19.9.10

Miscellaneous Tidbits 5771




5771 is here so I got a bit inspired to write and express what has been suppresed in my mind and
thoughts, I believe this will be one of my better blogs, and my parting shots are better than my tidbits in this new and updated BLOG....hope you enjoy and can decipher, I will try and write in all the seven languages I dominate. So enjoy ,sit a spell, and" ya all comeback now ,hear"(Thanks Jed Clampitt)...there is no better invitation than that...this is Beverly Hillbillies jargon at its best.

This time my pics are all over  the blog, JG, you did not have one of your assistants helping you post(smiles)....editing this blog sometimes is for Geeks, on how to figure out all the changes and so on,............. so enjoy the pics, I am told by my followers that they also  help to make my blog decipher my perceptions...........


Style it is the mirror of personality!



JG is and will always be, a beauty follower, travel addict, luxury fanatic & much more!


Here are My Tidbits:


Mad Men Walk-On Role (Season 5) in Los Angeles!!!...how ironic, I stopped bidding as I thought it was getting ridiculous, insane,and the role was just not worth the money, someone else won ...but alas, the other one could not pay, perhaps  he was grandstanding, so by default JG is in....amazing , next to Don Draper!!!!!, it is a must...Goldstein does not like to win this way, be second, but this time I will accept it(smiles)...and I was told they would make it a substantial appearance...so now I am in.
                                                                                          




I have taken greater advantage of the opportunities offered, in distressed investments, “When it’s raining gold, reach for a bucket, not a thimble.”

The most common distressed securities are bonds and bank debt.



 Sobre la Belleza  "Aquello en donde no hay nada que agregar ni quitar.!!!.About Beauty "Is when you do not need to add anything or take out anything!!!




For those who criticise me or criticise those men that wish to remain young forever,,here is one of my favorite poems of all time:



DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT


Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rage at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,

Because their words had forked no lightning they

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright

Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,

And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight

Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,

Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
 
(I rest my case) ..Thank you Dylan Thomas ,it is a FABULOUS POEM!!!!!!








Some Tidbits about Japan:   

I remember when I first learned the Japanese word for "name" -- which is namae, pronounced nah-mah-eh -- I noticed the similarity between the two words and wondered if the Japanese could have borrowed theirs from some Western language. It turns out that this isn't the case, and the parallel between the two is purely accidental, a surprisingly common occurrence known as a "false cognitive" in linguistics. In Japanese you thank someone by saying arigato, which is very similar to the Portuguese word obrigado, but this is another example of unrelated words accidentally having similar pronunciations. Or the word so, which by an amazing coincidence corresponds perfectly with the word "so" in English as in so desu ka? "is that so?" Or the way the Japanese word for "road" is doro, essentially the same word with the syllables reve rsed. Another minor coincidence I found: the word for sulfur in Japanese is iwo, yes as in the famous World War II battleground Iwo Jima, which literally means "Sulfur Island." Guess which body in the solar system is famous for its sulfur volcanoes? Jupiter's moon Io, pronounced in Japanese (and Greek) exactly like the word for sulfur.
 
Calming massages, nourishing treatments, high-tech services and avant-garde design.


Going to a spa in Tokyo is an extraordinary experience. Especially if it's a head spa. It's a booming trend in the Japanese capital. Head spas are for the wellbeing of the head and the person.

 
Japan is a Buddhist country, and this manifests itself in some interesting ways. Several national holidays are Buddhist for example, such as Obon in August when the entire country shuts down for three days so people can return to their parents' homes to greet the spirits of dead family members who return home for a visit. One concept I've encountered quite often is rin-ne (REEN-neh), the endless cycle of death and rebirth, which basically says that a person's children will lead pretty much the same life as their parents, a pattern that can be hard to break out of.



