Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


New York Travel


New York is my dream city. Every time I see something related to vacation in New York, or travel to New York I have to read it and pay close attention and I start dreaming with the day I’ll travel there. I would really love to go there on Christmas time because, judging by the things we see on TV, it’s the most lovely city in this time of the year.

I recently saw an article in a blog and I’ve decided to share it with you that have the same passion as me.



“7 Tips To Do New York On A Budget

New York City in general and Manhattan in particular has a reputation for being an expensive place to visit, and it is if you want it to be. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Earlier this week, for example, I spent two days in the Big Apple and spent less than $50 total for food and entertainment. Here are some tips to do New York on a budget.

1. Check local publications for days when local museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art, etc have free or reduced-rate fares. Posted “suggested donation” signs mean just that: it’s the suggested donation. You are free to donate as much or as little as you like, or nothing at all. That said, please try to donate at least something. These places aren’t cheap to keep open.

2. Consider purchasing a New York Pass if you plan on visiting more than two or three of the popular tourist attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Guggenheim Museum, etc during your trip. One-day passes start as low as $69.00 and contain over $600 worth of entry coupons, though of course you’d be hard-pressed to use them all in just one day. Luckily, 7-day passes go for just $135, a real bargain, and children’s passes are even cheaper. The New York Pass can easily pay for itself after just four or five uses depending on what you’re most interested in doing.

3. Walk. Manhattan from Central Park all the way south to the financial district and battery is imminently walkable and covers less distance than you probably think. Save on subway trips ($2 one-way) by planning your day’s activities ahead of time and then do them in geographical order from north to south (or vice versa). Not only will you save money, you’ll get plenty of exercise to help burn off all those delicious street snacks you’ll be eating along the way. Besides, New York is a city that must be experienced on the ground to be truly appreciated. You’ll miss most of what the city has to offer if you’re busy hopping from site to site via taxi or subway the entire time. Take a stroll. Do some window shopping along the way. Take in the sights. Getting there is half the fun.

4. Since most of you will probably have to ride the subway anyway despite all the walking you’ll be doing, it might pay to purchase a multi-day pass. Passes come in 1, 7, 14, and 30 day periods and allow for unlimited subway and bus trips until expiration. If you ride a lot (maybe the weather isn’t conducive to walking), you could save a significant amount of money buying your trips in bulk.

5. People watch in Times Square or Rockefeller Center. Most of the people you’ll see in these areas are probably tourists from all over the world. New York is home to an astonishing variety of people from every nation or culture you could think of. You could spend hours taking it all in. If you’re lucky, you might even see a naked cowboy.

6. Picnic in Central Park. Pick up some cheap sandwich ingredients and head to Central Park where you can sit in the sun, people watch, and maybe even rent a row boat or two.

7. Go to the site of the former World Trade Center. While the lot itself is currently under development for the new Freedom Tower, the city has erected a moving tribute to those who died on 9/11 near the Port Authority Terminal. It’s free and is a must-see for every American.”

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Do you want to try Flat Belly Diet?

As Christmas is approaching so is the time of eating more, especially more sweets and pastries. So I’ve decided to look in the internet information on how to eat in a healthier way, not to eat in Christmas season, but to eat afterwards. My problem is always belly related so I’ve found a flat belly book Flat Belly Diet with some food selection, some recipes and some tips to help make the belly look better. They also advise you on how you should eat and what your attitude towards food should be. Despite being a diet magazine they are also a preventive one which is important for those who don’t want to keep their belly fit. And you know what? Prevention magazine is looking for a select group of women who would like to try the Flat Belly Diet . Eligible participants will receive:
A free copy of the Flat Belly Diet book A free 1-year membership to the Flat Belly Diet website Exclusive membership to our Success Story Club The chance to blog about Flat Belly Diet on our website First look at exclusive Flat Belly Diet videos
You can check in their webpage and sign in to be the chosen one. Has I’m not a US Citizan I will not participate but It sure seems an interesting opportunity for those who want to have the book without any cost and for those who want to look healthier. In their website you can read and watch testimonials of people who use the book and indeed manage to lose some weight, mainly in their belly. Definitely it seems a great book.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Unemployment

Being unemployed is really getting me down from day to day. Although I have my inscription in the job center they don’t have many offers for all unemployed people. Last week I was called to the unemployed office to have a workshop, with several other people with a license degree, on how to search jobs online, mainly in the EURES Portal. We also focused other things like “a good posture in a job interview” but the core issue of the workshop was to motivate us to search European and Worldwide jobs. It’s no use to say that, although I knew the Eures Portal already, when I got home I went to the net to search job related sites worldwide and I found an one with several interesting articles for those unemployed looking for a new job. They have articles with tips to maximize a job search, they have job board blogs in their links, articles to help professionals taking more advantages on their careers and they even show the unemployment rate and other statistics on their site. For those who might need the site name is Employment Metrix. It’s good to have access to this information in order to gain some motivation to keep searching for a job that suits us. It’s a shame that the unemployment office is not doing this as often as it should but they deserve a credit for starting with this kind of workshops.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween



October 31 is Halloween!!! This festival is popular all over the world. I will tell you Halloween festival.
At first, why is called Halloween? November 1 is “All Saints' Day (Hallowmas)”. So, October 31 is the eve of that day=All Hallow Eve. Then it is called Halloween. Originally, this festival is a religion behavior of Celtic about 2,000 years ago. People believed that people who died come to life in this day.
Speaking of Halloween, Dressing up, Trick or Treat, Pumpkin!!! First is dressing up. Ancient people believed that dead people come back to life. So they get children to dress up and intend to drive off them. Second is “Trick or Treat”. People prepared treat as an offering to calm down ghosts. However, children wanted to get treat. So they began to say this word as a trick. Last is pumpkin. People make Jack-o-Lantern. It is the lantern of pumpkin. This is also for driving off ghosts.
Now, Halloween party is held all over the world. Children and adults enjoy this festival. In Portugal, this is starting to be a custom, and is already celebrated in many night places like bars and clubs.

But the Portuguese tradition is also kept. Children do not go to play trick or treat but they go ask for some traditional Portuguese cake called “merendeira” or some sweats and chocolates. The “merendeira” is a tipical little cake made especially from this time on until Christmas.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Resources for English Teachers

Has I told before, this year I’m not going to teach kids. Presently I’m preparing a Spanish and a English course but for adults. But as I know that sometimes it’s hard to find resources that can help us with material to prepare our classes and to make exercises I’ve decided to put here some I considered very useful when I needed. Hope It can help Kids teachers out there. Besides Halloween is coming and I think you can find in some sites lots of funny and interesting activities about the day.

