Friday, December 31, 2010
For laughs, before the party!
Happy New Year! Wishing you lots of fun and funny moments!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
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
A ilustracão eu achei no Google...não tinha autoria.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
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.
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!
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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 (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
Monday, December 20, 2010
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
- Rua Luís de Camões 30 - Rio de Janeiro
- Rua Luís de Camões 30 - Rio de Janeiro
- 021-2221 3138
- Admission free
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
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Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
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
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
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
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!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
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..
I will not lend thee a penny.
Why then the world's mine oyster,
Which I with sword will open.
Falstaff:The Merry Wives Of Windsor Act 2, scene 2, 2–5
Not a penny.
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."
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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