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Back on posting! July 2, 2012

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Wow! Almost two years since the last post on this blog.

This is a blog based on a couple, me and moonlight, so what happened? Well, I just got tired of writing here and forgot about this for a couple of years. It’s usual in the small blog world, I guess.  Many things have happened to me and moonlight in the last years and we are still together chasing our electric dreams.

Currently we are both living and working in Germany. We are older, more mature, had some amazing experiences (I lived in another country before traveling to Germany) but in the end we are the same. We still get thrilled with the smalls things that we love to do.

I remembered about this blog because we are about to go on a small trip to Portugal and do all those precious little things.

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Lady in Red (lol!) August 31, 2010

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I used to enjoy this song very much. It’s a little bit lame but it is 80s and that’s all that matters. But one day I was working and my co-worker decided to play this song. He played it while flirting with women on the phone. He was married and had his 1st child on the way but he was obsessed with these “romantic” schemes.  Cheating on his wife and playing the “game of seduction” with other women was his escape from the real world. He didn’t do it just for the sex: everything in that “game” appealed to him. I don’t know if he was all talk and no action but he had some kind of ideology about his cheating. He used to say it was natural to people to cheat and that it was boring to have sex with the same person. I don’t agree with him, off course, but he was some what insisting and said more than one time that I should do the same. Lol! I laughed a lot with Moonlight Shadow telling her all these stories. And now this song, that used to be a lame (but pure and innocent) love song will be forever associated to him: the office gigolo with whom I worked for some time.

Lady in Red – Chris de Burgh

Almost… June 23, 2010

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So I´m almost out of a job and I almost got a new job in Liverpool. I was told that the company I work for will not renew my contract and in the next day I had a telephone interview for a job in the UK that went really well. The interviewer told me that I would most definitely pass the language test (that was the second step) and that I would have to travel to Liverpool for a face to face interview in a matter of weeks.

I failed the language test. I was told it would be only in Portuguese but it was also in English and I was caught by surprise. I also had to talk on the phone and take notes while I was standing. Surprise surprise it went really bad.

Nevertheless, I will go to the UK this summer. I must do it and never give up.

The Boy With The Thorn In His Side June 22, 2010

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I just love this band.

Oh well, let me unburden my mind June 22, 2010

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Things will probably get worst before they get better, but we can only fight and hope for the best.

And today’s song is… May 10, 2010

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“Too much love will kill you
Just as sure as none at all”

Japanese Food April 30, 2010

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Yesterday I tried Japanese food for the first time. For Moon it was her 2nd experience with the Japanese cuisine. I enjoyed eating the appetizers: raw fish with sauce, and some other delicacies. The sushi I didn’t like so much. I can eat maybe one or two pieces of sushi, but then I’m completely full of it. Then we ate chicken and some grilled food. It was a good experience that we will not repeat so soon. Next time: Indian!

Porto, Portugal (2) April 26, 2010

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Here are some photos taken by us in one of our trips to Porto.

A view from Torre dos Clérigos (Clerigo’s Tower).

A view at the tower.

I’m sorry but our camera isn’t very good. Still the photos are not as bad as most of the pics I take. 😀

Porto is our little Paris. We find it to be quite a romantic place. It’s hard to explain but there is something about Porto that you can’t find in other places. Unfortunately the city is in a decadent state. There is too much to do to make it better: cleaning, rebuilding and restoring, improve and increase tourism, and provide better living conditions for the local population.

Porto, Portugal April 19, 2010

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Porto is our city and we love it. Sometimes we drive around the city by night listening to some 80’s music on the radio. And sometimes we go there by day just to walk around in the historical centre and visit the city sites like tourists. We drink an espresso at Café Guarani or Café Majestic, we walk in Ribeira where we can drink caipirinhas or eat an icecream when the weather is hot. We also like to visit the Catedral, the Santa Catarina’s Street, Aliados, Clérigos, and many other places. But, as people who know the city rather well by now, we also like to discover hidden places out of the usual tourist’s routs.

If you don’t know Porto (or Oporto as it is know by foreigners) check out the following videos. The second one is a documentary in Spanish but you can see the images and take a good glimpse at our city.

