i asked whether it could be fixed and he shruged his shoulders and looked at me.

“what did you have on it? anything important?”
“everything. and a chinese ally macbeal dvd”.

in china

the right of reply


_shanghai (上海)

Situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, is China’s largest city by population. Widely regarded as the citadel of China’s modern economy, the city also serves as one of the most important cultural, commercial, financial, industrial and communications centers of China.
Administratively, Shanghai is a municipality of the People’s Republic of China that has province-level status. Shanghai is also one of the world’s busiest ports, and became the largest cargo port in the world in 2005.

Originally a sleepy fishing town, Shanghai became China’s most important city by the 20th century and was the center of popular culture, vice, intellectual discourse and political intrigue during the Republican China.
Shanghai once became the third largest financial centre in the world, ranking after New York and London, and the largest commercial city in Far East in the late 19th century and early 20th century. After the communist takeover in 1949, Shanghai languished under heavy central government taxation and much of its bourgeois elements were purged. After the central government authorized the market-economic redevelopment of Shanghai in 1992, Shanghai quickly surpassed early-starters Shenzhen and Guangzhou, and has since led China’s economic growth.
Some challenges remain for Shanghai at the beginning of the 21st century, as the city struggles to cope with increased worker migration, and a huge wealth gap. However, these challenges aside, Shanghai’s science-fiction skyline and modern lifestyle marks the pinnacle of China’s recent economic development.



pedido de ajuda.

update: ela apareceu. :D

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Pede-se a quem tenha encontrado na madrugada de terça-feira (06 de Junho) uma mochila preta lowepro no passeio em frente ao Hospital Privado dos Clérigos, o favor de a entregar a nelson d’aires. No interior da mochila encontra-se:

– uma carteira com todos os documentos pessoais
– um telemóvel nokia de cor prateada (que estava desligado).
– uma Nikon D1x com o número de série 5121942
– uma objectiva nikon 20mm f2.8
– uma objectiva nikon 50mm f1.4
– um flash SB-28dx
– um gravador de voz
– e mais umas quantas coisas pequenas que não me consigo de momento lembrar.

Esta mochila, como já disse, é para mim muito importante. Em Dezembro despedi-me de um trabalho de dez anos para recomeçar uma nova vida. Uma vida dedicada à fotografia documental. Desde Janeiro até ao dia de hoje, tive de investir tudo para divulgar o meu trabalho e neste momento não tenho nada, a não ser um saldo negativo no banco. Se por acaso você souber quem tenha achado a minha mochila com a minha vida lá dentro, por favor informe-me e acima de tudo informe de que a mochila não pertence a uma pessoa rica nem a uma pessoa que vive bem. Essa mochila é o meu investimento e ao devolver-me pode ter a certeza que me vai ressuscitar.

nelson d’aires

pronto, não custa passar a palavra. por muito pouca esperança que haja…

in the netherlands

coming clean.


* today was the last dutch holiday before xmas.
* i’m halfway through the internship, 3 months to go.
* the holiday season has started in the company. 4 weeks of vacation for everybody between now and september. which means, less people, more boringness.
* holidays for everyone except for me. i got 6 days to spend on a trip home, to make some school exams.
* add a month to study for these exams. add another 2 months to study for september exams.
* and a couple of deadlines.
* and friends leaving, without a return ticket.

mix everything and you get ana’s summer picture.

i’d be depressed, but there’s no time for that.

geek links and ideas

who are you blogging?

Most experienced employees know: Thou Shalt Not Blab About the Company’s Internal Business. But the line between what is public and what is private is increasingly fuzzy for young people comfortable with broadcasting nearly every aspect of their lives on the Web, posting pictures of their grandmother at graduation next to one of them eating whipped cream off a woman’s belly. For them, shifting from a like-minded audience of peers to an intergenerational, hierarchical workplace can be jarring.

“Interns? No bloggers need apply.”
, an article by anna bahney for the new york times, on blogging about your workplace.
it’s a tricky subject. when i was at fnac, i didn’t have any trouble with that – the work was fun (at least in the beggining, but then i quit anyway) and not top-secret at all (though i did print some weird stuff…) and i even wore a tshirt saying “i’m blogging this” under the yellow-green jacket. they were ok with that.

now the situation has changed. i’ve skimmed through pages of non-disclosure information agreements in dutch that no-one really bothered to translate for me and signed them in the end. and i do realize that the information i’m dealing with is marked as confidential.
it all comes down to common sense, i think.

i wonder wether my office co-workers would mind knowing their shirt’s color is being blogged. :)