Monday, November 29, 2010

RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

A really excellent explanation of what drives people!! Is there hope for the world? Maybe! If people watch this. Please watch!!

Cat Stevens-Oh very young What will you leave us this time


Oh very young
What will you leave us this time
You're only dancing on this earth for a short while
And though your dreams may toss and turn you now
They will vanish away like your daddy's best jeans
Denim Blue fading up to the sky
And though you want them to last forever
You know they never will
You know they never will
And the patches make the goodbye harder still

Oh very young
What will you leave us this time
There'll never be a better chance to change your mind
And if you want this world to see a better day
Will you carry the words of love with you
Will you ride the great white bird into heaven
And though you want to last forever
You know you never will
You know you never will
And the goodbye makes the journey harder still

Oh very young
What will you leave us this time
You're only dancing on this earth for a short while
Oh very young
What will you leave us this time

Let It Be -The Beatles

There will be an answer- Let it Be!

Give Peace A Chance! John Lennon

I can't embed it, so click here to watch it.

One Love- Bob Marley

One Love! One Heart!
Let's get together and feel all right.
Hear the children cryin' (One Love!);
Hear the children cryin' (One Heart!),
Sayin': give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
Sayin': let's get together and feel all right. Wo wo-wo wo-wo!

Let them all pass all their dirty remarks (One Love!);
There is one question I'd really love to ask (One Heart!):
Is there a place for the hopeless sinner,
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own beliefs?

One Love! What about the one heart? One Heart!
What about - ? Let's get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (One Love!);
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So shall it be in the end (One Heart!),
All right!
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
Let's get together and feel all right.
One more thing!

Let's get together to fight this Holy Armagiddyon (One Love!),
So when the Man comes there will be no, no doom (One Song!).
Have pity on those whose chances grows t'inner;
There ain't no hiding place from the Father of Creation.

Sayin': One Love! What about the One Heart? (One Heart!)
What about the - ? Let's get together and feel all right.
I'm pleadin' to mankind! (One Love!);
Oh, Lord! (One Heart) Wo-ooh!

Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
Let's get together and feel all right.
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
Let's get together and feel all right. /fadeout/

The Global Village

Let's Learn Our Spanish Alphabet and Vowels!

Orale, el alfabeto

Learn the Spanish Alphabet and Vowels in this fun song sing along

Elmo saying the Spanish Alphabet

Join Elmo as he says the Spanish Alphabet

Te Quiero - Sesame Street

If the World were a Village of 100 people

English Version

Spanish Version

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Please Vote For Adventurez in Mexico in the Open Web Awards!!!

Please vote for my blog "Adventurez in Mexico- Green Travel with Kids" in the Open Web Awards. We could win $5k and we sure could use it. Please visit the links below. If you LOVE Mexico and think that it's a wonderful place please read thru my blog and check out the some of the 74 videos that I created from the best photos of our journey. If you like what you see and experience and believe this is valuable for parents, children and everyone, well please vote for me. You can get the rest of the info at these links here. Thank for your help and please tell your friends. It's really important and I really appreciate your help. Thanks! Tina :)

If you look on the starting Wednesday, October 27, 2010 and going down in order you will see all the videos I made in order, sort of like a Movie!!
They are all titled Adventurez in Mexico #1 and so forth..

My blog features all sorts of wonderful experiences, please check it out and re-visit as I will keep adding to it, even though we are unable to travel this year.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Error or early Xmas gift?

Well we missed out on the big deal but it sounds like alot of people got a good deal, and the fact it went viral, is probably really good news for the travel industry!!

Error or early Xmas gift? Deal hunters snag nearly-free trips through

TORONTO - It was either a generous early Christmas gift for scores of online shoppers or a massive mistake that could cost big time.

Thanks to the online travel company, Colin Campbell will be doing his last-minute shopping in New York City this year and fly back into Toronto just in time for Christmas Eve. It wasn't his plan all along, but when offered him a return flight and a few days in a hotel for just $40 — all taxes included — how could he possibly refuse? Read more here...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Night of The Radishes

This video below is excellent, be sure to watch the later part to the end that is where you see the most beautiful work. It makes me sad to watch this as I really want it to see this, and was hoping to spend time in Oaxaca this year. I hope we can next year, I really want to share this fabulous cultural experience with Angel. This is her culture after all.

Thanks to Christopher Stowens for sharing this great video and experience.
This is the caption for the video!
One of the best days of the year!! Every year on Dec.23, there is a competition in the zocalo in Oaxaca, Mexico, with large cash prizes. Thousands of people come and watch oaxaqueños create amazing works of art using radishes, corn husks or dried flowers. By nightfall, the square is so full of happy people, one can barely more. Viva Oaxaca!

