Friday, December 19, 2008

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

My Christmas Wish For You

My Christmas wish for you, my friend
Is not a simple one
For I wish you hope and joy and peace
Days filled with warmth and sun

I wish you love and friendship too
Throughout the coming year
Lots of laughter and happiness
To fill your world with cheer

May you count your blessings, one by one
And when totaled by the lot
May you find all you've been given
To be more than what you sought

May your journeys be short, your burdens light
May your spirit never grow old
May all your clouds have silver linings
And your rainbows pots of gold

I wish this all and so much more
May all your dreams come true
May you have a Merry Christmas friend
And a happy New Year, too ..
We wish you a merry Christmas :)

Hope we all have a peaceful and blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year

Anna Avalanche

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Deja vu International & AA Trade

Déjà vu International with AA Trade – An exclusive business partnership.

The exclusive business partnership between AA Trade Company and Déjà vu International Magazine creates the first interactive magazine inside Second Life

AA Trade Company - the first catalog system company inside Second Life and Déjà vu international - the first magazine born in Second Life printed in real life announced today they have entered into an agreement pertaining to create the first interactive magazine inside Second Life. The new interactive magazine Déjà vu AAT Magazine provide second life residents readers the possibility to interact with the magazine and choose if they wish to buy the goods advertised inside the publication directly from the magazine

Under the Agreement, AAT will provide and manage the system and Déjà vu international will provide the best inside content articles. Although the detail of the agreement is not disclosed, both Companies believe this exclusive business partnership shall contribute substantially to satisfaction of the readers and also provides a better Second Life experience for the residents. The Companies also pledge to further develop synergy in other businesses relating to catalogs and magazines business inside Second Life in additional joint business ventures

AA Trade Company is specialized in business and catalog system and Déjà vu international is one of the best magazines inside Second Life. People now have the options to read the printed magazine, in world, and even buy the products annunciated on the articles or advertise. The content is also wonderful. This magazine is already a success and will achieve much more thanks to all readers, journalists and sponsors that made this magazine amazing possible.

To know more read the web site

Read Below:

Brazilian Music Seduced the World

Wonderful Brazil - Other Popular festivity

Poetry Secundo Coming, A pornographic satire By Nebbisk Oh

Second Life Manuals and tutorials free at AAT

Freebies at AAT

Very good dressing clue by Gisa Miles

One Hundred years of Japanese immigration in Brazil

New tutorial: Using light for a good picture

What to do with Second Life annoying groups?

want to hug a dragon ? - Beautiful Places inside Second Life by Wildstar Beaumont

Oxbridge - Beautiful Places inside Second Life by Wildstar Beaumont

Zurich City SL Opera House Second Life - Beautiful Places inside Second Life by Wildstar Beaumont

Brazilian Music Seduced the World

This is another recent article for déjà vu magazine. Hope you all enjoy, and if you do, please leave a comment.

By Anna Avalanche and Gisa Miles
Picture credit: and Haroldo George Gepp (Geppex McCaw in SL)

Samba and Bossa Nova are currently considered worldwide as genuinely Brazilian musical genres. The Carnival, one of the greatest expressions of popular culture in Brazil, has projection in several countries and " Garota de Ipanema - Girl from Ipanema" by Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, is considered one of the most rewritten songs worldwide and considered in 2005 by the U.S. Congress Library, one of 50 musical from humanity.

The year 2008 marks the 50th anniversary of Bossa-Nova, a genuinely Brazilian rhythm. Mixing samba and jazz. Bossa Nova would lead which is known today as MPB (Brazilian Popular Music). The term "Bossa Nova" means a new way of playing and singing.

The first manifestations of what was to become known as Bossa Nova occurred in the 50's, in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. There, intellectualized composers, instrumentalists and singers were seeking something really new, which translated their lifestyle and musical tastes. Lovers of American jazz and soft music, have effective participation in the occurrence of the genus, which managed to unite the joy of Brazilian rhythms to sophisticated harmonies of American jazz.

The style came out of samba, with more harmonic complexity and less percussive repetition. Joao Gilberto launch the first LP with the title “Canção do Amor Demais” where was observed for the first time a hit differentiated in guitars enforced by him which would characterize the Bossa Nova as an innovation in the Brazilian popular music.

The Bossa Nova was established internationally in the year of 1962 in a historic and unforgettable concert at Carnegie Hall in New York, in which Tom Jobim, João Gilberto, Roberto Menescal and others talented artists presented this new way of make music.

The Bossa Nova was projected in worldwide and with this ample divulgation of the letter and rhythm several musicians, and singers like Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald took up the Bossa Nova style.

Today the whole world knows what is Bossa Nova. The movement was a great reference for later generations of artists and leave valuable music’s, like: “Chega de Saudade, Garota de Ipanema, Desafinado, O barquinho, Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar, Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Você, Outra Vez, Coisa mais linda, Corcovado, Insensatez, Maria Ninguém, Samba de uma nota só, O pato, Lobo Bobo, Saudade fez um Samba”.

