Saturday, June 21, 2008

Happy Karaoke

now Karaoke makes us all smile, laugh, cry, count the minutes, drink, cheer, act silly and why not after all be STARS. So it fits into my happymaking spectrum.

To show you how good some people can get I present you the Masters, so just watch, learn and try to do as the bests do: Tetsu and Tomo.

If you are more into chicks karaoke here there are....Asya's best :-)

We had our fun with this video almost one year ago but hope they are still catchy. Anyway please notice that Karaoke involves physical effort...so start training :-)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Habits of happiness

Now this is not a post in the true sense but wanted to share a very nice presentation with you.
Sometimes called the "happiest man in the world," Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, author and photographer. He will try to define what happiness is, and how can we all get some. Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.

see presentation here > http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/191

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

happy trip

Went home last weekend and for the first time they lost my luggage. In order to avoid getting upset for this kind of happenings I have prepared a list of tips for happily taking a flight :-)
1. secure your luggage with a lock...a big one :-)
2. don't put the key in another luggage that you may loose...this would be really stupid but yet not impossible
3. put your name and contact data on your luggage...no idea how this can prevent you from losing it but it makes the people from the airline happier :-)
4. don't put "precious" objects in your luggage .... the smaller the loss the better :-))). In top 3 of things that disappear from your luggage are perfumes, cameras other electronics.
5. don't bother checking in, boarding or getting out first :-)....after all the plane does not leave until all passengers are in. unless you are somewhere shopping at the duty free and don't want to fly further.
6. be nice to airport staff ....you don't want to get delayed and loose your flight. They are also very creative...They asked me once : why am I flying to Germany, where do I work, what do I do there and who is my boss :-)))
7. don't make any jokes...planned or not :-) (this includes reading books named "How to survive to an airplane crash", "Building your own bomb", etc). I suppose watching LOST would be safe if they know the route does not cross an ocean :-)
8. be patient...don't think about what you could do while taking the flight but how much time you save by not driving. If you can calm down there are free drinks on board that could slightly help :-)
9. something that really pisses me off. If you can't off board earlier why not waiting with your seat belt on? I can understand some need to check their messages and turn on their phones or call their partners and mention how cool and busy they are cause they have just landed in X. So if you don't get that you CAN'T teleport yourself outside the plane earlier, then just do it for the kids :-)))
10. don't underestimate the airline...if you do loose something do as requested...file a complaint, etc. You may get lucky, find a very friendly airline and get your money reimbursed or receive a very nice replacement.

Take care!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Happy Games- Team Games

With EM news everywhere couldn't prevent myself from posting something on this :-) ..and it's not football. It's about team games. Seeing supporters celebrating and getting drunk every night under my window (advantages of having restaurants and bars in the neighborhood :-) )may be the reason why I consider this a happymaking worthy topic.

But to start with the beginning:
- I went to swimming pool - very nice, very fast but not a very fun thing
- tried to go for a run although I suck at running...never could, never will...but now and then I speed up for 100m and consider it done :-) (made it through high school without having to run the 800m by playing basketball with the boys ) . Again no fun...a good feeling, relaxing, but no fun.
- and gym is no fun at all...just if you see other chicks doing aerobics...now here is the fun :-)...but yet if alone I only feel proud on doing my best to stay healthy.

So I realized that I really miss playing in the school yard or around the blocks. Like I did until I went to college :-( Even if the boys played with me cause I had a ball or were just missing a team member it always felt good....very good. And you also get the chance to put more effort in it by playing for more than 45 minutes (max amount of time I spend with any sport when I'm alone). And they don't even need to be your friends or people you know...cause this would really increase the fun (except when my boyfriend made a window collapse over my head :-)---sorry B this will hunt you forever :-)). So assuming you have no friends around, like in the case of my lovely exile, where is one supposed to find a team to play with? Company's club is excluded- only people over 50 years of age are in this location :-) Guess I'll try at the university...work in progress :-)


Now I'm no longer sure you see the point of this entry...cause it may be obvious that the more the better and the funnier ...in case you're not feeling like this but notice your results with jogging by yourself don't involve loosing any weight or keeping you fit then you may want to switch to a "funnier" game :-) .

And GOOOO Portugal! couldn't miss the opportunity of saying that...although Brazil will always be my NO 1....sadly they are not EM participants :-)