If you were to plan a picnic, you might pack a basket containing things like sandwiches, potato salad or maybe some pickles, but a Japanese person would almost certainly bring along onigiri, those delicious rice balls. Formed using the honorific "o" prefix that can be seen on many Japanese words and nigiri, meaning "to squeeze," onigiri are a popular way to grab a quick snack on the go. Although they can be as simple as a hunk of salted rice pressed into a triangle shape, there's usually a bit of fish, konbu seaweed or ume plum inside, and nori covering the outside. Onigiri are a major product category for convenience stores in Japan, and even before a new gaijin learns to start reading the language around him he often memorizes the all-important onigiri color code at Seven Eleven -- red for salmon, blue for "sea chicken" and so on. Onigiri are a staple of bento culture, and Japanese housewives get up extra early to press rice balls to include in lunches for their kids or husbands,..really..yes really.




Each language is structured in different ways, and it's fun to learn a little bit about how they work. In English, we have four demonstrative pronouns -- this, that, these and those -- but in Japanese there are three, kore (koh-ray) meaning "this" associated with something close to me, the speaker, sore (soh-ray) or "that" for something near you, the person I'm speaking to, and are (ah-ray), "that over there" for something far from both of us. (You nearly always ignore plurals in Japanese.) Often meanings are imported wholesale from Chinese, like a group of kanji-based words that use the character sai, meaning "most," which is how you can express ideas like biggest (saidai ), smallest (saishou), highest (saikou, which also carries the slang meaning of "awesome"), or lowest (saitei, which is also a pretty potent insult).


More tidbits: 

I had a Spanish Top Model tell me the following: Como cualquier mujer prefiero que me llamen puta a que me digan que he engordado". (What, for Pete's sake????)






A house with a library.is just beautiful. Pieces of your life lined up in front of you. Your friends. It's almost like looking at an old photo album saved on a disk. The content doesn't change, just the shape. I think being able to choose is just great..and all of mine are amasing.....yes JG, I know(smiles)




           



The anti-racists often complain about so-called European beauty standards dominating American popular culture. Of course, the predominance of those with European facial aesthetics reflects not a concerted effort by biased parties but the natural sexual response to these individuals. But with the increasing influx of non-white minorities, especially those of Hispanic origin, the projected concept of beauty is undergoing a corresponding change.





"Imagine if you go to see Miss Universe, then you end up having Miss Iowa, you might get those kind of boos."


Clive Christian can afford to take time between scent launches. In 1999, the luxe British interior designer created No. 1 , a fragrance that not only beats the tagline " The world's most expensive perfume" but is also a top seller among the gliterrati. Now Cristians unveils "C" The 24 hours ....for men and women....I have tried it but It will not get me away from the special cologne made for me by Cartier as from what I have heard so often, it is your trademark JG...thanks...
but I did gage when i trided "C" on my skin, that it goes from dominant to perhaps simply seductive...but I will not say more..............(smiles)..




A famous former French female swimmer, an Olympic gold medalist and a dear friend once said the following  about her boyfriend ""Between Italy and France, I have chosen Luca Marin, the love of my life."


- Laure Manaudou, on her decision to train in Italy instead of France...than all hell broke loose...the love of her life turned out to be a classic jerk....the moral of this story is that the love of my life is a pharase that is overused, I have heard it so much that is not to be taken serious....if in a lifetime you get this, than you must hold it forever, but do not throw empty words into the wind....The Ugly End of a Beautiful Alliance...or one that could have been.........

They could have found a better way to part.....(* _*)%

Parting Shots:

a wedding in the family, is she looking out for Prince Charming for herself? “No ya, you can’t look out for your Prince Charming. I believe in love, but you can’t hunt for it. It just has to happen. And if it does, it just will.”


Bahala na ang Dyos


- I'm FABULOUS!!!!!ANY BETTER WOULD BE A SIN!!!!!! JG


- I really don't have yahoo, icq, msn, skype etc.


- No, I don't want to meet you.

- No, I don't want to marry you.


A sort of top Russian model told me that her semi boyfriend asked her ,What would you like to get for Christmas? her answer, "a personal and private aircraft, she was met with silence(Furba)...the problem the semi bf is rich but not that rich....he does not meet Gordon Gekko's criteria of "rich enough to have your own jet" and of course JG agrees, no private big jet, not rich enough(smiles)



Figure this comment for your imagination : You are beautiful... Only one other time have i found myself captivated by a man's physical features as to think him 'beautiful.' I have always favored this axiom: Imagination is the preview to life's coming attractions.