ABC Teach
Billy Bear 4 Kids
Activity Village
Boggles World ESL
Using English
English Adventure
English 4 Kids
Lucy Learns DLTK – Kids


Those are just a few that I used a lot. I’ll try to put some more the next time and hope it can be useful for some of you.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Eyeglasses from ZenniOptical



I have a sightseeing problem since I was 16 years old and I started using prescription eyeglasses. With years going by it’s getting worse from year to year. First I used eyeglasses only when I was in class or, sometimes, to watch TV but has my problem got worse I felt the need to wear them every day. By my 19 years old, when I was in university, I’ve decided that I did not like others to see me with eyeglasses and I asked my ophthalmologist to try contact lenses. So I did and I really like the feeling of not having to wear my old glasses every day. Eventually came the time when I couldn’t bear having eye contact lenses all day long and I had to start using once in a while eyeglasses. By that time, and as you know, eyeglasses started to be a fashion item too and therefore I was not embarrassed of having a fashionable eyeglasses. Now sometimes I wear contact lenses and other eyeglasses, depending on the occasion and on the mood, but my eyeglasses are becoming old fashion and I want to change them, so I did a little research and I found an amazing site, zennioptical.com, with eyeglasses for all tastes and really cheaper. You just need to take a look. I was amazed when I bump into that site. Not only you can find a good quality price relation but also you can find the ultimate fashion and style.
At Zenni Optical you can also find online a variety of lens types, like progressive or bifocal, at prices never seen, from 8$ you can have the eyeglasses model you always dreamed of.
They are so amazing that they even are news in the Chicago Tribune.
See with your one eyes!


Monday, October 20, 2008

A Lifetime Story

There are stories that last for a lifetime and worth a lot knowing.I found a site that seemed interesting to me because they have some conferences with bible stories that worth knowing, if you want you can Find out more about these conferences that seems very interesting.I am Catholic and when I was a child I attended church all Sundays. There I heard some bible stories that at the time didn’t mean anything but today I know they have a meaning and they contain a life lesson. Some of these stories are similar to those happening in real life. My favorite bible story It’s about Ruth and I would like to share it with you.It’s a love story written in the Old Testament. Ruth is left a widow at a young age and she has to deal with that at her own way. Instead of going to live with her parents she decides to stay living with her mother in law, Naomi and returns with her to Judah, where she now becomes an alien in a foreign country.She treated her mother-in-law as her very own and loved her. She wished to help, support and care for her mother-in-law, who in spite of losing her husband and both her sons, was a kind and selfless lady. She gave the choice to her daughters-in-law to go to their parents’ house. Ruth could have readily accepted this offer and lived comfortably in her parents’ house. But she chose to go along with her mother-in-law to an unknown land. This reflects on her kind and compassionate nature. Her kindness was richly rewarded.This is one I really like because it tells us about love, loyalty and compassion, feelings that are rare in our days but sometimes reflect modern day stories. If you wish to Find out more about Bible stories and Theatre Church when CineMeetings & Events brings the first-ever Theatre Church Conference in Silver Spring, MD on October 22 & 23.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Earn Money in the Internet


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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Discover Dubai


I’ve always been fond of Dubai, not that I ever been there but because I always heard great things about the country and I’ve seen TV news and reports about how beautiful it is all that. Nowadays people are looking more and more for distinguished places to travel and to visit and for those who have the money Dubai it’s it. Lots of wealth, lots of sea, sun, and sand, lots of entertainment and different activities and for that reason people are traveling more and more to Dubai. Imagine that they’ve even built a city with snow. Under those high temperatures that built a Mountain under some iron looking like a sky resort with all activities regarding snow. I Like Dubai and maybe one day I can afford visiting it.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Places of the World

Huaraz Perú


Huaraz is a city of Peru, capital of Ancash department and the province of Huaraz, as well as headquarters of the Regional Government of Ancash. The city is located in the central highlands, south-east of the center of the department of Ancash, in the Santa River valley, known as "Callejon de Huaylas." Huaraz now has modern buildings, broad avenues and at different points in their Outskirts rise attractive estates Their traditional neighborhoods Centennial, Bethlehem, La Soledad, San Francisco and Huarupampa have not abandoned their original charms and attractions. It is a tourist destination for sports adventure in the mountains. It is also known as "the very noble and generous city" designation dating from the era of struggle for independence from Peru. Main attractions: -- The lagoon Yanganuco - Regional Museum of Huaraz: Located in the Plaza de Armas, is the largest museum of Lithics americas, home to more than 1000 pieces between monoliths, ceramics, fabrics, weapons and utensils of various pre-Hispanic cultures. - Viewpoint: Located next to the Cruz de Rataquenua allows tourists to observe the city in all its magnitude. Jiron-Jose Olaya: It's a street a few blocks away, typical of colonial architecture, and the only one that resisted the earthquake of 1970. is held in the District of Solitude and there appreciate the traditional characteristics of Huaraz. - Archeological Remains of Wilcahuain: 6 Km. the city is a temple stone platforms with overlapping, is divided into three floors of influence WARI. - Baths of Monterrico: From the town of Huaraz to 7 miles down the road we reach this central comfortable and elegant infrastructure, its attractiveness is a source thermo-medicinal waters, with single and two-man pools, pools for adults and children. With regard to its infrastructure for tourism, Huaraz has hotels, inns, lodging houses and restaurants category, travel agencies and tourism, mountaineering clubs, discos and all facilities essential for a pleasant stay.

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Recently I found a great website that teaches us all we need to know. For those of you who are beginners I advise you to visit the site how.todesignyour.com. The greatest thing about this site is that they do not only teach you, they show you all that you need to know about it, they have the most comprehensive video tutorial to show people how to built a web site. And you know what people say: “the best way to learn is by example”. I totally agree with them.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Favorite Great American Seafood Recipe

Do you like sea food? I like it a lot.
At home we make it often because Angel is even more passionate with shrimps then me, and seafood is one of the best sources of protein, it’s very good for our health. Angel makes excellent fried prawns and shrimps with garlic. He cooks seafood better than me but sometimes I like to show him that I can also make good shrimps. For that reason now and then I found myself searching for recipe sites and I found a great cook off site with some excellent recipes. If you like seafood I advise you to visit the site, http://www.greatamericanseafoodcookoff.com/.

Besides having the recipes there you can download them and furthermore they are having a contest where you can vote for which one you like the best and maybe you can win a trip to New Orleans.


And my vote goes too:

Shrimp and Andouille Cassoulet by Chef Brian Landry, Louisiana



3 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound andouille sausage, cut into ¼ inch pieces, (other smoked sausage or bacon can be substituted)
1 each sweet onion, diced
4 each celery stalks, diced
4 each garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons plus
1 teaspoon creole seasoning separated
1 teaspoon dry oregano
5 each whole peeled canned roma tomatoes (approx. 1 - 15 oz can)
5 each whole peeled fresh roma tomatoes
3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
4 - 15 oz cans white kidney/cannellini beans (other white beans can be substituted)
2 bottles Michelob Amber beer
4 pounds fresh Louisiana head-on shrimp,
6-20 count
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
1 bunch green onions, chopped
3 cups breadcrumbs, panko if possible
1 ½ cups ground parmesan
3 tablespoons olive oilSalt and pepper, to taste



Peel and de-vein the shrimp. Season with 2 tablespoons of Creole seasoning. Place the shrimp shells in 1.5 quart saucepan with the chicken broth and place over medium heat. Allow to simmer.




