Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hello my sweet,
Nothing better than a weekend after a long week of work and stress, for  who just wants to stay at home next to your girl / boyfriend watching a movie ,I have listed the best movies to watch with your girl / boyfriend, so prepares popcorn and  choose one . I hope you enjoy it

1- A walk to remember
2- A lot like love
3- What happens in Vegas
4- Friends with benefits
5- Killers/ Kiss & Kill
6- Just go with it
7- Just friend
8- No Strings attached
9- New york, I love you
10- The Rebound
11- 50 First Dates
12- Along Came Polly
13- The Break-Up
14- To Rome with Love
15- The Proposal
16- Life as We Know It
17- Silver Linings Playbook 
18- Just Like Heaven 
19- Shallow Hal

Friday, July 11, 2014

 Hello my sweeties,
Today I will talk about my favorite subject, ''Hair''.
The society imposes us that to have a perfect hair  is necessary to go on salon and spend a lot of money. The salon is important to have a beautiful hair, ''yes it is''.
But not all Woman can afford to go to the salon, sometimes they do not have money or time to go to the salon. But do not worry because you can have your hair dream even at home, just follow these tips I'll give that you will have a hair to make envy. I hope you enjoy it.

1- Have a perfect wash 
 It may seem weird, but it worth apply conditioner on the tips before entering the bathroom. This prevents to the shampoo drying out the hair, since the time required to wash the scalp is greater than the hair tips. The cream  avoid wear it.
2- Avoid washing your hair with hot water
"Hot water could  damage or dry your hair because it takes away all the oil from the scalp". Furthermore, the high temperature also worsens the called frizz

3- Activate the hair  brightness
A great trick for your hair reflect light is to make the last rinse with cold water. It helps to close the cuticle of the hair, and, therefore, leaves it even brighter.
4- Beautiful hair as in SALON
Do you know the secret of washing the hair salon? Massage. Professionals wash  your hair calmly enough, because besides removing all dirt and grease, and stimulate circulation in the scalp, increasing the number of nutrients that go into the cells.

5- Rinse very well the hair

Do not leave residue of conditioner in the strands. Instead of moisturizing, leave an heavy appearance. Take the test: after the last rinse, twist the hair - if the hand slide easily, soak them again until you feel the texture of them.
6- Diet leaves your hair strong,soft and shiny
Do you know that your diet is also responsible for the strength of your hair? "Gives preference to dark green vegetables, eggs and foods with vitamin A and C, such as carrots, liver, orange and tangerine". Lean meats, banana, almond and tomato also leave the hair softer. Eight glasses of water a day will also help. The fish, milk and dairy products - for having calcium - leave the hair shiny.

7- Massage the hair carefully
With cream on the palms, rub well the hair from top to bottom. This movement is known as "gloving" and causes the product to reach  best the hair. " It allows the fibers to realign and reposition the cuticle. On this way, we obtain a perfect result".
8- Tricks to say goodbye to frizz
Natural appearance: passing the flat iron in the ends, turn the unit out or inside. This prevents them from getting spiky.
No frizz: have curly hair? Use diffuser coupled to the dryer.
No hands: nothing to rub  hand in your hair. To end up with frizz hair, use silicone-based cream.
To end the brush or flat iron, turn the cold blast of air from the dryer to finish the electricity.

Has  a brilliant recipe to give more brightness without increasing oiliness: Dilute two tablespoons (soup) of apple cider vinegar in a quart of water. If you want, ping two drops of the perfume of your choice into the mix. Use the mixture on the hair along with the water of the last rinse. To further control the oiliness, not consume fatty foods.
10-The right dye for your hair
Depending on the color of your skin, some shades should not be used. For example the black women like me, do not combine with white blond, they should choose reddish tones. Descendants of Arabs who have more greenish color, do not look good with gold tone. Eastern and crossbred can not use gray colors - is better to opt for brown.The white women  are free to choose all colors.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

  Hi guys, As I live in Taiwan I will enjoy talking about Taiwan, is a state in The East Asia. I live in Taiwan about two years, is a good and calm country, the people here are a little bit reserved. From my experience, I can say that is a good country to live in, although I am still trying to become accustomed to things here. Taiwan has so many beautiful places to visit such as museums, temples, water parks, etc.. here have many night markets that you can find many good things like clothes, shoes, bags and accessories at a good price and very cheap, there has also so many varieties of food. The Taipei Metro service is very convenient, very safe and  very clean. If you want to come but are worried because you do not like Chinese or Taiwanese food do not worry, In Taiwan has so many kinds of restaurants as Italian, American, Portuguese, Mexican, Brazilian, etc. ..I'll tell the most important place to visit in Taiwan. And if you want to come to Taiwan just pack up the luggage and I wait for you here. Bon voyage

