30.4.11

Miscellaneous Tidbits5771-JG31








Two views of Kfar Shmaryahu- the first is a war memorial right around the corner from Villa Goldstein. The second pic speaks for itself-walled villas in Kfar!!!!


Dearest readers my followers are accumulating(over 900) and all I can say is, keep following...keep coming back. There were some glitches with my last posting as the blogger web site had some troubles, it was not JG.....however most were able to read it fine!!!
And this is also a nice post...I know you will agree:



Here are my Tidbits:



girls_in_the_IDF
I love this picture of these IDF soldiers. They are young girls, fighting for the freedom of the Jewish people. Its a also a symbol of liberty for women. The future of Israel is in the hands of both Jewish men and women. I support them...and even when they are out and about they must carry their rifles!!!!





Today I received an advanced copy of Sleeping Beauty that will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival(11/5 or if you wish 5/11). Many thanks to Beverly Hills friend and neighbor, Brett Ratner the famous Hollywood Director. Below is a short preview. I really liked it.






BEATO TE or BEATA TE:Italian
Many times if I know you, I will use the italian phrase,, Beato te or Beata te- if female.
and I have been asked the following?:
Re: beato te!

Is "beato te" ironic at all? For instance, in English, the phrase "lucky you", is sometimes used with a somewhat negative connotation... For instance, if someone is going to Sardegna for the summer and they tell you, and you would like to go but can't. You could reply (Beato te) "Lucky you!", and sort of indicate that your jealous...or if you have a good looking girlfriend ..people  can also say to you...... Beato Te!!!!

No, non è sarcastico, perché viene detto in riferimento a situazioni positive: and it is not sarcastic as is in reference to a positive situation.Ho avuto un aumento.-your salary was upgradedBeato te.Lucky you
Vado una settimana alle Maldive.a female is saying I am going
to the Maldives for a week!!Beata te...again, lucky you!!
And it can be said that people use it in an envious way too,,but overall
Italians say it in a good manner!!!  I think you got  the idea of the expression !!!! so many languages you are learning with JG(smiles)






Lopilato – Bublé:
I recently received this, and it made me feel good!!!
Hasta el momento todo fue un misterio para Luisana Lopilato, quien se fue sorprendiendo con cada destino nuevo en su romántica luna de miel. En primer lugar, Michael Bublé la llevó a Israel, donde la actriz quedó encantada, y así lo escribió en Twitter: "Qué lindo día en Israel!! Cómo quiero este lugar. Tiene una parte de mi corazón", dijo, recordando sus viajes con los elencos de Cris Morena.

Till the moment all was a mystery for Luisiana Lopilato, who has been surprised in each new destination in her new and romantic honeymoon. In the first place, Michael Bublé took her to Israel, where the actress was enchanted, and here is how she wrote it in Twitter: What a pretty day in Israel!!! How I love this place. "it has a part of my heart"., she said it remembering her past trips with the cast of Cris Morena.
She could not have said it better and he, Michael Bublé, of course   knew that Israel , is is!!!








KK-elle est le plus doux, le plus beau-et un ami de longue date spéciale







My friends at Goldman Sachs advising their clients to sell all commodities,including oil!!!JG does not buy commodities but is sure of GS assesment!!!







Those who really know me, are aware of my love of  PALM TREES, specially the tall ones in Beverly
Hills and some in KSA!!!!! a little more info: There are more than 3000 species of palms. The Wax Palm is the tallest palm tree can reach a height of up to 70 m or 229 to 230 feet. ...



My Take on Japan:
Japanese people are, for example, the cleanest people in the world, and probably the most polite. I've also met more than a few Japanese who struck me as incredibly meticulous, able to focus on something intensely for a long time.

One of my readers asked me to write this again, so here it is!!!! The word for foreigner in Japanese is "gaijin," written using the characters for "outside" and "person." While it simply refers to foreigners, the word is kind of harsh and can sound derogatory, which is why the new official word for foreigners (the term used on NHK, Japan's equivalent to the BBC) is "gaikokujin" or "outside country person," a word that sounds much softer to the ear.