Curia, Portugal April 15, 2010

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We spent a night at a magnificent hotel in Curia. The Palace Hotel of Curia is one of the most beautiful places we’ve been at. Some words can describe it: Peaceful, 20’s decade, modern spa, great food, and great vibe. We felt like we were in the 20’s again. We saw some pictures of the hotel back then in its early days and it is virtually with the same aspect both in and outdoors. Only the rooms were upgraded to be more comfortable.  It was just so cool to wonder around in a huge historical hotel like that. Check it out!



Whitesnake January 21, 2010

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In the summer of 2008 Moonlight Shadow and I went to a Whitesnake’s concert in Cantanhede.  Whitesnake in a fair of agricultural and industrial products called “Expofasic”. The ticket cost us only 10€ each. We didn’t know what to expect. We got there very early and wondered around the fair, had an early dinner, and got some booze in our systems. 🙂 Then we got a nice place in front of the stage. A couple of hours after the show begun. The best concert I have ever seen took place.

This was not filmed by me but we were right over there. I can’t even remember if I was the guy screaming like hell. Hope not! :O

Sintra January 18, 2010

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Some years ago we went to Sintra. Sintra is one of those magic places in Portugal. A charming town full of history and mystic. It was the first time we travelled together. We got in the car, drove 3 hours in the highway, and arrived at the centre of Sintra. We had been there before in school visits, but that time we were together remembering a place we both visited as children.

Now we are going to visit once again the “Palácio da Pena”, “Seteais”, the magnificent Park, and that beautiful village, among other places. We advice you to visit it also.

See a little bit of Sintra here.

Moonlight Shadow and Golden Brown January 12, 2010

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Mike Oldfield and Maggie Reilly – Moonlight Shadow

The Stranglers – Golden Brown

New year, new life? January 11, 2010

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Let’s see if the New Year brings us a new life. Not a completely NEW life, but a different one. I’m really considering going to the UK but I would have to quit my job, and if I get back in a few months then I don’t have a job anymore. (And that sucks!) This global crisis stagnated Portugal. There’s nothing new happening. Life goes on and nothing changes. And we just want some change… for the best.

2010 January 4, 2010

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Have a happy new year!

Christmas III December 22, 2009

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A Merry Christmas!

This time of the year has always been a little unpleasant, my family (uncles, aunts, cousins) barely speaks to each other during the year and, when Christmas comes, they try to force things to work out nice, what obviously goes terribly wrong. Expensive gifts are bought, hypocrite smiles and futile conversations are made. So, as you can imagine, the whole “love each other because it’s Christmas” idea never made much sense to me.

However, this year will be different, because Golden Brown and I will spend our first Christmas together, at my house, and I have to say that I’m really excited and happy to be with my closest family members and my boyfriend. I’m sure it will be a really merry Christmas.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas! Have fun!

Christmas

Christmas II December 21, 2009

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My Christmas will be in MS’s house. I made my final decision. We will spend Christmas together!

Merry Christmas to all the blog visitors!

Nightwish December 17, 2009

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This has been a fetish band for Moonlight Shadow and me. We have listen to this band for months and months and we talked a lot about the Tarja and Tuomas soap opera. I remember one trip we made to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. We listened to them all the way. So cool!

When I was younger I was a pseudo metalhead. I never looked like one, but I was into Metallica, Iron Maiden, DreamTheather and many other bands. I was also a musician and took part in some rock and metal bands through the years. I changed a lot in the last years and now I’m in love with the 80s pop and rock. The interesting fact is that it was Moonlight Shadow that made me a fan of a metal band again. I listened to many bands, but i was only a fan of the greatest: the trilogy of metal! Lol! Now Nightwish are the 4th member!

Nightwish – Dark Chest of Wonders

Christmas December 16, 2009

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I don´t like Christmas. I don´t like my own Christmas at least. Really. It’s a time for excessive consumption from everybody in the industrialized countries, and it’s a time for some depressive rituals on what concerns to me. Period!

I don´t like the Portuguese traditional food in Christmas, the religious part means nothing to me, and I think the “solidarity wave” that is formed in this time of year is pure hypocrisy.

