Hi there! Aqui é a Lara começando uma série de posts daqui do outro lado do oceano, da terra da rainha e do cuppa of tea. London :)! Eu myself estou bebendo um English tea no momento que acredite se quiser, é adicionado leite depois da água fervendo.
Hi there! I’m Lara and I’m starting a series of post here from across the seas, the land of the Queen and the cuppa of tea. London :) I myself am drinking an English tea right now in which, believe it or not, we add milk after the boiling water.
I’m a filmmaker and work with advertisement. I’m from Curitiba, I have Polish blood and a lot of other combinations. I came to London exactly two years ago, actually, the idea was to stay for six months, but as you’re gonna see in my future posts, London is so amazing, a big mother’s heart where everything happens all the time, so I didn’t feel like leaving in so little time. In these two years many things happened monstrously fast and intensively… I learned a lot, I learned everything again, I learned to look and see, to listen, to try new things, to live intensively singing “deixa a vida me levar, vida leeeva eu” and making the most of every moment. I’ve moved 5 times, lived with 6 Brazilians sharing rooms, stayed with my Swiss friend for a couple of months, lived with a 70-year-old couple (She was English and he was Turkish), shared my boyfriend’s bed for a month, lived in a crazy warehouse with 7 weirdos and now I finally write from my cozy flat shared with two lovely Brazilian girls in East London where I can finally call home :) In these two years I could also visit some parts of this big world. I’ve traveled to may places in Europe (which is very cheap and taking all the flight sales it’s even cheaper!) I’ve visited Greece, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Budapest, Prague, Croatia, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and all Cornwall in England. I went to festivals I couldn’t even imagine in which one of the line-ups was a sequence of Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Morrisey, I’ve seen famous bands such as Blondie, Bob Dylan, Van Morisson and the British sensations Noah & the Whale, Laura Marling and the new sensation Dry The River. I’ve visited historic museums and galleries of the new contemporary art, historic places and the ones where Jack the Ripper attacked his victims. I ate all kinds of food and fell in love with things I didn’t even know existed (like crumpets). And most important, I found out the world is bigger than our navel and that rice with garlic is a Brazilian thing, ha.
Well, it’s time to share my experiences from past/present/future with you :) I’ll update the blog regularly with: music, fashion, art, films, events, British traditions and some stories. But I warn you, in these two years my Portuguese got a bit rusty, but let’s give it a try!
Hope to see you soon!