In a large skillet or small Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the andouille and allow to brown. Next add the onion, celery, garlic, Creole seasoning and oregano and cook until the vegetables are tender and translucent. Next, crush the tomatoes over the skillet and add the Worcestershire. Rinse the beans under cold water, and add to the skillet. Next, add the thyme and green onions. Strain the shells from the broth and add the broth to the skillet. Allow the beans and sausage to simmer for 15-20 minutes. (While the beans are simmering mix the breadcrumbs, parmesan, olive oil, salt and pepper.) Add the shrimp and allow to cook for 8-10 minutes. Cover the skillet with the breadcrumb mixture, and place under broiler for 2-3 minutes until the breadcrumbs are brown.




After reading the recipe I’ve decided that I really want to try it. In the picture it looks great and the description almost made me feel the taste of it.
My only problem with following recipes is that sometimes it’s hard to find all the proper ingredients in Portugal, like the Worcestershire sauce or the andouille sausage but I tend to choose other ones that I think might be similar. I sure give it a try and hope that Angel likes it too.

If you are a seafood fan like me you can simply go to http://www.greatamericanseafoodcookoff.com/ site and choose the recipe that suits you the best and vote for your favorite recipe so you can have the chance win a trip to New Orleans. It’s as easy as that!



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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Autumn is almost here

We are still in the beginning of September but the weather already tastes to Autumn!




The morning and evening temperatures are dropping a lot, almost like in winter time, the rain is threatening to fall and the days are a lot shorter… climate is changing and with it changes the mood of people.



I like autumn maybe because it’s the beginning of a new season, new clothes, new things to do, but although I like it I know that sometimes my mood is going down. Like with so many other people the mood it’s a reflect of the weather, if it is grey we are sadder, if it is bright we are cheerful. But I must confess that the greatest about it are those days when the sun almost looks like fire and the golden red leaves all over the trees, mixed with the brown orange all over the still green grass floor with a blue sky background… it’s a great and beautiful image.



Let the autumn begin and let’s hope that it can bring us a lot of new things.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Back to work

It’s been a long time since I don’t write anything because I’ve been on vacation for two weeks and I’ve decided to be away from internet during that time. But now I’m back to work.
I also have little time to do so. At home I have lots of things to do, no time to be in the net. I use some dead hours I have at work in order to read the blogs I like and also write a post or two.
I want to dedicate more of my time writing in my blogs and I’ve been trying to create a new one in word press but I haven’t manage to understand quite well how it works, for that reason I’ve been struggling to find out information on it. If any of you know any site with information on that I can use some help.
I’ll keep this one and I’ll have the new one as well (really hope I have the time for both). As soon as I have it with a better look I’ll post the address here.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Tourism pages

Here is a page very interesting for those who share the same interest in tourism as me:









Travel & Tourism - World Tourism Pages
World tourism pages - travel, tourism, vacation, hotel,airticket,outdoor,budget travel,car rental, airlines,backpack

Summer Time


The summer is here, we have been feeling the heat for some time now. Feel heat? And the rain which we have been felt from time to time? Yes, nothing is as it was before. As the seasons changes, the quality of life changes too, as so many other changes. They are so many and unfortunately cause little improvement in our life, stability, health, etc. . etc. ...
How to live better? It seems difficult, but not quite. What is not in our hands to change, it’s automatically solved. We only need to change what’s in our hands.

Ex.: why losing time and bother thinking: if I knew....... But I did not know, therefore, how can I use that experience from now on? That's it.

Think: what might happen next year?
Summer brings good feelings and positive actions like: “I's time again to think about renewing the house” – you don't have to spend much money, sometimes you just to change the furniture or substitute some bibelots and put others in a drawer. I need to have a new look and change my hair” - one day you finally decide to do it once for all. Small things will make all difference and give you joy and happiness.

AND STOP! Spend, at least, 10 minutes of your day thinking about good things in life.Walk outdoors. If you live by the sea, walk over there and listen the sound of waves. There is nothing more relaxing than, by the end of a working day, going to see the sun almost setting and listening the sound of waves. It’s summer time, it’s time to be by the see.

That's it. STOP - CHANGE - WALK – THINK ABOUT YOU – FEEL – IT’S SUMMER TIME

Monday, July 28, 2008

Last Minute Vacation


A lastminute is a product of last minute, that is, a product whose date of departure is close to their date of purchase. In general, the lastminute products, which have validity date of only 15 days after the date of its offer on the site.


Uncheck all meetings the next day and be alert to deals of last-minute trips and exclusive. You may have to make the bags to take the last seats on a flight to the Red Sea, diving in the Caribbean or even depart to Brazil.


The trip in Europe that are bought almost the same day are cheaper! Offered by travel agents, this is a kind of package tour that has generally lower price when purchased a few days before the flight, with the goal of reducing the number of empty seats on the plane.
You just need to check on a last minute agency. The difference is that in those places you have to board in less than 48 hours, see:


http://www.lastminute.com/ - Good for packages and last-minute flights


How about doing an escape of one week in paradisiacal beach of Pipa in northeastern Brazil by ... 400 euro? Or go to Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic on an "all inclusive" at a price at around 600 euros? Yes, it is possible. But only for those being attentive to the shop windows of travel agents and is willing to leave on vacation the following day. The "last minute" is a modality that is permanently installed in the market and that tour operators make frequently

Unfortunately these two sites I mentioned are not in Portuguese and do not have any Portuguese airport as a departure city so us Portuguese Travelers still have to rely on travel agencies, all of them have last minute offers but few of them with internet based buy.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Algarve Car Hire Service

The university where I’m attending my MBA is in Algarve, and my specialization is in touristic organizations, therefore and though I’m not living in Algarve I listen, in a lot of classes, issues related to Algarve tourism. So I’ve decided to share a car hire service
for those who intend to visit Algarve.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Pasteis de Nata - Portuguese Cream Cake

Great Portuguese speciality - you slhould try




In 1837, in Belém (a place by the tagus river in Lisbon) , near the Jerónimos Monastery (a Portuguese famous monastery), in an attempt to subsistence, the clergy of the monastery put some cake cream for sale in a pastry.
At that time, the area of Belém was far from the city, and its access was provided by the steam boats. The presence of Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belem attracted many tourists that quickly get used to “pasteis de belém” the traditional Portuguese cream cake.

