domingo, 30 de octubre de 2011

Aberdeen

I had a few hours in Aberdeen, meeting my friends and having good laugh. Took some few pictures while there, I also had a nice meal at Handmade Burger, I love the organic free range Scottish Beef meat and the freshly made onion rings and mozarella and tomato salad, they even had the RIGHT lemonade. Each time I ask for it, I get a Sprite back, this time was an original lemonade made out of lime & lemons and sparkling water.   :-)

domingo, 23 de octubre de 2011

viernes, 21 de octubre de 2011

Hopes...

Since I first listened Israel's version of "Somewhere over the rainbow" I very much liked it, it brings silence and peace to my inner spirit and makes me feel better...
Here one can feel better...

jueves, 13 de octubre de 2011

Bilingualism, Trilingualism and Multilingualism

I am all involved in this subject, researching for my Final Project in TEFL.
Mainly I came to different conclusions:
- it is valuable to be bi/tri/multilingual.
- researchers suggests that bilingualism may delay the onset of age-related dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, by up to four years. Although scientists don’t know why bilingualism creates this “cognitive reserve,” some theorize that speaking two languages may increase blood and oxygen flow to the brain and keep nerve connections healthy—factors thought to help ward off dementia.
- bilingualism is extremely widespread and is the norm in today's world.

More recently, scientists have discovered that bilingual adults have denser gray matter (brain tissue packed with information-processing nerve cells and fibers), especially in the brain’s left hemisphere, where most language and communication skills are controlled. The effect is strongest in people who learned a second language before the age of five and in those who are most proficient at their second language. This finding suggests that being bilingual from an early age significantly alters the brain’s structure.
 Research_On_TheBilingualbrain

martes, 11 de octubre de 2011

First time I've put these coveralls on....

This picture taken in the summer of 2007 is the first time (and not the last so far) when I have put on my (large) coveralls that I am using daily when I work offshore, on the rigs.The ones I have now are looking on me like I am some kind of model there, when washed they are cleaned at a very high temperature, due to oil and other oily substances spotted on them..so they shrink quite badly and fast. I am needing a new one actually.


I use this also daily to look at my samples...

miércoles, 5 de octubre de 2011

Sushi

First thing I'd like to do after leaving the rig is eating some Sushi. Maki rolls are my favorite.

How to make Sushi ?

lunes, 3 de octubre de 2011

Arte

Antés de irme a dormir, me gustaría soñar que estoy perdida en otra galaxia o en un mundo idilíco, perfecto.


Aqui  en esta casa hay mucha arte esperando &  invitando a los paseantes a entrar en un mundo diferente, donde la imaginación juega un papel definitivo!

domingo, 2 de octubre de 2011

Mamaia mea

Grandmothers are just antique little girls.  ~Author Unknown





Azi 2 octombrie, mamaia ar fi implinit 83 de ani...insa acum mult timp a plecat “sus”, unde rautatile, inselaciunile, ipocrizia si aroganta nu isi gasesc locul.
Imi amintesc ca mereu spunea ca ziua ei aniversara e ca orice alta zi, o zi de la Dumnezeu, atat de modesta era! Insa, se bucura ca un copil pentru orice cadou simbolic ar fi primit, zambea mult si era fericita.
A fost persoana cea mai draga mie, care mi-a modelat caracterul si careia ii aseman prin blandetea si modestia dobandita.
A lasat un gol atat de imens incat in urmatorii ani ma simteam pierduta, parea ca nu mai am nici o identitate si ma simteam foarte singura...e poate asemanator cu golul ramas omenirii dupa moartea lui Michael Jackson( in perspectiva mea).
Imi este dor de ea, mult mult si imi amintesc in fiecare an de 2 octombrie...
Stia intotdeauna sa imi dea sfaturi intelepte si sa ma sprijine cu invatatul in sesiune, stia totul despre dinozauri si amoniti si tectonica globala si eram mandra de ea si ea de mine.


What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance.  They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life.  And, most importantly, cookies.  ~Rudolph Giuliani