be a way. In the past when Life intervenes, this space still gets updated.

So reason #2 is the real culprit.

Not making excuses but the new lappie at work is a real pain to blog from. WordPress just doesn’t get loaded properly and I spend time trying to maneuver my way around the page than actually writing.

In fact, I am writing from a friend’s MacBook now while my spanking new HP Elite Book is sitting in my backpack.

Nothing to do with the brand of the hardware but everything to do with the restrictions of my IT folks from my not-so-new office in Lion City. Bah.

There has been loads that I wanted to share but …

Anyway, will try to update this space as much as I can but at least you now know that I have not abandoned you.

Just … handicapped.