The recipe was passed exclusively to known pastry masters who produced them in secrecy, and it remains like that until present day.
Despite being a Portuguese sweet, cream cake is also quite common in Brazil, with a sweet marketed by the network of fast-food Habib's, and they could be found in many bakeries and pastries in some parts of the country, especially in the city of Pelotas, well known for its sweet of Portuguese origin.
The pastels of Belém represented Portugal in the initiative of cultural Coffee Europe, the Day of Europe in 2006 during the Austrian presidency of the European Union.

WallPaper


I’ve been trying to decorate my home. It’s brand new and I have only the essential furniture.
Since the beginning my idea was to have there some walls with wallpaper. The room I really wanted was my bedroom. I have a dark red wall and I have another wall by the entrance I would like to use black wall paper with glittering. I saw it once in a decoration store but I didn’t see how much it was because, by then, I still haven’t any ideas for my decoration. I’ve been searching in the net and I found that similar wall paper but without the glitter are really expensive, So I can’t imagine how much the one I want is. By now a guess I have to postpone my will for a couple of months more. It’s not easy to save money for the decoration while we have all house expenses plus mortgage to pay.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Useful Page 2

This one I should share with you as well. It’s a page related to information on travel and tourism. There you can find a lot of information about places to visit and hotels. It seems a fairly good page.
World Tourism Page

Useful page 1

I've decided I should share interesting pages every time I came across one.
I found this one that is a web page directory and it seems useful for those who are looking for web pages related to particularly issues.
Add Your Website To 100 Web Directories.
Add your website to 100 web directories.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Improve your Page Rank

It’s not the first time I write about this but as I believe it is a topic of interest that might help others as well I’ll write it again. Has I’m trying to improve my page rank in order to have some paid posts I’ve been searching in the net ways on how we can accomplish that.
For those you are having the same problem as me I’ve decided to share a blog that has some very useful tips and ideas, PageRank Guide, take a look and you will see that it explains a lot about Google Page Rank.
I hope it will help me and all of you who are experiencing the same as I.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Tunisia



I started on a new job but I sure would like to have some away vacations maybe by the end of August. In my MBA I only have vacations o August, so I can only go away that month. I’ve been searching for destinies and I found one that it seems good and it’s not the most expensive ones (there are no cheap ones in August).
Tunisia
Tunisia is "the gateway for those who want to know the Arab world a" safe, bathed by the Mediterranean, with strong Islamic traditions but living in harmony with Western culture.
Tunisia has in recent years to have "a great acceptance by Portuguese tourists, was larger than usual" that why it is consider as an affordable destination to go on by Portuguese people.
It provides a quite holiday on the beaches of the coastline from Gammarth, Hammamet, Port El Kantaoui, through Sousse, Monastir until Mahdia, the adventure of crossing the desert of the Sahara which has its port of entry in Douz, is known for its culture and experiences as one country with strong Islamic traditions.
Some other charms of Tunisia to visit are the familiar blue windows and doors on a white background, as well as the Sidi Bou, a city where Muslim relic of art is required to drink a mint tea with pine nuts, or travel in time and go to Carthage visit the thermal baths of Antoninus and its archaeological remains.
I think I would like going there one day.

Going on a Diet


Remember some time ago I have decided do go on a diet? I told you that later I would put my diet plan.
I quit with it cause now I don’t even have the time to eat properly. With my new job I don’t have lunch at home and has I don’t have a proper lunch I spend all the afternoon eating all kind of stuff. I try to eat mostly fruit but that doesn’t fills me.
Though, and as I lost some weight here it is the diet I did for a bit more than one week.


I cut with all food with sugars. No sweats
No potatoes, rice or pasta whatsoever.
No juices.
Lots of vegetables and fruits
Try to avoid red meat instead I eat chicken or turkey meat.


Basically my diet was like this:


Morning:
I cup of lower fat milk
An expresso coffee

Middle morning:
Some tea
A piece of fruit and a lower fat yogurt

Lunch:
Lots of vegetables or salad with chicken or turkey
Water
Coffee

Afternoon:
Two pieces of the some fruit (we should not eat different fruits together cause it contains o lot of natural sugars)
And/ or a lower fat yogurt


Late afternoon:
Small goat cheese

Dinner:
A plate of soup with lots of vegetables
A piece of fruit

Before going to bed:
A cup of lower fat milk or Hot tea

I drunk a lot of water and teas
This was my diet that made me loose 4 kilos in a week.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New Job


I started on a new Job. For more than a month now I’ve been having interviews to a job as an inside sales. They requested someone with a license degree in languages, that spoke English and Spanish fliuently, and after four interviews I was the selected one. I had to leave kids before the end of the curricular year. But it was only two weeks before and I had to think in my life. I left all the evaluation prepare and now the substitute teacher don’t have to worry with that and it’s not needed to add some extra content to their learning plan because I left it completed. All it’s left for them now it’s to do some games and fun activities in English. After school it’s over I would be with a job and thought I’ve been teaching It’s been three months, almost four, since I don’t get paid. I been stressing a lot because I don’t have money not even to put petrol in my car. I have my MBA monthly payment and I have house expenses, so I need at least to eat. If it wasn’t for Angel I’ll be starving to dead right now. All the English and Spanish classes I teach are paid from 2 to 5 months after being given and I could not continue like this. Of course teaching I earn 2 times more per hour then I do in a normal job, but teaching I did half of the money I’m going to do now because I had few hours per week and still I needed some extra hours to prepare classes. Well, for now I’ve decided to accept this opportunity and thought it’s much less than a normal wage for someone with a degree I wont be stressing by the end of the month because I don’t have money to pay my bills. I still keep on teaching Spanish for adults two times a week after my job because I really like to teach. In the future I aim to be an University teacher but for now I think I have to accept been an inside sales

Friday, June 13, 2008

Make money with your blog

I been searching some other blog Advertising networks. I found out this one and I signed in. anyone knows this one and can tell me if it is a good one? I hope I'll have some paid posts to do from this one.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Diabetes

