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Monday, 31 December 2012

rien de rien

Non ! Rien de rien
Non ! Je ne regrette rien
Ni le bien qu'on m'a fait
Ni le mal tout ça m'est bien égal !

Non ! Rien de rien
Non ! Je ne regrette rien
C'est payé, balayé, oublié
Je me fous du passé !

Avec mes souvenirs
J'ai allumé le feu
Mes chagrins, mes plaisirs
Je n'ai plus besoin d'eux !

Balayées les amours
Et tous leurs trémolos
Balayés pour toujours
Je repars à zéro

Non ! Rien de rien
Non ! Je ne regrette rien
Ni le bien, qu'on m'a fait
Ni le mal, tout ça m'est bien égal !

Non ! Rien de rien
Non ! Je ne regrette rien
Car ma vie, car mes joies
Aujourd'hui, ça commence avec toi !


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Cette parole exprime très bien mes réflexions de fin de l'année. Les transformations passées, tout le changement, une reprise de vie, mon avenir ainsi... en couple dorénavant, à l'étranger.

Mais oui, c'est en français que mon histoire est racontée maintenant!

Écoutez cette belle chanson interprété par Edith Piaf.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

love means no shame

Well, everybody recognizes that, once in love, we do crazy things. Passion makes us behave as insanes.

Yes, a romance may turn you into silly person, a fool of you! Sometimes, even exposing you to ridicule while declaring yourself flamed.

And you know what? You don't care (actually, maybe, just until this state of euphoria end... blow out. Then, you might repent it. Anyways, you live it intensely, with all your heart and soul.).

Public declarations of love, photos, phone calls, sms and messages... cute gestures, cherished statements.

Towards both of you, but it can contaminate others... everybody! After all, this is delightful, pleasurable, ineffable, gratifying. Not tawdry, indeed.

If the happiness of the others bothers people, probably they are 'un'- or badly loved. Unfortunately, it happens oftentimes! Therefore, I wish them for 2013 to find their other half. Having a hubby is the best medicine in this case. Seriously.

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novelty! (like it or not) 

Having said that, I can say I love Montreal, its four well-defined seasons - ergo: snow during the winter (despite that sometimes may be too much).

It's something new for me, and for my friends and family. To all of those to whom it is not understandable, I do not give a shit!

Lots of photos will still be posted (such as on Facebook), liked, and commented as well. Many texts will also be written about that once in a while - whether they mean to or not. 

For some, boring; for others, magic!

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ame e dê vexame!   
(in a loud and clear Potuguese)

Luis Fernando Veríssimo said: "...eu desconfio que a única pessoa livre, realmente livre, é a que não tem medo do ridículo". So do I. 

Hence, please, DO NOT feel embarrassed for me. My love and happiness are not worthy of your empathetic embarrassment. I absolutely do not deserve that!

I am, in fact, very well (enough) - with all my utterances and exposure. And you? 
 

Friday, 28 December 2012

winter solstice

Due to the theories of World's End, everybody forget... but it's winter! (or, for lucky people below: summer!)

In December 21, the sun was exactly at its southernmost point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere. This means that, since then, days start to be longer. Finally.

Night at 4:30 PM depress... Just nine hours of sunshine a day it's very little. Not enough. NOT AT ALL! - mainly for me, a beach girl.

Hail to Vitamin D and omega-3 supplements!


Thursday, 27 December 2012

winter memories

photo: Fanny Perret
We'll never forget the first snowstorm we witness... Freezing, wet, white, it's something! At the same time, it may be awesome for who is not used to. Become beautiful to foreign eyes... A romantic souvenir, even if chaotic.

All novelties turn us into a kid. That is wonderful, although all damage and trouble caused by this worst blizzard occured in Montreal area in December.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

happiness

In spite of The Grand Finale of Saltimbanco, among all other great gifts received in this Christmas, the best one was Lis. Without a doubt! 

It came antecipated, in November, and has surpassed all expectations by now. Fortunately.

Top top!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Sunday, 23 December 2012

never more alone

Illustration by Yasmine
Having a pet, I don't know what is privacy anymore!

Simple personal actions as going to the toilet, for example, are followed by the kitty. CLOSELY.

These are its pros and cons: cute while attached.

For whom mewing is music to the ears, good. The perfect company!

Ever.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Friday, 21 December 2012

bemvindo

Arte de Crânio, SP
Bem, se o mundo não acabar hoje, conforme previsto pelo calendário maia (o qual respeito bastante), que a gente não esqueça e ignore todo o processo de destruição do planeta. Esse sim, parece não ter fim.

