Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2008«

Brazillian weird fruits / Buah-buahan ganjil Brazil

May 30, 2008


Why its called ‘weird fruits’? It’s due to one of below reasons:- 1) its uncommon to brazillians, or 2) its uncommon to non-brazillians (eg me), or 3) its uncommon to both brazillians & non-brazillians. ——————————————————– specimen #1 looks like unwanted ipoh limau bali name : Limau Bali (malay), pomelo (english), zabão-combate (portuguese) – I copied […]

Corpus Christi in Rio de Janeiro (updated)

May 27, 2008


Like Carnaval (celebrated 49 days before Easter), Corpus Christi is celebrated 60 days after Easter. It is a feast/celebration to solemnly commemorate the Holy Eucharist. Brazil is the country with largest Catholic population .....

morning rain, mountain noon & Urca sunset

May 17, 2008


Went jalan-jalan with Mr Siew. This time we went to Sugar Loaf (or Pão de Açucar in Portuguese) . Sugar Loaf is 1 of 4 most popular names that rhyme with the name of Rio de Janeiro city. The others are Copacabana (world famous beach), Ipanema (the song Girl from Ipanema by Tom Jobim, also sang by Frank Sinatra), and Cristo Redentor...

Asia came to Rio de Janeiro! (updated)

May 8, 2008


Mr Siew & I were walking in Santa Teresa (the Bohemian neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro) when we heard a waiter at a new restaurant trying to pull customers, saying something "...asian cuisine....". But when he mentioned "...speciality from Malaysia, Singapore...".

a girl waiting for her someone special… (updated)

May 2, 2008


at the window...