Some time ago a found an article that draw my attention and I would like to share it with you. Angel has diabetes and when we first started going out together I had the need to search more about diabetes. I found out very interesting things and very helpful ones as well, like on how to deal with a crisis. I also went to his doctor with him once to get to know her and for her to advise me and give me tips about his condition and I learned a great deal. I left there a little frightened, though because she mentioned a lot the worse things that could happen if Angel does not take care. More recently, and as we are now living together and I have the constant need to search for updated information, I found an article that I would like to share. Here it goes:
Top 5 Diabetes Diet Tips for Creating Healthy Meal Plan
by Nishanth Reddy
Diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar. A healthy-eating plan tailored to your needs will do that and more. Majority of people affected with diabetes are overweight or obese. In fact, your risk of getting diabetes increases the more weight you put on.
So controlling your diet can be the key to reducing the risk of diabetes as well as improving your symptoms if you are already affected by this disease people often refer to as "the silent killer."
Everybody knows that maintaining a good diet is a healthy choice for every person. But for diabetes patients, this statement means something more significant than the recent fad over healthy living.For diabetes patients, having a healthy diet means eating in a way that reduces the risk for complications that are commonly associated with their conditions, including heart disease and stroke. For them, a healthy diet could mean the difference between die-abetes and live-abetes.Eating healthy involves eating a wide variety of foods that encompasses the whole diet spectrum of vegetables, whole grains, fruits, non-fat dairy products, beans, lean meats, poultry, and fish.No, you do not have to eat all of that, but a little bit of this and that enough to balance the three basic food groups (Go, Grow, and Glow) is what you should aim for.
Tip #1: Preparing a Meal PlanWhen you go on a diabetes diet, the first things you need to do is to prepare a meal plan. This will serve as your guide to how much and what kinds of food you can choose to eat at meals, and even at snack times if you wish to include that.Now, be sure that your meal plan fits in with your schedule and eating habits. That way you will not be likely to ruin your diet simply because your work schedule conflicts with your meal schedule.Keep in mind your end-goal: To keep your blood glucose in levels that are easy enough to maintain.In addition to that somewhat myopic diet goal for diabetes, you also want to follow a meal plan that will help you improve your blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as keep your weight on track.All these - blood pressure, cholesterol and weight - are factors that contribute to the worsening of your diabetes symptoms, so controlling them could very well mean controlling your diabetes.When preparing a meal plan, be sure to balance uptake and down take - that is, food and exercise, respectively. Additionally, your doctor may have prescribed you with insulin or oral medications to help you manage your condition.Take those medications into account as well when you plan your meal plan, making sure that the food is balanced with the drugs. The whole thing sounds like it's a lot of work but with a few suggestions from your physician and/or dietician you can start building a meal plan that is best for you and your condition.
Summary:If you've never attempted to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet before your diabetes diagnosis, it can be difficult to know where to get started. Try these diabetes tips, as the right food choices will help you control your blood sugar level.About the AuthorNishanth Reddy is an author and publisher of many health related website. Visit his website for more information on diabetes, including symptoms, diet, child diabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and diabetes prevention.http://www.diabetes-info-guide.com/
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Monday, June 9, 2008

I Signed up for SocialSpark!


Social Spark a great community It combines paid reviews and a friend community. It’s great to share ideals, to generate traffic, to get your blog known and to advertise in your blog through it and the best thing is that you can win money doing all this because you have there a lot of opportunities to take paid reviews.


I found out about SocialSpark in one of my blog searches and I´ve decided to sign up because I saw there an opportunity to meet new people, to present my blog and to make new friends. At the beginning I did not have much time to browse and see all the functionalities it has, and only after two weeks I requested for my blog verification for that reason I’ve been waiting for my blog to be approved on Social Sparks for about 2 weeks. It was approved this weekendJ. Now that I took a little time (not much) to browse there a bit more I realized it is much better than I first realized. It’s a great community where I can meet a lot of people, and make friends (I had already some friend requests), but most of all I can find a great deal of very nice blogs that share the same interest as me. Having more friends give me the opportunity to have a better rank page thus leading me to have more opportunities in paid reviews. I’m finding it amazing. Most opportunities in SocialSpark are taken really fast but the good news is that you can apply for one and wait in a queue for it to be available to you.
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Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Blog Update

I’m not updating my blog as I would like because don’t have much time to write lately. I’m in a big stress with work and with school. As I have more than one job I found it difficult to tackle with my time. I think I need a time managing course. Do you know any online?
It’s been three weeks since I’m having my school examination, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned before but It having an MBA, so I have to study hard and it’s not an easy job. Besides giving English classes to children I also lecture Spanish Classes to Portuguese Adults. And those three jobs have been keeping me very busy. My examinations ends by the end of June and I can’t wait for it to be gone because I feel really tired of studying. I don’t have proper weekends, also because my examination is at Saturdays, and I don’t have night time because I need to study. The thing that makes me sadder is that I’m living with angel for about two months now and I can’t find the time not to be with him more often neither to enjoy my first times as a couple living together.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Love in the Time of Cholera


Love in the Time of Cholera is a Gabriel Garcia Marques novel adapted to the screen. I went to see the movies and I thought is was a great one. The characters performed their role in such a passionate way that seems that we public are living the romance.
A love story that lasts through times and tells us that we are never too old to love.
Florentino Ariza falls deply in love for Fermina Daza that is also very in love with him. Her father is against the romance and separates them. When she returns she realizes that it was only an illusion, not true love. He remains broken hearted and follow every step she gives in order to try to win her back. Even when she gets married he does not give up dreaming of a one day perfect ending with the love of his life.
Everyone should see this movie and think about the love lesson it give us.
Furthermore the soundtrack was really amazing… original songs by Shakira, playing together with those great landscapes… something one needs to see in order to feel…
Simply loved it!

Monday, May 26, 2008

My teenager dream job as a police officer

One of my teenager dream professions was to be a police woman. When I was young it was what I intended to follow as a profession but I had little knowledge on how I could apply to the graduated police school and when I found out that I needed to take an examination of a subject I knew nothing it was too late. So I’ve decided to study languages. Well I guess I still have that dream because every now and then I see myself searching for all that might be relative to a police job, including clothes like 5.11 Tactical Shirts, equipments and all that might bring me some memories of that old dream. In one of my searches I found out a site with amazing products that are very interesting not only for real police officers but also for common people and I found myself once more dreaming on how could I have done a great job as a police women if I had the chance. After having my graduation I also tried police air force but when I applied I was told I was too short, another big disappointment… Well Life is made of achieved goals and disappointments and we have to deal with all of them.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Weight loss

I’ve been trying to lose some weight this week. Well, I have a friend’s wedding ceremony and I want to be in shape. The reason is that as I don’t have money to buy new clothe I have to stick with a dress that I used last year in on another friend’s wedding ceremony. My problem is that I was 5 kgs lighter than I am, or then I was. I started to go on a diet this Monday and I’ve decided that I wanted to lose at least 4 kilos. It’s not that I feel that I’m fat, last year I was really skinny, but it’s cheaper to go on a diet then buying a new dress. So my diet is based on a huge reduction on average of inhered calories a day. Instead of the 2500 calories we should eat a day I’m trying to eat only from 100 to 1200 calories. I think I’m managing to do so. I weight myself every day. The first day, from Monday to Tuesday, I loss 1 kg, I was really happy. But the second and the third day I can only lose half kilo each day. In three days I lost 2 kilos. Yesterday I was a bit disappointed but today I must admit that its not bad at all considering I didn’t stop eating, like some people do, but, instead, I’m trying to eat on a healthier way.
I think I’ll keep on doing a healthier diet and I’ll keep you up to dated how I’m I going. I must warn you that Saturday does not count. I’ll try not to abuse and not to eat bad food but I think I’ll eat a sweat or two.
Next week I’ll put you my daily diet.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Portuguese Wine… one of the best