The places to visit in Taiwan

                                                             1- Taipei 101
         2- Lin family Mansion and Garden
3- Mengjia Longshan Temple
                              4-Shilin Night Market (my favorite place in Taiwan)
 5-Alishan National Scenic Area
6- Love River
7- Fengjia Night Market
8- Taipei Zoo
    9- 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
10- Eternal Spring Shrine
11- Kenting National Park
12-Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Village
13- Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center
14- Dragon and Tiger Pagodas  

There's more but those are just the places I visited.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Hello guys, 
Nothing better than a good day in the kitchen. My mother used to say that cooking is a good therapy. this is the recipe today, I hope you enjoy it. Bon Appetit

Prep Time: 15 min
 Makes/Yield: 4
 Difficulty: Moderate

• 3lb 3oz (1.5kg) chicken, cut into 6 pieces, or 6 chicken pieces 
• salt and pepper 
• 1 tbsp vegetable oil 
• 6 tbsp butter 
• 15 garlic cloves, unpeeled 
• 1 cup red wine vinegar
 • 1 tbsp tomato paste 
• 1 bouquet garni 
• 2 tomatoes, coarsely chopped 
• 1 cup chicken stock

Sauté the chicken and garlic 
1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil and 1 tbsp of the butter in a large pan over moderate heat until foaming. Add the chicken legs, skin side down, and sauté for about 5 minutes, until they begin to brown. 2. Add the chicken breasts and continue cooking gently for 10–15 minutes, until very brown. Turn and brown the other side. 3. Add the unpeeled garlic cloves. Shake the pan gently to distribute the garlic in among the chicken pieces, then cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes.
Add the other ingredients
1. Stir in the vinegar and simmer, uncovered, until reduced by half; it will take about 10 minutes to get to this stage. Add the tomato paste to the pan and stir to mix with the juices, scraping the base of the pan with a wooden spoon to incorporate all the chicken flavors. Cook the tomato paste briefly to eliminate any raw taste, making sure it does not stick to the pan or the flavor of the sauce will be spoiled. Add the bouquet garni and tomatoes to the pan and mix into the chicken. 2. Cover again and simmer for 5–10 minutes longer, until the chicken pieces are tender when pierced with a 2-pronged fork and the juices run clear. If there is any trace of pink in the juices, return the chicken to the pan for a few minutes longer before testing again. If some pieces are done before others, remove them from the pan, put them on a plate, loosely cover with foil, and keep them warm in a warm oven; overcooking the chicken will result in tough meat.
Make the garlic and vinegar sauce  
1. Remove all the chicken from the pan and keep warm in the oven, set to its lowest heat. Add the stock to the juices in the pan and boil for 3–5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until well reduced and concentrated in flavor, again scraping the base of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all the flavor. Strain the sauce through a sieve back into the saucepan, pressing hard on the garlic to extract the pulp. 2. Cut the remaining butter into small pieces. Bring the sauce back to a boil, then remove from the heat and add the butter, a few pieces at a time, whisking constantly and moving the pan on and off the heat. You should see the sauce beginning to thicken, and develop a glossy sheen. Do not boil; the butter should make the sauce creamy and rich without melting to oil, as it will if it boils. Taste for seasoning. Arrange the chicken on warmed plates and spoon over a generous amount of the sauce, serving the remaining sauce on the side.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Hello guys, when we heard about the summer what comes to our minds? Vacations, nothing better to pack up and take the well-deserved vacation, so I'll indicate you 15 amazing places that seem  a wonderful paradise  on the Earth, which proves us how nature is unbelievable and surprising, I hope you enjoy. Bon voyage.

1 - Grand Teton National ParkWyoming, USA

2 -  Khao Phing Kan, Thailand ( James Bond Island)

3 - Trolltunga, Odda, Norway

4 - Cimon della Pala, Dolomites, Italy

5 - Villajoyosa, Alicante, Spain

6 - Bermuda

7 - Kauapea Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
8 - Nugget Point Lighthouse, New Zealand

9 - Darvaz, Turkmenistan

10 - Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia

11 - Bora Bora, French Polynesia

12 - Fairy Pools, Drytech, Scotland

13 - Havasupai Waterfall, Grand Canyon National Park, USA

14 - The Sand Dunes of Namibia

15 - Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brasil

My name is Vanessa Costa, I from Sao Tome and Principe, I am 22 years old.
Actually I live in Taiwan, I have been in Taiwan about two years.
I university student, I study Finance and International Business.
I created this blog to share my knowledge with all of you

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