E não deixo de lado toda a parte (des)humana da coisa: pouco amor, mas muita falta de respeito, de cultura e educação. Tanta mentira... inversão de valores. Ganância total! Egoísmo, exploração. 


Genocidio de índios no Brasil... Onde vamos parar?

De qualquer maneira, é o cúmulo a que ponto já chegamos. Parece estar tudo errado mesmo... sem solução. O limite? Se não é agora, o alcançaremos logo. Não me surpreende o prognóstico.

Em breve termina tudo. Inclusive o ano, e a vergonha na cara, espero.

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cada um com seu cada qual

Para tudo que eu quero descer! Um bom exemplo para ilustrar bem o quanto a situação atual é crítica (sem exageros!):

Principal entidade pró-armas dos EUA, a NRA (National Rifle Association), acaba de afirmar que "A única forma de deter um cara mau com uma arma é um cara bom com uma arma". No discurso de seu vice-presidente, Wayne LaPierre, eles deixam claro sua posição a respeito da delicada questão de armas a fogo no país - principalmente agora, após o incidente em Newtown, Connecticut.

Neste
último massacre em solo yankee, ocorrido semana passada, 20 crianças e seis adultos foram mortos. Em resposta, o presidente Barack Obama havia prometido uma revisão na atual legislação que permite a posse de armas. Os lobistas, então, apelam agora dizendo que a lei deve ser mantida porque "é o único modo de defesa", e apoiam ainda que todas as escolas do país sejam vigiadas por policiais armados.

E eu pergunto: se o prop
ósito é justamente a paz, para que mais munição? 

É o fim (da picada)... de fato!

Leia mais.

  

Thursday, 20 December 2012

balance of the year

Personal

Very briefly (before its term, the world's end):

- crucial decisions taken;
- turning a Balzac woman;
- engagement;
- visiting family and relatives in Brazil;
- my mother and her husband's in Canada;
- our wedding;
- a new being abroad;
- recent friendships;
- steady and strong virtual blinds;
- different possibilities;
- seeking self-improvement;
- another philosphy of life;
- fresh verve and plans;   
- maternal support;
- Saint Nicholas and Saint Patrick aid;
- integrating Houde's clan;
- taking care of home;
- still working with kids; 
- movies, books and libraries;
- French immersion; 
- Quebec feelings; 
- North American food integration;
- sinusitis and healthy cleanliness;
- bycicle rides; 
- blog revival; 
- adopting Lis;
- forming our own family;
- some saudade;
- worries, patience, tolerance and hope;

- wise resolutions;
- true love;
- happiness.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

nasty snow

Most part of people don"t know, but bank may be very dirty. When melting, the slush mess all beauty of winter.

A hint: attend to yellow snow! It's (dog) pee.

Not all that glitters is gold.

Monday, 17 December 2012

a burden

A heavy one. Fooder... Awkward, incongruous, inconvenient, unbecoming. Clinging like a gum to our shoes sole.

Unfortunate photos, posts, comments, calls,
messages... HONESTLY! A damned irritating who doesn't leave us alone.

I don't understand why I should endure this, such insolence. It must be karma, other lives' retribution.

My Christmas wish is to get rid of it next year. Not only in 2013, but for the rest of our days. Please, Saint Nicholas!


In addiction, give people love, in order to prevent them to mess someone else's happiness. While enamored/enamour, the tendency is not to bother others.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

the magic of December

I miss that!

While living in a northern place, landscape must be completely white in the end of the year! Thick ground full of snow... to play and have fun! 

Like a child.

I just wait for this moment as soon as summer end!


Saturday, 15 December 2012

about life, or its end...

