UUUUUUUUUFFFFFFF. What a relief. Finally i finished the document and this trip moves towards the end. I just gave birth last wednesday, leaving it in the university for their judgment, naturally hoping to have success. In this kind of work the glory stays for the man who speaks, but behind him, a lot of people gave their best for the hard work that had to be performed. Those are the workers of the success that always remains in the shadow. I really don´t want that to happen this time. I do believe that is much better for your heart and for your mind, to share in brotherhood with all those that walked along with you.
So this is a tribute to all of you with the words (pay attention to the them) anf the fantastic music of
UUUUUUUUUFFFFFFF. Que aliiiiiviiio. Finalmente "fechei" o PhD empurrando esta história em direcção ao seu final. Acabei de deixar a tese (na quarta feira passada) na FEUP para sua Douta avaliação, esperando natutralmente ter sucesso nesta empreitada. Neste tipo de trabalho habitualmente o sucesso fica com a pessoa que o anuncia (apresenta). Mas atrás desse existe todo um conjunto de pessoas que penou para levar a bom porto o trabalho, sempre na sombra do sucesso. Eu cá acredito que sabe muito melhor poder partilhar com toda a gente que de algum modo participou nesta caminhada, dando o seu melhor. Espero mesmo é não os desiludir.
Aqui vai, por isso um tributo meu para eles todos usando as palavras (prestem atenção à letra) e a fantástica musica dos Muse (Uprising)
(as in the original document)This work became possible only because there was always someone ready to walk along with me, to point out horizons to look into, to fill my soul with hope and joy and to always make me smile with my “stumbles and falls”.
A big smile, a big kiss& big hug to the team mates that directl and greatly contribute to this work.
This work is the work we were able to do together. OUR work.
By order of appearance: José Manuel Carvalho, Fernando Gomes, Antonio Viana da Fonseca, Sonia Figueiredo, Eduardo Neves, Jorge Saraiva Cruz, Jorge Ribeiro, Cárin Mateus, Ricardo Rocha, João Branco, Patrícia Vieira, Mike Lopes, David Felizardo, my Bro. Manuel Cruz, Carlos Rodrigues, Manuel Gairrão,
Also, i would like to express my deepest thanks …
…to Silvia, Migo, Kika e Licas, for letting me be as i am and for the amazing family that we are. You’ll never walk alone. I hope you can feel proud of me
to my father, who put Tibet and freedom in my soul, a long time ago, my mother for teaching me the word “Love”, my brothers for the brotherhood and the incredible and immense Bravos family to whom i´m proud to belong
to my uncle
to my supervisors…
António Viana da Fonseca, a long cruise partner in Science & Travelling, since the first hour, for the fantastic adventures we have lived together,
Fernando Rocha, for his belief in all this,
and Carlos Rodrigues with whom i have learnt so many things, so impossible to describe, the huge friendship this work has offered me. A miracle, to have you and Manuel on the same side of the road. I´d love to climb another Volcano with you, my friend.
To Silvano Marchetti, who invented a fantastic tool
to my “Guru” Almeida e Sousa and to Manuel Alves Ribeiro for teaching me how to think like an engineer and for the kick-off of this Dream
to my “twin” Jorge Cruz that always made possible the dream to go on, bearing the same bearing I had to bear, and even making my mistakes useful. Great partnership, my friend, let´s make it last
to my sweet and courageous Cárin, that stood up for me and covered my weaknesses and also to the smiley Patrícia by the light she brought in
To my bright geophysical partner,
to my dearest “Cluster” by their love, permanent support and a lot of things more that cannot be expressed by words. You bring balance to my life: Cristina, João, Claudia e Vitor (Cunhas Gomes), Silvio Marroquin, Vitor Az, Vitor Drejo, Angel Oramas, Raquel Pina.
to João Bustorff, for feeding my dreams to “Giros” and “Costas”, for a life time friendship
to Silvano and Diego Marchetti and the precious Paola Monaco, to my Brazilian brothers Fernando Schnaid, Roberto Coutinho, Eduardo Marques to the Gang of 4, John Powell,
to Fernando Gonçalves, for believing in my engineering efficiency since the early beginning, to Vieira Simões by opening a decisive door in a dead end, and to Pedro Januario by the friendship and respect offered me in the dark.
To my mates from Aveiro, Coimbra and Porto Universities, where i have learnt teaching and taught learning: Fernando Rocha,
To Sandra Andrade, Maria José, Miguel Meireles, Francisco Silva, Fernando Paiva, Denise Silva, Leonel Conde, Maria do Carmo Pinto, Luís Póvoas and the whole drilling team, for their permanent and indestructible support in CICCOPN and in MOTA-ENGIL.
To all those that walked with me in”A PhD on the Road”, transforming a huge task in a fantastic adventure
And finally to all those i forgot in these lines that shouldn´t be forgotten (it always happens).
There is no way to happiness, Happiness is the way
YOU all have made happy my way
Thanks so much.