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Steady the timeline advances.

Moved to beautiful Lisbon, met awesome people, great music everywhere (Ajuda, Viana do Castelo, Cristo Rei, and of course Armazém 19). Jumped out of an airplane, did a bit of surfing, and beach relaxing. Keeping up a young spirit, and feeling human again.

The business front is holding on great, and with a bit luck and hard work there is only one direction, a bigger boat 🙂

Sure some problems and bad situations presented, one that is a big mean dragon that must be confronted (again), brace and just hope for the best. Anyway, it’s time to step up the strikethrough pace of the bucket list items.

The most important lesson this year is life is good, time is precious.

Go go go.

Letter to Lawrence

Hi Lawrence,

Lourençoyou were born the 3rd of June 2016 in a clear sky, Friday spring afternoon. The staff at Hospital S. Francisco Xavier was super and the birth was perfect, and if by chance one day you bump into nurse Fátima from obstetrics you give her a big hug.

I was very lucky to watch you born and cut the umbilical cord. Everybody told me that you born a very beautiful baby, but the most important thing for me is that you were born a healthy baby.

So first of all, welcome into this world 🙂

I wish your life to be full and long. Full with good people and good energy. I hope you will grow a kind-hearted, honest, correct, strong, intelligent, curious, deep and interesting person.

I don’t know when everything changed, but now every time I look at you, I see the whole universe, there are really no words to express these powerful feelings. And when you smile (and you do smile a lot) well I don’t care about anything else.

You are part of me and I am part of you. So, I make the this vote of protecting you forever. Any time you need me, I will be there.

With all my love, your old man,
Marco Gonçalves

Thailand holiday video recap

It’s been a busy year, and it took a while to the dust settled down and to reach the state of mind to compile and filter everything down to a short video.

No doubt, it’s a fabulous land, the video doesn’t even scratch the surface of the country, the people and the sensations overload.

Please enjoy it (I surely did), and for any tips or suggestions about Thailand please post in the comments or go to the detailed blog – A Thailand Holiday.