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Sunday, November 29

I LOVE YOU, POWER OF OBJECTIVE DISCERNING

Comprehensive illustration about the 2012 conundrum....

GO NOW AND SEE THE FULL VERSION @ info is beautiful



THANK YOU David McCandless

Educación Poética #10 (funeral blues)





Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

W.H. Auden


Friday, November 27

Beautiful, inspiring photography



I think the expression alluringly sad it's quite appropriate to describe this breathtaking series of photographs by Max Ash appropriately titled "Echoes" @ http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Echoes/351594.
If you go to the official site of Max Ash you'll find more interesting photographs. 

Wednesday, November 25

hum... it sounds familiar.


Tuesday, November 24

The day reviewed.

Today has been a very long day and yet it's not even seven o'clock in the afternoon.

I left early this morning for a meeting with a lawyer that believes his head is bigger than the whole wide universe, which frankly almost make me slapped the living hell out of him... yet, the lady I'm, stayed calm, mostly, and survived.

THEN, after 4 coffees and no substance whatsoever, the always sweet Guiduxa shared with me a fine late lunch at the beach. It was sunny and it was beautiful. (Sorry about the photos, they are the best I can do at the moment since my beloved camera is practically dead.. *fans herself dramatically* ... oh, I can not talk about it, I feel sad... I'm a little faklempt..)



THEN I went on a little tiny bit of retail therapy and went to work afterwards... before arriving home again to catch the sunset. I missed winter sunsets....

 

Oh, but you want to know what the best part was? A person - which I prefer not to mention because I don't want people to go and virtually molest him - from design tavern shared with me a Google Wave invitation, which if you don't know it yet are as valuable as gold right now!

It makes me happy when people are unexpectedly kind.

It has been a good day after all... so I can forget the lawward I had to endure this morning, or how cold it was at 7am, or the people that drives like crazy on the streets....

I'll leave you now with some eye candy... not of that kind, you pervs! :)


(via design tavern, creativereview... this alluring 2-minute film that promotes Athens)


Man alive, it is cold outside!

Good friends of mine, I hope that you're all in better conditions than me this fine morning.. I'm outside at a construction sight and it's freezing.. prrrrr.....

Send from HTC tattoo mail service.

Saturday, November 21

Recap

A lot has happened in the last 10 years. The first decade of the 21st century.
Want a recap? Newsweek has done a pretty good, snarky summary.
Via Yes But No Yes

Statements

  • I can't stand people's condescending opinions.
  • I have no patience in me whatsoever, for people talking away about things they don't understand.
  • Oh, and how about people passing judgment on others while having a great case of selective memory? I LOVE IT... that's irony, by the way. 
  • Useful thinking: "don't knock it till you try it.” 
  • %I!Y!?G%I$%&!!!!
  • I need a Zen retrieve just so I don't carry this thoughts around with me.
  • Or maybe I need to do some careless drinking and try to forget how people love to look others down.
  • Maybe I need to find myself a way to go on vacation so I don't have to deal with those little/big things that infect my Joie de vivre. :)
Ok, the venting is over, actually I do feel better now. Thank You.

I'm off to the la-la land.







Friday, November 20

Before the disco stick...



Lady who?

Thursday, November 19

I'm such a groupie! #2


 
Wow, eu estou emocionada... sensibilizada? também!

Os rapazes fixes da banda Quest falaram do meu blog no site deles!  @ agradecimentos

OBRIGADA... e todo ou qualquer apoio que vos possa dar, é pouco. Voçes merecem.

Além do mais isto, no fundo no fundo, não tem nada de altruista, eu quero que depois, quando forem globalmente conhecidos me regalem com passes VIP :) MUAHAHAHA

Vão conhecer mais da banda em http://www.questonline.eu/

Wednesday, November 18

Lurid beauty of monsters


Tim Burton exhibition opens at New York's Moma
Have your private tour of Moma's celebration of the art of Tim Burton, film-maker behind Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. The exhibition is on until 26 April 2010. ||Fotos||

*watch the video @ Lurid beauty of monsters*

How I wish I was there!! :(

Monday, November 16

Quote of the day #2

What not to do as an artist

Sagan-Man at xkcd

[image: They laugh now, but within 10 years the city's entire criminal class will have quit to work on space research.]

OH. I MISS CARL SAGAN.

Sunday, November 15

guitarradas

Mi buen amigo el Trovador, hace algunos días atrás compartió conmigo esta bella música de Bon Iver llamada Flume.. y ya lo sabemos todos, me encantan las guitarras, los chicos tocando guitarras y aún más los chicos tocando guitarras en vivo!! PERO encontré este vídeo relacionado, QUE ME ENCANTÓ: Moby - Pale Horses (Live on 89.3 The Current).


