Come with me for a stroll in SOHO late at night

Tonight we had our usual dancing class in Soho, in a new stage center of a very exclusive and stylish club house. This part of the city is a real meltin pot of modern and old, trendy and old fashioned, hills and plane roads, plenty of narrow streets which i had to cross before reaching the MTR=underground train on the main street “at the feet of the mount”. 

 

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this one was the starting point, the gallery of Mr. Tagore the grandson of the most legendary and auspicious Nobel of India. Work in progress inside, it was close and they are installing a new exhibition.

Soho is always busy and crowded and at night time it represents the drink/chat place for many people workin and living in the dowtown. However some streets are very quite and almost deserted with just one shop still shining.

 

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We ‘ll look up so many interesting details and neon lights, fashionable items and cute little shops for foodies, lifestyle, wellness and beauty. A collection of colors and ideas

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Somebody is still working on the street….and somebody is still shopping at almost midnite (…i got a beautiful “casacca” with geometrical designs). one of the best fun for me is bargaining in Chinese with these local folks: sometimes running into a sweet uncle or  a screamy auntie, sometimes into a young girl. i always wish that these people will go to the foundation of the economy in their own country and at the most important meaning for exchanging goods.

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Late at night you can meet the usual  auntie who cleans up all the road of its cartoons, pack and pile them up diligently and carry them to some receptacle-place. Or simply she cleanse the city of the daily wasted plastic bags. She is the one who knows Mother earth problems and tribulations better than anybody else and better than any philosopher and wiseman.

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Finally you can also get a floreal taxi to the MTR if you dont want to walk anymore. The driver can be a close relative of the auntie above. He very possibly enjoys drinking and smoking with his friends if not on due and very possibly does care very little in his central nervous sytem about the cycles and messages of Mother earth. But he knows how to drive well in the city jungle and will bring you to destination. 

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Top ten songs in Italian dialects, especially in Napoletano – tagged!

 Neapolitan is so rich in expressions an methapors that one life is not enough to know them all. They are very creative and usually use animals or natural phenomenas to explain human nature and character. There are books of poetries, poems and stories that use this language. Here you will find 10 songs (title/info): they are sung  in (language in orange) 3 of the all dialects spoken in Italy (see wiki map of their distribution here)

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~1~  (Come back May!) meridionale

~2~ (accompanied by the typical “mandolino the small guitar of Aabian origin overused in southern of italy songs) meridionale

~3~ (Where is Zaza, “it is almost a theatrical piece”) meridionale

~4~ (it started with a commercial about the new metro called “funicolare” in the city of Neaples) meridionale

 ~5~ (You are great) meridionale

~6~ (instrumental chello & oud)

~7~  (location & inspiration of the band is: Sicily island & Southeast Mediterraneum) meridionale estremo

~8~ (Red moon)  meridionale

~9~ (location of the band: island of sardinia) sardo

~10~ (it s fun, dedicated to a parrot) meridionale

This is the continuum of the tag Melodious, Soulful songs

Slow, melodious, soulful: top 10 Italian songs ~ tagged!

On the wave of the amazing tag, after top 10 Chinese pieces which is my soulmate mothertongue, enjoy now my mothertongue songs. As you all know Italy plays a strong role in the whole musical panorama and when you start to learn the basic of the notes,the pentagrams and the musical languages you have to speak Italian automatically. So this is one of the purest & most melodious languages in the world. However there is still a very long way to go for all authentic Italian singers and today the most sensible people can immediately understand the difference between what is trash and what is good in the field. Of the below pieces, many are very classic (1-4-5-7) and overused in movies and thetre.   The 2 is not in Italian to be precise but in Napolitan, which is my maternal grandmother’s language that obviously i personally learned and absorbed together with the family lifestyle. This version is from an Indian singer, it’s truly delightful and will caress your heart.  The 3 is from my dear friend Gianni who lives now in London and has got a sort of caraibian touch in it: if you live in the capital of England make sure to go to one of  his next concerts!

1~~~~Ennio Morricone, Gabriel’s Oboe (from the movie: The Mission”)

2~~~~ Hemlata Sardesai, O Sole Mio (Oh my sun)

http://freemeditation.ca/videoblog/hemlata-sardesai-o-sole-mio/

3~~~~ Casabella, Che cos’e l’amore (What is love)

4~~~~Andrea Bocelli, Canto della Terra (Chanting to Mother Earth)

5~~~~Giuseppe Verdi, La Forza del Destino (Force of the Destiny)

6~~~~Carmen Consoli, L’eccezione (the exception)

7~~~~Giorgia Fumanti, Ave Maria

8~~~~Domenico Modugno,Volare (Flying)

9~~~~Lara Fabian, Caruso (written by L.Dalla)

10~~~Elisa e Ligabue, Gli ostacoli del cuore  (Heart’s obstacles)

next 10 songs will be a mix  in few Italian dialects (Neapolitan, Sardo, Sicilian) whih are also very close to Latin of course.

