domingo, 24 de fevereiro de 2008

Brazilian Carnival

Hello there ..., sorry for once again taking such a long to post ( and its the very last time I am saying I am sorry for it , how boring is to start reading an entry with sorrys all the time , eh ? So consider it said all the time from now on : D )

Ok , surely not all of you know I am Brazilian but having that said , I would like to blog about something of my own culture .....brazilian carnival , its a huuuuuge party that shuts the country down for at least 6 days .

Here a video so you guys can get to know some more about it ( the video has an advertising flavour but yet a good one)


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"The Brazilian Carnival (Portuguese: Carnaval) is an annual festival in Brazil held 40 days before Easter and marks the beginning of Lent. During Lent, Roman Catholics are supposed to abstain from all bodily pleasures, including the consumption of meat. The carnival, celebrated as a profane event and believed to have its origins in the pagan Saturnalia, can thus be considered an act of farewell to the pleasures of the flesh.Brazilian Carnival as a whole exhibits some differences with its counterparts in Europe and other parts of the world, and within Brazil it has distinct regional manifestations.Brazilian citizens used to riot until the Carnival was accepted by the government as an expression of culture. That was because the Brazilian carnival had its origin in a Portuguese festivity called "entrudo"."Source: wikipedia

There are lots of videos of 2008 Brazilian Carnival in You Tube , however ...bad quality ones ,if you wanna see good images , access the links below , its from our main local TV channel - Rede Globo ...be prepared to see some reporters speaking portuguese but good quality video worths it .

These videos are the best shots of first and second day of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro , I may post more videos , 2008 school of samba champions , but only if I find good stuff , specially Sao Paulo( my home town) 2008 winner Vai - Vai ...

1-http://video.globo.com/Videos/Player/Noticias/0,,GIM785720-7823-OS+MELHORES+MOMENTOS+DO+PRIMEIRO+DIA+DE+DESFILE,00.html

2-http://video.globo.com/Videos/Player/Noticias/0,,GIM786102-7823-OS+MELHORES+MOMENTOS+DO+SEGUNDO+DIA+DE+DESFILE,00.html

And sure , I am gonna blog way more brazilian culture stuff along the year .

Hope you enjoy this entry !

xx

segunda-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2008

Charity Event

Hello there , I know its been a long time again O.o but I have been very busy at work .... *sigh*'

Today ,I would like to invite you for a Charity Event we are having in Second Life .

We came up with this kissing booth idea , then it grew to a silent auction date and also a bazaar .So now ,we have these 3 buildings going on to raise money to a non profitable organization for disable people (event location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Baba%20Yaga/22/34/42)

Non profitable organization info:
World Wide Ability, Inc. is the parent company of http://www.audacitymagazine.com/ , a non profit organization that publishes an online lifestyle magazine for people with physical disabilities. It has been around for over four years and it operated and written by people with physical disabilities from all over the world. It's founder, Nathasha Alvarez aka Audaciouslady Belford in SL is a wheelchair user who lives with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a brittle bone disability. Based on her experience, she designed a free online magazine that covers topics that mainstream media doesn't cover regarding the disabled population.

Below some pictures of the Event place so you can have a better idea.

In these two pictures , you see where the kissing booths (1st pic )are as well the action building ( 2nd pic) , in the auction you can bid dates and also a 10 weeks GIMP course offered by Calla Cela ;

Here you have the bazaar ( donations from some sl designers ) and a view of the three buildings ;














The event is supposed to end tomorrow ( feb 21st ) , however we are thinking about extending it until sunday .

To Second life residents ; Its for a very good cause guys , so come over and make your contribution ;)

See you , be well .

xx

quarta-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2008

Chinese New Year

Helloo ....today ( 02/07) New Year is celebrated in China . Year of the rat , which by the way, Rat is my chinese sign ...

To pay a tribute to this day , I will share with you some nice videos of a local band I like a lot and a Chinese New Years documentary .

With you ... Twelve Girls Band in Forbidden City :


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Twelve Girls Band is just great, these girls are recruted very young across China . They play old instruments (guzheng ,flute,koto ,etc) in a contemporary way .I prefer when they go more traditional but there are people that love this mix of old and new . The song above is called 'Xiang1 Ge2 Li3 La1'

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Another cool one , these girls rock , dont they ? There are loots of TGB performances on you tube ....they vary from these traditional songs to cold play (clocks)!

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Intriguing culture ! As they say , year of the rat is a prosperous one ...lets hope it really is :D

Well, Happy New Year to all of you ...again !!

Be well

xx

terça-feira, 5 de fevereiro de 2008

Hi there ! Sorry for such a long time for a new post ...

Well, as promised here are some pictures of Silk , my beloved home village ! Here is the low town , a place near to its gate .




Here is an overview of the low town ...you can see some shops, a tea house , the red district area , a square , etc ...worth a visit .
















Here is the path to the upper town , the way to reach residential area and the meditation/contemplation one among other spots ....beautiful , isnt it?





Awww , how this meditation area is a mix of relaxing and intriguing , check that big house abandoned ...... somehow a decadency is the word that pops up to my mind , well..thats me , come check and take your own conclusions .




Residential Area ....where moi lives , a very calm and no lag place, my rl is so stressfull that I had to live in a place like this at least in my second life . Hope neighbors dont get mad at me for picturing their houses .















Aha , the market !! Great stuff and for reasonable prices , if your house needs and asian touch, thats the place to go.
















And finally , the temple and the peak .....a great place to explore, dont miss any bit !

















Thats it folks , see you next time !

xx

quinta-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2008

First Post


Hey hey, happy 2008!

Well, first post of the year! And also the very first one after my introduction ;D

I want to start showing you , my virtual home . A small house located in a snowy asian mountain - Silk Waters! Silk and Van Goghs Virtual Museum (will post about it shortly) were basically the places that made me fall in love with Second Life.

I keep it unlocked so other asian culture lovers can enjoy it too. You can drop by for a hot cup of green tea ,in my living room there is a steammy pot always waiting for visitors and a nice Geisha Story book , you can practice Tai Chi and also have a hot bath ( if it was in real life , for higenic matters...hmm, I would keep at least my bath room locked ).

Silk Waters is an amazing village , there is the poor low town that you can see dirty walls , tore shojis houses and even a red light district . Apart of low town spots , there is a meditation and contemplation spot, a residential area ,a very cool market with all old school asian designers ,a temple and the peak .It amazes me how Silks creators were so careful with so many details , the textures and forms are FAB, however, I promised not to post long entries so only in the next one I am gonna show you the whole village .. :)



Good Vibes , see you !

xx

terça-feira, 27 de novembro de 2007

Avant Premier






Hi there, I am not much into writing, never was but somehow these days I felt like sharing my points of view with people ; maybe because I have been reading lots of blogs lately (some very useful) or because I have seen some very nice things around and would like simply to share my thoughts.

Its kind of funny because I am not a show off person at all, in fact I am a very reserved one and always hated any kind of exposure, you must admit that to blog is to expose yourself (even if most of you will never know who I am for real ..*grin*)

I intend to blog here about anything that captures my attention in any world ( mainly 3D one)as; interesting places, people, events, designs ,music ,you tube, etc, etc, etc ... will try as much as I can to blog here only easy reading ; light subjects , fun or silly stuff and mainly short entry ones.

I hope you guys have some fun and get nice tips here.


Btw, that one above is my avatar in second life .

P.S: I am still trying to get my way on this blog thing ,first time ever .....be patient!