Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dancing with the stars - Glykeria's Tango

The lazy song - Bruno Mars

Paulo Coelho - Your stories are no. 1 in my heart :-)


Paulo Coelho


Thank you USA for your support, "The Alchemist" is breaking all records in The New York Times Bestseller List ( 177 weeks = 3 1/2 years)



Paulo Coelho



url
http://www.goodreads.com/paulocoelho

born
August 24, 1947 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

gender
male

website

genre

influences
Khalil Gibran Henry Miller Jorge Luis Borges Jorge Amado

member since
January 2008


about this author

The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. In 1986, PAULO COELHO did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage. In the following year, COELHO published The Alchemist. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time. Other titles include Brida (1990), The Valkyries (1992), By the river Piedra I sat Down and Wept (1994), the collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo entitle Maktub (1994), the compilation of texts Phrases (1995), The Fifth Mountain (1996), Manual of a Warrior of Light (1997), Veronika decides to die (1998), The Devil and Miss Prym (2000), the compilation of traditional tales in Stories for parents, children and grandchildren (2001), Eleven Minutes (2003), The Zahir (2005), The Witch of Portobello (2006) and Winner Stands Alone (to be released in 2009). During the months of March, April, May and June 2006, Paulo Coelho traveled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella in 1986. He also held surprise book signings - announced one day in advance - in some cities along the way, to have a chance to meet his readers. In ninety days of pilgrimage the author traveled around the globe and took the famous Transiberrian train that took him to Vladivostok. During this experience Paulo Coelho launched his blog Walking the Path - The Pilgrimage in order to share with his readers his impressions. Since this first blog Paulo Coelho has expanded his presence in the internet with his daily blogs in Wordpress, Myspace & Facebook. He is equally present in media sharing sites such as Youtube and Flickr, offering on a regular basis not only texts but also videos and pictures to his readers. From this intensive interest and use of the Internet sprang his bold new project: The Experimental Witch where he invites his readers to adapt to the screen his book The Witch of Portobello. Indeed Paulo Coelho is a firm believer of Internet as a new media and is the first Best-selling author to actively support online free distribution of his work. (less)

Jaynes husband Jimmy is a Saint - Bless you for loving her so much



*I found this blog in my travels, It touched my heart and I felt I had to share it, and carry on Jaynes message,  the blog is a true account of her turmoil and battle with cancer, which eventually takes her life. Its very raw, and her suffering was very real, internal therapy through the internet. Jayne you are now an angel, your karma is done. Be blessed * MyGreekSpirit*
*From Jaynes Blog*
I'm also very avid supporter of good karma and doing good things for others while promoting peace.   I live in the moment and I always question; what is the best way to spend this  very moment and I always lean towards making others feel better about themselves.  I don't pity myself in anyway; I just use my situation to make others more thankful for what they already have.   My main question about life is "Why can't we all just get along?".   I live very strictly by the Golden Rule "Treat others how you would want to be treated".  I can always imagine putting myself into the shoes of others I would expect others to do the same. 
I feel that life is way too short to be disgruntled or to feel hatred towards others; so when you are sitting in traffic and the person in front of you drives too slow or just makes you mad; always remember that person's life is worth waiting for. You don't know them just by sitting behind them at a stop light. I also don't sweat the small things in life and I always love a good laugh, no matter what the situation. I'm always laughing at myself as I do and go through so many silly things in my life.
The Big Question: So what is this Shopping Kharma all about.? Where in the hell did I come up with such a stupid name? Well, I started a website (www.shoppingkharma.com) several years ago in hopes that my bright spirit might just make some peace in this world, raise some money for all the good causes that I believe in, and I just had to shut it down.  Well I didn't make a dime on anything; but it sure was fun.  I lost quite a bit of money but making others feel better about themselves is priceless! Everything on the site; gone.  All that hard work; for nothing; but I did start this blog so I guess some of it wasn't all for nothing.  I got to save some horses too which I am such a lover of!
 I have always had this dream of helping others in this big world of ours just through my writings. or from my website, you could shop for ways to give good kharma in hopes they could feel the warmth of helping others or just being a good person with a warm soul. Perhaps I could make people who feel violent and hopeless; cheerful and appreciating life once again. I could stop violence with my spirit. It really does feel wonderful when you make someone else's day by just helping them out or just giving them your time.

MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011  To All The Friends Of My Sweet Jayne
This is Jayne's husband Jimmy.  This is my first post to Jayne's famous blog.
Jayne passed away peacefully this morning.  She did not appear to be in any pain.
This blog was very important to her in chronicling her battle with this terrible disease.  Your support and love she received through the comments on the blog were truly inspirational to her and helped her to continue to fight and to continue to enjoy her life.  I loved hearing her recite all your comments to me.  It was very important to Jayne to use this blog to share knowledge so others could learn through her experience:  including patients, loved ones, and medical professionals alike.  For so many people who are newly diagnosed, it is the unknown things to come that are the scariest.  This was a way for Jayne to share her ideas and experiences in combatting this disease.  It is my hope that this blog will continue to be a resource for people.

Wink_and_Blink Photography - Mystical Stuff in Perth






Friday, May 27, 2011

Abrahams wisdom - Wake up people


Karantinis - Rampi Rampi - Incredible bouzouki !!

Deste Oi Magisses Tis Smirnis





The story starts in Smyrna in 1887. Katina is an intelligent and unethical young girl from Smyrne. She lives in a poor neighbourhood, where she meets Attarti, a Turk, who agrees to teach her about magic. After that, no obstacle is big enough, nothing can stand in the way of Katina climbing the social ladder. Love potions, filtres, concoctions and magic prove to be unmistakable. She marries four men. Each richer than the other, each more powerful than the previous one. Climbing the social structure of Smyrna, Katina gets involved with her husbands' businesses and dealings. She manages trade deals, banks tobacco and one day gets to run Smyrna.
Her writings, her potion recipes and her magic filtres were found, by chance, in a dusty case, a hundred years later, in her house in the island of Egina.

zmir is a large metropolis in western Anatolia and the capital of the İzmir Province in Turkey. It is Turkey's third most populous city and the country's second-largest port city after Istanbul. It is located along the outlying waters of the Gulf of İzmir on the eastern shoreline of the Aegean Sea. The city was formerly known as Smyrna.
The city of İzmir is composed of several districts. Of these, Konak district corresponds to historical İzmir, this district's area having constituted "İzmir Municipality" area until 1984, Konak until then having been a name for a central neighborhood around Konak Square, still the core of the city. With the constitution of "Greater İzmir Metropolitan Municipality", the city of İzmir became a compound bringing together initially nine, and since recently eleven metropolitan districts, namely Balçova, Bayraklı, Bornova, Buca, Çiğli, Gaziemir, Güzelbahçe, Karabağlar, Karşıyaka, Konak and Narlıdere. Almost each of these settlements are former district centers or neighborhoods which stood on their own and with their own distinct features and temperament. In an ongoing processus, the Mayor of İzmir was also vested with authority over the areas of additional districts reaching from Aliağa in the north to Selçuk in the south, bringing the number of districts to be considered as being part of İzmir to twenty-one under the new arrangements, two of these having been administratively included in İzmir only partially.
In all probability, modern name "İzmir" derives from the former Greek name "Smyrna", through the first two syllables of the phrase "εις Σμύρνην" ( pronounced "is Smirnin"), which means "to Smyrna". A similar etymology also applies for other Turkish cities with former Greek names, such as İznik ( from the phrase "is Nikaean", meaning "to Nicaea") and Istanbul ( from the phrase "is tan Polin" or "to the City").
In ancient Anatolia, the name of a locality called Ti-smurna is mentioned in some of the Level II tablets from the Assyrian colony in Kültepe (first half of the 2nd millennium BC), with the prefix ti- identifying a proper name, although it is not established with certainty that this name refers to modern day İzmir.[5]
The region of İzmir was situated on the southern fringes of the "Yortan culture" in Anatolia's prehistory, the knowledge of which is almost entirely drawn from its cemeteries,[6] and in the second half of the 2nd millennium BC, in the western end of the extension of the yet largely obscure Arzawa Kingdom, an offshoot and usually a dependency of the Hittites, who themselves spread their direct rule as far as the coast during their Great Kingdom. That the realm of the 13th century BC local Luwian ruler who is depicted in Kemalpaşa Karabel rock carving at a distance of only 50 km (31 mi) from İzmir was called the Kingdom of Myra may also leave ground for association with the city's name.[7]
The newest rendering in Greek of the city's name we know is the Aeolic Greek Μύρρα Mýrrha, corresponding to the later Ionian and Attic Σμύρνα (Smýrna) or Σμύρνη (Smýrnē), both presumably descendants of a Proto-Greek form *Smúrnā. Some would see in the city's name a reference to the name of an Amazon called Smyrna who would have seduced Theseus, leading him to name the city in her honor.[8] Others link the name to the Myrrha commifera shrub, a plant that produces the aromatic resin called myrrh and is indigenous to the Middle East and northeastern Africa. The Romans took this name over as Smyrna which is the name that is still used in English when referring to the city in pre-Turkish periods. The name İzmir (Ottoman Turkish: إزمير İzmir) is the modern Turkish version of the same name. In Greek it is Σμύρνη (Smýrni), Իզմիր (Izmir) in Armenian, Smirne in Italian, Esmirna in Spanish, Smyrne in French, and Izmir (without the Turkish dotted İ) in Ladino.
*wikipedia*

















