Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Grammar can be boring and uninteresting for students.
So to make things differently, you can practise online
Online Grammar
Learn and have fun!...

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Child Abuse...

The news have been dominated by the images of a beautiful, blond , English girl.
The reason is that she now has been missing for some weeks.It happened while she was sleeping in a resort's room in the Algarve.
Waves of solidarity and compassion towards the desperate parents come from all the Portuguese and English people. The police are looking for the little Maddie, effortlessly. However, there's no sign of her .
Unfortunately, there are thousands of cases of children disappeared all over the world. Many of them are never to be found.
Children are victims of abuse, kidnap and traffic. Child abuse is a crime that is often perpretated by someone who is nearby to the child's families and routines.

Child abuse is a very complex and dangerous set of problems that include child neglect and the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of children.
From the early 1970's when a national data bank was created, the yearly number of reports of child abuse has risen progressively. Initially, 700,000 incidents of child abuse were reported annually. Now there are approximately 2 million cases reported every year.
The frequency of documented child abuse increases with the age of the victim: children less than 2 years of age (6 per 1000) versus 15 to 17 years of age (14 per 1000). This statistic may reflect an increase in abuses or a rise in reporting. Obviously, very young children are incapable of verbally communicating the harm inflicted on them. Other factors such as fear, guilt, or confusion about the abuser's erratic behavior may also hinder younger children from informing on their abuser.

To know more on Child Abuse

Sunday, May 13, 2007

May 13th...

The Portuguese village of Fátima was too small to welcome the numerous pilgrims that headed there to celebrate N. S. de Fátima, the Saint that appeared to the three children shepherds, now saints, ninety years ago.
Fátima became a place of worship for all the catholics in Portugal and in the world.
Every year millions of pilgrims walk, suffering from the pain and hardships of many days on the road but strengthened to go on walking, no matter what, by the faith in the Virgin.
Fátima, the sanctuary of the Portuguese and of all men!!!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


A gentleman wanders around the campus of a college looking for the library.
He approaches a student and asked, "Excuse me young man. Would you be good enough and tell me where the library is at?"
The student, in a very arrogant and belittling tone, replied, "I sorry, sir, but at this school, we are taught never to end a sentence with a preposition!"
The gentleman smiled, and in a very apologetic tone replied, "I beg your pardon. Please allow me to rephrase my question. Would you be good
enough to tell me where the library is at, asshole?"

Q: How many schoolteachers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None. Anything not completed during the lesson is added to the homework.

Q: How many students does it take to change a light bulb?
A1: None. Light bulb changing isn't in the course notes.
A2:"Is it worth any bonus marks?"

Monday, May 07, 2007


Here is an image that means a lot.
Friendship is a great treasure and should always be nurtured and fed.
Good Friends are forever...
The image was given to me by Patrícia of More than words and it connects cyberfriends.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Mother's Day...

Mother is such a small and easy word;
In its simplicity contains the whole world.
Mother means birth;
Mother means love;
Mother means joy.
A mother is all we need...
To the mothers on Earth, in particular to those who are suffering from want, injustice and misunderstandings here is my Love!...

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Work Quotes...

" The end of labour is to gain leisure" ( Aristotle)

" The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work " ( Richard Bach)

" If work were nice, the rich would not have left it to the poor" ( Haitian proverb)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

1st May...

To avoid lives lost in humiliation and shame of becoming social outcasts, the 1ST MAY should be used to call the governments' attention to promote a better future for all.