Showing posts from March, 2013

The Bible, a new TV series with a Portuguese actor in it!

Hello Zazzlers and friends The Bible is a new TV series. The role of Jesus Christ is a portrait by Diogo Morgado , and, yes, he's a Portuguese actor. He's one of our top actors with a career spanning over 16 years in tv, film, and stage productions. Now he's portraying the powerful role of Jesus Christ in the epic 10-hour mini-series "The Bible" produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey and premiering March 3, 2013, on The History Channel. Diogo's film credits include a performance in the title role of Portuguese dictator Antonio De Oliveira Salazar in the hit feature film "A Vida Privada De Salazar". Diogo also has lead roles in two independent films in the U.S.A: "Red Butterfly" and "Born to Race: Fast Track". Salazar's Private Life by Jorge Queiroga (2009), with Diogo Morgado, Soraya Chaves, Margarida Carpinteiro, and others. Salazar invented the Estado Novo. This regime started as a result of a nationalist milita

Donate to Wikipedia!

Hello friends and Zazzlers! Today when I accessed Wikipedia I found the fundraising yellow banner. I donated a few euros to Wikipedia because I think it's money well spent. In fact, how many times a year have I turned to Wikipedia for information? After I made my donation I got this email and I am sharing it in order to encourage you to donate to Wikipedia too! Dear Maria, Thank you for donating to the Wikimedia Foundation. You are wonderful! It's easy to ignore our fundraising banners, and I'm really glad you didn't. This is how Wikipedia pays its bills --- people like you giving us money, so we can keep the site freely available for everyone around the world. People tell me they donate to Wikipedia because they find it useful, and they trust it because even though it's not perfect, they know it's written for them. Wikipedia isn't meant to advance somebody's PR agenda or push a particular ideology, or persuade you to believe something that's

Souvenirs from Porto, my favorite city!

Porto city by the river Douro and iron bridge Magnet Porto city view across Douro River , Portugal Postcard Douro River and Ribeira , a view of the city of Porto from Vila Nova De Gaia. Ribeira sits on the riverfront of the Rio Douro and Rabelo boats and it’s a typical place filled with winding medieval streets and small cobblestone alleyways. The view across river Douro makes it possible to appreciate the architecture of the old city with characteristic colors and monuments. This is one of the most photogenic places I have ever been.

Protests in Portugal revive Revolutionary Song!

The song Grândola, Vila Morena first became a symbol of protest during the 1974 revolution that brought democracy to Portugal. Carlos Bahia went to the United States in 1977 and now lives in Danbury, CT. He plays “Grandola, Vila Morena” on his radio program Radio Familia on WFAR in Danbury, Connecticut. + + Hello friends and Zazzlers! Had to post about this demonstration. These are the covers of our most popular newspapers. Thousands of demonstrators were on the streets in more than 20 cities in Portugal on Saturday to protest against government-imposed austerity measures. "Screw the troika, we want our lives back."- The troika is a reference to the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank, the lenders behind the country's financial bailout. Many protesters were singing a 40-year-old song called Grândola Vila Morena.  It's a song that's linked to the 1974 popular uprising known as the Carnation Revoluti

Grumpy Cat is a SHE!

Grumpy Cat Mug by thegrumpycat Design your own personalised cup from Zazzle.  Hello friends and Zazzlers! Grumpy Cat is all over the internet maybe since December. And there's an official merchandise store at Zazzle that sells Grumpy Cat's goodies!! But it was only today that I learned that Grumpy Cat is a "she" and that her real name is Tardar Sauce! Well, not much to say about this cat. She's a world star! She's a viral success over the internet. She's irresistible! She's a real deal, not the work of a Photoshop artist. It seems like she was born angry and that's why we love her! Meowww! This post was refreshed in 2015 Grumpy Cat™ Mornings Suck Mug by thegrumpycat Design unique personalized mugs for kids online at  Happy Birthday Grumpy Cat Greeting Cards by thegrumpycat Browse Grumpy Cards Grumpy Cat Flexible Magnet by thegrumpycat Browse other Grumpy Ma

Marco Rodrigues - more Portuguese music for you!

Hello Zazzler and friends! This is a happy fado from Marco Rodrigues . The CD will be out next week so this is quite fresh yet! I will not translate the lyrics for you this time but I am sure you will love the voice and the cheerful guitars. I can tell you that it's kind of a warning the poet makes about women. They fall for those men who don't like them, and they run away from those who care! So the best thing is just not giving women that much attention and in that way, they will come running for you! He's telling the heart that's just the way it is, it's women's nature so the heart can't fight it! It's a sweet poem written by a poet born in the XIV century. He studied Law and unfortunately he drowned in River Tejo when he was 58 years old. Enjoy the music! Coração, olha o que queres Tão tirana e desigual  Sustentam sempre a vontade,  Que a quem lhes quer de verdade  Confessam que querem mal;  Se amor para elas não v