Sunday, April 30, 2006

Chikken Tikka

What could be more appropriate to finish this Asian-inspired day than eating Chichen Tikka Masala? With the stuff I brought from Britain from my friend Shree, I ensured that the people who tasted it really enjoyed the meal. You will notice my Brazilian touch to it, the bottle of Guaraná soft drink right beside my plate! Posted by Picasa

Stupas and my friends

Again Stupas, this time the portrayed individuals are my friends Bruno and Jeremias, faithful pals from school time! Also there is a couple of nice brazilian girls on the background, not bad, the people who went to the temple were nice! Posted by Picasa

Stupas and I

These structures behind me are Stupas, monuments containing relics from ancient buddhas, again, right beside the temple in Três Coroas. Posted by Picasa

Mountains in três coroas

The mountains around the temple in três coroas. This is another example of an inspiring scenery. Beside me, my friend Jeremias. Posted by Picasa

Prayer Wheels

Another surreal picture from the temple in Três Coroas, a set of ever-spinning prayer wheels. I spun the manual ones as well, so I should have accumulated many mertis. Posted by Picasa

Can you guess where this picture was taken?

If you guessed any place in Asia, you missed it by a longshot. I myself was mesmerized to encounter this place 90Km away from my home city in Brazil. This temple is in Três Coroas, and it was build there by Chagdug Tulku Rinpoche, who brought with him loads of stuff from Tibet after China went for them in 59.
More pics from the place will follow. Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 24, 2006

Troma's War!!

It's an extravaganza!

Road scene

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It's time for the parrot sketch!

But this one is most definitely not a Dead Parrot! On the other hand, this parrot does not fare as well. Posted by Picasa

Another scene

Nah, I'm not that creative. No bulshit on this one. Posted by Picasa

Farm scene

Behind me (and all around me really) stands the home of my mother's family. It is a gorgeous place, with very nice scenery. This sunset is also ass kicking material. On a side note (compltetely useless, I guess), stand some Araucaria Pine Trees. Posted by Picasa

Cena con la famiglia

There you have a nice scene from my italo-germanic family. The occasion is the joint birthday for my mother and my uncle, strangely enough, both of them have been occluded in this picture. But the nice family gathering still stands. Awesome food, by the way. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Small town view

A view from the town of Constantina in my homestate. Very tiny place, but the landscapes are very nice, at least I like the calm you get in these towns. Posted by Picasa

Minha prima/sobrinha

Como fica evidente nesta foto, eu não tenho a mínima habilidade com crianças. Em compensação, a filha da minha estimada prima Juliana é uma graça e compensa a minha aparência de quebrar espelhos :-D. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Porto Alegre seen from across Guaíba

My final photograph for the day, my home city of Porto Alegre seen from across the Guaíba lake (or river if you listen to the local folk). Here you can see the buildings in the city centre, as well as some of the TV towers on the surrounding hills. The waters around the city are dotted with islands, some of which are very nice places to see the local fauna and flora, if you don't mind the mildly polluted water, that is... Posted by Picasa

I am the wheelman

Another delightful moment, to be able to drive again, free to go wherever I please. Nothing against unilink, but I do enjoy the freedom of my own car. Posted by Picasa

Fields of Soybean

Another nice landscape in my home state. This one shows a Soybean farm in the distance. The color of the crops right before harvest is very nice. Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 10, 2006

Another landscape

A small pond in the prairies of my home state. Posted by Picasa

Happy, Happy; Joy, Joy

A rather bizarre way of celebrating a wedding, including some weird accessories. It was fun though. Posted by Picasa

Parabéns Fernandinha

My social agenda upon arrival was considerably busy, but I most definitely cannot complain! This week I went to the birthday of that gorgeous woman you can see beside me (I claim bragging rights, yeah!). She is my long time buddy from undergrad school and meeting her again was wicked! Still got a lot of catching up to do with my friends over here. Posted by Picasa

Congratulazioni Fabio

This weekend I went to the wedding of my friend Fabio (the chap with me above). Very nice celebration I must say. And also an opportunity to get to know my home state better, as I have never been to the wedding venue Pelotas, a very quiet city. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Meet the Meat

So, my first (and much expected) contact with a nice Picanha steak, cooked masterfully by me (if I can say so myself) was just as anticipated. You can see the result of my cooking right in front of you. My vegetarian friends will have to excuse me, but this kind of meal will always prevent me from seriously considering become a vegetarian myself.
Yet, the best things are yet to come! Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 03, 2006

It's a beautiful day!

Today is an awesome day in Porto Alegre, and I am back to my home town after seven months of absence! Though I feared that I would hve forgotten how to drive an automobile (especially considering that I just came from Britain, where people do not drive on the right side of the street). Everything is fine though, and I am ready to keep on driving. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Going back home!

Finally, I'm returning to my motherland, after seven months away from home! Hopefully the good things remained the same! I'm probably posting more from there, as kind of a tourist in my own country :-). Posted by Picasa

Regional Sports

Well, what can I say about these spots. Despite my own opinion about Fox Channel, these commercials are brilliant pieces of advertisement, seriously. Check it out.