"Pongáio" was the name my Aunt Mona gave to a long, green, cool room where we gathered at her home —
replete with comfy chairs, a rocker, sewing machine, sewing goods, beautiful beads, shelves, books, bibelots, photographs, odds'n'ends, mementos of a life, treasures —
a gathering of all the useful & 'useless' things that so make life a pleasure.

Monday, December 13, 2010

"Papai, papai, deixa eu filmar!"

My eldest son got out the remains of the VHS tapes that we had filmed the children when very small and had them passed, whatever could be saved, to dvd's.

While watching a few of these with the aforementioned children, now in adulthood (fingers crossed!), we all started to laugh, as the soundtrack with its endless refrain, came through:
"Papai, papai, deixa eu filmar?! Papai, deixa eu filmar?! Papai, por favor, deixa eu filmar?!
Pai, eu sei filmar! Papai, deixa eu filmar?!"
>> (Daddy, Daddy, let me film? Daddy, let me film? Daddy, let me film?
Daddy, I know how to film! Daddy, please let me film?!")

Rather like this... though the pro-active part was only thought of, to be sure!

Just love Pierre Coffin's work...

And for more of the Lady in the Shoe theme: (see also That time coming around ... and Rose Hill Cottage)

© Passion Pictures / MacGuff Line / P. Coffin

☼ The reason for which you wake up in the morning ☼

生き甲斐    Ikigai
In the Okinawa "blue zone":
"the reason for which you wake up in the morning"

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Evolution of Man

Mock The Week - Outtakes
as Man: Frankie Boyle, Hugh Dennis, Greg Davies
egged on by Russell Howard