Saturday, November 14

urban collages



French photographer Frédéric Lebain imposes urban landscape upon itself in a contemporary nod to the surrealist concepts of altered perspective and irrational collage.

Thursday, November 12

bittersweet territory


Venn diagram showing the bittersweet territory between happiness and sadness... finally a smiley-face I can associate to Saudade :)(:

Tuesday, November 10

"To Where You Are" -- Josh Groban

É com muito respeito e carinho que neste momento partilho convosco esta música de Josh Groban, cuja letra sei vos poderá falar num tom adequado hoje. Eu sinto por vocês e com vocês. Um beijo e um abraço.



Who can say for certain
Maybe you're still here
I feel you all around me
Your memory, so clear

Deep in the stillness
I can hear you speak
You're still an inspiration
Can it be (?)
That you are mine
Forever love
And you are watching over me from up above

Fly me up to where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile to know you're there
A breath away not far
To where you are

Are you gently sleeping
Here inside my dream
And isn't faith believing
All power can't be seen

As my heart holds you
Just one beat away
I cherish all you gave me everyday
'Cause you are my
Forever love
Watching me from up above

And I believe
That angels breathe
And that love will live on and never leave

Fly me up
To where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile
To know you're there
A breath away not far
To where you are

I know you're there
A breath away not far
To where you are

Monday, November 9

20 years since the Berlin Wall's fall



A World Divided
From 1961 to 1989, the Berlin Wall was the literal manifestation of a world divided by the Cold War—a concrete barrier, eventually 12-feet high at points, demarcating East and West Berlin, and by extension, the Soviet and Western worlds. Patrolled by armed guards, eerily clean and white on its Eastern side, covered with graffiti on its Western face, the Wall turned West Berlin into a veritable island of democracy in the middle of a Soviet client state, and served as a mute, and seemingly immutable, reminder of how tenuous peace between East and West really was.
Photo: KEENPRESS/Getty Images
Jan 01, 1981

Go to: A World Divided and watch the interesting Life's photo article about the Berlin Wall.

Friday, November 6

Leyes democráticas

POR FAVOR, LEAN: (Ley Prohíbe la Venta de Vídeo Juegos "Violentos" en VENEZUELA)

"This law makes selling video games to anybody actually worse than giving real guns or cigarettes to a minor, or even forcing him or her to work, as you get less jail time and lower fines if you do any of those things. I have to be protected from them, so I don't go into a killing spree. (If I were so impressionable, I would not be writing this, I would have swallowed completely the huge amount of propaganda they feed to us). Our Parliament, instead of addressing our real needs, behaves like the bunch of escapist, authoritarian demagogues they are, imposing their decrees on us, because they are know they are right, and those of us who dissent, surely are rich elitist bastards who hate the poor, traitors who hate Venezuela and work for sinister, evil and shady foreign powers (If you follow American politics, this attitude should ring some alarms to you).

Surely a government that calls itself Socialist would have corrected a gross mistake by previous administrations: our marginal tax rate for the richest citizens is 34%, which is less than what the American marginal tax rate was when Bush gave tax cuts to Donald Trump and Warren Buffet. One would think that after ten years of Socialist government focused on the poor and against the evil rich, the fiercely egalitarian Venezuelan MPs would have found the time to increase the taxes of the hated rich to the same level of such boring, bland, flavorless, countries as Finland, New Zealand, Sweden or Canada. Instead, they have been too busy forbidding video games, porn (2 to 6 years in jail for filming porn, as it goes against "good customs" and family) and human genetic engineering (The law is written in such an imprecise language than creating Human Recombinant Insulin could lead me to jail), while our president befriends murderers, genocides, golpistas (coup makers, like Gambia's president Yahya Jammeh), and tyrants and replicas of the sword of Bolívar, The Liberator."

El artículo completo está muy bien escrito y lo pueden encontrar en: Boing-Boing

Por amor de Dios.... Me encanta el desarrollo democrático instituido por el macaco, llamado de presidente venezolano con "p" pequeña porque no merece más! Es que son este tipo de medidas que van a solucionar los problemas graves del pueblo.. claro! como no se me había ocurrido antes??? si, la anulación de los vídeo juegos, claramente mejorará los servicios de salud, ayudará a erradicar el hambre y sobretodo hará con que las miles de armas que el proprio macaco distribuyó en los cerros desaparezcan milagrosamente! Nunca más me dará miedo salir a la calle después del banir total de la Nintendo DS FOREVER!!! YUPIII! ....... UGH!!!!!!!!

Me encanta la democracia Venezolana.. ya lo había dicho antes?

Thursday, November 5

New at International Crisis Group

Venezuela: Accelerating the Bolivarian Revolution

Bogotá/Brussels, 5 November 2009: Against the spirit of the constitution, President Hugo Chávez is accelerating his “Bolivarian Revolution” by implementing radical laws that affect basic rights and liberties and thwart the political opposition’s fair chances in the December 2010 legislative elections.

