Greetings from Lisbon

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Great picture of Russ & Flocky Wocky

Greetings from Lisbon!  We’re having hot sunny days here and I thought I’d just get this picture posted before it gets too warm again. Rasmi posted this selfie of her and Flocky yesterday and it’s one of the best yet. It’s a great one of Russ and I love the way Flocky is trying to look like a strict boss.  Well if the truth is known, she IS now the boss at home in Kathmandu. But I know the way to wipe that bossy look from her face. Just take a piece of chicken curry from the fridge or pick up her lead so she thinks she’s going out somewhere or pick up a ball. She’s addicted to playing football and is quite a cunning, tactical player too. I used to love going up on the roof to watch Flocky playing football with Kumar and to see the way Flocky concentrated so intensely on the ball.

Algumas novidades chatas de Dai

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Olhe para este incrível antigo edifício português. Penso que é a antiga câmara municipal ou o equivalente português. Não tenho certeza sobre isso, mas eu deveria saber em breve. Está no final da minha estrada aqui.

Então, finalmente escrevo meu primeiro blog em língua portuguesa. É muito difícil para mim, então vou conseguir uma pequena ajuda do Google Translate, talvez. Eu me pergunto, como as pessoas sobreviveram antes do Google Translate hahaha.

A vida está indo incrivelmente bem para mim, agora mesmo. Mas grandes coisas estão faltando para nós. Estamos perdendo os membros da nossa família. E, claro, meu pastor alemão, Flocky. Quando estiverem todos aqui, será Utopia.

É com sorte que Kumar também esteja aqui, caso contrário, eu teria abandonado essa idéia de Portugal há muito tempo e levado um vôo de volta a Katmandu. Ele trabalha muito horas e nunca chega em casa antes das onze horas da noite. Mas ele faz um feriado todos os domingos e ele prepara um bom almoço e abrimos uma garrafa de vinho, às vezes champanhe.

Passo muito tempo pensando no passado e no futuro também. Eu sempre penso em momentos tristes, bons tempos, momentos emocionantes, amigos e parentes, Meu mundo viaja, meus erros do passado e muito mais. Eu penso muito em “amigos” que me enganaram, viraram-se contra mim, me usaram para sua própria vantagem e, posteriormente, desapareceram da minha vida. Lembro-me com uma mistura de carinho e ódio. Muitas vezes me lembro de minha infância, meus avós, primos, tias, tios, brincando na rua, sábado de manhã, cinema infantil e lembro-me dos dias em que tínhamos gente tão pobre, mas geralmente feliz o suficiente. Meus avós sempre estavam lá para nos apoiar e nos ajudar .

Penso agora que preciso de uma sesta. Muitas pessoas tomam siestas nesta parte do mundo onde a temperatura da tarde geralmente é muito alta. Agora a temperatura externa é 30c às 14h38 / Amanhã teremos um dia muito quente com 34c a 36c. Odeio o calor.

Não sei por que decidi escrever hoje em português porque nenhum dos meus contatos portugueses conhece minha conta do WordPress. WordPress é um lugar para mim, onde eu escrevo meu diário, e é um lugar onde meus amigos online podem conhecer algo sobre mim. Aqueles que são corajosos o suficiente para clicar no meu link, mesmo assim.

Look at this incredible old Portuguese building. I think it’s the old town hall or the Portuguese equivalent. Not sure about that, but I should know soon enough. It’s at the end of my road here.

So I finally write my first blog in Portuguese. It’s very difficult for me, so I’ll get a little help from Google Translate, maybe. I wonder, how people survived before Google Translate hahaha.

Life is going incredibly well for me, right now. But great things are missing for us. We are losing members of our family. And, of course, my German shepherd, Flocky. When they are all here, it will be Utopia.

It is fortunate that Kumar is also here, otherwise I would have abandoned this idea of ​​Portugal a long time ago and taken a flight back to Kathmandu. He works long hours and never gets home before 11 o’clock at night. But he does a holiday every Sunday and he prepares a good lunch and we open a bottle of wine, sometimes champagne.

I spend a lot of time thinking about the past and the future as well. I always think of sad times, good times, exciting moments, friends and relatives, My world travels, my past mistakes and more. I think a lot of “friends” who deceived me, turned against me, used me to their own advantage and subsequently disappeared from my life. I remember with a mixture of affection and hate. I often remember my childhood, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, playing in the street, Saturday morning cinema, children’s movies and I remember the days when we were so poor, but generally happy enough. My grandparents were always there to support us and help us.

I think now that I need a nap. Many people take naps in this part of the world where the afternoon temperature is usually very high. Now the outside temperature is 30c at 2:38 PM / Tomorrow we will have a very hot day with 34c at 36c. I hate the heat.

I do not know why I decided to write in Portuguese today because none of my Portuguese contacts know my WordPress account. WordPress is a place for me, where I write my journal, and it’s a place where my online friends can know something about me. Those who are brave enough to click on my link, anyway.

Plane lands on our local beach killing two. Brazilian liquor.

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Plane landed on Caparica Beach

The big news in this locality this morning is about the small aircraft which made an emergency landing yesterday on our local beach (Caparica), killing a 50 year old man and an 8 year old girl. We are not really safe anywhere and we never know what will happen. I will think of this incident every time I visit that beach in the future. I’m not much of a beach lover (sand gets everywhere) unless of course I’m walking along the fabulous beaches of Boracay in the Philippines or similar idyllic beaches. I was once dining in the late evening on a beach in Koh Chang in Thailand when an almighty thunderstorm struck and everybody scurried back to their beach bungalows.

One of my guests recently gave me a bottle of something called ‘Kangingin’ and it’s been sitting on the shelf in the sitting room ever since. Well right now I’m down with a cold and sore throat and I read the label on the bottle ‘Licor de ervas energetica’.  If energetica means ‘energetic’ (it does)  it’s exactly what I need today so I decided to pour a glass and try it.  Well it’s strong and tastes terrific, a bit like those cough medicines I loved as a boy. I just had a very small measure but it’s already gone to my head. I don’t have any energy though so I guess it’s because of the heat. Maybe I need a second glass to be sure.

I just took this shot from the kitchen window. Isn’t the water a terrific colour today ?

From my kitchen window

I have work to do. Two visitors left this morning so I have to clean the room and put clean bed sheets etc.  I hate doing this stuff but ke garne ?