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Nuno Pinto do Souto
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Current Residence: Sydney, Australia
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Blues, Classic Opera
Favourite photographer: anyone in dA
Favourite style of art: gothic, rustic, b&w compositions
Operating System: Looneeks, Windoze, AIX
MP3 player of choice: ipod Classic
Shell of choice: on the sea shore
Wallpaper of choice: my photos
Skin of choice: mine
Favourite cartoon character: you're deth-pickabull!
Personal Quote: this one here: -> " <- it's mine! all mine!! mwhahahaha!

year of the wood horse

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 22, 2014, 3:26 AM
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: international news
  • Reading: Ender's saga
  • Watching: dA content
  • Playing: Maton EA80C
  • Eating: Noodle soup
  • Drinking: Green tea
I'm of the Chinese year of the Horse, in their reckoning.  Chinese signs and zodiac are further divided into subtypes, mine is "wood horse".  which happened when I was born, and guess what? it's happening again in 2014!

still have to find out what all that means in detail. need to meet for lunch with my old friend Vivian Dang and get her to spill the beans - so to speak!  :)

anyways - whatever it is, I need to prepare for some solid celebrations this year.  six decades about to happen! 
man, that is a LOT!

still feeling as young as I was when I came to this country, in 1981.  mentally - and surprisingly, a lot of it also physically!  constant attention to the food one ingests and keeping a moderate level of exercise has done wonders to my body. 

sure, I am slightly overweight (some would say "grossly", but I don't listen to pessimists!). heck, I stopped smoking in 2001 and increased my weight on average 10Kg every year until I had to remove the gall bladder in 2006.

after that, the weight went up and down like a yo-yo but it has now stabilized at around 110 Kgs.  which for someone 5'11" is not bad at all, particularly taking into account the age and the fact that I can bench press 50Kg with ease and repeatedly!

yes, it's not just flab.  there is a lot of meat in them arms: when we measure arm circumferences at work with all the Gym kids, my arms are still as wide as theirs and it's all muscle! and I can arm wrestle both arms and win or match against every one of them!

fact remains: most other folks of my crop I know of have completely white hair and/or are almost bald.  me? full head of hair and most of it black or dark grey. except for the beard.  not bad!  ;)

most of them are giving up on physical exercise.  I go for a 8Km bike ride every Saturday or Sunday depending on weather, and regularly take long walks at lunch break. as often as I can I walk to the local shopping for a juice or coffee. that must make a difference because I can still play golf as hard as I used to while others have stashed the clubs away years ago...

which creates its own problems: how the heck does one keep in touch with friends when the ones of the same crop are all looking decidedly second hand? 

ah well - something I still have to sort out...  most of my childhood friends are now back in East Timor - one of the reasons I go there for holidays!  others have long given up any regular contacts so I keep getting new ones and making new friends!

and getting rid of those who think they can impose their views on me - life is too short to put up with imbeciles and quite frankly, I lost all patience to do so!  call it old age, I don't care!  :D

still, all good and dandy for 2014 and the six decade celebration.  we'll likely end up having dinner at a very good restaurant I know of in Willoughby. wife, maybe one of the kids (the other is overseas on hols) and a good Romani friend who almost shares the birthdate with me. 

yes, Romani: a gypsie!  Illie is a good friend and ex-colleague with whom I shared some very good moments in my current job.  he'd still be there if it wasn't for an imbecile manager - who'll get his comeuppance at some stage, if I can manage it!

Illie is a very educated real, dinky-di gypsie  from Transilvania in Romania!  he speaks fluent Romani.  it is surprising how much of it I can grasp: it is almost like old Latin, a language that is very close to my native Portuguese.

he's also quite capable of drinking me under the table while behaving like a gentleman - very few heavy drinkers can do that (I suspect Donna, his German wife, would beat the crap out of him if he so much as raised his voice while drunk!) 
onya, Donna! you top Sheila!  :D

anyways, all this to say that I'll soon be busy commemorating. sometime mid Feb.  so forgive me if I don't share much stuff here in that period.

the new scanner is working like a charm and I'm steaming away trying to catch up on all the film I have to scan, while keeping a record of our life in Facebook for the remaining members of the family still in touch back in europe.

I also got news from a few old friends overseas, and all is well. 
hadn't heard from them in almost a year, so things are looking good so far.

which likely means something stoooopid is about to happen!  
hey!  like, I care?  nothing I can do about it, so there!  :rofl:

catchyalata, folks. 

and do me a favor: stay happy!

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:gallery:  and it is worth my time! Thanks for sharing so much beauty.
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