Venezuela: Accelerating the Bolivarian Revolution,* the latest update briefing from the International Crisis Group, examines how in 2009 the Chávez government has progressively abandoned core liberal democracy principles guaranteed under the Inter-American Democratic Charter and the American Convention on Human Rights. The executive has increased its power and provoked unrest internally by further politicising the armed forces and the oil sector. It is exercising mounting influence over the electoral authorities, the legislative and judicial branches of power and other state entities.

“The December 2010 legislative elections promise to further polarise an already seriously divided country”, says Nicolás Letts, Crisis Group’s Colombia/Andes Analyst. “Unresolved social and mounting economic problems are generating tensions that exacerbate the risk of political violence”.

The government’s lack of capacity to correct serious deficiencies in the management of the state is provoking increasing social protest. The continued targeting of the political opposition and the mass media, coupled with growing economic, security and social problems, are deepening discontent. The opposition, which continues to be divided, is challenging Chávez through democratic means. However, it may in the future look to more violent alternatives for confronting him, if his government continues to shut off space for participation and restrict critics from expressing their views through democratic mechanisms.

Society at large is experiencing critical levels of insecurity and stark deficiencies in basic public services. Tense relations with Colombia may take a toll on the president’s popularity at home. While Chávez’s bellicose rhetoric towards Colombia is unlikely to elicit an armed reaction, it does stimulate the potential for mounting trouble along the border.

“Ten years of ‘Bolivarian Revolution’ have failed to produce significant and sustainable improvements in the living conditions of the poorer segments of society”, says Markus Schultze-Kraft, Crisis Group’s Latin America Program Director. “Chávez has proved to be a poor manager, with difficulties to administer the vast state apparatus he has created and cater for citizens’ legitimate demands”.


To listen to Markus Schultze-Kraft, Crisis Group’s Latin America Program Director, discussing the political situation in Venezuela, please click here for the podcast.

Wednesday, November 4

open your eyes

El director David Slade (el mismo de Hard Candy) posteó ayer en Twitter acerca de su trabajo para una campaña de concientización que realizó, hace algunos meses atrás, para la UNICEF y la MTVuk. Se trata de una campaña informativa sobre el tráfico sexual. Yo no conocía este trabajo, además porque casi nunca o nunca veo televisión, pero me pareció que está muy bien hecho y el concepto narrativo es bastante interesante. La música es de The Killers y se llama "Good night, travel well".


(...para quien tenga twitter - y no le parezca que es un producto infernal más de la era de las comunidades sociales virtuales - , pueden seguir los posts de David A. Slade @ DAVID_A_SLADE, quien además de hablar de su trabajo como director, regularmente postea también, sobre su trabajo fotográfico, que es simplemente fantástico!)



Monday, November 2

self ego-stroking post

Ok, this post it's just for self love purposes, sorry for that, BUT... I have this community friend that lives somewhere in the northwestern coast of the United States that made my day this morning, actually making me very content, by saying this:
"What! I've never noticed English not being your first language at all! GET OVER THERE NOW! Conquer your fear :)"
So.. I wished I had the opportunity to practice my spoken English skills more than I do, but at least, while writing, I can manage to convince people that my English is good enough. KUDOS TO ME! :)



Sunday, November 1

Inspirational Speech

Este é um transcrito de uma cena do último capitulo de Grey's Anatomy, chamado “Give Peace a Chance”. A historia é sobre um paciente (Isaac) que irá ser operado com a intenção de retirar um tumor -em principio não operável- da sua espinha dorsal . Esta conversa acontece na sala de operações entre o cirurgião e o paciente. Acho simplesmente formidável.


Derek- Isaac, If I get in there and it looks to dangerous to remove… the responsible thing is to close you up.

Isaac- No don’t close me up. If you get in and it gets too complicated, cut the chord. Paralyze me if you must. I survived a war, did you know that? I survived a war where they put bodies into mass graves where there was once a playground. I survived the death of my family; my parents, my brothers and sisters. Then I survived the death of my wife and child, when they starved to death in a refugee camp. I survived the loss of my country, of hearing my mother tongue spoken, of knowing what if feels like to have a place to call home. I survived, and I will survived the loss of my legs. If I have to… I’ll survive it. Okay? But Derek…

Derek- Yes?

Isaac- There is always a way. When things look like there’s no way, there is a way… to do the impossible, to survive the un-survivable. There is always a way, and you… you and I have this in common… we’re inspired. In the face of the impossible, we’re inspired. So if I can offer one piece of advice to the world’s foremost Neurosurgeon… today, if you become frightened, instead, become inspired. Okay, I’m ready now… put me to sleep.