Many interesting people died in 2012:
(in chronological ordem)

Etta James, U.S. singer 
(January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012);

Wisława Szymborska-Włodek, Polish poet 
(2 July 1923 – 1 February 2012);

Ben Gazzar, U.S. actor and director 
(August 28, 1930 – February 3, 2012);

Wando, Brazilian singer-songwriter 
(October 2, 1945 – February 8, 2012);

Whitney Houston, U.S. artist 
(August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012);

Chico Anysio, Brazilian comedian 
(12 April 1931 – 23 March 2012);

Millôr Fernandes, Brazilian cartoonist, humorist and playwright 
(August 16, 1923 – March 27, 2012);

The Lord of Loud, Jim Marshall, British businessman 
(29 July, 1923 – 5 April, 2012);

The sambaman Dicró, Brazilian artist 
(February 14, 1946 – April 25, 2012);

Tinoco, Brazilian sertanejo music artist, singer-songwriter 
(November 19, 1920 – May 4, 2012);

The Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, U.S. artist 
(August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012);

The disco diva Donna Summer, U.S. singer-songwriter 
( December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012);

The Bee Gee Robin Gibb, British singer-songwriter 
(December 22, 1949 – May 20, 2012);

Tony Scott, British film director and producer 
(June 21, 1944 – August 19, 2012);

The moonwalker Neil Armstrong, U.S. astronaut 
(August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012);

The "gracinha" Hebe Camargo, Brazilian television artist 
(March 8, 1929 – September 29, 2012);

The entity of Marxism Eric Hobsbawm, British historian 
(June 9, 1917 – 1 October 2012);

The Deep Purple Jon Lord, British music artist 
(June 9, 1941 – 16 July 2012);

Dave Brubeck, U.S. jazz pianist and composer 
(December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012);

The (almost) immortal Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect 
(December 15, 1907 – December 5, 2012);

The Indian influence of Beatles, Ravi Shankar, Indian musician and composer 
(April 17, 1920 – December 11, 2012);

There is still time for more...  Unfortunately. Even more along current prediction for the end of the world in December 21 2012. I hardly believe that many people may commit suicide due to that.


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On the other hand, there was many childbirths:
(in alphabetical ordem)

Adriano;
André Luis;
Antonia;
Antonio;
Beatriz;
Caetano;
Cecília;
Chaytón Hendrix;
Isabelle
João Vicente;
Julia;
Leonardo;
Luiz;
Maria;
Vicente;
besides a boy and a girl I still don't know the names chosen.

There is still time for others... Fortunately, in this case!

*On the top of others who are comimg, probably only in 2013:

Cristal;
Francisco;
Olívia;
Otávio;
Sebastião;
two Valentinas;
two other boys and one girl whose parents haven't choose their name yet;
and two others we are expecting to know the sex.

The best of all these babies and pregnancies is that they are of friends. From important people to me. Real, close.

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the last kiss

 

Friday, 14 December 2012

to the future!

I'm not stuck in old memories, bygone loves.

I don't want back in my life failed stuff of yore. Overcome, I turn the page, clear the stage.

Alternatively, I prefer to move on, try something refreshing, find new people...

A start from scratch is thriving, full of different possibilities!

While others look for their past, receding, I go forward. 

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I avoid anchors(men - not saying sailors or presenters), I'm all for balloons (ones).

Thursday, 13 December 2012

mais amor, menos rancor

O quanto podemos suportar desajudados?

Alguns dizem que quando falamos algo, isto ganha força ao exteriorizarmos.

Ao mesmo tempo, pergunto-me quão mal nos faz o fato de remoer sentimentos interiormente, sem desabafar a respeito. Com o tempo, podem tomar conta da gente!

Compartilha-los parece-me ser afim de aliviar as tensões, as agonias e transtornos pessoais, não?! Uma vez divididos, penso que enfraquecem dentro de nós.

Se fôssemos capazes de superar sozinhos tais problemas, creio que seria dispensável o trabalho dos colegas psicólogos e psiquiatras. E não é o caso... Ombros e ouvidos amigos se fazem igualmente necessários.

Bom, o que eu sei é que as coisas tem a dimensão e importância que damos a elas. Independemente. Só tememos o que (a)creditamos.

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resolução

O primeiro a pedir desculpas é o mais corajoso.
O primeiro a perdoar é o mais forte.
E o primeiro a esquecer é o mais feliz.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

a hora é agora

pró vidência

pró

Em defesa de, a favor de.
De modo favorável a.
Vantagem, proveito, conveniência.
Aspecto positivo;

vidência

Qualidade ou faculdade de vidente.
Visão sobrenatural.


Fim de ano, fim do mundo, a data de hoje... Nesse momento, tudo se mistura:
 
providência

Medida, atitude necessária.


A vontade rege o mundo. Do resto, o universo se encarrega.

Sem medo... Destino: conspiração do bem.

