Archive for February, 2009

I’m sure for some republicans the title of these kind of news will be “Obama Keeps war until end of 2011!” but the times schedule is quite feasable and even Mccain agree on it.

Not a victory, it’s only a start, b ut never the less, another firm step towards a honeste and firm answer to the world we live in today. From now on , the war has a end date. Iraq will be at last is own ruler.  In the first 100 days Obama is facing most of the problems witout fear, or lobbys, or economic interests.  The world is greatful.


I know this seems like an empowerment of Obama, almost to positive. I’m sure we will, on the way, make mistakes. But this start of term is really thrilling for me.

My main curiosity now is to see who republicans will send in on TV, after that Jindal joke, maybe it’s time Rush Limbaugh to step in. Where are you Rush?


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Tonight a different direction in American politics: Bush asked America’s youth to fight for the Country, Obama asked them to learn for the country.  Huge contrast.


Change means three vectors: Education, Health care and economy. Wonderful speech, great strenght and another step ahead in this new direction.

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You can say Slumdog Millionaire’s win yesterday had nothing to do with politics, but i sure disagree. I’m not saying they won because of backstage, well all movies have a strong backstage aproach, but the truth is that what Slumdog Millionaire pictures is the crude reality politics should be fighting.


Everybody seems to have wake up to the world needs in the face of the economic turmoil, but the dificulties were there from decades ago. Slumdog Millionaire is a shocking, disturbing movie.  The caracterization of Mumbai’s slum is made is a brutal, hard, down to earth way. Maybe they couldn’t have done otherway.

The dispair, the deep poverty, the lack of basic conditions to dignified life, makes this slum a horrid place, maybe we could talk about the brazillian “favelas” or the african populations escaping from war or hunger, displaced from their origins.. but basicly we are talking the same: poverty. The society as we know it is not sustainable while we don’t take care of this problem – poverty cannot be a frequent picture in a developed world!


Sure you can go arround, and say economy is hard right now, but while you continue to tolerate fiscal paradises, and off-shores, you are being a part of it. Globalization doesn’t have to be a bad thing, but globalization without a social conscienceness is a ver hard picture to look at.

That is is waht Slumdog Millionaire brought to us on film. It’s not just india, Mumbai, or Brazil.. it’s in the street right next to you – while we don’t take the job of facing this issue honestly.


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This is truly a remarkable movie – life itself, love and hope.

The big winner of tonight, without a question, a deserved one. The academy made justice. Haven’t seen it?  You must.


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This is Oscar night so why not recommend a movie? A pretty god one indeed. Not a nominee, not a movie that would appear in the comercial stands with a big neon over their oppening night, but surely a movie worth seing.

Two of my top 3  World War II movies were filmed from a child’s point of view – probably there is a reason for that, they can so clearly place a border between good and evil even before the adult can. “Life is beautifull” is the film of my life, and Roberto Begnini turns the Nazi camp into a game for the main caracter eyes, a child. Then comes   Schindler’s List, and “The Boy in the striped pijamas” comes third – another child’s point of view about one of the horrors of the World War II.


A magnificent movie, with a amazing screenplay (you know how much i value the screenplay), were a friendship between a nazi general’s son and a child in a concentration camp makes any war seem plain stupid. Again, in the child’s eye , wrong and right are presented clearly, when two young boys begin a friendship, just with a fence between them.

Not in the oscar’s? so what!? worth every penny. It’s a must see.

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Latin dances

Finally a decision, the next months i will be dancing. Yes i missed it a lot, and it’s a great way to know lot’s of people.

Latin dances… here i go!

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The writting…

writingThe curious thing about this is that I’ve been talking few times about myself, maybe I’m shy… I will disclosure here one of my hobbies – from the links on the right you probably discovered it by now, but ok.. I love writing!


Whenever I’m blue, I write, whenever I’m happy I write, whenever I’m down, I write… writing is almost like being alive. And although I write poorly, it still gives me a lot of pleasure doing it.

Next April month another web contest is opening, another 30 days adventure in writing a scrip in a month – it’s called Scrip Frenzy, and I’m taking part. I don’t have much time, so it’s going to be my sleep hours who are going to lose in April.

I recommend it – it’s a great way to start enjoying writing.

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