Saturday, 17 January 2009

Trip from Luanda to Cabinda

What to do in one day sail from Luanda to Cabinda...?
Lovely wheater, nice sea breeze and a good book (thanks Papa!)...

e especialmente para a ines: ...num deck de um navio algures em angola, com um sol fantastico e um livro do jose cardoso pires para ler! ;)

Thursday, 8 January 2009

First images from Luanda - Angola!

I just had the chance of taking some pictures from the Airport to the Hotel and from the Hotel to Port...

The misery is incredible, but everybody lives with a smile. After all war just ended a couple of years ago...

Here are my first images from Luanda

And back to a ship again... This time onboard the Gargano for 4 weeks! Jeeeeeeez!

Monday, 27 October 2008

Laaaaaaaaaand Hooooooooooo!!

The feeling of seeing some landscape after 28 days just with water all around us is... I.N.C.R.E.D.I.B.L.E.!!!

Thursday, 23 October 2008

I'm in love!!!

I was just passing by... and then suddenly there she was... just perfect!!
I'm doing all my best to get it!!

Where are some pictures of the beauty...

If I DO manage to get this Vespa will be awesome...

Monday, 20 October 2008


Still onboard the Bavenit... And woooooooooooooooooooooorking a lot! I'm really sick of sea all around me... Just waiting for the sweet words TEEEERRAAAAA À VISTAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!Or in english LAAAAAAAAAAAND HO!!!!!!!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

It's snowing in the Barents Sea!!

I guess winter really arrived to the Artic! Last days have been always like this during the night... without flash

and photo WITH flash...


Tuesday, 7 October 2008

The Perfect Storm in The Barents Sea

Continuing my adventure...
Today the work is stopped...The reason...? Nothing special...Just a nice breeze over the Barents Sea!
Waves from 6 to 8 meters and a REALLY strong wind!It's going to last for, at least, 2 days... Hang on sailors!

Just made a movie from several places in the ship...Deck, bridge... and to create some more drama added a soundtrack - Carl Orff, Fortuna from Carmen Burana.

Sorry guys...Unfortunately someone sitted behind a desk without anything else to do thought that this 2 minutes could be dangerous within a "corporative view" of offshore work. I was asked (forced) to delete the movie from the net... Whatever...fight the system...I will get a way of getting the movie back here again (just not in youtube) ;)

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Home Sweet Home

A nice picture of the Bavenit. This is going to be my home for a month. Jeeeeeeeeeeeez!

Friday, 3 October 2008

Good Morning Barents Sea

Good morning from the Barents Sea...

As all of you know (or not...) my first offshore job is going to be somewhere in the middle of the Barents sea, 1500 km from the North Pole. For 4 weeks the only thing I will see in the horizon will be water...Anyway this is been, so far, a unique experience. My shift will be from 0:00 to 12:00 everyday so I'll have the privilege of seeing this sunrise every day. Lucky me!

Tuesday, 27 May 2008


Oh yeah...Could be me!!! :)

Monday, 7 January 2008

Near Future ...?

I'm From Barcelona - We're From Barcelona

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

ELVIS IS ALIVE (in our oven???)

After 4 months getting an intense use we decided that it was time to get our oven cleaned...

We were really amazed when we found out that Elvis, The King of Rock 'n' Roll made a visit to our oven leaving a proof in the place!

Just take a look at the photos of the oven plate:


And a closer look


Monday, 17 December 2007


Sunday...And although I'm totally fed up of this city there are some good things to do during the day!

The Mauritshuis is one of those Museums that really worth a visit.
Beside the incredibly beautiful building, a unique 17th-century palace and one of the most beautiful examples of Dutch classicist architecture, the fantastic interior and the exotic furnishings the Mauritshuis is home of some of the most beautiful and graceful executed paintings.

Some of the masterpieces in exhibition:

Girl with a Pearl Earring (Vermeer)

"Why is the Girl with the pearl earring Vermeer’s best-loved painting? It must have something to do with the fact that the girl looks over her shoulder, as though hoping to see who is standing behind her. This draws the viewer into the picture, suggesting that he is the one who has made the girl turn her head.

