Life events

If we were all the same…

13/02/2018

We would like the same foods and drinks and then, what would be…?

Tasting – noun.
: an occasion for sampling a selection of foods or drinks in order to compare qualities – a wine tasting

If we supported the same team, who would be our opponents?

Opponent – noun.
1 – one that takes an opposite position (as in a debate, contest or conflict)

Without combat, we wouldn’t have antagonists, we wouldn’t have stories, after all what would happen?

How boring would it be if we had the same desires…

…we would want everything or simply nothing.

We would watch the same films, we would eat the same popcorn; salty, please, because I don’t like the sweetie one.

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And if we were following the same dreams…

…we would all be journalists, living in London and writing about ourselves and about the others, after all; we are all the same.

We would have the same opinion and would agree that summer is better than winter and it is okay to drink water with meals.

If we were all the same, fashion would be extinguished, because we would wear the same clothes. Same with music. Would be lucky if your favourite song is the same as mine.

Do you think the world would be better if we thought the same?

Your opinion would become public opinion. Your voice would be just like mine and your neighbour’s.

There would be no secrets, selfishness and no disagreements, after all what is mine is yours; and vice versa.

If we were all the same, there would be no hatred or prejudice. No one would try to take advantage on you. Bullying wouldn’t exist and there would be no religion because we would believe in the same thing.

Surely you would love others for who they are; people just like you.

We would love the same dog, fall in love with the same person, and give the same names to our sons and daughters.

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The days would always be the same, with the same challenges.

If we were all the same, who would you be?

  • I would be you.

There would be no variety, it would be like eating apples every day.

We would have the same life expectancy and we would all die on the same day, at the same time and for the same reason.

Would the world be better if we were all the same?

Sameness is monotonous, you get bored. Diversity makes you progress.

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Entertainment, Life events

Interesting dinner dates

04/07/2017

Do you want to impress on your first date? Are you bored of going to the same restaurants? This guide will give you some handy tips on some interesting locations selected from across the globe….

Do you need to confess your love?

Constructed in the 18th century, Saint Mary’s Church in Dublin was closed in 1964, and (with “God’s blessing”) was reopened to the public in 2005. It’s four floors have been lovingly transformed into a cafe, bar, restaurant and…um nightclub, although many of the original fixtures and fittings serve to remind you whose turf you are on. Here it’s common to find a barbecue in full swing and dancing until the small hours, all under the watchful eyes of the saints and archangels. www.thechurch.ie

Is your date a hot person?

If the answer is yes, better to go to Villa Escudero Resort in San Pablo City, Philippines, where lunch is served on bamboo dining tables set in a few inches of crystalline with a sparkling waterfall as a backdrop. The experience of dining on delicious local dishes with clear spring water running over your feet will definitely help to cool down your partner. www.villaescudero.com

Is it a blind date?

When you are not sure how best to deal with the whole dinner date scenario, better to test your guest’s sense like taste, flair and tact. At The Noir Restaurant in Toronto, Canada, the candles are off, the windows are closed and the environment is literally pitch black. From the beginning until the end you will not see anything. That’s because all the staff – from the chef to the waiters, are all blind and they want you to feel like them for a few hours. www.onoir.com

Are you looking for a sign?

If you are positive that he/she is the one but are looking for a little more reassurance, try taking your date to the Kapish Cafe in Tel Aviv, Israel. The cafe looks just like any other in the region, however here you will receive a blackboard, chalk and some examples of sign language so you can communicate with the staff who are all deaf. The waiters try to read the customers lips, but after few minutes, everybody is talking with signs, including you and your date. Isn’t it challenging? To improve your experience, beside the coffee there is a theatre with blind and deaf actors. nalagaat.org.il/en

Is it a dangerous relationship?

Want to know if you are dating the right person? Then head to Fortezza Medicea in Volterra, near Pisa, in Italy. The 15th century castle is a prison with 150 inmates sentenced to terms ranging from 20 years imprisonment to life. Behind the 60 meter walls, you may find the Dinner of the Damned which takes place eight times a year. On these odd occasions, the restaurant is filled with murderers, robbers and mobsters who, along with a renowned chef, prepare four course dinner. If your partner can survive without being locked up, maybe there is still hope for your relationship.www.cenegaleotte.it

Are you thinking about the future?

So better to try the futuristic Kitchen Robot in Hong Kong, China. The restaurant has robot waiters who greet you, offer seating and serve food. Robot No.1 has a touch-screen interface to take customers’ orders. Robot No.2 brings your food, dessert and other small dishes.

