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Ipanema (Portuguese pronunciation: [ipaˈnẽmɐ]) is an affluent neighbourhood located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), The beach at Ipanema became widely known by the song “The Girl from Ipanema” (“Garota de Ipanema”), written by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes.

The word “Ipanema” comes from the Tupi language and possibly means “stinky lake”, from upaba (“lake”) and nem (“stinky”) or “bad water; river without fish” from “y” (water) and “panema” (bad). No kidding.

The song was written in 1962, with music by Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by de Moraes; English lyrics were written later by Norman Gimbel. Its popularity has seen a resurgence with Diana Krall’s song “Boy from Ipanema”, released in 2008.
Okay,let’s  see, we have the Girl from Ipanema,the Boy from Ipanema ,so, what is next.(!)

Ipanema is adjacent to Copacabana and Leblon Beach, but it is distinct from its neighbour. It is relatively easy to navigate because the streets are aligned in a grid. Ipanema is one of the most expensive places to live in Rio, and private investment has led to the building of world-class restaurants, shops, and cafes. At the forefront of its beach culture are the many surfers and sun worshipers who socialize daily at the beach. Every Sunday, the roadway closest to the beach is closed to motor vehicles allowing local residents and tourist to ride bikes, roller skate, skateboard, and walk along the ocean.
Ipanema has played a role in the culture of Rio de Janeiro since its beginning, with its own universities, art galleries, theaters and cafes. festivities, separate from those of Rio de Janeiro, attracting up to 50,000 people to the streets of Ipanema.

Everybody gets hungry so why not try the most popular and ubiquituos FEIJOADA..

Feijoada (Portuguese pronunciation: [fejʒuˈadɐ]) is a stew of beans with beef and pork which is a typical Portuguese dish. Feijoada is also typically cooked in former colonies such as Macau, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Goa (India). the recipe can differ slightly from one country to another,and from stand to stand..
Brazilean Feijoada  name comes from feijão, Portuguese for “beans”.
The basic ingredients of feijoada are beans with fresh pork or beef. In Brazil, it is usually made with black beans; in the northeast (Bahia), it is generally prepared with kidney beans (Feijoada à Brasileira), and includes other vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, and cabbage. The stew is best prepared over low heat in a thick clay pot.
It is usually served with rice and assorted sausages, such as chouriço, morcela (blood sausage), farinheira, and others, which may or may not be cooked in the stew.


P.S. Sorry ,no traslation for Stan Getz Saxophone playing .(!)


In a day like today,   August 9, 1875  Albert  W. Ketelbey  was born the Composer,  Conductor and Pianist  best known for light orchestral music.  He wrote very pretty musical themes, one of them impressed     me very deeply in my childhood ears. It was called  just ” In a Persian Market ” . Every time I listened on the radio, the main entertaining in those days, I could close my eyes and imagine everything  pretty but different to our Mexican markets, on the floor vendors  offering pots of clay filled up with gold and silver, rolls and rolls of fabrics made in China of pure silk. Beautiful women dancing and moving their lower bodies with an eternal smile in their faces  with long hair that made the people stand around and watch, also some acrobats making flips and  flops  and never miss a step.

Also , I could see cages protecting beautiful rare birds of exotic colors some of them singing amazing songs and some other making  sounds similar to the human voices, those were my favorites, with a rich plumage of magnificent colors  their tails hardly fit in those cages.

In the market  I could see stands nicely arranged with pots and pans made of brass or bronze appearance shining  and showing off their whimsy figures made by anonymous artist and of course among them   Aladdin’s Lamps…….if I could posses one of them, any size I would go to a private place and “scrub” one just for the fun of wondering  what Happen, Oh I can’t really imagine what exactly Happens…Is a genuine Genie inside of them..?  Maybe a precious Maiden but I wonder if she was  Unmarried or maybe a Virgin or maybe a horrendous “Taliban”.

  I don’t  remember exactly how old I was maybe 4 maybe 5 years old,  the activity of such of Market  couldn’t let me focus exactly what I really want……I could see also people wearing clothes wrapping around their bodies specially women, sometimes covering their heads and hardly see their eyes.  Men were different  mostly wearing head gears but leaving their eyes and ears at sight but showing off their unshaved faces.

The scariest feeling for me was when suddenly see some men riding   gorgeous horses making everything shake, the street was there, so the horses were making way in the absence of cars, bikes or  Trucks.      Listening the music I could see everything what a wonderful experience is to really be IN A PERSIAN MARKET !!!!

Thanks you very much Albert W. Ketelbey for helping me with your music make my dreams come just a wonderful Dream !



 Thanks Marino van Wakeren.





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Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American NASA astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor and United States Naval Aviator. He was the first human to set foot upon the Moon.

Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was in the United States Navy and served in the Korean War. After the war, he served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he flew over 900 flights in a variety of aircraft. He graduated from Purdue University and the University of Southern California.

A participant in the U.S. Air Force’s Man In Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human spaceflight programs, Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962. His first spaceflight was the NASA Gemini 8 mission in 1966, for which he was the command pilot, becoming one of the first U.S. civilians to fly in space. On this mission, he performed the first manned docking of two spacecraft with pilot David Scott. Armstrong’s second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission on July 20, 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface and spent 2½ hours exploring while Michael Collins remained in orbit in the Command Module. Armstrong was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon along with Collins and Aldrin, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009.





Hello there ! ,  I am back again , after disappearing for a while  ( too long time )

But ,to make the story short , my Doctor still can take my pulse.

I am back writing my Blog thanks the efforts of  the ” Happy Team” from

WordPress that help me to rescue my password.  So I want to tell all my

dear friends an Followers to continue follow me. I promise to always make

you hungry with my food recipes  and also make you smile .

So I will see you soon.        your truly   The

Eduardo Guzman M.