This Actually Happened – February 11th, 2011

The World Is Truly A Small Place

Prior to our move to Los Angeles, my cousin told us about another cousin of ours who she met through Facebook. She contacted him and informed him of our big move. This new cousin lives in the Los Angeles area and I immediately friended him on Facebook. During our second day in LA, I received a phone call from Guenny Pires who, it turns out, is an award-winning documentarian. He was happy to learn that we moved to his neck of the woods and welcomed us to the West Side. I later learned about his documentary, CONTRACT, which deals with the Cape Verdean laborers who moved to St. Tome in search of employment opportunities, and their struggles. (Do yourself a favor and get a copy of the film. Guenny won for best documentary at the Roxbury film festival!) We are scheduled to attend a showing of his latest documentary which was filmed in Brazil. I find it amazing to fly across the country and discover that we have a family member who can serve as a mentor to us. I know a lot of people believe in guardian angels and such fantasies, but I just think we are positive individuals who work hard and take chances. I guess in the end, the truth will be revealed! BELIEVE IT OR NOT!


Be sure to check back tomorrow for a preview of next week’s posts!



***I promised to write the post about a future rap star and I did. The post includes an interview so the process was a little longer than I anticipated. I will post the entry on Monday!***


Published by Peter Teixeira

First and foremost, I enjoy writing stories. I recently completed my first novel, and I successfully co-wrote a short film script, which won the grand prize in the words made easy competition.

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  1. That documentary sounds really interesting…how can I see it?

    Damn u Pedro!! Leave the Patriots alone! You ever heard the expression: “Don’t beat a dead horse?!” Although what kind of sick bastard would want to beat a dead horse…they may want to eat it but beat it is just plain cruel!

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