Thursday, November 27, 2008

To Read...

As my husband knows my passion for reading and because he knows I love José Rodrigues do Santos' books, he offered me the first edition of his latest book " A Vida num Sopro", with a love vow.
But I'm supposed to talk about the book.
I read the book, and as usual I felt I needed to read it as quickly as possible.
The story makes us go back in history, to the 30's, when Portugal lived under a fascist dictatorship. Salazar is in power and tries to govern Portugal with a very strong " hand" against anyone that made a slight attempt to go against his ideas. The political police is created (PVDE) to ensure order .
In this political atmosphere we meet a young student from the north of Portugal( Trás-os Montes) that falls in love for a beautiful girl who attends the same high school in Bragança.
Love puts them together but fate separates them.
They will have different lives until they meet again in Penafiel. However, they're not allowed to live their passion for each other.
Amélia is married to a military and Luís is about to marry Joana, who is her sister.
They are forced by circunstances to see each other but a tragic event puts them in danger...
Once again they are separated, Luís goes back to Trás -os- Montes, where he dedicates himself to his profession, veterinary.
In the meantime, we are told about the Spanish civil war.
I won't reveal the end of this magnificent book, but I must say that Amélia and Luís will once more fall prey of the political system that didn't care about human lives or feelings or justice...
" A Vida num Sopro" is a great book!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Why Unemployment Could Be Worse This Time
By Stephen Gandel Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008


Teleworking offers significant benefits to employers, employees, self employed individuals and entrepreneurs, and in developing the local economy. It also presents opportunities to secure wider social benefits - for example by reducing the environmental impact of car travel.
Continue reading about the advantages and disadvantages here

Monday, November 17, 2008


You'll never be forgotten.

Sunday, November 16, 2008



Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Read the article published by Kate Lorenz in CNN

Monday, November 10, 2008


It is not an easy task but here are some very useful tips on what you should do when looking for a job.
Go for it!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Teachers' Protest....

More than 120.000 teachers demonstrated yesterday afternoon, in Lisbon, against the evaluation system that the government is imposing on them.
They want to stop the system because it is highly burocratic, unfair and aims to destroy the teachers' dignity in their career.
Teachers want to be evaluated, but they don't want this evaluation.
It's time the government listens to all the voices spoken out loudly but respectufully.
Education needs motivated, not frustrated teachers.
Let's change!!!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Let's think...

"When the last tree has fallen down;
When the last river has dried;
When the last fish has been fished;
Then you will understand that money can't be eaten."


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A New Tomorrow...

The Election of Barack Obama as the new American President has raised the American's hope for the reborn of the national prestige.
Barack Obama starts a new era for the world. He is the symbol of a new beginning, a better future for all.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Here's a site for you to explore...

Modals: What you might need to know.
And there's a lot more to explore on the English Grammar.
Let's study!!!

Monday, November 03, 2008


A place to enjoy the Season.
To appreciate time as it goes by.
To be in silent meditation.
To forget life, in a lapse of time!