Who’s Buying (in) Portugal?

This woman is also one of those female celebrities who gets on a plane and come to shop in Portugal

Yet, this lady comes to buy Portugal itself !!! A financial company today, a communications company tomorrow, a couple of power company pieces after tomorrow… Maybe once in a while and during coffee breaks, just for fun or for relaxing, she might shop a lingerie or a perfume “very special” in any fashion shop in Lisbon but the products she usually comes to buy are not preferably those. No, they aren’t!

Daughter of a president[1] who will only cease when he will die, filthy rich, full of power and influence, married to an African billionaire, this garina[2] given by the name of Isabel dos Santos, if she continues like this, will be almost surely owner of this piece of land where I was born poor like hell and where, who knows, poor like hell will die.

Isabel Dos Santos

Well, case she succeeds getting to be “our owner”, at least a red and black cap with a little yellow star I already have. I may need to take my Real Madrid cap off and replace it with this …

“Naughty” woman she is, isn’t she?

  1. José Eduardo dos Santos, president of Angola.
  2. Portuguese slang for girl.

Shoutbox

From today on, a box in our right sidebar called `Free The Speech`. Free for all. Whatever one’s mind commands when passing by…

SHOUTBOX is, let’s say, the technical name for a box in a website where visitors can freely “shout” up and out anything without any kind of censorship. It’s a kind of a place close to `Heaven & Hell` where visitors may write down anything with no need to say who they are. At all! No real name, or email, or web address. Nothing!

Let’s see how much and long can we handle this 🙂

Three Days, Two Towns, One River

Boats. Power. Speed. Race. Douro. In summer, this year[1] !!

I’m not fan of this kind of races but I’m very much fan of Douro, a river which always has been a relevant part of my reality and my imaginary. The river represents Porto city, its population, its history. Always has, always will…

An event from a small town to a whole world of powerboat racing and beautiful places lovers…

Promotional video for the journey in Portugal (Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia[2]) of the 2015 UIM World Championship.
  1. From July 31st to August 2nd, in river Douro, Porto and Gaia cities.
  2. Nowadays simply called Gaia.

Ladies First

In this season when much is being said about Islamim, and ancestral African traditions, and,… And… And… At least here in the west side of a clearly male-chauvinistic world it’s good to refresh memories, once in a while, as we also have our domestic violence, and gender apartheid,… And… And…

Another International Women’s Day

Je Ne Suis Pas Ton Esclave

Dompe

My Lady Carey’s Dompe is that kind of tune[1] very much able of transporting us to the very old times of kings, knights and m’ladies, castles and jousts between men always greedy for showing and proving their manhood, yesterday just like today.

Curiously, the theme is also presented by some people as a traditional Irish melody, reason for what this very same theme is sometimes named as My Lady Carey’s Dump[2] and has been played by many many “musica antigua” lovers on piano, harpsichord, organ or guitar. I, particularly, like this version presented here below[3]: a single acoustic guitar, a ‘black & white’ scenario and ten fingers doing their job the best they can.

Listen to it and let yourself falling deeply down into inoffensive child’s dreams…

Performed by Yoo Sik Ro (cover).
“My Lady Carey’s Dompe”, an original from anonymous composer.
  1. Composed in 16th century.
  2. ”Dompe” can refer to a dance, a dirge, a lament or ”a melancholic love song”. One source says that the word comes from ”dump” which is Irish for ”lament”.
  3. Performed by Yoo Sik Ro from Korea.

They Don’t Like You Be So Free

Long time no see… Westerns, of course! Far West, Old West or Wild West… Or, most commonly, cowboy movies.

This product of a typical USA culture was, many years ago, one of my favorites. Let’s say that we really can’t escape to normality. Said by other words and generally speaking, each of us trails in our life, more or less, the same ways walked before by the many others who have preceded us. That’s life! At least the life of common mortals. As a common mortal, I watched bunches of cowboy movies and have got very familiar with US country and folk music which, for many years, was also one of my favorite music genders.

Altogether, placing here a mix of Westerns (Pat Garret and Billy the Kid) and folk music (Bob Dylan) is kind of a nostalgia that once in a while crosses my daily existence. Revisiting one’s past is not that much bad! Currently, I’m not patient enough to watch Westerns but I still love Bob Dylan[1]. Or covers of his themes…

May the gods be with you…

by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings (cover)
“Billy”, an original from Bob Dylan for the movie Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
  1. Who can be heard in nRP.

I Do Not Like Piercings

Nose piercing

I Do Not Like Tattoos

Tattooed woman