Never thought I would participate in this kind of thing, but considering the talent from whom it came from… here it goes. Not really random:
1 - My real name is not James Forester and it could not be, as I am Portuguese, although I don’t live there;
2 - In my previous occupation I travelled a few times to Bangladesh. While in Dhaka and during lunch time I used to everyday take some 20 street kids to a bar to have a sandwich and a juice. Once I was leaving the hotel and a little girl was waiting for me with a flower necklace. She putt it around my neck and said thank you, and that was one of the most memorable moments of my life;
3 - During the invasion of Iraq I was travelling in a Muslim country. In the capital I came across a pro-Saddam Hussein demonstration. I approached the leader of the march and asked him for one of the posters they were exhibiting, with Sadam and the message “Saddam Hussein – The sword of Islam”. I wanted it as a remembrance of an era. The crowd surrounded me and the leader asked if me, in my occidental business suit, if I was a Muslin? I told him I didn’t believe in Gods and my religion is people. He shook my hand, gave me the poster and said “you are a good man”. They proceeded the march and I became forever assured that the entire human species is good by nature;
4 - Run my fist marathon a couple of days after I completed 42 years of age. I did not win, but I finished it – and just a couple of hours from the winner.
5 - Here on Tumblr once I sent a message to a VIB blog asking them to stop blatantly copying the queue of a blog I’m part of. What ensured left me even more convinced humans are good by nature. It’s just that a couple – and really just a couple – think they are better than the rest.
So, that’s it. Not going to pass it. I follow 819 blogs (and it keeps growing) from some of the most talented people on the planet – let’s say, half from photographers and the other half from other artists – and it is virtually impossible to choose the preferred 10.