Four Portuguese wines on the top 100 wines list of the year 2007 of the well known American journal "Wine & Spirits." The magazine also chose two Portuguese products to its list of best wine cellars of the year.
The Portuguese wines are chosen Quinta do Feital Vinho Verde Dourado Alvarinho 2005, Quinta do Crasto Douro Reserva 2004, Taylor Fladgate Porto Vargellas 2004 and Taylor Fladgate Porto Vargellas Vinha Velha 2004.
Regarding Portuguese wine cellars chosen by Wine & Spirits they found that the Quinta da Aveleda Vinho Verde 06, the Vinho Verde Alvarinho 06 and 05 Bairrada Follies were the best wines produced by Aveleda while the Douro Reserva 02, o Douro Prazo de Roriz 05 and the Porto Vintage 04 were the best wines of Quinta de Roriz.

The magazine chose, also, six Portuguese wines to its list of "100 best buy", based on the quality / price ratio.

These wines are the Portal do Fidalgo Vinho Verde Monção Alvarinho 2006, Muros Antigos Vinho Verde Escolha Loureiro 2006, Fuzelo Vinho Verde Monção, Aveleda Vinho Verde.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Teaching English for kids



I’ve been teaching English for kids from 8 to 10 years old. It’s not an easy job. They are always talking and have no respect whatsoever for me. I used to be a very nice teacher but with these kids I had to change my technique been not so nice and sometimes I even have to be rude. I thinks it’s worse because they know that English is only to keep them busy and have no effect on the final grade at the end of the year. I certainly tried to have them busy with activities and songs and games but it seems that there is always some of them that are not satisfied and disturb all the class. I have two classes, one really noisy and disturbing and the other not so noise. On the other day on the first class there were 4 children missing, luckily were the ones that have worse behavior and the class went wonderful, I realized from then that we only need one or two disturbing children to incentive all the others to disturb the class. Sometimes I find myself thinking if maybe the problem it at home, maybe they don’t have enough attention at home and need to draw attention in class for the others to notice.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Beautiful Images

I’ve searching for images that I like to do a print with some of them to put it in one of my office’s wall. Instead of wall paper, which everyone is using at the moment, I want to use a big print and add it beautiful sentences in several languages to make something different. I found out lots of great images so I’ll leave you with this one:

HTML Codes

I’ve been trying to improve my blog changing it’s HTML codes. It’s not an easy job once I have no experience at all. I’m trying to search on other blogs and also sites that can give me a clue on how to learn basic html. If anyone know about it or know any blog that can help me please leave me a comment, will you? I’ll be very appreciated!

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Internet Problem

In what concerns technologies my new life is not starting very well. I ordered cable Internet thinking it was the best, and indeed it is very fast opening pages but it’s my second week using it and it’s been three days since I have no internet connection. Luckily I have a Internet mobile board that I can use but not for long once I have to reduce on expenses and I can’t have both. But to make it difficult I have to say that living very close the city centre I can’t have the 3G connection leaving me with the 2G (GPRS) that works worse than in my parents (a local village that has nothing).Moving to the city I thought all that problems of living in the middle of nowhere would be gone, well I guess I was wrong and I thing I have keep on dealing with Technology problems not to loose practice.

I signed up for PPP!

I like to read a lot but as I spend most of my day in from of the computer I’ve decided to take five minutes of my day to find out and read some interesting blogs. That was when I found out Pay Per Post so I’ve signed up. It was a long time ago and I did it because I found it a very interesting way of earning Money while writing about what we love. First I was not able to start writing to them cause I had my blog for less than three months. I’ve decided to wait while writing articles that could be of interest not only for me but also for others, not forgetting my personal issues. Well, things got complicated in my life I got sick for a long time not being able to do my normal life and not having the wills to write about anything. After that I started to feel better and visited Pay Per Post but as I did not write anything for a long time I had not enough posts to be eligible. But still I did not give up. I searched a lot of information about people writing for Pay Per Post and realized that all of them had two things in common… first, they all loved to write and second, they all were very happy with Pay Per Post. So I’ve decided to start writing when I could about issues that I’m fond of and here I am with my first post as a member of Pay Per Post. I hope that I can meet a lot of interesting pay per posties and I really hope that my b log can be an interesting one forsome of them too.

Friday, May 2, 2008

My new life as a non just married girl

I’m moving from my parents home to a new apartment with Angel and no, we are not going to marry for now. It has not been easier these new weeks because the apartment is a mess and I can’t find the time to put it right. I still haven’t brought all my stuff neither did Angel. Another reason for this mess is that we don’t have all the furniture and electro domestics yet so we can’t have a normal life. The apartment is always dirty, with people coming in and out all the time to deliver this or that, I have lots of laundry to iron (house laundry that I was given when child to keep and use only for when I’m married) lot’s of things to fix like chandeliers, and we still haven’t started the decoration yet. Judging by this I think I’ll have my house messy for a long time until I manage to have it all or almost all in place. I used to take care of my home while at my parents but still it’s a bit different. I’ll see how I’ll get along these next times.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Places of the world - Cape Town


Cape town is a set of islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and was a Portuguese colony ends in themselves excellent places to rest and relaxation. Here some of the characteristics of this archipelago of islands of Cape Verde. Language The Creole is the language spoken throughout the archipelago, but the Portuguese is the official language. In urban centers and major tourist attractions of the country English, French, Spanish and Italian are reasonably understood by the population. Lodging There are several options, from pensions, Residential home, Bungalows, Apart hotels until Hotels. All the islands have the infrastructure for hosting tourists. Some lodging accept the major international credit cards, despite the use of cards is not widespread in the country. The currency remains the choice of most tourists which does not exclude the use of travelers - checks. As for electricity, is 220 V and the EU are taken. Currency exchange and The currency is the Cape Town escudo. The exchange can be made at any branch or at home exchange. Some hotels also make the exchange of currencies. The Cape Town escudo have an agreement on parity with the Euro, so the price is fixed: 1 Euro = 110,265 CVD - 1 USD (Average) = 82,906 CVD (Source: BCV - 07/12/04) Hospitals and Pharmacies In Cape Town can find posts Health and Health Centers of easy access in case of need, and hospitals in major urban centers. There are also Pharmacy and positions of selling of medicines in all counties. Music The Cape town people translate their rhythms and dances throughout the joy, liveliness, roots and, finally, the culture of its people. These are songs to be sung and heard in groups because they need to be danced , they are not individualistic as western music, on the contrary, ask company. Audio: Morna, Coladeira, Sanjon-Cola, Batuque, Funaná, Mazurca Cooking in Cape Verde Tuna, Catchupa, Pontche, Funguim, Fedjoce, Biscuit, Cape Verde, etc..

