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Month in review: January and February 2018

Photo by Christopher Sardegna on Unsplash

I returned to work after parental leave just over a month ago. This post is also a return to a self-analysis series of ‘month in reviews’ which has helped me keep motivated. These posts haven’t been published for almost a year now, so it is time for a return and a bit of update now that life seems to be finding its way to a new normal. Read more…

Month in review: April 2018 (with a hint of February and March 2018)

Photo by John Baker on Unsplash

I am falling behind with my ‘month in review posts’. Truth is I’ve drafted February, never wrapped it up. Drafted March and combined with February, and never wrapped it up again. Double fail! It is sad, because not publishing these posts means I stop writing my achievements, and end up getting get demotivated. So consequence of not tracking? Not writing! Read more…

Month in review: November and December 2017, and January 2018

This condensed month in review post is unusual – a first to be fair! – and these past three months have been eventful ones. On 12th November I left Cairns to atend the International Urban Design Conference in the Gold Coast. From there I flew to Brazil where I participated in an examination panel in my old Architecture and Urbanism School where I did my Masters and was a keynote speaker in an event in the Architecture School where I undertook my Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism. Read more…

Month in review: July 2017

This month started with a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. It was the prize for the winners of a school quiz, which happened in May and our team won. More photos of the scenic flight here. It was also the peak month of the high season here in Cairns, and we received a few friends from New Zealand, which was great. We also bought tickets to go to Brazil later on this year, the trip will include some work and conferences in my native country plus some holiday time with family. Besides that, below is what happened in the professional front. Read more…

Month in review: June 2017

MASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo). Image used under CC 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

This is a rather belated post, but these monthly reviews are addictive and I feel like I need to somehow summarise and get the big picture of what has actually happened last month (or not!). June was a difficult month when I lost my 15 year old dog Lina Bo Bardi Read more…

Month in review: April 2017

April always feels like a very important month for me. It is when I started university and five years later graduated from it, and it is also when I started my Masters and two years later graduated from it… And it is the birthday of one of the most important people in my life: my mother.

So, this was taken seriously, and here is what happened: Read more…