Poll: Where is / do you use your computer?

The tao is here, there and everywhere into the human body

This place is situated in the east part of Beijing. It includes various buildings like temples, the Taoist Institute of Research of the capital, a taoist clinic which recommand chinese traditional methods of healing, the taosit music center which is not as active as before anymore, and some other building all focused on taosim philosophy. When we go to the direct essence and understanding of taoism we realize that Tao is what we already have inside at dormant state into the sacrum bone. Tao can give, once awakened, all the most interesting directions to live fully and feel good.

Walking around these temples i saw many interesting things and could capture a few with my camera. Tao pierces each and every organ we have inside, it passes thru each of the 7 major chakras. Therefore it engulfs of dharma and love each and every cell of our body. Thru the art and the history of this buldings one can notice that each and every chakra is mentioned thru the story of Lao Tze. he knew everything about the mooladhara, the creativity, the rightousness, the compassion, the healing, the natural medicine, the generosity, the wealth, the collectivity, the forgiveness, the self realization and the interior blossoming.

What a master!! he knew everything about the human being who are realized. see here:

decorations: the most beautiful marble made sculptures and paintings which resist well and show all the sweetness and vivacity of the colors. the motif of the spiral is showed everywhere especially when picturing the clouds. the phoenix is the symbol of the maternal essence, ofthe eternal knowledge and womanly wisdom. the dragons are the power of the masculine side.

god: all pervading and multifacetted basing on the highest qualities in life. Chinese inscriptions in front of each god talks about all these qualities which characterize the master era and the master personality. god and goddesses smile, infuriate, bless, greet, give, bestow collness and serenity. A wonderful deep glimpse into the everlasting positive behaviour of one aspect of China. 

tao: is schematically represented by the yin and yang with the segmented parts all around. A game of casuality. a master perfectly melts all the elements and becomes the elements him/herself, knowing when to be water, when fire, when wood, whe eather….

First meme in BI blog

Meme instruction: Please thoughtfully consider the following, and choose one item for each of the categories below. (Be sure to describe your reasons for choosing)

  • One religious work from a non-familiar tradition you’ll read:

What does non familiar tradition means? Ah maybe I got it. Something about the cult of the mother in New Zeland. I recently read an interview of a native maori singer and I wonderf if there is any written book about their deep spiritual knowledge. Even in form of storytelling for example would be allright.

  • One music video-that you like-from your “least likely to listen to’ genre:

Mahamaya Mahakali which I ve been watching at least 20 times until now in the last couple of weeks. It is a 15 minuts music video depicting the joy of the students and employees in a school up on Himalaya. The filmmaker is from Finland.

  • A book from a genre you almost never read, that you have read, or you will read (promise!):

Something about cinema and film making …

  • Somewhere you’d never thought to go on holiday/vacation, and why it might be fun to go there?

Seichelle islands in the Indian Ocean. My Dad went there already few times, he made friend with the locals and said they are very simple and humble. So I might visit when I ll be in Madagascar.

  • A specific food you’ve never tried, but will because of this meme, honest!:

Lotus buds in Chinese style. So I will get enlightened lol

  • A sport or game you really hate, or haven’t tried yet, but are willing to give one more go:

Kung fu because it feels masculine but I can create a feminine style of it!

  • A style of dance you probably won’t try (we won’t make you promise on this one):

Capoeria, the Brazilian native dance because there is too much jumping.

  • A career job you don’t feel you’re suited for, and why:

The wine sommeliere because i cant bear the horrible smell of alcohol in general.

  • An item that’s “thinking out of the box’ for this meme that hadn’t been included:

If you would write a smart meme of 3 questions what would you write?

  • If there’s one thing in life you wanted to do, and will do because of this meme, what will it be?

Nothing in particular I usually just go with the flow. Also I prefer when others plan for me (for example my husband or friends).

1000petals/axinia sent this and tags goes to Yeoching only!

oh mothers!

oh mothers! pls dnt be fashionable, nor sexy nor intelligent. we just want you to be yourself, to go deep down into your roots and to know youe mother within. oh mothers! please help us to emancipate this wonderful unique world left. with love, r.

[the picture is a commercialized message to attract the mothers attention in Hong kong city]