Friday, December 31, 2010

MAC - Ontem

FAIL Compilation 2010 || Best Fails of the Year || FUNNY || HD || WEBFAI...



For laughs, before the party!
Happy New Year! Wishing you lots of fun and funny moments!

Happy! Always!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Aaaaaabacaxi!

Quote of The Day


The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. - Socrates

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

AriA Speed Riding 2010



pretty awesome.

PÉ NA JACA


Em um jantar muito agradável com o meu querido amigo Guillaume Isnard e sua linda esposa Yoona, aprendi de onde veio uma expressão que tanto usamos:
"ENFIAR O PÉ NA JACA"
Para mim essa expressão vinha do fato de algum sujeito, num lugar tipo Ilha Grande, que tem jaqueiras por tudo quanto é canto, depois de encher o caneco e já bem briaco, dar uma bica em alguma jaca que tenha caido no meio de seu caminho. Engano meu.

Leiam aqui sobre a verdadeira origem da expressão "Enfiar o Pé na Jaca"

- Por Rainer Sousa


Em momentos de alegria, principalmente em festas, deixamos a empolgação tomar conta e acabamos cometendo alguns excessos. No dia seguinte, ainda lamentando a ressaca da noite anterior, somos avisados ou concluímos por si só que enfiamos o pé na jaca. Dessa forma, aprendemos que qualquer tipo de exagero ou comportamento abusivo está associado a essa curiosa expressão.

Para alguns, a imagem de alguém literalmente enfiando o pé na jaca é suficiente para associar a estranha alegoria à situação de exagero. Contudo, esse é um erro de interpretação que nega as verdadeiras origens dessa expressão hoje tão comum. Na verdade, a fruta aqui em questão só apareceu por conta de mais um corriqueiro processo de mutação dos termos idiomáticos.

Nos idos do século XVII e XVIII, o transporte de cargas e mercadorias ganhou grande espaço com a economia mineradora. Naquela época, os tropeiros realizavam esse serviço de distribuição no lombo de mulas geralmente munidas de um grande par de jacás. O jacá era um grande cesto indígena (feito de cipó ou bambu) no qual esses viajantes carregavam suas valiosas mercadorias.

Em algumas situações, os tropeiros interrompiam ou terminavam as suas viagens em uma venda onde se entregavam ao prazer da bebida. Depois de tantos goles, era comum que esses tropeiros passassem por um grande constrangimento na hora de subir no lombo das mulas. Não raro, o pobre tropeiro embriagado acabava enfiando o “pé no jacá” na hora de seguir o seu destino.

De lá para cá, o desuso desse tipo de cesto acabou sendo paralelo à própria transformação do termo. Nessa história, a pobre jaca acabou tomando o lugar do utensílio indígena. Apesar da mudança, o exagero dos tropeiros do século XVIII e dos “baladeiros” modernos continuam a render boas histórias.

Por Rainer Sousa - Graduado em História
Equipe Brasil Escola
(obrigada!)
A ilustracão eu achei no Google...não tinha autoria.
(obrigada!)

WASP

Monday, December 27, 2010

Ceu - Concrete Jungle



Céuzinha. Best version of Concrete Jungle. (Sorry Marley)

Quote of The Day


"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." Louis L'Amour

Sunday, December 26, 2010

ABOUT CLASS

“Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident, and it can handle whatever comes along. Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations. Class never makes excuses. It takes its lumps and learns from mistakes. Class knows that good manners are nothing more than a series of small sacrifices and minor inconveniences. Class bespeaks an aristocracy unrelated to ancestors or money. Some extremely wealthy people have no class at all, while others who are struggling to make ends meet are loaded with it. Class is real. You can't fake it. Class is comfortable in its own skin. It never puts on airs. Class never tries to build itself up by tearing others down. Class is already up and need not attempt to look better by making others look worse. Class can walk with kings and keep its virtue and talk with crowds and keep the common touch. Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because he is comfortable with himself. If you have class, you've got it made. If you don't have class, no matter what else you have, it won't make up for it.”
Unknown -

Keith Jarrett Köln Concert - Part 1 1 / 3



One of my all time favorites. Transcendent and Sublime.
(It seems to perfectly fit my vibe at the moment)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

What to do NOW?