Another of my private book room...more collections.........it is the image of my soul....books are my ravishing passion///////now, most of the time, it is better than......yes it is....it lasts longer....it is more fullfilling but it is open to discussion......




Je vous remercie mille fois, Joseph, très sympa.




PPR to Buy Burberry? that would be lovely and classy.....

" Every unique thing is Beautiful...." and an Hublot watch is one of those unique things...JG,but only a few can afford them, so be it, that is what makes it more unique...but a special and different girl can also be unique( I rest my case)













 "The holidays are the Diamonds on the crown of Judaism." (Karp, The Jewish Way of Life)



If you are having to explain , you are losing.



Las princesas árabes se calzan en Elda








Modelo Cleopatra de la primera colección prêt-à-porter de Patricia Rosales.

Patricia Rosales es una diseñadora de calzado española con historia francamente curiosa. Tiene 29 años y hace uno que montó una fábrica en Elda (Alicante) en la que emplea a unos 15 artesanos para producir zapatos de alta costura. Asegura que, sobre todo, para princesas árabes, modelos y actrices rusas.




Women spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever..." (Oscar Wilde) 


"Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream."


Cuando el sentimiento de un cuerpo ya no es el mismo es mejor dejarlo ir....y aunque nos duela es lo mejor
 
 
And no, I do not want to go gently into the night like Signore Berlusconi, he looks more like his plastic surgeon did not help him, is not helping him go gently into the night!!!(è la verità!!!)
 



I want to go gently as Dr Steven M Hoefflin will do, has done and of course with a little more help of other specialist,Dr Fred Brandt, Dr Toby Mayer.... the genes of course, the lifestyle and so on..............Dr H, you are Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelagnelo and much more...........






Chinese girls are coming up in the world of modeling too, perhaps that's what David Bowie had in mind in 1983 with his hit song "China Girl"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSfndZfKFNU






Vanessa Paradis Joe le Taxi Azzuro 1988  (Magnifique)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yCsReOId1k



女は素晴らしく、甘くて...そのコメントに感謝


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FjzY8rma-s



Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait



Casual-Luxury: it does exist......


Sono favolosi, di meglio sarebbe un peccato



"Quem se descuida da verdade em assuntos menores não é confiável nos relevantes."


Albert Einstein (1879-1955), físico alemão naturalizado americano.


It’s elementary..... The waters in and around Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil have magical powers. How else can you explain the abundance of pretty women from that area except through magic? Or good genes of course, but I’m no expert in the humane genome. Patricia Silveira is another beauty from that region so watch [...]






Vanessa Bruno- le bel ete


Obsessed with this video, aren’t you?

The deets on Vanessa.....not really!!!!......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK4v6NAv4fg




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVxTsXRjNTw........ Broken Bells - The Ghost Inside...my friend Christina Hendricks from Mad Men...when women were women, that is in regards to her physical appearance in Mad Men, not on this video..




It is made by the French. We live in fashion and we have our own idea of what it should be








Tel Aviv (“This city reminds me of Miami or LA"—very perceptive, MS, although Miami actually has more Jews than LA); time for a work-out; with Tiffany .













"I want people to go, JG 'what is that? You smell great!'" they do



Tishrei 11, 5771




Leshana tova tekatev v'techatem -- May you be inscribed for a good year

I am ...Israel is Israel...this blog is the truth as the world and life is



Kfar Shmaryahu( Tel Aviv)....at the end of Yom Kippur





13.9.10

BH Miscellaneous






I have not written for awhile as I have been travelling,enjoying all my surroundings and doing some bussiness along the way.
I have been to so many places that I would probably spend the whole blog just mentioning them, instead I have decided to write about Beverly Hills.
I had not been back for months but  on my way
to the Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, I decided to make a two day stop at home. And it brought back sweet memories of times past and of present times too. So here are some tidbits of Beverly Hills, BH as it is known to those of us who have grown up in this incredible city. So here are some ironies, some may sound arrogant, but it is better to be that way;  rather than to feign false modesty. So here is my take on BH.



1.You have been at the Polo Lounge with celebs in table 4 and it is reserved for you.



