31 outubro, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Postado por Camila Rafaela Felippi às 10/31/2013 03:13:00 PM 8 comentários
Trick or treat?
Hello guys!
I always liked Halloween. It's a pitty, but in Brazil it isn't a tradition. But, when I was a child, I dressed as a witch and I asked my neighbors for candy. I think no one else did it. And I miss it so much. So, I researched about Halloween and how it happens all over the world. 

Halloween, one of the world's oldest holidays, is still celebrated today in a number of countries around the globe. In Mexico and other Latin American countries, Día de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—honors deceased loved ones and ancestors. In countries such as Ireland, Canada and the United States, adults and children alike revel in the popular Halloween holiday, which derived from ancient festivals and religious rituals. Traditions include costume parties, trick-or-treating, pranks and games.

Dia de los Muertos
In Mexico, Latin America and Spain, All Souls' Day, which takes place on November 2, is commemorated with a three-day celebration that begins on the evening of October 31. The celebration is designed to honor the dead who, it is believed, return to their earthly homes on Halloween. Many families construct an altar to the dead in their homes to honor deceased relatives and decorate it with candy, flowers, photographs, samples of the deceased's favorite foods and drinks, and fresh water. Often, a wash basin and towel are left out so that the spirit can wash before indulging in the feast.

Guy Fawkes Day

On the evening of November 5, bonfires are lit throughout England. Effigies are burned and fireworks are set off. Although it falls around the same time and has some similar traditions, this celebration has little to do with Halloween or the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The English, for the most part, stopped celebrating Halloween as Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation began to spread. As followers of the new religion did not believe in saints, they had no reason to celebrate the eve of All Saints' Day. However, a new autumn ritual did emerge. Guy Fawkes Day festivities were designed to commemorate the execution of a notorious English traitor, Guy Fawkes.

Halloween: Where It All Began

In Ireland, where Halloween originated, the day is still celebrated much as it is in the United States. In rural areas, bonfires are lit as they were in the days of the Celts, and all over the country, children get dressed up in costumes and spend the evening "trick-or-treating" in their neighborhoods. After trick-or-treating, most people attend parties with neighbors and friends. At the parties, many games are played, including "snap-apple," a game in which an apple on a string is tied to a doorframe or tree and players attempt to bite the hanging apple. In addition to bobbing for apples, parents often arrange treasure hunts, with candy or pastries as the "treasure." The Irish also play a card game where cards are laid face down on a table with candy or coins underneath them. When a child chooses a card, he receives whatever prize is found below it.
Source: History

23 outubro, 2013

Brazilian Restaurant

Postado por Camila Rafaela Felippi às 10/23/2013 07:35:00 AM 5 comentários
- Good Evening Mr. Lerry.
- Good Evening Camila. I’m so glad to be here to know the culture. It includes the food.
- Yes! You will love this restaurant!
- Ok, but… I don’t understand Portuguese…
- Don’t worry! I will help you with the menu.
- Really? Thanks a lot! Well, what do you recommend?
- I recommend arroz de carreteiro. This is a typical rice dish from de South of Brazil, with shredded or chopped sun-dried, beef, sausage, garlic, onion, tomato, parsley and chives with azeite de dendê. Azeite de dendê is an oil extracted from the fruit of a palm tree from Brazilian Northeast, used intypical  dishes  in Bahia.
Arroz de carreteiro
- It sounds delicious! What else? I’m looking… What is cachaça?
- It’s a high alcohol content rum, made from cereals, root vegetables and fruit. But you would try caipirinha.
- I’ve heard a lot about caipirinha, but, what is it?
- Caipirinha is a cocktail made from cachaça, lime and sugar. It’s a typical Brazilian drink.
- I want to try it  now! After I will ask for the food!
- Ok. I will call the waiter! Waiter, please?
Waiter: What would you like to eat and drink?
- Two glasses of caipirinha, please.
Waiter: One moment!
 -So Mr. Lerry, do you wanna eat arroz de carreteiro with azeite de dendê?
- Yes! And the meat? What? I would like to eat some fish…
- If you would  like fish, you can eat caldeirada de peixe, that is a fish stew, with various types of fish and shellfish. Or if you prefer there is camarões marinados. It’s potted shrimps.
- I prefer the various types of fish and shellfish. And some drinks… I want a dessert too!
- Well… Let me see… Brigadeiro is delicious!
- Tell me…
- It’s round sweet made from condensed milk, butter and chocolate, covered with granulated chocolate!
Waiter Excuse me, your drinks!
- Thanks.
- Thanks.
Waiter: Would you like something else?
- Yes. We want two arroz carreteiro, azeite de dendê, caldeirada  de peixe and brigadeiro.
Waiter: Yes, and to drink?
- What do you prefer Mr. Lerry?
- I prefer sparkling water!
- Two, please!
Waiter: That’s ok!
- I want to eat right now! I’m so hungry…
- Me too! I hope you like Brazilian food!
- I will like for sure