I will tell you what I will do. I will triple the number of sun salutations (Surya namaskar) in my morning practice, until I feel that I have cleared my body of all the food and booze of the last few days...

Check out the HEALTH topic on my blog for some serious exercises for your core (hello boys!) and also to read about the TIBETAN RITES.

Let's RECOVER!!!!


Cheers!!!

http://www.yogasite.com/sunsalute.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S38pIkemgNs
http://anacissastipsntricks.blogspot.com/2010/03/5-tibetan-energy-rejuvenation-rites.html

PS: (the day after!) I did it. About 50 Sun Salutations were incorporated into my Tibetan Rites this morning.
It was lovely,doing my practice in the backyard, together with happy birds, and then a cat...and then my mom's lab that tried really hard to spot me...over and over again. Have you ever tried to do yoga along with a teenager Labrador?
I finally was able to keep him away and did my savasana without being licked in the face a hundred billion times...

Done with my practice.
Birds are still singing, cat still bathing, and as I watch from my bedroom window, Pingo the lab, is practicing some serious downward facing dog!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

My wishes

In the picture: Ana Cissa Pinto and Fernando Alves Pinto

Wishing that in 2011 we can all work together in replacing the Love of Power with the
Power of Love.


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

click image to enlarge

Emotional Weather Report - Perfect for today



Emotional Weather Report - Perfect for a rainy day in São Paulo.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Quote of the Day


What I am posting today is not really a "quote" but one of the translations of the Sanskrit NAMASTE.

I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One.
Namaste!

Namaste (Devanagari: नमस्ते) is a common spoken greeting or salutation from India

When spoken to another person, it is commonly accompanied by a slight bow made with hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointed upwards, in front of the chest. This gesture, called Añjali Mudrā, can also be performed wordlessly and carries the same meaning.

Namaste is one of a small list of Sanskrit words commonly recognized by Non-Hindi speakers.

Namaskār (Devnagari/Hindi: नमस्कार) literally means "I bow to [your] form".

  • "I honor the Spirit in you which is also in me."
  • "I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One."
  • "That which is of God in me greets that which is of God in you."
  • "The Divinity within me perceives and adores the Divinity within you."

source of info: wikipedia

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Stop, and notice. I am a gift.


And she was just there, in a little garden, on the way to the locker room.. being splendid for whomever would care to notice. I did. GOOD MORNING!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Real Gabinete Português de Leitura




Today I went to visit the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura - Built in the Portuguese manueline style in 1837, the gorgeous Portuguese Reading Room houses over 350,000 works, many dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th cen­turies. It also has a small collection of paintings, sculptures and ancient coins.




shot with my beloved iPhone

  • Address
    • Rua Luís de Camões 30 - Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone
    • 021-2221 3138
  • Price
    • Admission free
  • Hours
    • 9am-6pm

Source of info: Lonely Planet

Quote of the Day


One of my VERY favorites, that so much describes what I feel right now*..

"Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment* which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Palm trees in the pool


©anacissapinto

CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Location:Clube Itanhangá -Rio de Janeiro

Party babe!


Click link for slide show
http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/9aZFGG4o/1/4942478_5525132
Click link for full album
http://albums.phanfare.com/slideshow.aspx?i=1&db=1&pw=9aZFGG4o&a_id=4942478
If links don't work, copy and paste

Saturday, December 18, 2010

BirthDay


It takes a long time to become young.
- Pablo Picasso



Friday, December 17, 2010

The most beautiful couple, ever.


Maria Whitaker and JohnJohn Valle
Married on December 17th, 2010


LOVE YOU!!!!
Cheers!!!!!!

(what a beautiful wedding, what a WICKED party!!!!)

Rio I LOVE You. So Much.

©anacissapinto

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Quote of The Day


Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

- Marcel Proust

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Quote of The Day


“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” - Buddha

Monday, December 13, 2010

Getaway in Stockholm 1 sweetness



My friend Tom Haynes sent me this awesome clip. Lullaby baby! Thanks Tom! LOVE IT!!!!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Driving - early morning Paris streets 1976




I have to say, I LOVE driving the late late night circuit Jardins-Pacaembú. Feeling and listening to the engine and changing gears according to your car's demand is a unique sensation of pleasure. A..mmm... 'velvet pleasure'. Boy, I missed driving. :)



My friend Marcelo Trevisan just sent me this video. I really would not mind at all to be driving a Ferrari through (early morning) Paris either... Ah, the simple pleasures of life....