Are you high with love?

Better to try one of the most unique experiences; the dinner in the sky. The idea was originally from Belgium, and spread around the world, through more than 40 countries. Here they offer you and your loved one a two-hour dinner prepared their in-house chef her four assistants. You will be sat in this metal structure and a crane lifts you to 50 feet tall. If you need to pee, an auxiliary crane will take you to the toilets constructed specifically for this VIP event. www.dinnerinthesky.com

now is up to you to choose the ones you like most. Enjoy!

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Life events

A Genius Advice

14/06/2017

“God created the world, but it should have immortalized the genius.”

That was the end of a chat with my parents about Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012), the Brazilian architect that while he was in hospital (May 2012) said he would like to go home and keep working on his projects.

It is impossible to not be proud of someone like him. Niemeyer was 104 years old and a renowned architect with over 80 works scattered around the four corners of the world. I think he is an inspired example that should be followed, so I wondered what the world would be like if all geniuses were immortal.

Genius: noun – a person with extraordinary intellectual and creative power. One who has such a talent or inclination: a genius at diplomacy.

I questioned myself, what would happen if all these geniuses were gathered together for a debate? Lets bring them all together, shall we? Among our brilliant guests I would like to present:

The physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955), the painter Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), the artist Michelangelo (1475-1564), the musician Mozart (1756-1791), the father of analytical psychology Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), the ex-football player Pele (1940 – until now), the singer Michael Jackson (1958-2009), the genius of diplomacy Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), the chemist Albert Hofmann (1906-2008) and the writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014).

After everyone was seated in their places, I started the debate.

“Dear geniuses, I would like to ask a question and the answer will depend on your own genius.” 

The room was quiet so I carry on.

“I would like to know what advice would you have for us, humans but not genius (yet)?”

The geniuses first reaction was to laugh at my question but there is no such thing as a stupid question. So after the excitement, Albert Einstein started the debate.

Imagination is more important than knowledge”, the physicist said.

Pablo Picasso had a different opinion. “I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. I do not seek. I find. Art is a lie that enables us to realize the truth.”

Pelé agreed with him: “That is what I told once to Ronaldinho: Never say you are the best. Let the others say it.”

Mozart thought his answer was good but added: “Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul genius.” 

Michael Jackson agreed and said: “My advice will be please, go for your dreams. Whatever your ideals, you can become whatever you want to become.”

Mahatma Gandhi wondered: “Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.”

However, Michael Jackson reflected about his opinion: “Ok, but if you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and then make a change.”

Carl Jung spoke his thoughts. “Only what is really oneself has the power to heal” and Gandhi added: “In the great battles of life, the first step to victory is the desire to win.”

Jung smoked his pipe, crossed his legs and said: “Life calls not for perfection, but for completeness.”

Michelangelo was the oldest of the group and when the guys finally let him speak he said: “Genius is eternal patience. I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” 

At that moment, everyone looked at each other. Albert Hofmann, who hadn’t uttered a word until then, saw his friends surprised with Michelangelo’s quote and said: “Turn on, tune in, drop out.”

The geniuses didn’t understand what Albert mean it with that, so Gabriel Garcia Marquez thought it was better to conclude the debate: “Everything is a matter to awaken your soul. Life is a continuous succession of opportunities.” 

I was pleased with the debate and the geniuses left the building while I stayed for a little while, lost on my thoughts. Suddenly I felt a gently hand touching my shoulder. It was the playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616). I had forgotten to invite him but as the news had spread, he decided to break the English protocol and watched everything from behind the curtain. He sat next to me and it felt he knew what I was thinking because he said: “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.”

So my dear readers, don’t be afraid, be a genius.

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Entertainment

8 sentences to de-stress

03/04/2017

Another week has started and sometimes it looks like we’re on a carousel. We spin, spin and don’t go anywhere. If you’re feeling this way, maybe something is missing in your life: Rebellious attitudes.

To help you de-stress, I’ve put together 8 sentences that you need to say more.

  1. Fuck off.
  2. I’m done.
  3. I don’t have to listen to everyone’s complaining
  4. Screw the diet!
  5. I’m not going to the gym today.
  6. I will be back soon…
  7. I spent all day doing nothing.
  8. I don’t care.

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Life events

7 reminders about life

27/03/2017

Be grateful and have an amazing week!

  1. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
  2. “You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” – Albert Camus
  3. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll
  4. “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell
  5. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” – Matt Cameron
  6. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  7. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

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