Places of the world - Machu Picchu



Machu picchu trip is one of the trips that never forgets. Those who visit South America should not leave out will machu picchu travel because it is this historical site was the heart of the Inca empire. This site is located in Peru is without doubt one of the major references that were the Inca imperioo that extended from Colombia to Chile. Here are a picture of Machu Picchu so you can appreciate the architectural exhibits, and sharpen your desire for a trip to this fabulous place full of culture.

Between mountains dipped into the Amazon forest and 2,350 meters of altitude, one of the wonders of the world: the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu (magic mountain, in quechua, the language of the Incas). After a long journey by train from Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire, an upping on bus and a walk to the main entrance of the city, which is really you will pay. Built by farmers Incas, Machu Picchu was only discovered in 1911 by an American, Hiram Bingham, who sought the lost Inca city of Vilcabamba. After a cleaning (the city was covered with dense tropical vegetation) and the work of recovery, the visitor presence today a city virtually as it existed for more than five hundred years. Besides the impressive architecture, the terraces used by the Incas in agriculture demonstrate its ability and skill Inca to flourish in harmony with the environment. And this city was a city 'simple' when compared with other major component that had a religious or administrative.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Places of the World - Huaraz Perú

Huaraz Perú



Huaraz is a city of Peru, capital of Ancash department and the province of Huaraz, as well as headquarters of the Regional Government of Ancash. The city is located in the central highlands, south-east of the center of the department of Ancash, in the Santa River valley, known as "Callejon de Huaylas." Huaraz now has modern buildings, broad avenues and at different points in their Outskirts rise attractive estates Their traditional neighborhoods Centennial, Bethlehem, La Soledad, San Francisco and Huarupampa have not abandoned their original charms and attractions. It is a tourist destination for sports adventure in the mountains. It is also known as "the very noble and generous city" designation dating from the era of struggle for independence from Peru. Main attractions: -- The lagoon Yanganuco - Regional Museum of Huaraz: Located in the Plaza de Armas, is the largest museum of Lithics americas, home to more than 1000 pieces between monoliths, ceramics, fabrics, weapons and utensils of various pre-Hispanic cultures. - Viewpoint: Located next to the Cruz de Rataquenua allows tourists to observe the city in all its magnitude. Jiron-Jose Olaya: It's a street a few blocks away, typical of colonial architecture, and the only one that resisted the earthquake of 1970. is held in the District of Solitude and there appreciate the traditional characteristics of Huaraz. - Archeological Remains of Wilcahuain: 6 Km. the city is a temple stone platforms with overlapping, is divided into three floors of influence WARI. - Baths of Monterrico: From the town of Huaraz to 7 miles down the road we reach this central comfortable and elegant infrastructure, its attractiveness is a source thermo-medicinal waters, with single and two-man pools, pools for adults and children. With regard to its infrastructure for tourism, Huaraz has hotels, inns, lodging houses and restaurants category, travel agencies and tourism, mountaineering clubs, discos and all facilities essential for a pleasant stay.

Saturday Off

Today it's my first saturday off from a long time.
No school so I've decided to find some time to browse in the net

Online Gym

I was told yesterday that we have already a Portuguese online gym where you can pay a monthly amount and see classes online whenever and wherever you want and need. That sounds great but can it actually work?
I’ll find out more about it and try to thing if it might work.

Teaching... not an easy task

I've noticed over the past few weeks that the children at school are a bit - well - horrid. Yes, I believe that would be the correct term. They are just very rowdy - which makes it very difficult to teach a lesson. I believe it's the old "testing the new teacher" thing which all students feel obligated to embark upon when school starts. One boy actually said to me today during class "Miss, we thought you were leaving." I said "Leaving for where?" "Leaving school because you couldn't handle us."Excuse me?I informed the little angels that I wasn't going anywhere. And despite how they were taught in previous years, I am their teacher now. They need to trust me and cooperate and we will have a fun, productive class. There's no reason why we both can't get what we want.Of course - my ideas sound great, but will they actually work.I think I need to re-read The Secret - a spiritual lift is in order.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Energy Drinks - more disadvantages then advantages

The energy drinks (like red bull) differ considerably from Isotonic drinks, despite being regularly confused as the same thing. The difference lies mainly in the presence of caffeine and taurine.

The CAFEÍNA present in high doses in energy drinks acts on the brain, stimulating it, inducing him the feeling of energy without limits and getting you rid of the sensation of tiredness body. Yet this false energy that the person feels, has no match practice in calories actually available in your body, and this imbalance can be proven as dangerous, especially in a high intensity sport. In addition to caffeine leads to increased blood pressure and is not recommended for people with heart problems and hypertension.




The TAURINE (Here comes the name red bull-taurine presents a reddish colour), is an amino acid naturally in some foods (and in small quantities), but that the energy drinks shows high values (a can of Red Bull has about as much taurine 500 cups of wine), which leads to the increase of the effects of other stimulants, also increasing the heart rate. The energy drinks have also sugar and some is also ephedrine. This substance combined with caffeine, may cause serious heart problems. Another substance sometimes this is the pyruvate that in high doses can cause gastrointestinal problems. Moreover, the mix of energy with alcohol - is very dangerous and can lead to death, inclusive. Manufacturers are massive campaigns to elude these consumers telling them the products are harmless. This year the one that holds the monopoly of the market, red bull has its own team of F1. Curious is that the red bull is based in Fuschl am See, Austria, which is located near Berchtesgaden, where Hitler had its general headquarters (Obersalzberg - the eagle nest).

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How Colors Effect Our Emotions

How Colors Effect Our Emotions
by Janeth Duque
One of the most interesting things to me is how colors effect the way we think and feel. They effect us whether we are aware of it or not. Some colors effect us more then others but they all have their own individual properties that effect the way people feel.
All colors don't effect all people in the same ways, however, there have been extensive studies done that show how colors effect the majority of people in the same ways. As with all rules, there are exceptions, but to ignore the power of colors would be to ignore an essential element of a good website design.
Another extremely important element to colors is not only the properties or emotions each color conjures up in each of us, but also how combinations of colors make people feel. And to further complicate your perfect color selection you also have to be concerned with the fact that people have to be able to read your content or the most beautiful color in the world will be for nothing. No matter how important the content on your site may be to someone, if they can't read it due to bad color selection they will leave in search of another site to serve their needs.
Here are only a few colors and what emotions have been shown to be raised with each.
* Green jealousy, good luck, and harmony* Blue calming, peaceful and builds trust* Red color of action, anger, Love, impulse and impatient* Purple nobility, spirituality and creativity, passion* White pure color, innocent and clean* Black serious, mysterious, mournful and lifeless* Yellow happy, cheerful and joy * Orange positive, enthusiastic and warmth
People believe you can even see colors in music, one thing is for sure though, colors cause a physical and emotional reaction in each of us. Colors can cause headaches, sickness, relaxation, pleasure, tension, passion, peacefulness or irritation.
There are literally hundreds of sites dedicated to the research and insight into colors and the reactions they cause in the people viewing them. We'd suggest that you do as much research into this area of your website as you can stand as in the long run it will pay off in sales or return visits to your site.
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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Space for cooking I