Nelle Metamorfosi di Ovidio, Narciso preferisce la morte piuttosto che separarsi da se stesso e dalla sua immagine. Innamorato di sè e incapace di amare altri o altro che se stesso. In the Metomorfosi of Ovidio( a book that must be read), Narcisus prefers to die rather than separate himself from himself and of his image(looks). In love with himself he is incapable of loving anyone else, other than himself....it is rather extreme!!!






the eyes are the window to your soul


Alice Hage has a pair of the most beautiful I've seen






 

I love Voltaire and here are two of my favorites quotes in regard to finances:

If you see a Swiss Jewish banker jumping out of a window, follow him, there is sure to be 10% profit in it.
The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets

 


Who is Bernie Madoff, and how did he pull off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history? This is the sixth book I have read on Mr Madoff, this one is the best,,,I highly recomend it!!!!





bougainvilleas...I am enchanted with them...and the ones that grow on the walls even
more so!!!!!!!!!!! this flowers send me!!!!






La princesa vs. la jequesa [foto de la noticia] The Princess vs. the Sheikesa





Recently  I had a rich European, who should remain nameless, come to visit me and try to press me to allow him on a
IPO(initial public offering) that is coming out soon. I have known this person for a few years. The first mistake he made was asking me to trust him, and of course those who say "trust me" never can be trusted.
Second mistake was,he told me ' I have not been unloyal', and you cannot be unloyal unless you have been loyal!!! which he has not. And he ruined it by mocking me for having four bodyguards(ex-mossads)....in this world if you
are prospering,,,are a JEW , they are not a luxury but a neccesity. When the subject of the bodyguards helping you with ransom kidnappings and others eventualities, he quipped ' if I got kidnapped , my wife would not pay the ransom' and he was serious when he said that....well I rest my case- why he will not be in the IPO....and less I forget, the late Gianni Versace more than likely would be alive if he had had bodyguards!!!







Stylish to some extent. But who wears it better , the non-curves or the curves?????




My Parting Shots:



I overheard this most recently, in two different parts of the world:



how about a kiss...what? I am just going to school, not joining the IDF


 You are the most beautiful girl  that smiled for the camera!!!! than what!!!!



There are celebrities,friends and deals!!!!





In the caribbean (specifically, Dominican Republic)(Puerto Rico) una trigueña - female, is someone identified of three (tri)cultures. Namely,someone of indigenous (carib, quisqueyano or taino indians)african (from the slaves brought over by ships)and Spanish (spain)heritage. It has been used in the latino/caribbean culture as a term of endearment, a compliment but also at times as a descriptive word when neither morena or blanca seem to completely describe the subject.
She's neither black nor white, she's a "trigueña "(wheat color)"...yellow skin like, body with curves, eyes and hair of Spanish girl!!!!



Gentleman to a Degree - In modern speech, the term is usually democratised so as to include any man of good, courteous conduct, means treating others, especially women, in a respectful manner, and not taking advantage or pushing others into doing things they choose not to do.





Black and white photography makes everything better and when you’re romping around the beach in very little, you need all the help you can get!








I love this commercial and not because of all the Apple shares I have and the ones I have sold...Mr Goldstein what a cheap self publicist you are(smiles)
While on the subject of the iPhone4, I love one of the apps, ootunes, it allows you to listen to all
the radion stations in the world. During my recent walk, I was listening to a radio station in Makati(Manila)...and three straight songs came on...the original version from Brasil of  "Chorando Se Foi(Lambada) by Kaoma,Taboo by Don Omar..a straight reggaeton version of the same Lambada, and finally , JLO with Pitbull (On the Floor)...a similar version!!!!



She and her husband settled into a love-hate-love relationship, in which she seems to have spent most of her time outside her veil, on the ski slopes or floating on the Med in her husband's yacht..?????Walahi



When you can find out about something, what you can’t find becomes interesting. People are intrigued by the power of secrets, and it keeps them coming back for more.
Private, confidential membership is a valuable asset...non better said than Gordon Gekko of Wall Street fame..and one of my favorite quotes " Tell me something I do not know"






Today I got a call from Ivan Boesky and everytime I hear from him, it is educational to JG,. And in case you were in Mars, Mr Boesky was the model used by Gordon Gekko(Michael Douglas) on the film, Wall Street.
And even though he was disgraced, he is still a person I have the utmost respect for; as I feel he was targeted unfairly.




French girls are known for their effortless chic style: just-rolled-out-of-bed, grab something from off the ground, and ready to go. But the whole look -- from bed hair to flawless skin to well-loved clothes -- is deliberate.

 


Karl Lagerfeld et Magnum: découvrez le premier court-métrage!


