Had the most amazing night on Tues! Went to a Samba gig and was told I should pay the proper respect as I was witnessing Samba royalty ;) The group are called Mangueira and apart from being the name of a favela in Rio (I think) they are also supposed to be the top Samba band in the world. Now being pretty much a samba free zone until now I couldn't tell you if they really are the best, but they certainly are amazing and fun! Felt like being in a mini carnival. Sexy Brazilian ladies shaking it on the floor, mad percussion and a whole gig in Portuguese so I understood nothing :) But I loved it!! Tuesday is the new Saturday you know ;) The pic doesn't really do it justice. One should really use a camera to take pictures rather than a phone :)
Last night went and had the customary cheap curry in Brick lane! It was Yummy! Then went to a cocktail bar that was just gorgeous. Think Zingara type styling but with a more oriental feel (oh and some weird anatomy diagrams on the walls next to the boar's head :D) even got free cocktails! All in all its been a great week!
As for the news you have all been asking me about... the dreaded interview. It was a veritable disaster :) And this is not just a "kerry disaster" as some of you have put it. It was the real deal. Anyway, I am actually really glad it went badly. Sparked off a whole weekend of contemplation along the lines of "why when my commitment to this is questioned, does it fall flat?" Kind of reached the realisation that I don't want to study film for two years in London. Also reaching a (very scary) realisation that I might want to jump off the film train all together for a while. Long story, but the basics are pretty simple. I want to do something more contributive (is that word?), something more worthy and less greedy. So the idea is to get back to CT as fast as SAA will let me and rethink the life plan. Hey if I could work for an environmental NGO and make doccies on the side my life would be complete. So anyone know any NGO's looking for a great project and logistics manager type person? :)
Now for most of you this is irrelevant but for Tals: Saw Janey yesterday and met the baby Edward :) Here they are. She send her love. (Feel like evryone else has had a chance to put baby pics up in the past :) ) Speaking of Baby pics... Anyone got any new ones of Liam!?? Claud???