Monday, November 29, 2010

Peace on Earth

To all that people is going through a difficult moment in Rio de Janeiro...the innocent people living in the slums that are in the middle of this "war"... we need PEACE! We need LOVE! 


Heaven on Earth 
We need it now 
I'm sick of all of this 
Hanging around 

Sick of sorrow 
I'm sick of the pain 
I'm sick of hearing 
Again and again 
That there's gonna be 
Peace on Earth 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Bellysamba by Brazilian dancers Danielle Lopes & Cristina Ramon

Another Bellysamba performance by myself and the Australia's Samba Queen Cristina Ramon.
Noche de Fuego September 2010 in Sydney Australia.
I hope you enjoy it!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

“It’s only in darkness that you can see the true brightness of the light."
– Amir Zoghi – 

Monday, November 08, 2010

Belly Dance Stars Parody

Very very funny video!! Watch it and you will understand!! 
For those who know Russian belly dancers (because "russian" part of the parody is the best). Alexey Riaboshapka immitates 
1. Elena Ramazanova
2. Aida Hassan
3. Maria Shashkova
4. Dina
5. Orit Maftsir

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Mind Body Spirit Festival

I totally forgot about this Festival!! I went last year and I though very interesting! If you have nothing planned for this weekend, definitely it is a great program! See you there!!

Belly dance Performance on the Festival:
1 pm  and 4 pm Jrisi Jusakos

11.30 am Jrisi Jusakos
5.30 pm Studio Dance Orientale

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

I loveeeeeeeeed this movie!! I don't know how come many people told me that it was boring and they almost slept watching it! I could not take my eyes from the screen. Maybe because I read the book and I knew already what to expect. Julia Roberts was fantastic! A beautiful journey of a woman that travelled to three different destinations - Italy, India and Bali - to experience the pleasure of eating, the spiritual growth and the possibility of love.

These are two of my favourite soundtracks. Of course Brazilian songs!! ;-)

Bebel Gilberto - Samba da Benção

Joao Gilberto  - Wave

Friday, November 05, 2010

Tito Seif

My video of the week by the Egyptian Belly dancer Tito Seif. I love his interpretation and also great choice of song.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist by  Paulo Coelho

I read this book a long time ago...but I read it for several times...It is a great one...highly recommended. I am a big fan of Paulo Coelho, not only because he is Brazilian (as myself), but he also inspires me. Besides his great books, you also can follow his blog...a blog not to be missed! 

This is a story that I took from his blog...check it out for more
A merchant sent his son to learn the Secret of Happiness from the wisest of men. The young man wandered through the desert for forty days until he reached a beautiful castle at the top of a mountain. There lived the sage that the young man was looking for.
However, instead of finding a holy man, our hero entered a room and saw a great deal of activity; merchants coming and going, people chatting in the corners, a small orchestra playing sweet melodies, and there was a table laden with the most delectable dishes of that part of the world.
The wise man talked to everybody, and the young man had to wait for two hours until it was time for his audience.
With considerable patience, the Sage listened attentively to the reason for the boy’s visit, but told him that at that moment he did not have the time to explain to him the Secret of Happiness.
He suggested that the young man take a stroll around his palace and come back in two hours’ time.
“However, I want to ask you a favor,” he added, handling the boy a teaspoon, in which he poured two drops of oil. “While you walk, carry this spoon and don’t let the oil spill.”
The young man began to climb up and down the palace staircases, always keeping his eyes fixed on the spoon. At the end of two hours he returned to the presence of the wise man.
“So,” asked the sage, “did you see the Persian tapestries hanging in my dining room? Did you see the garden that the Master of Gardeners took ten years to create? Did you notice the beautiful parchments in my library?”
Embarrassed, the young man confessed that he had seen nothing. His only concern was not to spill the drops of oil that the wise man had entrusted to him.
“So, go back and see the wonders of my world,” said the wise man. “You can’t trust a man if you don’t know his house.”
Now more at ease, the young man took the spoon and strolled again through the palace, this time paying attention to all the works of art that hung from the ceiling and walls. He saw the gardens, the mountains all around the palace, the delicacy of the flowers, the taste with which each work of art was placed in its niche. Returning to the sage, he reported in detail all that he had seen.
“But where are the two drops of oil that I entrusted to you?” asked the sage.
Looking down at the spoon, the young man realized that he had spilled the oil.
“Well, that is the only advice I have to give you,” said the sage of sages. “The Secret of Happiness lies in looking at all the wonders of the world and never forgetting the two drops of oil in the spoon.”
from the book “The Alchemist”