Greeks with a bone to pick lolol

On a recent episode of Greece, You Have Talent- part of the Got Talent franchise - two contestants really were the entire package, so to speak.
Upon first appearances there was nothing out of the ordinary - two men in tuxes and a piano. But when the two pianists suddenly drop their daks, you suddenly realise something is up - or should we say two things are up?
While the two male judges find it hilarious, the third panellist, Greek TV presenter and musician, Eugenia Manolidou is simply speechless.
When it comes to putting on a show, the Greeks sure know how to rise to the occasion, right? Although they might want to give that piano a bit of a wipe-down before the next person has a play!

Original Version of the Nisi title song - Sotiria Bellou

Thursday, May 26, 2011

To Nisi - Brilliant Greek TV





Turkish Chiftetelli

Oysters favorite food for Lovers and Romantics

Freshly caught clams and oysters
on Gabriola Island
Oysters have been a favorite of food lovers and romantics throughout the centuries. The oyster has maintained a timeless mystique when it comes to passion. When Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, sprang forth from the sea on an oyster shell and promptly gave birth to Eros, the word "aphrodisiac" was born. Roman emperors literally paid for them by their weight in gold. The dashing lover Casanova also started his evening meal by eating dozens of oysters.

The oyster's own love life is an interesting one. A single oyster can incubate up to one million larvae and may do so more than once a year. Some oysters repeatedly change their gender from male to female and back again, giving rise to claims that the oyster lets one experience both the masculine and feminine sides of love.

It's a long-standing belief that eating oysters, especially raw, will increase your libido. Is there fact behind the fiction? Oysters may have gained their reputation at a time when their contribution of vitamins and minerals to nutritionally deficient diets of the day could improve overall health, and so led to an increased sex drive.

Oysters do contain dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps to govern brain activity and influence sexual desire in men and women. The passions produced from raw oysters, some have suggested, is linked to high levels of zinc and complex sugars and proteins.

Like all shellfish, oysters contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty acids. Romance aside, oysters can contribute to a healthy, balanced diet. Like all shellfish, oysters are low in calories and saturated fats, and are also excellent sources of protein and contain omega-3 fatty acids. Like fish, shellfish contribute to health by providing essential minerals and vitamins such as iron, zinc, copper and vitamin B12.
From Fisheries and Oceans Canada -- www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Alexiou - Amilito nero

Antonis Vardis - Apopse thelo na pio - Pou gyrnas



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The strength of fate

THE STRENGTH OF FATE (from "Alcestis")
by: Euripides
      N heaven-high musings and many,
      Far-seeking and deep debate,
      Of strong things find I not any
      That is as the strength of Fate.
      Help nor healing is told
      In soothsayings uttered of old,
      In the Thracian runes, the verses
      Engraven of Orpheus' pen;
      No balm of virtue to save
      Apollo aforetime gave,
      Who stayeth with tender mercies
      The plagues of the children of men.
       