Red Fried Potatoes Recipe
Ingredients:
1 and 1/2 lbs. of small red potatoes ( washed)
3 tbsp. of butter
3 tbsp. of olive oil
1/2 tsp. of salt
1 tbsp. of finely chopped parsley
Directions:
In a heavy skillet ,over moderate heat, melt the butter with the olive oil.
When the foaming decreases add the potatoes.
Turning frequently cook until tender and golden brown.
Season with salt and a little pepper.
Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

By the way... I forgot to mention that maybe some of the recipies can be light. I'm always triyng to start on a diet.

New Life... new posts

I’m starting a new life as domestic women. Soon I’m going to join my things with Angel, my boyfriend, and I need to learn some new recipes in order to cook them home. For that reason I’ll put some recipes here from time to time, of things I might do at home.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Stress

In the last decades, there are more and more people suffering from stress. The sudden changes in lifestyle and exposure to an environment increasingly complicated lead us to feel a certain kind of anguish. We feel unprotected and involved in traumatic situations, our defence mechanisms are not to respond in an effective way, thus increasing the possibility to suffer from diseases, particularly cardiovascular of the forum.

Here are some suggestions to avoid stress
Learn and practice a technique for relaxation, to free your mind of negative thoughts and disorders that will break the vicious circle of stress;
Move away from distressing situations or conflicting;
Turn the sessions of relaxation and stretching muscle in a daily habit;
Avoid to take problems related to work home; Ask for your family support, but do not involve them in the problems;
Try to allocate your time in a balanced manner between work, leisure and family;
Walk a little before you go home;
Go to libraries or museums;
Have a relaxing drink, for example a hot or cold tea;

A Destination

The Italian capital is never tired of proving the most sceptical that, one day, someone thought it deserved, among others, the epitome of "Eternal City". Tireless in the art to split into many and always surprising to repeat most of the visitors, it is proved to be a journey between the classic and emerging...

Friday, February 29, 2008

City Branding... Is it Tourism?

In a global village, cities and territories tend to be increasingly undifferentiated among themselves, whether in economic, social or cultural issues. So what can distinguish of each one? That work can and should be done to attract investment, residents, tourists? Cities must be perceived and worked as if a brand was involved. But not depend only upon a symbol, a logo or a picture. They have to represent much more. A city is a unique product in conjunction with a variety of services and offers, given the history and unique characteristics that make it unparalleled. Conquering a reputation that should be based on positive concepts, attractiveness, uniqueness, sustainability and relevance to different types of audiences. It is betting on the differentiation of such distinctive elements that a city can win the challenges of competitiveness and reputation. Ultimately, the decision to do business, live or simply visit a city, depends largely on the image that is built around it

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Quote of the Day

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go - Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I would like to be a bird

Your Power Bird is a Dove
Deep and emotional, you can connect well with almost any living creature.
You bring hope and optimism to any dire situation.
You are both gentle and affectionate with everyone you love.
Truly nurturing, most people consider you to be a mother figure.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Massages


While searching for massages I found this. I think it's quite interesting so I decided to share it.


Coastal Classic

Let this very relaxing full body massage elevate your mood and calm your mind. This massage will improve circulation while easing muscle aches and tension. Recommended for first timers

Garden Therapy
This massage will be custom tailored for you, using soothing strokes and applying your choice of aromatherapy oils designed for their specific properties such as: Stress relief, Rejuvenation, or Energizing

Deep Tissue Massage
A firm therapeutic massage that targets specific muscle groups. Designed to relieve built up tension and alleviate areas of chronic stress.

Prenatal Massage
Perfect for the mother to be, this massage will help alleviate the discomfort due to the changes the body goes through during pregnancy. (Not recommended for women in their first trimester)

Salishan Signature Stone Massage
Take the level of relaxation to new heights incorporating hot stones. Warmth has long been recognized for its healing properties and increased circulation leading to relaxation.


Side by Side
Relax with someone special in the perfect Salishan setting. Our dual massage suite features a warming fireplace to add to your relaxation.

Fire & Water
Your choice of sixty minute massage, body wrap, or scrub preceded by a relaxing and rejuvenating water therapy session in our private tub and fireplace suite.

In Room Massage
Relax in the privacy of your own room, choose from our coastal classic or a deep tissue massage.

SPA’s market


There are more than 150 million active SPAs attendants all over the world. The wish to relax and to reduce stress are on top of the reasons the justify that search. This number is growing from day to day and it is responsible for a set of new tendencies appearing. Like exclusive women or men Spas, water therapies, and all kind of oriental and Zen activities. There are also entering in medicinal area. Therapies with medicinal effect are the ones that attract more people. Not only they relax people but they also help preventing health problems, and in some cases they are complement of a health treatment for some disease or problem. I can tell that also in Portugal, these hotel unities are emerging from nothing and are beating on this growing market offer to conquer new clients.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Love is...


Deep feeling, loyalty, common projects and a mysterious flame that burns without being seen.

This is the month for celebrate being engaged with someone, meaning that, not only boyfriends should celebrate but also all the ones that are still in love for each other. No matter if you have 20 or 80 years old you should celebrate this day as a special occasion to demonstrate your love for your companion.
Although nowadays San valentine has become more like a way of merchandising and spending money we can always thing of something special to do without spending lots of money.
We should see this day as an opportunity to say things that we feel but sometimes ar left unsaid all year long simply because we don’t think we need to say it assuming the other already knows it. But although we know we need to hear those things now and then not to forget the feelings are there.
So… what are you waiting for?
Go ahead and prepare a special day or night with or beloved one.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Define Tourism

According to the World Tourism Organization tourism is the deplacment of people from one place far from home and staying, at least, one night off.
I’ve always been fond of tourism and for me tourism is much more then that:
Is enterntainent, leasure, activies, but above all is self care and well being. I consider all that mentioned above to of crucial importance in noadays stressed life. It’s good to relax and to put problems behind the back.
Folowing this speech I’ve decided to have some formation in Tourist area, therefore I’m atteng a MBA in Tourism and I’m loving it.
The worse part is lots of group work to do, lots of reading and lots os self studing. But I think it’s worthing it.
Now I’m planning on giving my first step on that area but it’s not easy because requires a thing I don’t have… money. But I won’t give up and I’ll fight hard to achive my goals.

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