quarta-feira, 15 de março de 2017

City of stars
Are you shining just for me?
City of stars
There's so much that I can't see
Who knows?
I felt it from the first embrace I shared with you
That now our dreams
They've finally come true

City of stars
Just one thing everybody wants
There in the bars
And through the smokescreen of the crowded restaurants
It's love
Yes, all we're looking for is love from someone else
A rush
A glance
A touch
A dance

A look in somebody's eyes
To light up the skies
To open the world and send it reeling
A voice that says, I'll be here
And you'll be alright

I don't care if I know
Just where I will go
'Cause all that I need is this crazy feeling
A rat-tat-tat on my heart

Think I want it to stay
City of stars
Are you shining just for me?
City of stars
You never shined so brightly

quarta-feira, 1 de março de 2017

recipes - lobster bisque

I have tasted this soup during a ship cruise and have enjoyed it a lot


1⁄2 lb lobster meat, cut into small chunks 2 tablespoons minced shallots 2 tablespoons chopped green onions 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1⁄4 cup white wine 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce 1 teaspoon dried thyme 6 tablespoons dry sherry 1 teaspoon paprika 1 cup hot water 1 teaspoon lobster base (better than boulion) 4 ounces tomato paste 2 bay leaves 2 cups heavy whipping cream 4 tablespoons butter


Directions In a saute pan heat a little oil over med-high heat and saute shallots, onions, and garlic for one minute. Deglaze the pan with the white wine. Add the worcestershire, tabasco, and thyme and saute for another minute. Deglaze the pan with the sherry. Add the paprika, hot water and lobster base and combine well. Stir in tomato paste and add the bay leaves. Simmer for 10 minutes. Whisk in heavy cream and the butter and bring to a boil. Add the lobster and simmer until cooked through. Serve with crusty garlic bread.

domingo, 2 de junho de 2013

Learning to fly - Pink Floyd

nto the distance a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses real
A fatal attraction holding me fast how
Can I escape this irresistible grasp?
Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue tied and twisted Just an earth bound misfit I
Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
Unheeded warnings I thought I thought of everything
No navigator to find my way home
Unladened, empty and turned to stone
A soul in tension that's learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try
Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I
Friction lock - set.
Mixture - rich
Propellers - fully forward
Flaps - set - 10 degrees
Engine gauges and suction - check
Mixture set to maximum percent - recheck
Flight instruments...
Altimeters - check both
(garbled word) - on
Navigation lights - on
Strobes - on
(to tower): Confirm 3-8-Echo ready for departure
(tower): Hello again, this is now 129.4
(to tower): 129.4. It's to go.
(tower): You may commence your takeoff, winds over 10 knots.
(to tower): 3-8-Echo
Easy on the brakes. Take it easy. Its gonna roll this time.
Just hand the power gradually, and it...
Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,
My grubby halo, a vapour trail in the empty air,
Across the clouds I see my shadow fly
Out of the corner of my watering eye
A dream unthreatened by the morning light
Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night
There's no sensation to compare with this
Suspended animation, A state of bliss
Can't keep my mind from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

segunda-feira, 19 de dezembro de 2011

Christmas Songs

Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow
On a one-horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob-tail ring making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way
What fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

quinta-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2011

Julia Dream

Pink Floyd

Sunlight bright upon my pillow
lighter than an eiderdown
will she let the weeping willow
wind his branches round

Julia dream
dream that queen
queen of all my dreams

Every night I turn the light out
waiting for the velvet bride
will the scaly armadillo
find me where I'm hiding?

Julia dream
dream that queen
queen of all my dreams

Will the misty master break me?
will the key unlock my mind?
will the following footsteps catch me?
am I really dying?

Julia dream
dream that queen
queen of all my dreams

Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd

So you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

Did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears
Wish you were here

Tunisia, I wonder if it is still possible to go there?

I have been to Tunisia in 2008, before all the political troubles of january 2011. it was one of the best travls I had alread done. The country is really amazing. it is small, in the northern of Africa, and we have the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert. We also can visit many historical places like Cartago, Sbleita, El Jhen, Muslem sites like Kairoan, and oasis like Chebika and Tamerza, in the mountains and surround by Date Palms, and some small rivers.
Tunis (photo) is the capital and the main ciry of the country.