      She hath not her habitation
      In temples that hands have wrought;
      Him that bringeth oblation,
      Behold, she heedeth him naught.
      Be thou not wroth with us more,
      O mistress, than heretofore;
      For what God willeth soever,
      That thou bringest to be;
      Thou breakest in sunder the brand
      Far forged in the Iron Land;
      Thine heart is cruel, and never
      Came pity anigh unto thee.
       
      Thee, too, O King, hath she taken
      And bound in her tenfold chain;
      Yet faint not, neither complain:
      The dead thou wilt no awaken
      For all thy weeping again.
      They perish, whom gods begot;
      The night releaseth them not.
      Beloved was she that died
      And dear shall ever abide,
      For this was the queen among women,
      Admetus, that lay by thy side.
       
      Not as the multitude lowly
      Asleep in their sepulchres,
      Not as their grave be hers,
      But like as the gods held holy,
      The worship of wayfarers.
      Yea, all that travel the way
      Far off shall see it and say,
      Lo, erst for her lord she died,
      To-day she sitteth enskied;
      Hail, lady, be gracious to usward;
      That always her honor abide.











      Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Greek and Roman love poetry, from the Greek poet Sappho and her erotic descriptions of romance on Lesbos, to the love-hate poems of the Roman writer Catullus. The source of many of the images and metaphors of love that have survived in literature through the centuries. We begin with the words of Sappho, known as the Tenth Muse and one of the great love poets of Ancient Greece:
      “Love, bittersweet and inescapable,
      creeps up on me and grabs me once again”
      Such heartfelt imploring by Sappho and other writers led poetry away from the great epics of Homer and towards a very personal expression of emotion. These outpourings would have been sung at intimate gatherings, accompanied by the lyre and plenty of wine. The style fell out of fashion only to be revived first in Alexandria in the third Century BC and again by the Roman poets starting in the 50s BC. Catullus and his peers developed the form, employing powerful metaphors of war and slavery to express their devotion to their Beloved – as well as the ill treatment they invariably received at her hands!
      So why did Greek poetry move away from heroic narratives and turn to love in the 6th Century BC? How did the Romans transform the genre? And what effect did the sexual politics of the day have on the form?
      With Nick Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Classics at Royal Holloway, University of London; Edith Hall, Professor of Classics and Drama at Royal Holloway, University of London; Maria Wyke, Professor of Latin at University College London.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ultimate dog tease gets 30 million hits bow wow wow and a happy Canadian beaver lol



Vancouver Canucks ROCK IT to the Stanely Cup Playoffs - WELL DONE BOYS








VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 24: Captain Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks leads his team for the post game handshake with the San Jose Sharks after winning Game Five of the Western Conference Finals 3-2 in the second overtime during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena on May 24, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia,Canada.
http://www.daylife.com/photo/028ZfphgpIf6M?__site=daylife

Moon in pisces




Kirstie Alley........You rock it girlfreind !!!!

















Moon in Pisces Teaches Compassion
The Moon entered watery Pisces today at 8:24am ET (12:24pm GMT). It’ll remain in this highly sensitive zone of the sky for about 60 hours or until Thursday evening. This may bring a rise in feelings of nostalgia. Memories of bygone days will come to the surface.
You can also expect a rise in feelings of compassion and love. Pisces is sensitive to the suffering of others. In light of the massive tornadoes sweeping through the US, we are likely to notice a commensurate growth in sympathy, kindness and consideration. It will bring an appreciation of the good things in your life and how lucky you actually are.
The Full Moons since December have been resonating deeply with the Galactic Center. The celestial current is moving us swiftly towards unpredictable changes.
The next couple of days will provide the perfect atmosphere to mull around in your unconscious – a sort of meditative zone – and get a good understanding of developments in your life that have taken place during this current lunar month.
Today’s Last Quarter Moon means there is one week left in the 29.5-day lunar month. Next Wednesday brings the New Moon and the start of a new Lunar Month that will culminate in an extremely potent and powerful Full Moon that will also be a Total Lunar Eclipse. The Icelandic volcano eruption and extreme weather in the US are cosmic punctuation marks of exclamation as we prepare to see what June will bring.
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