Equally important, though, are Vermeer’s fresh colours, virtuoso technique and subtle rendering of light effects. The turban is enlivened, for example, with the small highlights that are Vermeer’s trademark. The pearl, too, is very special, consisting of little more than two brushstrokes: a bright accent at its upper left and the soft reflection of the white collar on its underside.

Then there is the girl herself, who gazes at us, wide-eyed, her sensual mouth parted. She makes an uninhibited, somewhat expectant impression that cannot help exciting our interest, even though we have no idea who she is. "

View of Delft (Vermeer)

"Vermeer’s View of Delft is the most renowned townscape of 17th-century Dutch art. The transparency of its light, the majesty of its cloudy sky and the subtle reflections in the water all contribute to its overpowering impression.

Vermeer depicted the city from the southeast, with the Schie Canal in the foreground. Clouds drift past high above the city. A large dark cloud casts shadows on the water and the buildings in front. The roofs somewhat further away are lit by sunshine, which creates a feeling of great depth, since the light draws our eyes deep into the picture.

All motion has ceased; a sense of rest hangs over the scene. The boats are moored with lowered sails. A gentle breeze ruffles the surface of the water. Passers-by converse. The trees are in leaf, so it must be late spring or summer, and some time in the morning, because the sun is in the east."

Portrait of Jan Six (Rembrandt)

Why does this magisterial portrait command such universal and unconditional admiration? In first place, this has to do with Rembrandt’s fluid and deft facture. Jan Six stands before a dark background, his hat barely visible, but his face fully lit. The linen collar is sharply delineated and contrasts with his grey coat. The cuffs, gloves and gold braiding on the cloak are almost impressionistically rendered, Rembrandt’s thumb prints are impressed in the buttonholes. In second place, an important role is played by Six’s informal pose.

The portrait records a random moment in time. Six seems to be on the verge of taking his leave: he has thrown his cloak loosely over his shoulder, and is pulling on his gloves while calmly and attentively looking out at the viewer. The portrait makes a surprisingly modern and intimate impression

Sunday, 16 December 2007



Braving threats and even warning shots from Israeli security forces, Banksy managed to make a statement through his works on the Israeli wall. Reactions were mixed to his contributions to the wall, but the coverage certainly raised global attention. This kind of work shows the development of Banksy from a local subversive to an artist with a global political agenda.

In his book "Banksy wall and Piece" he made the following statement:

Segregation Wall, Palestine

Palestine has been occupied by the Israeli army since 1967. In 2002 the Israeli government began building a wall separating the occupied territories from Israel, much of it illegal under international law. It is controlled by a series of checkpoints and observation towers, stands three times the height of the Berlin wall and will enventually run for over 700km - the distance from London to Zurich. Palestine is now the world's largest open-air prison and the ultimate activity holiday destination for graffity artists.

As usual I leave here some good examples of Banksy art. :)

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Bush "Sexy" Portrait

If a leader's record proves poor, there are ways for an artist to convey his disapproval of his subject. But rarely will an artist take a portrait as an opportunity to show someone literally getting screwed.

That's what portrait artist Jonathan Yeo has done for George W. Bush. Unveiled in August at the Lazarides Gallery in London, Yeo's unofficial presidential portrait is a photomontage of images snipped from 100 pornographic magazines.

According to the gallery, "Yeo was commissioned to undertake a portrait of US President George W Bush, but was later told his services were not required. He decided to continue the commission on his own, and Tuesday’s unveiling will reveal the fruit of his labours. In a few weeks time we will be releasing a limited edition screen print of the Bush collage."
Artistically this portrait says a lot about this very controversial president. It can also just be perceived as a formal “Fuck You”.

The piece is Jonny's way of getting back at the White House and it's supporters, who commissioned him to paint the President for his library several years ago, only to drop him in the wake of the Iraq war amid mutterings that the name Yeo sounded a tad too foreign. Which is ironic given that the son of Conservative MP Tim has established himself as a sought-after portraitist who has painted leading politicians (Tony Blair, Charles Kennedy, he's working on David Cameron), film stars (Nicole Kidman is sitting for him even now) and businessmen (Rupert Murdoch has commissioned him several times). "Bush is someone who doesn't seem to react to criticism on any kind of intellectual or philosophical level so you find yourself resorting to schoolboy humour to get his attention," Yeo says. "This is not about the Iraq war or about his policies. This is just about him. It's supposed to be amusing rather than offensive, to make people smile rather than change their political views."

