Monday, May 14, 2007

TAGGED FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!

(Traditional Ships of the Tagus, the most beautiful River in the World, photographed by António Homem Cardoso)
My Australian Friend Kitty, from [KITTY ART], has tagged me for a meme, so I have to list four of my favourite jobs, four of my favourite local places, four of my favourite foods, four of my favourite international places and four people who I am tagging. So here it goes, on a sailor’s point of view (of all my «official jobs», I guess the only one I really enjoyed A LOT was at a Law Firm in Mozambique, back in 1998, though it got quite dread and I had to come home):
1. Four of my favourite jobs
a) Assistant to the Steer wheel of CREOULA: preferably on the shift from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m., watching the sun rising slowly and the wind passing through your face and hair… drinking a hot chocolate… and steering the ship to Wonder Land... b) Assistant to the Cooker at CREOULA’s kitchen: peeling tons of potatoes and vegetables and fruits or baking huge cakes, while listening to some HEAVY ROCK and some times drinking a beer with the kitchen swinging all over the place… c) Assistant to the Engineer of CREOULA’s engine: at the heart of the ship, really down below, with the smell of oil and the heat temperature really high, with no fresh air, no windows, the ship balancing and jumping!... Feeling the heart beating fast forward!!!... YES!... d) Assistant to the Sailor washing CREOULA’s decks and shining the brass navigational instruments and other equipment: when it is already HOT outside at 8.30 a.m. and we can spread water all over the 50 meter deck!! Brass shining can also be very relaxing... you have time to think and meditate while doing some hand work for a change...
2. Four of my favourite local places
a) Belém Quarter, in Lisbon: You have everything there!!! From the Cultural Center, to the Jeronimo’s Monastery, the Maritime Museum and the Planetarium, to the President’s Palace and the Factory of «Pastéis de Belém» (the well known and unique in the world custard cakes…) and the Picanha Restaurant and the Gardens and The Tower of Belém and the Docks!!! YES! b) Estoril and Cascais, near Lisbon: My BirthPlace!!! It is quite cool!... c) The Tagus: the most beautiful river in the World!!! d) The local beaches and swimming pools: Where you get the chance to relax and get a beautiful sun-tan!!! 3. Four of my favourite foods
a) Plain natural yoghurt mixed with fresh plain cheese; b) «Sushi» and «Sashimi» with «Caipirinha»; c) «Croudités» with yoghurt; d) And a really big, raw and tasty T-bone steak, for a change!... 4. Four of my favourite international places a) Copenhagen: the beautiful port and the Jazz Club called «Take Five»; b) London: everything and the Park Lane!!! c) The Savannah in Angola: with thundering in the skies… and the smell of the hot soil after a sudden and quick rain! WOW!... d) Anywhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, specially the Azores Islands! 5. And the four lucky people I'm tagging are: a) Escorpião Tenhoso, from [GATO PARDO], in Lisbon; b) Koluki, from [KOLUKI], in London; c) Caniche Vagabundo, from [CANICHE VAGABUNDO], in Lisbon; d) Lisbon Girl, from [LISBOA], in Lisbon. HAVE FUN, MATES!!!...

10 comments:

pereira de oliveira said...

in case you, anyone may decide it is worth going, and I do think it is;
there is an exposition in Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes in Lisbon opening everyday from 14.00 to 20.00 hours honouring fourty years of Antonio Homem Cradoso work with photography.
It has started on the tenth and will stay open till the eighteenth of May.
For the whole of a year there will be events cellebrating is contribution to the art of photography

pereira de oliveira said...

algures no comentario anterior...em vez de is e his...

pereira de oliveira said...

Sailor Girl...desculpe o abuso pelo anuncio do nosso Amigo HC! aquilo do sushi e caipirinha nao sei...com muitas doces ja vi!!!

Sailor Girl said...

And in stead of «Cradoso», «Cardoso»!!!!!!!
LOL!!!!!

pereira de oliveira said...

pois ee!!!tudo trocado!!!

Sailor Girl said...

Quando é que lhe arranjam um teclado decente??? Ó TIA MÉMÉ!!!!!

LisbonGirl said...

Muito Obrigada, Sailor Girl! Fico muito Feliz!:)

caniche vagabundo said...

Thanks, Sailor Girl!
And I've already answered!

(espero que esteja bem escrito, porque eu não sei escrever em inglês e tive de pedir ajuda... se estiver algo errado avisa-me por favor. Obrigado!)

Kitty said...

Oh I love the sound of your sailing jobs. I wish for that freedom of the ocean. Lisbon sounds like a beautiful place and I will definately have a visit one day.

Koluki said...

Sailor Girl, my dear friend:

I’m so sorry for not having been able to comment about this and thank you for the 'tagging' before! I’ve been away in Botswana and South Africa for the last two weeks and only came back to London today, only now being able to really catch up with everything I’ve missed in the blogosphere, ‘cause for the first time in the last 6 months I was capable to detach myself from it and even from my own blog…
I still have to fully understand what this 'tagging' and 'meme' are all about and I guess it requires an extended visit to Kitty’s blog, but as soon as I do it I’ll let you know!
For the time being let me just say what I most share with you: 1. Favourite jobs: a) assistant to the steer wheel of Creoula (not that I’ve ever been such… I just wish!); 2. Favourite local places: a) Belem quarter: I lived there for at least 10 years, so I should know why…; 3. Favourite foods: d) a big raw and tasty T-bone steak for a change!...: believe you me, you don’t get any better T-bone steaks anywhere in the world than in Botswana and South Africa! For the first few days of this last visit I made it a point to do the entire range and gamut: sirloin, rump and the t-bone in the front of the list! I do prefer them medium to well done though… 4. Favourite international places: I’m thorn between London (although not really Park Lane…) and the Savanah in Angola (certainly the smell of the hot soil after a sudden and quick rain!); 5. Favourite lucky people you’ve tagged: all of them (with the necessary reservations about “Koluki”, just not to sound too self-interested) plus, of course, Sailor Girl from the Atlantico Azul and Luanda Blues, The Blue Strategy and lots more!

Cheers and keep having fun and sharing it with the rest of us my mate!!!