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Friday, June 28, 2013

BENNY BARBOZA -3rd DEATH ANNIVERSARY

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In Loving Memory of

BENEDICTA CAITANA BARBOZA
Parra, Bardez, Goa.
Born: 26.09.1934         Died: 29.06.2010
(Wife of Late Mr. Fredrick Charles Barboza)

Dearer to memory than words can tell,
Thoughts of a mother we loved so well,
A beautiful memory left behind
Of a mother ever so gentle and kind.

There will be a Requiem Mass on 13th July, 2013,
at St. Anne's Church, Parra, Bardez, Goa,
offered by her sorrowful family members,
followed by prayers and blessing of the grave.

MOTHER

Song dedicated on behalf of
all family members
by Tony Fernandes

Songwriters: BRAIS, CHRISTIAN / JOLY, MATHIEU,
VIOLA, DOMINIC / WILLIAMSON,
 FRANCOIS / SALTZMAN, JEFF

If only I could see again
The twinkle in my Mother's eyes.
To hear again her gentle voice
And have her hold me when I cry.

If only she could be here now
To help me free my troubled mind.
I wonder if my mother knows?
Although I've tried - no peace I find

It seems a hundred years ago
That when I'd cry she'd wipe my tears
And just like magic when I'd fall
She'd be right there to calm my fears

Oh Mom, If you could only see
The hurt and pain I'm going through
I must have cried ten million tears
Since the tears I cried when I lost you

I know you're never far away
I almost feel you close to me.
Oh how I'd love to hold your hand
Your loving smile, I'd love to see

But in my heart, you're still alive
I think about you everyday
Oh Mother dear, why did you die
And leave me here so far away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sX8ZHNFWfI

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

All Jokes Aside

Typical Sampler's Samples

Samplers quips after trying
samples.

F.A.Q.

 1.  Lovely! I'm just doing my rounds first!
 2.  I just had my lunch. Next time.
 3.  Sorry not now. I'm full.
 4.  My mother makes pickles.
 5.  Where do you sell these?
 6.  How do you eat these?
 7.  What do you do with these?
 8.  Do you make these?
 9.  Who is Edna?
10.  Are you really Edna?
11.  My aunt's name is Edna.
12.  My wife is around the corner somewhere. I'll tell her.
13.  Wait. I'll ask my wife.
14.  Are they all hot?
15.  Are the recipes for pickles in your Recipe Book?
16.  Lovely taste. Can I have your business card.
17.  Where do you make these?
19.  Do you have a store?
20.  Is Edna your real name?
21.  Can I read the nutrition facts?
22.  Where do you buy your products from?
23.  How long do they last?
24.  Do you have a spoon?
25.  Can I have on a rice cracker instead of on a wheat thin?


Sunday, June 23, 2013

SAVED BY PUNCTUATION

Punctuation could also save one's life, thus:

1. LET HIM DIE NOT LET HIM GO.
2. LET HIM DIE, NOT LET HIM GO. 
3. LET HIM DIE NOT, LET HIM GO.

THEY LEFT WALLETS AT HOME!


WET WALLETS

Many people attended our last craft show
 and the park was full;
lot of people who visited bought arts and crafts,
 but at this show no one purchased anything
 because they thought it would rain.
 So they left their wallets at home
 because they thought they would get wet.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

SONG OF MY CHILDHOOD


R.I.P. 
The Legendary Slim Whitman
 - Till we meet again...Mr. Whitman -

TILL I WALTZ AGAIN WITH YOU

DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE


János Arany (March 2, 1817—October 22, 1882), was a Hungarian journalist, writer, poet, and translator. He is often said to be the "Shakespeare of ballads" – he wrote more than 40 ballads which have been translated into over 50 languages, as well as the Toldi trilogy, to mention his most famous works. ~ Wikipedia ~

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Courage - New oceans cannot be discovered without it...

Courage is two-fold
i.o.w. -1.  New oceans cannot be discovered without it...
... and 
2. also without one being ready
to lose sight of the shore.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

PEACE - A GIFT TO EACH OTHER - Elie Wiesel

FEAST DAY OF ST. ANTHONY - 13th June



Happy Feast Day
of St. Anthony of Padua

This is a very festive and commemorative  day in Goa. Today is the feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day is celebrated with much pomp and fervour in many churches, chapels and in homes around Goa, where many people of all ages bear the name Anthony like myself.  Besides churches and chapels being dedicated to this famous Saint, many educational institutions also bear this phenomenal name. The name St. Anthony is also used by business owners. The name 'ST. ANTHONY' is seen inscribed on buses and cars by transport companies plying around all over the Goan country side and also on signboard of shops. But the one that takes the cake is 'ST. ANTHONY'S BAR AND RESTAURANT".


Please click on the following link to read
my article of Saturday June 13th 2009
about my Alma Mater
and St. Anthony.


Friday, June 07, 2013

POINT OF SALE PRESENTATION - WE'VE GOT IT COVERED!

POINT OF SALE
SHOW AND PRESENTATION

As a visitor to the
 Arts and Craft Show in Windsor, Ontario, 
recently said to me:
"You've got it covered, haven't you.

- L to R -
1. New CD released by Dahlia Fernandes 'Bittersweet'.
2. CD by Shawn Evans 'Songs for Her'.
3. Recipe Book by Edna Fernandes 'Savour the Flavour of India'.
4. Poems & Stories by Tony Fernandes 'GOA - Memories of My Homeland'.
 5. Vegetarian Recipe book by Edna Fernandes.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

ALL JOKES ASIDE

GONE GOAN RESTAURANTS

There was a restaurant nearby where we once lived and we often bought ‘Naan’ from there. But that restaurant is now closed and we have ‘None’.

Then there was another restaurant called “Cumin and Goan’. Unfortunately when the restaurant shut down, they said the restaurant was ‘Gone’.

Call it lost Goan pride, but there was once a restaurant called 'Pride of Goa', but it proudly shut down after a few years of operation. 

SURVIVE OR NOT TO SURVIVE

My friend said: “Just do what you need to do. It’s your choice. Survival is not mandatory”.

FARMERS

The real farmers are really down to earth.

FOR SHOW

One woman insisted and admitted that her products were not real after all. They were just ‘Faux show’.

ORIGINAL, ORIGINAL COPY OR DUPLICATE ORIGINAL

Three guys were arguing. One guy said his work was “Original Photography”, the second one said it was an Original Copy, while the third said that he was sure it was a “Duplicate Original”.