Sunday, October 18, 2009

My New Friend!

Breed:Yorkshire Terrier


Her Breed History:Yorkshire Terriers were bred in 19th century England from a mixture of Scottish Terriers: Clydesdale, Skye, Paisley and Waterside Terriers; and were used by miners near Yorkshire to catch rats that had infested the mines. They also came in handy as hunting dogs, able to chase foxes, badgers and other small animals into their burrows. Over the years they were bred smaller, soon becoming fashionable pets and dog show standouts.

The ultra long, fine, silky coat parts along the spine and falls straight down on either side. It is steal blue on the body and tail, and tan elsewhere. The tail is usually docked to half its length. If the dogs are not for showing, the owners usually go for the shaggy look. The Yorkie has a flat head, medium-sized length muzzle, a black nose, and regular teeth. The eyes are extremely vivacious and the ears are v-shaped, erect or semi-erect. Its limbs are straight with round feet and black nails. The hair on the head is so abundant that it is almost always necessary to gather it in a band to keep from going into the dog's food bowl and to give the animal maximum visibility.

She is highly energetic, brave, loyal and clever. Duda is truly a sweet little dog who need owners who understand how to give them gentle leadership. I really love Duda, she is already a member of the family and I believe that dogs are the man's best friend!
"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may makea fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself too."- Samuel Butler

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The 2016 Olympics goes to Rio de Janeiro

Everyone thought that South America would never get the chance to host an Olympics. THEY WERE ALL WRONG!

Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. This is definitely a historical date to all Brazilian people, because on that day, Rio de Janeiro got the 2016 Olympics. The amazing Brazilian carnival city of beaches, mountains and samba beat surprise all the competitors in a extraordinary campaign. Madrid, Tokyo and Chicago, were left behind. Brazil that has been seen as a danger country, will have the opportunity to show how much people discriminate and generalize the whole country just because of the slums and other sort of things that the population of Brazil have to live with. Chicago a very rich city was the first one to be knocked out. The U.S. president Barack Obama, gave all the support and did everything that he could to make Chicago's city the Olympics host. However, it did not work too good as everyone wanted. Chicago was eliminated because the city has not enough stadiums. The second eliminated was Tokyo, doing better than Chicago and following by the last city candidate Madrid.

"It is a time to address this imbalance," Brazil's president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, told the IOC's members before they voted. "It is time to light the Olympic cauldron in a tropical country."

Yeeeiiiiiiii...I am so happy! I have been to Rio and the city is just AMAZING. Brazil... I will be there for sure to see this fabulous event and I think Rio will do an outstanding!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

‘’ Anatomy of a Cheeseburger’’

I was reading an article today, ‘’ Anatomy of a Cheeseburger’’, and I thought it would be very interesting to post in here. In this article, Rifkin explains how Ray Kroc, a salesman who set up the first franchise of the McDonald’s drive-in restaurant, revolutionized the American restaurant industry. The author states that Kroc had it done by imposing discipline on the production of hamburgers, proving that he could be a great industrial comparing himself to Henry Ford. Kroc noticed that Americans had the necessity to get easier access to the food, so he decided to make things faster: by creating a fast meal and having it quickly delivered to the customers. Rifkin also emphasizes how the cheeseburgers were made step-by-step. Finally, the author points out that all the cheeseburgers are the same and different workers can make it without any problem.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

You know you're Brazilian when...

Just for fun....

You think American bathing suits are soooo big.
You like Guarana better than Coke
You have a meeting at 1:00pm,but you don't show up until 2:30pm.
You know who Xuxa and Pele are.
Your entire family goes to Grandma's house on Sunday's for a big family get together.
You would rather die than see Argentina beat Brazil in soccer.
BBQ means steak, sausage, chicken wings, pork, rice, farofa and beer.
You are the loudest person in the room.
You have a brazilian flag hanging from your car's rearview mirror.
You are so proud that you are brazilian you tell everyone.
You leave your home spotless when you have people coming over.
You understand & speaks Spanish, but when you say a word in Portuguese no one understands you.
Your jokes are always about Portuguese people.
You take soccer too seriously.
You cried when Brazil lost the world cup.
You got a birthday party, and you can't leave until you take that piece of cake home.
You know what Capoeira is.
You know a lot about Samba, Pagode e Axe.
You can eat rice and beans 7 days a week.
Your breakfast consist of milk and coffe and bread with butter.
You know who Os Trapalhoes, Turma da Monica, Zico, Caetano Veloso, Tom Jobim, Elis Regina, Ronaldinho, Jo Soares, Cazuza, Gilberto Gil, Silvio Santos, Roberto Carlos, Ayrton Senna, amd Carmem Miranda are.
You go to a bar and ask for coxinha with guarana.
You are so used to corruption that nothing surprises you anymore.
You have a sense of fashion.
You wear slippers..a lot!
You know how to play volleyball, soccer and handball.
You take pictures everywhere you go.
You know what it's like to buy liquor without an ID.
You know how to party, and if the party isnt over after 5am...its not a party!
Any holiday...being it official or not, is an excuse to stay home from work and take a week vacation.
You know what feijoada and pave are.
Your favorite drink is Caipirinha.
You dress up to go to the supermarket.
You spend an entire day at the beach.
You are too friendly.
You make friends everywhere you go.
You are a very warm person.
Cachaca rocks your pants off.
You grew up dancing/singing to Xuxa.
Easter is incomplete without bacalhau.
You own havainas in every color imaginable.
You like mayonnaise on your hot dogs and Americans think you're crazy for it.
You love coracao de frango (chicken's heart).
You know what Carnaval means.