21 outubro, 2013

My last trip

Postado por Camila Rafaela Felippi às 10/21/2013 02:34:00 PM 3 comentários
Torre di Pisa. "The tower's tilt began during
construction, caused by an inadequate
foundation on ground too soft on side to
properly support the structure's weight." W.

- Where did you go?
A: I went to Italy
- How long did the journey take?
A: I think about twelve hours flying and I didn’t like to fly! It was my first international trip.
- When did you leave?
A: I left  my city on the  12th  of July, 2012, in the morning. I went to Navegantes, after that to São Paulo, in the afternoon. I left Brazil that day, at night.
- When did you arrive?
A: I arrived in Italy on the  13th of July.
- When did you come home?
A: I came home on the  28th of July, 2012, in the afternoon.
- What kind of meeting (conference) did you have?
Me and my boyfriend. Venezia.
A: I didn’t have meetings or conference.
- Where did you leave from?
A: I left from Milano, Malpensa Airport.
- Who did you meet? 
A: I met many different people. I met the Italian students and their families and stayed in their  houses  where I slept and I ate those days. And when I went to Rome, The Vatican, Milano and Venice I met people from all over the world!

My classmates (and teachers)! We were at the Colosseum. 

You can read more about my trip (but just in Portuguese) here:

Portal RSE
Inspetoria Salesiana São Pio X

My last Friday

Postado por Camila Rafaela Felippi às 10/21/2013 07:45:00 AM 2 comentários
Science fair: Salesians high school students in their last year of
schooling. They monitored the academic work from
the other students and all the science fair. (2013) 
Last Friday I got up at 5 a.m., after  that I had breakfast and I watched TV. At 9 a.m. I went to the gym, until 11 a.m. I had lunch with my grandmother. We ate rice, beans, meat, carrot and potato. 
In the afternoon I went to Colégio São Paulo to see the Mostra de Ciências, a science fair. There I could meet  my brother-in-law and his friends, they did a scientific research about musical keyboard. There, I talked to many people and I ate lunchAfter that  I waited for my bus to go to FURB. At night, I arrived at FURB and I had classes with Vanessa. We learned about telephones and how to talk to a client through the phone. We wrote some texts and we talked about our week. At ten p.m. I waited for the bus to go back home. On the bus I talked to my boyfriend Evandro about my class and he spoke about his day too. When I arrived home I ate an apple and my boyfriend ate pizza. I didn't eat pizza at night, because I can't sleep. So, I brushed my teeth, I washed my hands and face and I went to my bed to sleep. Good night and welcome weekend!
Science Fair: This is my class last year. We were sooooo happy!
I miss it a lot... (2012)

18 outubro, 2013

Questions about me!