A description of my Christmas: my family gets around the table to eat what I consider to be horrible food, and I have absolutely no one to have a decent conversation with. At midnight we unwrap the gifts. I get nothing special. No one knows what to give me. I choose or buy my own gift that my parents will “offer” me in the Christmas night. A book, a DVD, or something like that. Then, I watch my sister and her husband receiving millions of gifts from everybody they know. And we just stay there some long hours unwrapping presents. The only gift I like is what I have previously chosen for my parents to give me.

I hope I’m not looking like a disappointed materialistic person. I’m not. I just have a boring Christmas every year. We don´t sing, don´t play games, don´t talk about nothing. We eat and unwrap ugly and unoriginal gifts.

That’s why this year I’m probably going to Moonlight Shadow’s house for Christmas. It’s the opportunity for a different Christmas with my new family.   I’m 25 and I can’t stand anymore spending the holidays not doing what I want. I just don´t want to hurt my mother’s feelings.

Love conquers all December 14, 2009

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I know everything will get better, but we have to be patient. I’m absolutely sure our electric dreams will come true, because we really love each other and that is all we need to beat all the obstacles ahead of us. 🙂
I’d like to quote Deep Purple, they say it all:

Love conquers all
This one will last a lifetime
And if love conquers all
This one will last forever

So don’t worry, we’ll be together in electric dreams… 🙂

The Captain of Her Heart December 11, 2009

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Days go by… December 10, 2009

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Days go by…

I just graduated and I am searching for a job. I already work part-time on weekends and holidays, but it’s not enough to provide me some stability and give me the possibility to build up a career. I think about going to the UK for a couple of months to search for a job, study English, and see what goes on from that, but it’s a kind of a stupid idea, and really, deep down, I know it’s an escape for my current situation. The biggest problem is not only not having some kind of a decent job, but to have no idea of what to do. What else can I study? What courses can I take? What can I do to grow as a professional and get a solid career? The lack of answers to these questions is what bothers me the most.

Due to all this our electric dreams are in a stand-bye. We never have an entire day to be together. I work on weekends, and she works all week (like normal people do). And we can’t plan our future without a steady job for both of us. I really only get by all this because of her. She is my only emotional support. My best friend.

Now that I threw it all out of my system I have to say the most important thing. Days go by indeed… and in December 7th we celebrated our 6th anniversary. Congratulations babe!

Next year it will all be better, and we will be together… in electric dreams. 🙂

Some photos of Peniche and Óbidos November 12, 2009

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Marina Peniche

Peniche Marina

Óbidos

Óbidos

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Castle in Óbidos

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Dining

Berlengas

A view at Berlengas, a small island not far from Peniche

pool

A pool just for us

Peniche, Óbidos, Alcobaça November 10, 2009

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We are back from our mini vacations. It was great!

Peniche is a small fishing town completely surrounded by the sea, with great sights and great food.

Óbidos is a medieval town with a castle and a defensive wall surrounding the town. It’s a beautiful place to be in and walk around.

On our way back home we stopped in Alcobaça for a visit to the monastery.

We spent a lot of time in the indoor pool and jacuzzi of the hotel we were in. Just relaxing and splashing around. 🙂

I’ll post some pictures soon.

Peniche October 30, 2009

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Next week we´ll be heading to Peniche, a town in the center of Portugal. We´ll stay a couple a days in a hotel near the beach, and drive to some other nice places like Óbidos and maybe Sintra, Tomar, or Lisboa (Lisbon).

It´s just some getaway days for us. We love to travel together, and i think that we really don´t need to go to exquisite locations. We just like to get away from the daily routine. Of course we have plans to go to England, spend vacations in South or Central America (Viva a Rep. Dominicana!) and one day visit Germany, but what we really need, and deserve!, is these sweet days alone.

About us October 30, 2009

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So, about us… We’re Golden Brown (boy) and Moonlight Shadow (girl) and we are a couple of lovebirds from Portugal. We were born in 84 and 85.

This blog was created so we can share our thoughts, ideas, tastes, experiences and dreams.

We love music, specially the 80s pop and rock, cinema, animals (cats and dogs), travelling, and many other things.  I guess the posts of this blog will contain some of that!

Love… October 23, 2009

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love

Together in Electric Dreams October 23, 2009

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Our Electric Dreams October 21, 2009

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Welcome to Our Electric Dreams…