Thursday, February 26, 2015

"O Macaco de Imitação": novo blog sobre adquirir novas skills, rápido!

Infelizmente que há algum tempo não escrevo no Surf Locus. Isto porque recentemente comecei um novo projecto chamado "O Macaco de Imitação", um blog sobre o gosto por aprender novas coisas e adquirir novas skills.

Logo de "O Macaco de Imitação".
Este novo desafio, inteiramente escrito em Português, explora o meu interesse por aprender um pouco sobre tudo (guitarra, surf, piano, yoga, programação...), porque considero que assim, ao saber de tudo um pouco consigo, nos meus trabalhos, relacionar aquilo que aprendo em diversas áreas e assim ter melhores resultados. Além disso, é super divertído aprender coisas novas, porque assim se percebe como o mundo funciona e há sempre tema de conversa com qualquer pessoa que conheçamos. 

Neste blog desafio-me a aprender novas coisas, como por exemplo, a dedicar 20 horas (baseando-me na teoria de Josh Kaufman do livro "The First 20 Hours") a aprender uma nova skill. Neste momento já acabei o meu primeiro desafio, 20 horas a aprender Piano e os resultados finais foram muito bons. Baseando-me em outros autores como Tim Ferriss, sei agora que há método para adquirir novas skills e ser bom a fazer qualquer coisa não tem de demorar muito tempo. No "O Macaco de Imitação" falo também sobre livros que tenho lido e que me alargam a perspectiva sobre determinada matéria. 

Aprender não tem de ser um bicho de sete cabeças, nem precisamos de anos para ser razoavelmente bons numa coisa. Apenas é preciso ser objectivo, ter método e conhecer alguns truques. É importante abraçar uma vida de aprendizagem e sempre, SEMPRE, sair da zona de conforto, porque é aí que a magia acontece!

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Friday, November 14, 2014

New surf clip "Good Times Bad Times" by Tiago Pires (Saca)

Today I want to show you the new surf clip featuring Tiago Pires, the first and only Portuguese ever in the Dream Tour of Surfing. 

"Good Times Bad Times" shows black and white tube riding scenes that makes you out of breath. Those scenes were taken from the best places around the world such as Java, Tahiti and Coxos, Portugal.

About this new short movie, Saca says that (with my translation) "Life in the World Tour is made of ups and downs. In between not so good results and some frustations, we could not let unspoken moments where one is having fun, doing the thing we like the most. This video shows some of those good moments".

This article was adapted and translated from Surf Portugal. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"Wish you were here" by Tatiana Weston Webb and Body Glove

It's been awhile since I posted something. I had a lack of inspiration lately but today I felt that I could return to Surf Locus and post something really inspiring, a surf trip worth mentioning.

Without further ado, let me share with you the surf trip video "Wish you were here" by professional surfer Tatiana Weston Webb, production of Body Glove. Please watch the video in HD, FULL SCREEN, it's really great. Look at the landscape, coral reefs, sharks!!, great waves and Tatiana :P off course.

Here is a link to the original post (by Surf Portugal) from which I took the video.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

24 Amazing Hotels You Would Rather Be Sitting In Right Now - BoredPanda

   Recently I have been reading this great blog called BoredPanda. It has a lot of photos of cool places in the world, cool stuff made by very different people from all over the world and many other interesting things. You should definitely give it a try a read a few post.

   Today they posted 24 amazing hotels from all over the world. Give it a look, it is pretty amazing:
Ascher Cliff, Switzerland

Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Meditation for beginners!

   Do you find yourself rushing through your thoughts without finding the solution to your "problems"? Have you ever tried to meditate? I start practicing in the 1st of January, and its one of my main goals for 2014. So far, it's not been easy. While you are sitting quiet focused on your breath, a lot of thoughts come in and its difficult to concentrate on your task. Don't feel bad about it, it is just normal. I found a simple guide for beginner meditators, which you can find HERE. Give it a try, and give yourself time! Life changes are not accomplished in one day!

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Have a great 2014! RIP Andy Irons

  The first post of 2014...Today I want to share with some of you who might be reading this, one of the best videos I watched in my entire life. RIP Andy Irons.

  This year, get your resolutions done! Define clear objectives for 2014 and don't forget, major changes in life are not accomplished in one day, one month, not even one year. Give yourself time to change, pick just one of your 2014 goals at a time and become fully committed to it. Don't rush!

  This year I took a serious analysis to who I want to be by the year's end, and I'm going to start simple. I am going to learn how to meditate in January.

  Live your life to the fullest! Live with passion!

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Mick Fanning, the 2013 World Champion of Surfing

   This week, the 32 years-old and Australian Mick Fanning, won his 3rd World Tour Championship of Surf in an outstanding performance held at Pipeline, Hawaii. Despite having won the Pipeline Masters, Kelly Slater could not ensure his 12th World Title. John John Florence also had an awesome performance, winning the 2013 Vans Triple Crown and beating the current World Champion Mick Fanning on the semi-final.
  With this World Title, Mick Fanning puts himself side by side with the legends Tom Curren and Andy Irons, with 3 World Championships each.

The 2013 World Champion Mick Fanning. Photo taken after Mick won his 3rd World Title.
   The Portuguese Frederico Morais is also doing great, having achieved the 2013 Vans Triple Crown, Rookie of the Year. He is the second european to achieve such title, after the Portuguese Tiago Pires, which is currently a member of the WCT.

   I leave you with this awesome Rip Curl video, about Mick Fanning's third title. Stay Locus!!

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