20. Taste | 21. SomeONE old | 22. Midday | 23. Sacred | 24. Hear | 25. Sunday Morning | 26. YES | 27. Smell | 28. Favorite thing 01: books | 29. Favorite thing 02: traveling with or without moving.

I didn't finish the August Break 2013, but I came as close to it as I could, for which I'm proud because I'm usually perseverant with other things, but challenges of this kind... not so much. 

I've also re-confirmed that I'm absolutely pants at networking, I really am terrible at it. How does anyone do it? How do you do it? 



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What are this rules we do insist in living by? Why do we insist in forgetting nature and its ways and insist on always being right? On constructing all those shades of gray? I haven't seen anything gray in nature. 

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about tropical climates, I'm a bit obsessed with visiting, sooner or later, the pacific islands and seeing hundreds of thousands of greens and blues and reds and yellows. I've even made a list of my future goals and one of them was, of course, going to Hawaii. 

It's funny, my parents actually noticed before me... when they came back from the Canary Islands this spring they said that it was the kind of place that I would absolutely adore, and it's so true, after seeing their pictures I just fell in love. Since then I've realized that I'm drown to extreme places and geo-hotspots when it comes to nature. My favorite trips so far have been to Australia (Queensland) and Iceland. I've also would love to go to the Faroe Islands, the Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands. 

I might be a bit nuts or it might be the contrast with the constant lushness that it's the countryside in here. Don't get me wrong, I love it, the pines, the white rocks, the blue sea, there's a kind of constant gentleness that it's gorgeous. But I'm curious about places where everything is more "exaggerated" if you will, either cold or hot. 

How it is where do you live? Do you like more extreme climates? 

(Does anybody have a job for me in Hawaii, I'm trilingual, I can study a fourth no problem XD)



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A friend let me shoot a few rolls with his parents old Canonet 28. It has the most wonderful design, it's a beautiful camera to have in your hands, I've enjoyed it a lot, and despite my glaring inhability to properly use the viewfinder I think a few of the pictures turned all right. It's a wonderful camera for mid-range and portraits but all my panoramics are blurry... but that might be my eyes and how badly they can work sometimes. 

I've mentioned a few times that my parents live in this village where there's a lake, I know it sounds repetitive, but lakes are *not* common in here and, traditionally, the whole village has centered its life around it. So there's also a lot of walks and some really beautiful places around it, and the one my father and I took this August is one of the longest, a few hours worth I think. 

And because I'm mostly urbanite and a lot silly I had a few moments of, "what the hell, there's wild boars around?". In the hills around Barcelona there are LOT of wild boars and they can be quite fearless, I had an encounter once with a mom and her piglets and I've still can't get over it (I said I was silly, right?). My father laughed at me and told me that in a village farmers might still have guns and  a lot of the fields are have electrical fences, so they are not as fearless. Which is quite true and it really shows how city-bred I can be sometimes.

Also, hi! the one strutting about in the first picture it's me... which, yeah, I think that one of the reasons for taking pictures is that I don't appear on them, so we'll change that.