L'actrice Rachel Bilson y joue le rôle d'un mannequin shooté par un odieux photographe, qui lui est interprété par le bel hidalgo de Karl, Baptiste Giabiconi. Ce dernier semble très mécontent du travail de sa muse, jusqu’au moment où elle prend une petite pause Magnum, et devient soudainement so gorgeous devant l’objectif... Voyez par vous-mêmes.
..Tout simplement génial




C’est Grace a cet article que j’ai découvert ce blog. C’est frais, pro, inspirant-It is through this article I discovered this blog. It's fresh, pro, inspiring


Love is beauty- it is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art..I would venture to say that it is
what Michaelangelo(Dr Steven M Hoefflin creates)!!!!

INSUBSTITUÍVEL



La Patience Est Mère De Toutes Les Vertus



Queria bater um papo com: Voltaire



Yin , almost always in association with yang , means "bright" in Chinese.





Continue to donate to Japan...they need your help!!!!
彼らあなたの助けを必要とする日本に寄付し続ける




The Jewish calendar date begins at sundown of the night beforehand. Thus all holiday observances begin at sundown on the secular dates listed, with the following day being the first full day of the holiday.Jewish calendar dates conclude at nightfall.




STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO BUILD AND LIVE IN ITS OWN COUNTRY.

g-d - אלוהים
YHWH is the only proper "name of G-d" in the Tanakh

The native name of Israel is Yisra'el

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23.4.11

Miscellaneous Tidbits5771-JG30




More images of Israel....the first one is Natanya coastline looking south towards Tel Aviv;; and the second one is The Kotel(Wall) , but not on Shabbat of course. The Dome of the Rock(Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة‎, translit.: Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah), rises above it!!

Before sunset, light the Shabbat candles and recite blessing

Once again I am back. I have written more lately as I am a bit more inspired. My followers are adding up(over 800 now), Someone wrote me a good question "how many that follow , read the blog?" I am sure that most do. This is not a popularity contest, if it was,this blog would be listed on another blogging site!!!but it was a good question!!!




Here are my Tidbits:



I will start with a short email I received from a famous model friend
"I have no secrets from you: I’m going through a crisis. Yes, the crisis. In less than 3 months time, I will turn 30. Thirty freakin’ years old. Scary times JG, scary times. In honour of this, I have decided to extend my birthday to a ‘birth-month’ – 30 days of pure self-indulgence –  " sem comentarios...but continuing with her email- I think I’d like a Birkin bag for my birthday!!! maybe big solitaire canary diamond!!! I will stop there!!!!. as the rest is too personal!!!!!rsrsrs



Karl Lagerfeld's Karl Who? canvas shopperthe ultimate in NYC real estate.







Prada’s spring collection is so vibrant and distinctive I couldn’t help but notice that it seemed to be on every magazine cover since January. The collection, in fact, can be seen on 48 glossy covers so far. But  Dolce & Gabbana’s spring collection is giving Prada a run for its money. And indeed they are. Dolce & Gabbana’s Sicilian wedding trousseau collection has landed 42 covers to date (that I've counted).






Legendary Designer Bijan Pakzad Dies -1944-2011

His exclusive boutique was one of the first shops to open on Rodeo Drive. I used to joke with him about not being as good as he thought he was, and he always took it well!!!He loved Beverly Hills. He loved Yellow Bentleys...and Yellow Rolls Royces.
Bijan Pakzad influenced the fashion industry by dressing some of the most powerful men in the world—one appointment at a time. Since the day his store opened, Bijan has welcomed shoppers into its luxurious showroom by appointment only.
"Back in time then only doctors and lawyers went by appointment. But to make an appointment to shop, that was different,"  "He designed the most beautiful clothing for his clients."
I could say so much more but I could not do justice...so I am including his web site which is nothing but elegance personified...JG~~~~~
And we have prayed the Kaddish for his soul!!!!


http://bijan.com/

And his store was the most expensive one in the world!!!! 







A clip from a sort of entertaining movie(Boiler Room)...ironically they are imitating Gordon Gekko....
and they do a great imitation -specially Vin Diesel...


My take on Japan:
One of the invisible pillars of Japanese society is tatemae (tah-tay-MAH-eh), literally meaning façade but in actual use, "the way we pretend things are, even though we know they're not"; the word is usually paired with honne (HOHN-neh), which means the way things really are. Sound familiar, this is how politicians act!!!