Postado por Camila Rafaela Felippi às 10/18/2013 09:09:00 AM 3 comentários
1. Do you like music?
- Yes, I do! 
2. What kind of music do you like?
- I like pop music and Spanish music.
Badminton is a racquet sport played by either
two opposing players or two opposing pairs,
who takes positions on opposite halves of
a rectangular court divided by a net. 
Source: Wikipedia
3. Do you live in a house or a flat?
- I live in a house.
4. Where do you live?
- I live in Ascurra.
5. Do you play any sports?
- Yes, I do.
6. What sports? Where do you play?
- I play badminton in my house with my boyfriend on weekends.
7. Do you like reading?
- Yes, I love it!
8. When do you read?
- I usually read when I have some free time during my course.
9. Do you read a newspaper?
- Sometimes.
10. What newspaper do you read?
- I read Parole and Jornal de Santa Catarina.
11. Do you watch TV?
- Yes, a lot!
I LOVE THIS PIZZA A LOT! Da Mamma is the
most delicious pizza I have eaten! And the best: the pizzaiolo
makes the pizza without cheese for me! 
12. What programs don`t you like?
- I don’t like Faustão, Esquenta, Jô Soares, Raul Gil and Pânico.
13. Where do you go in the summer?
-  I usually go to the beach or I stay at home.
14. What do you do at the weekend?
- I sleep a lot, I eat different foods like French Fries and pizza, I study when I need, I read, I watch movies with my boyfriend and I walk with the dogs.
15. What do you do in the evenings from Monday to Friday?
- I go to FURB to study and sleep!
16. Do you like coffee?
- Not so much.
17. How many cups do you drink a day?
- Sometimes I drink one.
18. Where do you work and study?
- I study at FURB and I am not working at the moment.
19. Do you like your course?
- Yes, I like  it a lot!
20. Do you have a car?
- No, but my parents have.
21. What kind of car do they have?
- My parents have a Vectra GT 2.0 2009/2010
22. Do you drink alcohol?
- Hardly ever.
23. What`s your favorite drink?
- I just drink “capetão” with a lot of fruit, milk and a little vodka (I always ask the waiter to put the minimum alcohol).
24. Do you like the cinema?
- Yes, I do.
25. What kind of films do you like?
- I like romantic movies and comedies
26. Do you play a musical instrument?
- Yes, I know to play the keyboard and the guitar, a little.
27. Do you smoke?
- No.
 28. Do you know a famous person?
- I’ve already talked to some famous people.
29. Who do you know?
- I know Silvio Santos, Netinho di Paula and Rodriguinho.
This is me, my new friends and James, the driver. We recorded
Um dia de Princesa, a Brazilian program presented by Netinho
di Paula.

30. What languages do you speak?
- I speak Portuguese, English, Italian, and Spanish.
31. Do you go to discos?
- Hardly ever.
32. What disco do you go to?
- I went to Taphioka three years ago.
33. What days do you study?
- I study every day!
34. In the morning, afternoon, or evening?
- Usually I study in the evening when I’m at FURB. But when I have some tests, I study in the morning and in the afternoon.

14 outubro, 2013

Miss Universo 2013

Postado por Camila Rafaela Felippi às 10/14/2013 03:27:00 PM 6 comentários
Mesmo quem está por fora do mundo fashion ouve falar dos tão famosos concursos de miss. Há algumas semanas a representante do nosso país foi escolhida: Jakelyne Oliveira. Dizem que ela só ganhou porque é parecida com a atriz Bruna Marquezine, porém, eu discordo. A mato grossense venceu porque é linda e porque tem uma presença invejável no palco. Já tenho minhas candidatas favoritas e aí vai um pouquinho delas (estão em ordem alfabética do país que representam). A Albânia, infelizmente não irá participar. O motivo está relacionado a questões políticas entre o país da miss e a Rússia, onde ocorrerá o evento. É uma pena, já que é uma das mais belas candidatas. Por enquanto só posso avaliar simpatia e beleza, mas o que realmente vale é no dia, como cada uma irá brilhar e já que todas são maravilhosas, a disputa será acirrada. Boa sorte a todas as cento e (quantas?) candidatas! E você, já tem a sua favorita?

Miss Albânia: Fioralba Dizdari
Miss Áustria: Doris Holfmann
Miss Brasil: Jakelyne Oliveira
Miss Colômbia: Lucia Aldana

Miss Equador: Constanza Báez
Miss EUA: Erin Brady
Miss México: Cynthia Duque
Miss Paraguai: Guadalupe González 
Miss Polônia: Paulina Krupinska
Miss Porto Rico: Monic Pérez

Fontes utilizadas: Miss Universe (site oficial) e Curiosando

10 outubro, 2013

My five star recipes

Postado por Camila Rafaela Felippi às 10/10/2013 02:24:00 PM 3 comentários
1. Fairy Cakes Recipe
  • 100g / 4 oz Self Raising Flour
  • 100g / 4 oz Soft Margarine
  • 100g / 4 oz Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup of icing sugar

Time 30min
Serves: 8
  • Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix for about 2-3 minutes until well combine together.
  • Put the cake cases on a baking tray
  • Spoon a tablespoon of the mixture into each of the  cake cases.
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes at 180°C, 350°F.
  • Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Mix some icing sugar with a little water to make a thick paste.
  • Decorate he cakes with the icing and place selected sweets or anything you fancy on the top.

