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I’m flying tomorrow morning to Bucharest, Romania, but I forgot my passport in Faro and I’m 650km away from it. Gladly, since I’m a European Union citizen, I just need my valid portuguese ID Card… Uffff!!!

Now, I hope that the plane’s black boxes are working 🙂

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A pedido do tochas, aqui vai:

PEDRO TOCHAS
Apresenta
“O Palhaço Escultor”

LISBOA
Teatro Villaret
17 a 19 de Julho de 2008 às 22h00
20 de Julho de 2008 às 18h00

Não percas a oportunidade de ver o ÚNICO espectáculo português de comédia premiado no estrangeiro:
Winner of the Adelaide International Buskers Festival 2006 (Austrália)

Winner of “Best Hair” award
The 19th Halifax International Busker Festival (Canadá)

Winner of “Streets of fools” award “The Biggest Fool 2003” (Norway)

Pela primeira vez num Teatro em Lisboa, podes ver o que dezenas de milhar de pessoas já aplaudiram em 17 países.

“this interdisciplinary work is the one-man equivalent of “Wallace and Grommit””;
“a visual treat for all the family that will never cease to entertain and amaze”.
Comentários no World Buskers Festival.

Traduzindo para português:
O espectáculo é bom!!!!!!!

Dá uma vista de olhos no vídeo promocional: [UPDATED]
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=38521477

Ou no site do Pedro Tochas:
http://www.pedrotochas.com

Bilheteira do Teatro Villaret
Tel. 21 353 85 86

Também podes comprar na bilheteira do TEATRO NACIONAL D. MARIA II
BILHETEIRA
Tel. 21 325 08 35
Fax 21 325 09 38
reservas@teatro-dmaria.pt

e ainda na Ticketline e na FNAC (número limitado de bilhetes)

Compra rápido, porque estas datas são a única oportunidade de ver este espectáculo em Lisboa em 2008.

Aparece e recomenda aos teus amigos.

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Dentro menos de 28 horas mudamos de calendário. 2007 foi um ano deixará muitas recordações boas. 2008 será um ano mais difícil, mas cheio de mudanças 🙂

Faço votos de um feliz ano novo para todos, ao som desta interpretação do “Amazing Grace” pelo David Fonseca:

Começa hoje o Congresso Mundial de Salsa em Lisboa e acabará domingo, dia 21.

Espero aprender muito e, acima de tudo, divertir-me! Quem quiser, passe por lá para dizer um “olá” e dar uns passitos de dança!

Bom fim-de-semana!!

Argentina: day 4

Ufffff…..It’s so cold today.

My aunt Ambrosina likes watching sports and news TV programs (very
loud)
in the morning. I’ve noticed that, in channel 26, the bottom of the
screen shows 3 pieces of informations: the current time, thermal
sensation and temperature. Thermal sensation? Let me explain it:
Thermal sensation is the temperature that you feel. So, for instance,
it’s 7ºC outside but you will sense it as if it’s 6,05ºC.

Is there any logic in this? How did they get to the formula? How can
they calculate how I feel the temperature? (Normally, I can bare more
cold that other people can). Well, it’s strange.

Finally I
managed to pay my flight to the Cataracts. I solved my money issue
through Western Union. I really don’t recommend the “Banco de la
Nation”. They are Western Union members too, but because I saied that
the money cashed was in euros, they said it  could only be done in Us
dolars or Argentianian pesos … assholes! 15 minutes later, I went to
Wal-Mart to a Western Union kiosk and,  10 minutes later, I had the
money…

Afterwards, I when to a-place-that-I-forgot-the-name to
visit a church which-name-I-don’t-remember-aswell, 50km from Isidro
Casanova. Very impressive and a beautifull place. I need to ask my
cousin its the name again 😛

Looking for a 10-DVD pack can be an adventure and not really a cheap one. I didn’t buy any but I’ll need it soon.

Tonight
I went to Abastro to see the “The body exposition”. It was really nice
and I was lucky to have a new opportunity to see it since I missed it
in Lisbon, last May.

After dinner  (“asado” with cheese and
salad), I when to a bar called Azucar (Av. Corrientes), near Abastro. I
attended for a salsa class. I learnt some nice moves. After a while it
was time to go home, because my cousin works next morning.

Well,
tomorrow it’s the 1st day of Argentinian tango classes. I’m going to
have 4 to 6 hours of classes!! I’m sure it’s going to be awesome!

Argentina: day 3

Shaving while listening to tango in a national radio station can be a dangerous thing :-).

After a nice breakfast, I went shopping for cinnamon and I noticed that it’s impossible to buy courgettes 😦

In the afternoon, I tried to withdraw money using a Portuguese ATM Card, but it’s useless. You may ask why I don’t have a credit card. Well, I don’t need one. I can create a virtual credit card and pay. Why don’t they accept a virtual credit card? Because they need a photocopy of a plastic credit card  and they don’t like to have a print from a web browser. At least I could laugh when one girl said: “That’s to weird for us!” lol… You have a mentality problem!

I went to Rural, Palermo to be attend the opening of the festival in the Ocre pavilion. It’s near to Jardim Zoológico (Zoo) and the Opera Pampa.

I was expecting more people at the opening, but it looks like the Argentinians don’t like tango as we foreigners do.

It has a place for shopping, and we can find a lot of things tango related. I found a place that has hats my size (63) and shoes too!

During the day, I enjoy myself shooting pictures of architecture and life situations.

The town I’m living these days, Isidro Casanova (far away from Buenos Aires – Capital Federal), it’s full of Portuguese people or their descendants.

After dinner, I was watching TV program called “Patinando por um sueño”. It’s really amateur. Meanwhile, I tried “Dulce de Leche”. It’s very similar to boiled condensate milk.

Latin American Spanish dictionary:

  • cuchara – spoon
  • cuchillo – knife
  • tenedor – fork

Argentina: day 2
Ok, a cold morning remembers me it’s winter here. I tried of sweet made of sweet potatoes and chocolate, that looks like a solid pudding. Very tasty.

I wanted to use the internet. “Lucotorios” are the places that you can go to use internet, phone, fax, etc. Computers are so slow, but they’re cheap to access to. Normal price is 1,5 pesos per hour (about € 0,36).

I’m interested to go to Igazu Catarats, so I went to book a flight.

I went to the Buenos Aires micro center, at downtown capital federal. It’s super. Lot of shopes and people. I can’t say that Argentinan girls are special. Sure that they are somehow different from the European, but dress and behave is basically the same.

I loved visiting Carlos Gardel Home Museum. It was impressive… and he was French, like me 🙂

Note: I got a GMS chip from Movistar, so now I have an Argentinian cell phone number: +54 11 3192 3122.

I Went shopping to make a “Requeijão Pie”, there is no “requeijão” (similiar to fresh cheese) here. Well, let’s see what Ricotta can do. No “black” suggar either.

Latin American Spanish dicionary:
colectivo –  bus
exquisito – very good, exquisite, refined
Ancha – wide, large
batata – sweet potato
papa – potato