  • chinese ppl love to say "liu liu shun" (六六顺) all the time, which more or less translates to "six, six, says it's alllll gonna go my way with Prada IPO..my money is on Signora Prada(La Regina)




    prada spring summer 2010 China 468x299 Prada considers Hong Kong IPO

    A Prada moment in Shanghai






    CIRUGIA ESTETICA
    A few moons ago, a very rich Greek friend, a girl of course(smiles) that visited a famous Plastic Surgeon in Barcelona, sent me this book. I believe is one of the best ever books on plastic surgery.....and since many followers in my blog believe in some kind of procedure,whether now or later, I thought I should share it. Unfortunately you must speak Spanish to read it., but the images,,the pics are quite easy to follow.





    Ok, alors, une fois que vous aurez admiré la jolie tenue de Giovanna…
    Je vous laisse un petit moment pour essayer de deviner ce que voit Giovanna sur son téléphone. Une piste ? C’est une vraie réaction de fille.
    Alors ?




    Back by popular demand..so here it is again:


    I’m talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.

    This quote speaks for itself, it is my favorite from Wall Street and I totally agree...no private big JET, not rich enough!!!! I rest my case!!!











    I was pleasantly surprised to receive this book, and nicer that i was mentioned in a few pages.(Arigato to Asada Mao)
    the name of the book :"Saranaru takami-he" (Stepping Higher) about two-time world champion Mao Asada's life story.,,,





    Despite his anti JEW rant , I do feel bad for him...such talent..and such waste of it!!!!!!







    More of JG's tools of the trade!!!!









    Uno de mis platos favoritos!!!! Paella de Mariscos(Valenciana)!!!! One of my favorite dishes-Paella with Seafood!!!..yes, I know is not Kosher, but like I said before ,my mom has a sense of humor!!!!
    And of course the best Paella is from Spain....Valencia to be more precise//// and my niece Tiffany was born in Valencia(La Altea) 11-11-1999......a fabulous day and month to be born!!!!!but JG that is the same month and day as your cumple., your niver. your bday, that is why it is a fabulous day and month(smiles)



    My Parting Shots:

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    Cakes, breads, muffins, pie, puddings, ice cream – it seems like every country enjoys something sweet after a meal (or any other time of the day, for that matter). so here is another international dessert....Pavlova (Australia and New Zealand)



    Brigitte Bardot, icône inoxydable













    entenderas el porqué de esta locura por los 50s y 60s; son muy favorecedores, hasta el mismisimo DiCaprio está guapo-You will understand 
     why people are crazy about the 50s and 60s...even Dicrapio looks nice!!!




    KSA- The biggest oil refinery in the world- and yes the world of oil revolves here!!!!Dhahran!!!!!



    Sarò un po’ impegnato.$$$$$$$$$$













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    By the way I love this commercial ..and those who know me, will realise that this Villa in Como is very familiar!!!!
    About the video: The opening shot so 007, non?
    Personally, I cannot wait for the Bulgari hotel to open in London next year

    

    I overheard this recently- "It's easy to know who you put in the VIP(area) or in the case of JG ...the VVIP(area)(smiles) and who you
    put in Sibérie(Siberia), some people wonder "Why am in Sibérie..and I say., "because is your place"



    In Latin American, they use the expression "Cuentos Chinos" more precise " no me cuentes cuentos chinos"
    and it translates into English " do not tell me chinese stories" and this has to do with not being candid,or just  outright lying!!! Obama and most politicians fall into this label!!!!
    and by the way, one of my favorite books, is called , Cuentos Chinos by one of my favorite writers- Andres
    Oppenheimer( a Jew , of course)







    Singapore, and the first thing that strikes me about the difference in the women folk of the East and West is build and, of course, skin tone. The women in Singapore are fashion-conscious and as part of an affluent society, many women spend both money and effort following the trends depicted by local celebrities.

     







    HAPPY AND KOSHER PESAH!
     WE HOPE THAT THIS YEAR WILL BRING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MUCH PEACE AND HAPPYNESS!






    STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO BUILD AND LIVE IN ITS OWN COUNTRY.

    g-d - אלוהים
    YHWH is the only proper "name of G-d" in the Tanakh

    The native name of Israel is Yisra'el

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


    Sat, April 23, 2011 Nisan 19, 5771


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