Friday, December 10, 2010

Quote of The Day


The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.

- Norman Cousins

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Quote of The Day


Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

John Lennon - Imagine



30 Years ago Lennon ended his cycle on earth. But he lives on inside millions and millions of hearts. -"Sir Lennon, wherever you are, I hope you are still making magic.
I just want to say, thank you again."

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Quote of The Day


If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
~Stephen Levine

WHAT A RIDE!!!



WHAT A RIDE!!! And they say: -"Mom! Can we do it again? Can we do it again? Pleeeaase!!"

Monday, December 6, 2010

In a CLASSIC rock mood today



In a CLASSIC rock mood today...maybe it's the first snow that triggered that. Or maybe it was eating too many snow flakes while riding my bike around!!!
Don't you just friggin love The Dark Side of the Moon??

Happy Birthday Sir Brubeck!




Today is the 90th Birthday of the man that got it all started. I saw Brubeck when I was 8 years old and fell in love with him and his music. I was lucky to see him playing with the phenomenal (late) Paul Desmond! Brubeck and Desmond introduced me to my love for Jazz. From that concert on I decided to investigate what that Jazz music was all about! Thank you Sir Brubeck and Happy 90th Birthday!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ralph Towner's ANA



This tune is my favorite one from a record by Ralph Towner called ANA
I like to think that he wrote it for me... :)

It's SO beautiful!!!

TROFÉU MALA SEM ALÇA



Ai gente posso ser um pouquinho mázinha?? Ai não resisiti e criei esse
troféu. Não vou dizer o por que, mas, só colocar ele aqui já ta me
fazendo um bem!!! Hehehe!
Eu fiz esse troféu em honra daquelas pessoas MALA que a gente tem que conviver, e muito se esforçar para não mandar o(a) fulano(a) catar coquinho, sabe? Um exercicio ZEN de cada dia....
Nossa, época de natal então o mundo vira um container de avião gigantesco, de mala sem alça! CARACA!

This is just TOO funny - Had to post it!!!



This video just KILLED me..OMG! Made my day!
HAPPY SUNDAY YOU ALL!

Weather Report - Birdland

REMEMBER THIS?
Weather Report with Pastorius DESTROYING on the bass!
December 1st was Jaco's Birthday. What legend! Happy Birthday Pastorius!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Good Morning Penguins!

Christo showed me this little video that he shot and I asked him if he could give it to me. I thought it was sooo cute that I decided to edit and put some sound design to it.
Hope you enjoy it!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Shakespeare and Oysters


Today I woke up with Shakespeare in my mind
Particularly with the Quote "The world is (one's) Oyster" which in fact goes more like "Why then the world's mine oyster, Which I with sword will open."

I decided to post a little explanation of where this interesting quote comes from, for those of you that don't know..

Falstaff:
I will not lend thee a penny.

Pistol:
Why then the world's mine oyster,
Which I with sword will open.

Falstaff:
Not a penny.

The Merry Wives Of Windsor Act 2, scene 2, 2–5

If you boast that "The world's my oyster" nowadays, you're claiming that the world's riches are yours to leisurely pluck from the shell. The braggart ensign Pistol, however, utters the phrase as a sort of threat—of the aggressively bombastic kind he's known for. Sir John Falstaff, a braggart almost the equal of Pistol, refuses to lend him a penny; Pistol promises to use his sword, if not on Falstaff, then on other helpless victims, to pry open their purses. Pistol's thievish intentions have largely been forgotten, and "The world's my oyster" has become merely a conceited proclamation of opportunity. "If the world is your oyster, you have the ability and the freedom to do anything or go anywhere. You're young and healthy and you've got no commitments, so the world is your oyster."


Source: http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes

Quote of The Day


The only way to find the limits of the possible is by going beyond them to the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Quote of the Day


Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
~Henry Winkler

Something is different.


AWAKE, FRESH, SWEET,
TOTAL CONTEMPLATION STATE
ALMOST AN ECSTATIC DAZE

SUBLIME DELIGHT.

floating floating.............life shines
GOOD MORNING.

-AnaCissaPinto

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Quote of The Day




The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.
- Napoleon Hill