george bernard shaw

george bernard shaw, definitely a very controversial man.

i found out about him not long ago and as i first went to wikipedia to read a bit more about him, his life and beliefs i was surprised and then shocked.

he was a man of strong convictions and unapologetic for his ideals.

george bernard shaw, in 1934

according to wikipedia, george bernard shaw is the only person to have won the literature nobel prize in 1925 and an oscar in 1938 for the film pygmalion based on his play with the same name. fun fact: this play was later adapted to a musical know as my fair lady

he is the owner of some of the most interesting quotes i have read and in spite of some of his ideals being in disagreement with mine, here are some quotes that you my find interesting, you can find more on this link.

  •  a government that robs peter to pay to paul can always depend on the support of paul
  • progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything
  • beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance
  • life ins't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself
  • a life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing
  • we are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future
  • imagination is the beginning of creation. you imagine what you desire, you will what you desire and at last you create what you will
  • we don't stop play because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing
  • the worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity
  • people who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it



asian adventure: the begining

in the past 4 months I have been in tokyo twice for a week each time. these were my first experiences with the east culture, and how naive I was to think that this had prepared me for my trip to shanghai.
lets face it, shanghai and tokyo have as much in common as an italian and a swedish.

why am I moving to shanghai you ask??
funny story. you see, there is this guy..... I suppose you know where this is going.
to cut long story short: girl meets boy, they fall in love, they get married and them he kidnaps her to asia because of his work.

my first impression of shanghai - or better saying airchina - was of total and complete happiness when I found out that we could take two suitcases of 23kgs each plus our cabin suitcase and our purse/bagpack. oohh happy days!! had I knew that and I would have taken another bag :p

my second impression was when leaving the airplane
it was the twilight, the sun was on the far horizon getting ready to bed and I couldn't be more excited to be travelling to this far land and then it hit me....that impact of polluted air on my face (and this is on a time when the city has been having good days).....ohh dear!! what am I getting into??

we were lucky to have a car waiting for us to take us to our apartment, or so I thought.
yes, all that you have heard before about traffic in shanghai is true.....it is f*cking chaotic. cars take over through the right, mopeds don't have light, so you only see them when they are next to you, drivers horn all the time (still haven't find out why....under investigation).
for a couple of times I truly thought we where going to crash, we didn't. it seems that inside all of that chaos there is a certain organization.

shanghai is full of high buildings - to say the least, so I don't know why was I surprise to find out that our home for the next 6 months is located on the 22nd and last floor of the building.
this is not an artistic photo, is just to give you an idea how tall the building is and that it is not that tall compare to others around.

and this was just my first 24h in the country, since then many others crazy and excited things have happened that I am dying to tell you on my next post. stay tune :p

ps: with so much happening, not sure if one post a week will be enough.....we'll see

lots of love


motivational monday


i'm back!!

my dear friends

it's been a long time since I last post but I had a very good reason for that, as some of you might know.
many things have happened and are still happening in my life since end of last year.
to give you a small update:
quit work
moved from london to wales to live with boyfriend
dec holidays in japan where he proposed
prepare 1st wedding (yes, I am one of those who will have two weddings :p)
move back to london
get married
prepare moving to shanghai
trip to tokyo to sort out last minute issues
finally arrived to shanghai

so I hope you forgive me for letting you so many weeks without happy friday or even a motivational monday.
but worry not, those days are over.

I am currently working on a few posts not only for the already well known regular posts motivational monday and happy friday but also a weekly post on wednesday on my asian adventure.

so I will see you soon

lots of love