Exceeding the limits of music, Bossa Nova has even influenced fashion. It is the trend for Brazilian 2009 summer. In Sao Paulo Fashion Week - summer 2009, some designers exhibited looks inspired by the Bossa Nova. On the trail of major musical icons of the season, the models catwalk shows clothes and bikinis which brought features of the 50 adapted to the present making the Bossa Nova eternal in the music and in fashion.

Also, this November the Interface Company promotes the “Ipanema Gril 2008” contest inside Second Life to celebrate the 50 years of Bossa with Helo Pinheiro the real life Ipanema Gril judging the event.

This article has been sponsored by AA Trade Company, Cleary (128,128,0)

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Wonderful Brazil - Other Popular festivity

This is mine and GISA Miles one of the recent article for déjà vu magazine. Hope you all enjoy, and if you do, please leave a comment.

By Anna Avalanche and Gisa Miles

The sympathy and contagious joy of the Brazilian people are characteristics present in every corner of the country. The Brazilian natural beauty and diversity of its people are trademarks of traditions that result in celebrations exuberant, full of beliefs, colors, shapes and sounds. Partying runs in the blood of most Brazilians, and their festivals are a good excuse to do it longer and harder!

Brazil is internationally known for Carnival but there are more popular feasts such as the New Year, Parintins festival, Micaretas, June Feasts and Oktoberfest. These enthusiastic celebrations, which combine singing, music and much dance, attract millions of foreign tourists to the country every year. In them, it is almost impossible to remain as a mere spectator – everyone participates, everyone plays along and those who visit, become fans of these wonderful parties. Which is the best festivity in Brazil? Well the ones you visit, of course! In addition to the national popular feasts, Brazil also offers regional celebrations that animated and conquer tourists from all over, like:

New Year's Eve (Reveillon) - throughout Brazil is one of the most majestic and democratic feasts. It is celebrated in many different ways in all regions of Brazil, but nothing can compare with the beauty of festivities on the beach. Fireworks, music concerts and African traditions merge to create the magic of Reveillon. There is homage paid to Iemanja, queen of the sea. People jump waves to attract good fortune in the New Year. They celebrate together, illuminated by a huge fireworks event that decorates the skies of the Marvelous City at midnight.

June Feasts - “Festas Juninas” or June Festivals are traditional celebrations which were brought over to Brazil by Portuguese colonizers. They celebrate St. Anthony, on June 13, St. John, on June 24, and St. Peter, on June 29.

June Festivals developed into a unique kind of celebration with a wealth of regional expressions. The feasts have some typical features: music, costumes, food, decoration, games. A bonfire is always present. Remember that June is one of the coldest months of the year in Brazil. Food is heavily based on corn and other ingredients available on farms; boiled corn, baked corn, popcorn, several candies based on corn, milk and peanuts (pe-de-moleque, canjica, curau, pamonha, cocada, etc). To drink, several juices for kids, and, to help adults warm up, quentão (the name means "very hot"; the drink is prepared with ginger, sugar, and “cachaça” - a Brazilian white rum made from sugar cane).

The June circuit in the Northeast of Brazil is one of the most famous and traditional around the world. Caruaru, in the State of Pernambuco, and Campina Grande, in Paraíba, dispute the title of best feast in the country. The first is known as the “capital of forró”, a popular dance and music, while the other as the “Biggest Saint John in the world”.

Parintins festival - The Amazonian folklore festival

This large folkloric celebration presents myths, tales and legends using characters, parade carts, giant puppets, choreographies, and much music.

It festival mobilizes the Paritins city in Amazonas around the fight between the "Caprichoso" and "Garantido" bulls. The historical rivalry between the two bulls dominates the city, permeates people’s imagination and culminates in one of the most popular parties in Brazil. The Festival held every night on June 28, 29 and 30. In the Bumbódromo Arena, the bulls put on a grandiose spectacle of dance, music, drama and special effects – a true rural opera that drives its 40 thousand daily spectators into a frenzy.

Oktoberfest – in October, the city of Blumenau in the State of Santa Catarina enters into festivities, showing visitors from all over Brazil and the world its rich culture. With music, dance and typical cuisine, the party preserves the customs of German immigrants who settled in the region. The Oktoberfest in Blumenau was inspired by the German namesake festival, which originated in 1810 in Munich when King Luis I, later King of Bavaria, married to Princess Teresa of Saxony. To celebrate the wedding was held a horserace. The success was all that the festival has been held every year with the participation of the people of the region. Based in the Munich Oktoberfest, the version blumenauense was born in 1984 and today is the second largest German festival in the world!

Micaretas – The out of season carnivals. Created in the city of Feira de Santana unpleased with the carnival, which did not take place that year due to heavy rainstorms. It was so successful that it became a national hit. Since the 1990’s, many Micaretas take place in many Brazilian cities, almost throughout the year. This feast is animated by a Trio Elétrico, a truck equipped with a high power sound system and a music group on top of it, playing for the crowd. Some Brazilian artists had been known singing in a Trio as Elba Ramalho, Daniela Mercury, Ivete Sangalo, Carlinhos Brown.

Do you love Carnival? Did you miss Carnival this year?

Don't worry...

Here in Brazil you can have Carnival all year around the Micaretas!!

Accept this invitation and come celebrate life in Brazil !!!

This article has been sponsored by AA Trade Company, Cleary (128,128,0)

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