2. Lemon syllabub
  • 284 tub whipping cream
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50ml white wine
  • zest and juice from ½ lemon
  • almond thins or berries, to serve

Time 10min
Serves: 4
  • Whip the cream and sugar together until soft peaks form.
  • Stir in the wine, most of the lemon zest and the juice.
  •  Spoon into glasses or bowls, sprinkle with the remaining zest and serve with almond thins or berries.

3. Pear & blackberry crumbles
  • 700g (or 4 large) ripe English pears, peeled and cubed
  • 100g golden granulated sugar
  • 250g blackberries
  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces
  • 85g shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 100g demerara sugar
  • ice cream, to serve (optional)

Time 45min
Serves: 4
  • Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5.
  • Place the pears in a medium-size pan, add the granulated sugar and cook on a medium heat until the fruit starts to soften and releases its juices, about 10 mins.
  • Add the blackberries and bring back to the boil, then remove from the heat.
  • Spoon the fruity mixture into 4 individual ovenproof ramekins, or 1 large baking dish.
  • Place the flour, butter and a pinch of salt in a large bowl and rub together with your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  • Add the pistachios and demerara sugar, then stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle crumble evenly over the cooked fruit.
  • This can be done up to 1 day ahead, or frozen for up to 1 month. Bake for 20-25 mins if small, 40 mins if large, until golden. If baking from frozen, add 15 mins cooking time.
  • Remove from the oven, cool slightly, then serve with ice cream, if you like.

4. Joy's Prizewinning Trifle
  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (9 inch) angel food cake
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced 
  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 sprig fresh mint

Time 30min
Serves: 1 trifle
  • In a medium bowl, fold sour cream and unprepared pudding mix into the whipped topping.
  • Cut the cake into thirds, horizontally.
  • Line a large trifle or other glass serving bowl with kiwi and strawberry slices, reserving two whole strawberries and two kiwi slices.
  • Place one layer of cake in bottom of bowl, top with 1/3 of bananas and pineapple, and 1/3 of whipped topping mixture.
  • Repeat layering until all ingredients are used.
  • Make fan garnishes of whole strawberries by slicing from just below the stem.
  • Garnish assembled trifle with fanned strawberries, reserved kiwi slices, and a sprig of mint.
  • Refrigerate until serving

5. Portobello Mushroom Burgers (vegetarian)
  • 4 portobello mushroom caps
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoons minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 (1 ounce) slices provolone cheese

Time 15min
Serves: 4
  • Place the mushroom caps, smooth side up, in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, basil, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. 
  • Pour over the mushrooms. 
  • Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes or so, turning twice.
  • Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
  • Brush grate with oil. Place mushrooms on the grill, reserving marinade for basting. 
  • Grill for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, or until tender. Brush with marinade frequently. 
  • Top with cheese during the last 2 minutes of grilling.

08 outubro, 2013

Um protesto ao abandono

Postado por Camila Rafaela Felippi às 10/08/2013 03:32:00 PM 2 comentários
Era um típico domingo à tarde quando sai com a família do meu namorado para almoçarmos fora, no restaurante Mariota, o mais famoso da cidade. E é famoso porque as pessoas que vivem em cidades grandes procuram lugares mais calmos (e a Mariota é, literalmente, "no meio do mato", restaurante típico de comida italiana, ruas calmas com o contato próximo da natureza, com árvores e um riacho). Não é nada demais para quem já vive aqui, "no meio do mato", como eu. Mas a comida é realmente muito boa e vale muito a pena ir lá! Porém, voltando para casa tive um dos meus maiores sustos: dois pequenos cachorros no meio da estrada. No mesmo momento sai do carro, sendo que meu sogro mal tinha parado o veículo. Perdi minha sapatilha e ao olhar mais para frente vi um caminhão pipa se aproximando. Pensei que fosse impressão minha
(mas claro que não foi): o homem que dirigia o caminhão acelerou ao invés de frear. Não pensei duas vezes e fiquei a frente dos filhotes e mandei o homem parar. Ele parou, claro, caso contrário iria me atropelar e teria sérios problemas com a polícia. Ainda com as pernas bambas, peguei os dois filhotes que nem faziam ideia que naquele momento poderiam ter virado panquecas. Meu namorado e o irmão dele saíram do carro também assustados e fomos conversar com os moradores próximos dali. A maioria das poucas casas estava vazia e em um delas havia mais um filhote. Depois de alguns minutos entramos em contato com um senhor que nos contou que as pessoas das casas vazias estavam viajando e que ninguém por ali tinha filhotes pequenos. Contou também que é comum o abandono de animais no bairro, principalmente nos domingos quando tem muita gente na Mariota. Levei os cachorros para casa, dei banho, comida e um cobertor. Eles estão bem, mas poderiam não estar. Mortos, talvez, ou passando frio, fome. O que não entendo é como um ser humano, que tem a mesma capacidade de pensar que eu, abandona animais. Abandona até os próprios filhos em latas de lixo.