2.All the people at the Beverly Hills Hotel practically genuflect when you enter and move around the Hotel.



3.You now live in exclusive North Beverly Park



4. You do not pay for anything at all the fancy schmancy shops on Rodeo- you merely sign for everything



5.You were not happy  when you had to give up your 213 area code!



6..You order truffle eggs benedict at the Beverly Wilshire



7..If you had to, You would only go to the ER at Cedars, since you have donated, or know someone who has.



8.You do not eat anywhere new(Restaurants) unless it has a chef from a very old restaurant.



9.You know exactly three Dohenys, two Chandlers, one Spelling and a Spielberg.



10.You personally know the owners of Kate Mantallini’s/The Gardens on Glendon, Tallerico, The Clippers, The Lakers,Wolfgang Puck, and the Starkmans.



11.Dr. Bloore was your and everyone else you know orthodontist.



12.You remember when Whole Foods was Mrs. Gooches and you remember Irvine Ranch at the Beverly Center.



13.You feel living south of Sunset is not so much an issue of status, as it is an issue of “safety”...and you no longer subscribe that those people who live south of you, like in Gaza.



14.You have a house account at Gelsons in Century City, Mickey Fine’s pharmacy



15.You had birthday dinners at Chasen’s, Jimmy’s, or Trader Vic’s, before they closed.



16.You still order Chasen’s chili from Bristol Farms, and pretend it tastes the same.



17.You will never use the name Westfield’s, as it will ALWAYS be Century City.



18.You personally donate to the annual Beverly Hills Policeman’s ball, and carry your donor’s card in your glove box.



19.You know Will Rogers was the first mayor of Beverly Hills and that he rode a horse to work.



20.Your parents made you eat brunch or breakfast at Beverly Hills Hotel every weekend.



21.Despite the annual film festival you cringe every time you drive by that dumb sign that reads: “Beverly Hills, Sister City to Cannes”



22.You’ve seen Larry King at Nate n Al’s enough times to acknowledge him with a nod



23.You remember when Jerry’s Deli had phones in the booths



24.You remember *depending on your age* Concord on Wednesday’s, The Roxberry, Ballistyx, or Guy Starkman’s after hours at his parent’s Starky’s in the Beverly Center.



25.You remember “curfew” after the Rodney King incident … … and the earthquakes of ‘88 and’92



26.You and your two  sisters and niece Tiffany are always welcome at Louis Vuitton on Rodeo and given the red carpet welcome.



27.You’ve realise how fake, demode and pretentious BH people are, hope JG is not and really he is
not(smiles)...again speaking in the third person as M.A always does.



28.You know that Rite Aid will always be Thrifty's Drug Store, your home away from home.



29.You have a beach house in the Colony but NEVER go in the water.



30.Your grandparents had or have a house in Tel Aviv



31.You know all of the different famed homeless characters in Beverly Hills.



32.You or your friends got invited to the Sand and Sea club when Aaron Spelling turned it into a set for “90210″



33.You remember I Magnin’s, owned by the Magnin family, before it was Saks Fifth Avenue Men.



34.You spent your 12th and 13th year at elaborate Bar/Bat Mitzvahs,.



35.You had a birthday party as a child at the Beverly Hills Hotel - and had your cake from Hansen’s before they went down hill.



36.You took tennis lessons at Hillcrest Country Club



37.You think living in Beverly Hills is like no where in the world



38. Your plastic surgeon is Dr Steven M Hoefflin



39. You do not shop with Mr Bijan, despite his fake by invitation only, .maybe you did(smiles) but he is PASSE.



40. You know ,and always make sure all know that there is no place in the world with the Majestic ,tall and regal Palm Trees that populate Beverly Hills.



41. You tell almost everyone that does not know, that the climate of Beverly Hills is the best in the world. And that your fireplace is used through out the year!!!!How nice JG(smiles) there you go again, writing in the third person.....I rest my case.......

I will end by wishing שנה טובה- shana tova [ʃaˈna toˈva]  to all Jews and to  the gentile world too,..it is now 5771....may you be written and sealed for a good year" (ketiva ve-chatima tovah).

Mon, September 13, 2010 Tishrei 5, 5771








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