Eh da para conhecer um brasileiro de longeeeee......rsrsrs...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

What are Love Languages?

Love Languages are the 5 basic emotional languages that we all have as human beings, and they speak directly to our hearts.No matter what else your partner does or says to you, when they’re speaking your primary love language, you are feeling overjoyed, appreciated and sincerely loved. When they’re not.. you’re not feeling the love! The Five Love Languages or basic emotional languages, in no particular order, that we all have are:
1. Physical Touch
2. Words of Affirmation
3. Quality Time
4. Acts of Service
5. Gifts
And according to statistics, approximately 90% of existing couples don’t share the same primary love language! So if you’re lost, dazed & confused in your relationships, then you’ve found the right book to read. How do you know what is your primary love language? I say “primary” because we have all five, however, one of them is more predominant.
So when do you feel most loved? Most appreciated? When do you really feel special?

Is it when you are touched, hugged, stroked or your partner is holding hand? Then your primary love language is probably Physical Touch.

Is it when you’re told how cute or cool you are? How good you look today? Is it when you get congratulated on some achievement or for doing something around the house or work? Then your primary love language is probably Words of Affirmation.
Is it when you’re Sharing a laugh, sitting around the dinner table with family or on the phone/messenger chatting with your friends? Sitting on the beach or anywhere else just staring into each others eyes or talking? Then your primary love language is probably Quality Time.

Is it when someone does something special for you, like open the car door, help out around the house, teaches you something new or helps you out with a charitable project? Then your primary love language is probably Acts of Service.

Is it when you get a gift? Is it when someone bought you a movie ticket, a new piece of jewelry, cloths or perfume/cologne? Then your primary love language is probably Gifts.
So through knowing someone’s love language you can make them feel extra appreciated. Whether you're a man, woman or child, friend or parent; we all share an emotional language and the sooner we learn about these ... the faster we can start having more rewarding, happier, & healthier relationships!

"Don't find someone you can find live with, find someone you can't live without."
''It's not about finding the perfect person, it's about finding the imperfect things...PERFECT."

Monday, December 1, 2008

Dancing is Good for Health!!!!

Dancing is a good form of exercise. We dance to enjoy and relax. It is fun to dance. Dancing to your favorite tune is what you would most desire.
This past weekend, I went out with some friends and we had so much fun dancing. I'm not an expert in dancing, but I always follow this phrase '' dance like no one is watching you''!So then you can just be yourself and not worry about how good you are. Iguess it works for me.
We may dance for pleasure, but dancing has a lot of health benefits too. Do you know what are they?

-Dancing is good physical exercise. It is good way to burn off excessive fat. It tones up the body
-It makes you feel energetic and vibrant. Listening to good music and dancing to it can be exciting
-Psychologically, it is relaxing. It makes feel good. Your mood improves. It can make you feel good if you are depressed and lonely
-Old people feel young
-Dance reduces stress. You forget your day’s tensions when you dance
-For those who are figure conscious, it is good form of exercise
-It improves the muscles and coordination
-Lowers risk of coronary heart disease
-Strengthens the bone hips and those of the legs
-It can decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and many other forms of dementia among the elderly
-It enhances the blood flow to the brain
-Maintains flexibility
-It increases stamina
-Relieves you of toxins through sweat
-Reduces blood pressure and lowers cholesterol
-One develop strong social ties, which is good for psychological well-being
-It motivates you
-It improves posture
-Your are more self-confident

I think dancing has physical and psychological health benefits. Physically, you are more fit, and psychologically more cheerful and self-confident. It is beneficial both for the young and the old. It is therapeutic in nature. Dance and keep good health as well. =)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday in United States

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the USA and falls on the Friday after the fourth Thursday in November. It is a busy shopping day as many people do not have to work. Many start shopping for the upcoming Christmas season.
In the United States, it is very popular to start Christmas shopping on Black Friday. Many stores have special offers with very low prices on some goods, particularly on electronics and popular toys.Most stores only have a few of the most popular items at very low prices. This means that some people go shopping very early in the morning or even overnight to make sure that they will find what they want.
Many people think that Black Friday is the busiest shopping day in the year. In most years, it is the day, on which the most people visit brick-and-mortar stores. However, the day on which most money is actually spent is usually the Saturday before Christmas.
There are some popular theories as to why the day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday. One theory says that it is because of the extremely heavy traffic on the roads on this day. The wheels of the vehicles left a lot of black markings on the road surface, leading to the term Black Friday.

I just got home from shopping and I found some good/cheap stuff that I needed: a GPS, women accessories and lots of clothes =)