Como uma criança, ou um filhotinho de cachorro vai se defender nesse mundo tão perigoso que é o nosso? Existem orfanatos para bebês, agropecuárias, ONGs e clínicas veterinárias para animais.
Para que abandoná-los? Não entendo e jamais entenderei, por qualquer motivo que exista, abandono não se justifica e não tem perdão!

My feed!

Postado por Camila Rafaela Felippi às 10/08/2013 06:21:00 AM 2 comentários
Breakfast: An apple, a glass of juice, sometimes bread with ham or cheese bread (I love it!)
I don`t like coffee.

Lunch: On weekdays I eat with my grandmother: rice, beans, pasta, meat (chicken ou fish), cassava, potato, lettuce, carrot, cabbage, beet, cucumber, cauviflower and cole. As dessert:  fruit salad, usually with apple, orange, papaya and banana, or we eat canned peaches, canned pineaple or canned fig.
On weekends: Saturday I eat with my parents. I eat French fries, tomato, lettuce, cabbage, meat (chicken), quiche or lasagna and rice. As dessert I eat fruit salad or pudding (chocolate, strawberry, cream, caramel...). 
Sunday: I eat with my boyfriend`s family. We eat rice, beans, meat (chicken or fish), tomato, lettuce and bean stick. As dessert we eat ice cream.

Dinner: On weekdays I eat on the bus going to FURB. I eat with my boyfriend. We usually eat fruit like apples, green apples, peach, banana, pear or plum. When I arrive home sometimes I eat some more fruit too, or I just drink juice.
On weekends: Saturday I eat pizza and as dessert I eat ice cream and Sunday I eat hot dogs.

04 outubro, 2013

¡Dia mundial de RBD!

Postado por Camila Rafaela Felippi às 10/04/2013 01:50:00 PM 6 comentários
Hoy es un dia muuuuuy especial!
Mis seis ángeles hacen nueve años de RBD. Me recuerdo muy bien de como los conoci: por la música. No me gustava mucho la tele, porque no estaba acostumbrada a ver el SBT (ya que tenia la televisión por cable, no via la tele por "parabólica"). Hasta que he oído algunas veces Solo Quédate en Silencio en la rádio y me enamoré por las voces cantando. Desde ese día todo cambió. Yo no entendía los fans que decian amar sus idolos, pero después sí. Yo ví toda la telenovela, escuché y canté todas sus músicas y fui asistir su concierto. Veintinueve de abril de dos mil y siete, en la ciudad de Meleiros, Santa Catarina. Yo y mi amiga Thiara realizamos un sueño. Yo aún no creo que los vi tan cerca de mi. No parece que es verdad.

En el dia que me dieron la noticia de la separación de la banda, me quedé triste. Tenia miedo de no saber más de ellos, pero no fue así. Hoy puedo decir que aún tengo seis ángeles, seis estrellas brillando en el cielo y que nada cambió. Gracias Anahi, Dulce, Maite, Christian, Christopher y Alfonso por hacer una fan tan contenta, por dar a todos sus fans su filosofia, de hacer una generación tan bella. Nunca voy a olvidar todos eses años rebeldes. Gracias de verdad, porque si no fuera ustedes, no sabria respetar los fans (independiente de la banda, de su amor incondicional o de lo que hacen por sus idolos), no estaria haciendo los estudios que hago (porque mi pasión por el español vino de ustedes) y no creería en el amor tantas veces que he perdido mi fe.
Felicitaciones RBD y nunca olviden que sus fans nunca van a dejar de querer ustedes <3