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"Quando uma criatura humana desperta para um grande sonho e sobre ele lança toda a força de sua alma, todo o universo conspira a seu favor." Goethe

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♪ "Existe aqui uma mulher, uma bruxa, uma princesa uma diva, que beleza!
Escolha o que quiser, mas ande logo.Vá depressa.
Nem se atreva a pensar muito.
O meu universo ainda despreza quem não sabe o que quer..."
Ana Cañas

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

la douceta



a buceta doce (portugais)
+
la douce chatte (français)

L'amour s'utilise d'un vocabulaire propre. 

La langue du sexe est particulière. 

Friday, 7 December 2012

a breath of air

The time comes, even for those who we have thought be immortal.

Oscar Niemeyer, one of the last communists, died leaving much more than his architectural curves, embellishing cities (as the Contemporary Art Museum in Niterói, the Copan Building in São Paulo, the French Communist Party Headquarters,  in Paris, the
Mondadori headquarters in Milan, among other postcards...), or "simply" being an entire one, in the case of Brasília. These concrete symbols have another implicit message, that life must be enjoyed, even if it is not fair.

This is exactly what he did during his almost 105 years in this world.

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More about his life, in the documentary A Vida é um Sopro, or on his website.


Thursday, 6 December 2012

Hooray!

Today it's HIS day! 

Although it's said Noël, in French, that means 'day of birth', the occasion we celebrate the saint is on the day of his death....

The first time he was cited stablishing his relation with Christmas, was in 1822 by Clement Clark Moore.

In the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" the patron of children, was described as Santa Claus, giving them gifts in the Eve Christmas. Maybe that's why this opus is also called "The Night Before Christmas".

In fact, he hadn't wear yet a red suit. Created by Haddon Sundblom, this image we all know nowadays: the fatter figure of a old man, came in 1920, with Coke (Coca-Cola) advertisings.

The biginning with conspicuous consumption linked with Christmas Holiday!

Anyway...  


I have just to thank him for giving me graces

Long live to this legend!


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

é melhor ser alegre que ser triste

photo by Nicole Nandes
Just a solace for being a guest of Bebel Gilberto's live DVD shooting (happening now, at Arpoador beach, in Rio), and not be there...

I miss the beach, my friends and family, besides all cultural Brazilian buzz and our well-known human-warmth.

Furthermore, I love bossa nova!
(isto é muito natural ♥)

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

cinq étoiles

La prison fictive de Unité 9 semble un hôtel de luxe! Et je ne mets pas en compairison avec Carandiru ou même pas avec la prison de Sağmalcılar, en Turquie (de l'«Express de minuit»)...

Équipée d'appareils électroménagers en acier inoxydable, de dernier cri, leur cuisine est meilleure que chez nous, par exemple! Ses vastes cellules, propres et individuelles, ont plutôt l'air de chambres de condos du Plateau! Ou je me suis trempé d'émission, et ce que je vois n'est que la vie riche des protagonistes de Tu m'aimes, tu?

J'ai aucune doute que cela n'est pas la réalité de plusieurs contribuables qui payent pour ce privilège (service de VIP) à ceux qui ont commis un crime (ou plus) à la société. Donc, je pose la question: 


Si vraisemblable, à quel point c'est juste?

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vraisemblance

Trop rigide, la nouvelle “IPL'' de la série TV pénitentiaire, Nancy Prévost, jouée par Debbie Lynch-White, ressemble énormément (pas de jeux de mots!) à inoubliable matricule 728 du SPVM (Service de police de la ville de Montréal),
Stéphanie Trudeau.

Comme dans la vrai vie, un personnage remarquable! Toutefois, pas pour son charisme, évidemment. Tous ceux qui ont vécu le «Printemps Érable» se souviendront!


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Malgré tout, je suis vraiment contente qu'on va revoir Marie Lamontagne et sa gang bientôt! Cette intrigue à couper le souffle poursuit l'année prochaine. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Monday, 3 December 2012

lusarab

It's impressive how similar we, Brazilian people, descendants of Portugueses, are in relation to Arabs. Namely concerning gastronomy.

Some ties I've noticed:

- Cabagge;
- Condensed milk;
- Esfihas;
- Kibes;
- Lentils;
- Olive oil (in Portuguese: azeite, from the Arabic az-zayt)
;
- Oranges (in Portuguese: laranjas, from the Arabic naranj);
- Rosemary (in Portuguese: alecrim, from the Arabic al-iklil);
- Sirup (in Portuguese: xarope, from the Arabic xarab);
- Sugar (in Portuguese: açúcar, from the Arabic as-sukar)

More:

- Blue (in Portuguese: azul, from the Arabic al-lzaward);
- Cotton (in Portuguese: algodão, from the Arabic al-kutun);
- Custom (in Portuguese: alfândega, from the Arabic al-funduq);
- Market/warehouse (in Portuguese: armazém, from the Arabic al-Makhzan);
- Migraine  in Portuguese: enxaqueca, from the Arabic xaqiqa)
- Tile (in Portuguese: azulejo, from the Arabic al-zuleij)


Among lots of other examples...

