Arnau Riera's homepage

a little virtual island in the huge ocean of internet

 

About me


I was born at the beginning of the eighties in the city of Granollers, Catalonia. Since then, I lived in Granollers, Valls, Llinars, Toulouse, Barcelona, Mainz, and, maybe, in some other place. Now, I live with my girlfriend, Laia, in the nice district of Kreuzberg, in Berlin. We love its cultural life, the tolerance of its people, and its cosmopolitan streets.

Berlin skyline


I am currently postdoc researcher at Potsdam University. The job of researcher is exciting. It allows me to travel, know a lot of smart people, learn new things every day, and try to solve problems that represent little challenges for my mind.

Barcelona Skyline


In Catalonia, appart from my work, I liked participating in several organizations that, in some or another way, contributed to improve our world. I mean the Mountain Club of Llinars, the consumers' cooperative El Rusc, or the cultural organization of youth Deixebles de la Kabra.

Jo a Berlín


Finally, let me just mention that I have my own little corner in internet (my blog) from where I like to explain my particular point of view of the reality. This point in the Net is called A mig camí.

I LIKE ...

 
learning, laughing, reading, thinking, writing, listening music, appropriate remarks, dancing, travelling, conversations with people who think different than me, all sports in Nature: trecking, climbing, hiking, running, swimming, all those little pleasures of life: having a cold beer with my friends in a terrace in Summer, seeing the sunset, strolling through the beach without shoes...

I DON'T LIKE ...

 
any kind of violence, cruelty, war, poverty, injustice, famine, pollution, dogmatism, prejudices, hate, intolerance, apathy, consumerism, fears, arrogance, screams, speed, disorder, being in a bad mood, jealousy...

I BELIEVE IN ...

 
people, new ideas, dialog, hope, love, sharing, science, effort, confidence, responsibility, curiosity, originality, tolerance, humility, freedom, hapyness, peace, sense of humor, justice, kindness, enthusiasm, hope, empathy, diversity...

SOME RECOMENDATIONS ...

 
MOVIES - Amélie, Diarios de motocicleta, The Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, Casablanca, The Great Dictator, En construcción - MUSIC - Queen, Lluís Llach, Dusminguet, Coldplay, Manel, Ismael Serrano, Sílvio Rodríguez, Pablo Milanés, Bruce Springsteen, Obrint Pas, Els amics de les Arts, Els Pets - BOOKS - Making Globalization Work (J. Stiglitz), El poema de la rosa las llavis (J. Salvat-Papasseit), The Character of Physical Law (R. Feynman), The Audacity of Hope (B. H. Obama) - DOCUMENTARIES - Le monde selon Monsanto, The revolution will not be televised, Darwin's nightmare,...