Mexico City Christmas Videos

We were supposed to go to Mexico City during our first trip but things just didn't pan out, maybe one is a great video I found on Youtube with incredible Nativity Scenes. I am going to post more as I come across them.
Here is the video link

Here is the description on the video
These photos were taken in December 2006 between Christmas and New Years in Mexico City's Zocalo (and a few from the neighbourhood). The evening shots of New Year's Eve. It was a truly magical evening as locals, tourists, young, old, rich and poor celebrated together. The pink strands on the hydro wires are candy floss. Candy floss was floating in the air as it escaped from the candy floss machines. People were leaping into the air to catch a free taste. The young boy at the end was completely covered in the sticky treat. He was having the time of his life. Mexico City is an amazing place and I encourage everyone to visit.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mexican Children's Songs - Mexico - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs, Nursery Rhymes and Traditional Music from Around the World

Mexican Children's Songs - Mexico - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs, Nursery Rhymes and Traditional Music from Around the World

Mama Lisas is a wonderful site that has the mp3's so you can hear the song and see the translations.
I just discovered it and I know I'll be doing a lot of listening. Check it out!! Lots of different countries and languages. What treasure!!!
 Naranja dulce
Canción infantil

Naranja dulce
Limón partido
dame un abrazo
que yo te pido.

Si fueran falsos
mis juramentos,
en un momento
se olvidarán.

Toca la marcha,
mi pecho llora,
adiós señora,
que ya me voy
adiós señora,
que ya me voy.
Sweet Orange
Children's Song

Sweet orange,
Sliced lemon too,
Give me the hug
I ask from you.

If my oaths
Were untrue
In just a wink
You'll forget them.

The march is playing
My heart is crying
Farewell my lady
Away I'm going,
Farewell my lady
Away I'm going.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Musical Adventure Kind of Day!!

A Musical Adventure kind of Day!!

Music!! It's so wonderful! It's so amazing how music can trigger so many kinds of emotion. It's so empowering. I love Mexican Music, Reggae Music, Rock & Roll, Classical, all sorts. Kids Love Music. Yesterday we were fortunate to see Bobs and Lolo. Angel knew them from Treehouse, I wasn't up to date as her and when Rebecca Coleman commented on my facebook page that Bobs and Lolo were going to be at Indigo Kids on Granville, well Angel knew who they were right away.

We had a great time. It's so important to expose your children to music, all helps they're minds grow and grow and grow.
Here are Bobs and Lolo's Blog and Website. I want to mention I really like their website, it's very cool and well designed!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Change the Way We Educate!!

We need to Change the Way we Educate!! Don't Medicate!!

This is a fabulous video that EVERYONE should watch!! If your thinking about homeschooling this definitely gives you many things to consider about the current system of education and why it's not working.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saying Prayers

We are saying prayers for the poor people affected by this terrible accident. So sad.

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico - An explosion has rocked a Mexican resort hotel killing six people, three of whom may be Canadian tourists, Mexican officials said Sunday.

The natural gas blast occurred in the lobby of the 676-room Grand Princess Riviera Hotel in the city of Playa del Carmen around 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Local authorities also said 15 people were injured.

Francisco Alor, attorney general for the state in which the resort city is located, said three of the dead may be Canadian tourists, while two others appear to be hotel employees. The sixth victim remains unidentified.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Vacationer Wanted

My video and res wouldn't load for some reason, I guess too many people trying to load theirs at the same time, but it would have been cool. Gives you something to dream about eh! Forty grand and travelling to exotic places to blog about it. Ah such is the life...theirs! not mine...but maybe mine...someday..if there was ever a time when this is going to become the norm it's now. Pretty amazing! What does the future hold. hmmm!

Missing Zipolite!

Friends are starting to make plans and make their way to Zipolite or are there already. Angel said she is missing the beach and is anxious to return to see family and friends, but also wants a Christmas here and want to see do you satisfy all that.

I don't know when we will make it back, I hope we do make it this year and soon,  but right now, I just haven't got a clue when, all I can do it pray and project.

I missed out on the Vacationer Wanted Contest. My video and resume wouldn't load, that dream job has slipped away. Would have been pretty incredible to get paid 40 grand to travel to exotic places and get paid for it. 

Not fair, that was my job. :(   With 40 grand I could have taken Angel with I had a plan.

All well right now I have lots of other projects, so one must go with the flow, and hopefully we will be on the go sooner than we think. At least I have lots of pretty photos to keep my thoughts happy.

I'm getting pale as a ghost here though and the cold is mean to my bones...heat, I need heat! sun, sand, beach, a book and the occasional cerveza. Mexico I miss you!! :(

Friday, November 5, 2010

Mermejita Circus Videos!! Our Amigos de Zipolite!!

I just Lola, she's amazing. They all are!! Besos Paco, Santi, Tina y Angel :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Catrina- Mexico Dia Los Muertos- Day of the Dead - Nov 2/2010

I  just LOVE this Catrina image. I can't find the artist, so please let me know as I don't want to infringe on copyright! Hopefully we will attend the celebration so Day of the Dead - Dia Los Muertos next year and I want to try and to dress up like is so COOL!! and beautiful!!

Have a WONDERFUL celebration tomorrow to ALL OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY in Mexico!!
Muchos Besos y Amor, and to my mom & dad and  all my dear family and friends that has passed on, Peace & Love, Paz y Amor tambien!!

Dia del Los Muertos - Day of the Dead Celebrations

I would love to celebrate this wonderful tradition in Mexico some day! I hope we can next year. Day of the Dead is very different from Halloween.

Here are some cool videos I found on Youtube for the Catrina Makeup and Celebrations in Oaxaca. I hope and pray we can see this next year.

Makeup Video for Dia del Los Muertos