Well, it's natural. Moors invaded Portugal from 8th century... Something always remains, in different branchs.

Actually, even in both languages we detect a huge association. Probably, the fact of living abrod has enabled me to distinguish and recognize such parity more easily.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

at home, anywhere...

Forget twitter, facebook or any other social media... 

My real and most loyal daily follower is my cat.

No matter what I do, my kitty is always there(!), moving behind me.

For many others, dogs. 

Unconditional love. True one

Saturday, 1 December 2012

be mine

I found it, hung on the handrail of a bar, missing. Perfect for me! At that moment and then.

About a year and half ago, I don't know how, when or where, I lost it. Unfortunately.
 
Brown, warm, versatile, basic... I confess that, many times, it was hard to manage without it.
 
One fine day (yesterday, to be more accurate), I went to a second hand shop, looking for something similar to wear under the coat. I even told my husband about that... Surprisingly, there was one! I-d-e-n-t-i-c-a-l. 

What a goog luck! Amazing. So far... So good! 

Well, it's said "If you love something set it free. If it comes back to you, it's yours. If it doesn't, it never was". Thus, more than never, I pretty think that it REALLY belongs to me. 

Friday, 30 November 2012

my life without me

No, it's not about the movie, despite having enjoyed it... It's about life, the real one. Mine.

Everything I've planned has become of others. On the side, at the time when I'm not there anymore.

It's just strange... Being a beholder of my old dreams which are finally coming true. However, too late for me.

Out of complaints, regrets or even sad unpleasant griefs, I can say, proud, loud and clear: so much the better!


Before, only possibilities; now, detachment.
 

Things happens when they should. It's not by chance the way they do... All in good time.

Otherwise, I'm pretty sure that everything it would be different. That is to say no changes. And, in the end, that's not what I've wanted.

All told: Away, I'm better. New aims! 


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

breakfast

Mealtime is something! Probably, it also means being the thermometer of many relationships.

Coffee and sandwich in the morning are not that important, as long as partners still care about each other. After all, the relevant is love. 

Although once I heard the story of a nice couple who split because of egoism in preparing their breakfast, I honestly feel that small details may be easily overcome.

Albeit it is built and keep by little things which make all the difference. Thus, I understand the end since there is a lack of affection.

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A surefire recipe to save you of these dark moments:

- heat the approach to start;
- grease the feelings with tenderness; 
- flour enough sincerity and respect;
- blend double full measure of love; 
- add a good dose of willingnes;
- beat everything in regular intercourses;
- bake your relationship to keep it always hot;
- cool you in water bath sometimes
- caresses, to taste.

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  • abrace seus amigos
  • acredite em si mesmo
  • ande mais com os pés descalços
  • antene-se
  • aplique o que você prega
  • assuma seus erros
  • beba mais água
  • beije na boca com vontade
  • conheça novas culturas
  • cuide-se com carinho
  • dance sem vergonha
  • diga mais 'sim' do que 'não'
  • durma bem
  • dê atenção às pessoas
  • entregue-se ao que ama
  • escreva cartas à mão
  • estude outras línguas
  • exerça a tolerância
  • exercite-se
  • fale e ouça mais 'obrigado'
  • faça muito amor
  • goze mais e melhor
  • leia mais livros
  • movimente-se
  • não limite seus sonhos
  • ouça musicas que te façam dançar
  • ouse
  • pense positivamente
  • permita-se
  • peça bis quando é bom
  • pratique o bem
  • prove diferentes sabores
  • renove-se
  • respeite a natureza e os mais velhos
  • reveja velhos conceitos
  • se beber, não ligue!
  • seja fiel, sincero e verdadeiro
  • siga a sua intuição
  • sinta o novo
  • sorria sempre que possível
  • subverta vez que outra
  • tenha calma
  • tire alguém para dançar
  • trabalhe com dedicação
  • use camisinha
  • vá mais ao cinema
  • viaje sempre
  • viva menos virtualmente

c'est fini!