|photo taken from my mobile phone|
yesterday i was with maroquinha hilra at lattes cafe, highfield campus, from 9.35am until 1.50pm. the initial plan was to meet, have some coffee, catch up a bit, and go about our business for the day. instead, we stayed longer than planned, half ignoring that we both have a life filled with commitments and deadlines. once in a while we said 'i have to go soon' but never left. when we finally left the cafe, almost 2pm, we still went together to the uni shop; then, hilra wait for me by the cash point and there was still some more conversation. yey!!! sooooo good to talk freely with no fear of being misunderstood. this is precious.
i walked back to avenue campus and only did a few more things. it was not the productive academic day i had hopes for, but fine. hilra and i talked a lot about my research, which was 'work' and much enlightening.
now telling from the beginning: - sometime before 9am i walked from home to the office [at avenue campus] to drop off some bag weight here and go to highfield, where i was to meet up with hilra. when i got to the office rob was already here, and we talked . . . he seemed to want to chat more but i had to leave and told him we'd talk more later on. 'ok', he said. i was headed to highfield when there comes fabricio, this very nice brazilian guy who is in his third year phd in oceanography [i think]. he got off his bike and we walked together until the uni clinic, where i went to collect a prescription. fabricio is going back home to brazil this april. i would love to see him again before he leaves. we might plan a big brazilian gathering for him.
thanks for the great chat, nene :-) after all, 'cada um eh si' (joao)