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About me

Industry Education
Occupation Teacher
Location Aveiro, Portugal
Introduction Hi! I've been a teacher for nearly two decades and I have a BA in languages and management too, but I'm passionate about writing as well as arts and crafts. One of my hobbies is picking old magazine clippings and making découpage and collages with them. I enjoy recycling "rubbish" into art. I love drawing and painting, although I don't do it very often (due to lack of time). I love music as well and I'm also mad about the movies! I'm romantic, idealistic and creative. I need to be surrounded by beauty (both outer and inner) to be happy. Nevertheless, I enjoy the simple things in life like strolling on the beach and smelling the sea, stroking my cat as I watch a film on TV, organising my stamp collection or even taking a relaxing nap. Other favourite activities include riding my bicycle, driving, visiting museums (especially those that show art exhibitions) and travelling abroad. I try to live life in harmony with God and everybody around me.
Interests music, cinema, literature, religion, crafts (drawing, painting, collages, decoupage, crochet, cross-stitch...), photography, art, decoration, antiques, architecture (especially art nouveau), cats, dogs, dolphins, dancing, foreign languages, karaoke, NBA basketball, billiards, beach, swimming, bike riding, driving, travel, ancient civilizations, museums, exhibitions...
Favorite Movies Artificial Intelligence, The Phantom of the Opera, Star Wars - ep.II (attack of the clones), Titanic, Slumdog Millionaire, Avatar, The Passion of the Christ, Edward Scissor-hands, I, robot, Notting Hill, My best friend's wedding, Finding Neverland, Catch me if you can, 12 Monkeys, Bruce Almighty, The Man in the Iron Mask, Les Misérables, The Tiger and the Snow, Life is beautiful, Rat race, Big Fish, The Best Exotic Marigold hotel, Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, Shrek, Up, Finding Nemo, Rio, The Incredibles, Bee Movie, Ratatouille and some good oldies like Mr Smith goes to Washington, Notorious, Rebecca, Ben Hur, Cleopatra and The Big Lift
Favorite Music Pop/rock, funk, R&;B, reggae, world, religious and classical music: Queen, Chicago, Michael Bublé, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, George Michael, Michael Bolton, Sting, Phil Collins, Kool & the Gang, Jamiroquai, Barbra Streisand, ABBA, UB40, Lionel Richie, Bryan Adams, Level 42, Duran Duran, José Cid, Adriana Calcanhotto, Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, Rui Veloso, André Sardet, Madredeus, Enya, Supertramp, Christopher Cross, Andrea Bocelli, Frank Sinatra, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky...
Favorite Books Wuthering Heights, Frankenstein, Great Expectations, Gaspar, Belchior & Baltasar, Os segredos do Pai Nosso - A solidão de Deus, O Meu Pé de Laranja Lima, Os Maias, The God of Small Things, tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde, comic strips (Peanuts, Garfield, Calvin and Hobbes, etc), biographies, religious/spiritual books such as the Bible, self-help books such as The 10 gifts (Robin Silverman) and Greatest salesman in the world (by Og Mandino), technical books on painting, architecture, decoration...