Apparently the picture took three times as long to produce as a painted portait. Part of the challenge was finding the right skin tones (some magazines are better than others, though I won't mention which ones). So it's not a painting, but it's definitely a portrait: at a distance, Bush's close-set, beady eyes and pursed frown are plainly visible. Up close, however, the image devolves into a collage of naked flesh, bodily emissions, and human orifices. A blowjob comprises most of Bush's right ear; where his left dimple should be is an image of a woman's face, locked in a moan of ecstasy.

The proud artist and his masterpiece.

The portait and some details for the skeptic ones ;)

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

And Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeen??

One of our colleagues at Zeetech is Indonesian!This could be her voice!! :)
It's so fucking stupid!AND THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN?

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Wash it once in a while

I learned with my friend Loli that the All Stars were not made to be washed...
But maybe in this case even Loli would wash them...

Many thanks for the photo to our "travel friends"! (Sofia, Raquel and Ana)

Friday, 7 December 2007


4:00 minutes from one of my favorite movies - THE RULES OF ATTRACTION!
This is THE best trip ever... :)

For more about this movie check ...and see it!



Museums, one would suppose, are a different matter. But this is where Banksy has made some spectacular strikes. His modus operandi is to modify an existing painting — whether a copy of a well-known masterpiece, or the low-grade art one might buy at a garage sale — as a “subverted artwork” and to sneak it into the collections of major museums and galleries.

In a single day, he managed by these means to “mount” his own work in no less than four major New York collections; the Louvre and the Tate Gallery have also been among his victims. Amazingly, although seen by plenty of baffled museum-goers, these installations escaped detection by the authorities for as long as two weeks.

In 2005, Banksy successfully sneaked a piece of fake rock-art into the Romano-British galleries of the British Museum. It showed a prehistoric hunter with a supermarket trolley.The painting, which remained unnoticed until Banksy posted a message on his website, accompanied a caption that stated: "This finely preserved example of primitive art dates from the Post-Catatonic era and is thought to depict early man venturing towards the out-of-town hunting grounds. The artist responsible is known to have created a substantial body of work across the southeast of England under the moniker Banksymus Maximus, but little else is known about him."


Wednesday, 5 December 2007


Banksy is probably the most popular, yet most mysterious, urban street artist in the world - and he works at incredible extremes. He has become an internationally known as a subversive graffiti artist - yet manages to maintain a secret identity. He is a counter-cultural prankster, but has art in major cosmopolitan galleries around the globe. Banksy’s work has sold to Hollywood celebrities for over a half-million dollars a piece, but much of his art is freely (and illegally) drawn on public surfaces. He works against the mass media establishment, but has been featured in local, national, international news. I will post in the near future some examples illustrating the fascinating range of Banksy’s life and works through his most controversial and compelling projects.

Banksy is a household name in the UK, perhaps best known for his compelling stencil graffiti, found throughout major cities on walls and billboards. He avoids the abstraction of traditional tags, instead creating (often photo-realistic) urban street art images that respond to a given context and contain some form of social commentary.

Were are some examples of his art (some we actually got to see it in London).

...and one of my favorites stencil by banksy...


Thursday, 22 November 2007

Germany - An Advanced Country

It´s a fact...It's a proved cience...Women don't know how to park! (some can't even drive, but that's another deal!)

In Germany they acknowledged that they had to solve the problem in other way...

So in this parking in Köln we find out that there was a special zone reserved only for Women!No columns, larger places and close to exit!

How come nobody thought of this before? :)

Today's Special

Today's Special is Rosbife with salad cherry tomatoes and french fries! ;)

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Today's special

Mom, Dad just to prove we are not starving!

Today's Special is Bacalhau à Braz (cod fish). Served with a nice salad and oven cooked bell peppers (pimentos).

Guys send us all your ideas, new recipeis!

PS-I found out this photo in the internet, our bacalhau really looked nicer!