UM PORTUGUES EM VANCOUVER
Chamo me Tiago Ribeiro, e desde a 9 anos que imigrei para o Canada, mais precisamente, para uma das mais belas cidades do mundo de seu nome VANCOUVER.Aqui irei mostrar e reflectir, sobre esta bela cidade, Cultura e Culturas, a experiencia da imigracao, reflexoes pessoais e sobre Portugal e Canada, entre outros temas e questoes desta VIDA de Imigrante e do MUNDO que me rodeia.. ....VIVE SE ESCREVENDO E ESCREVE SE PARA VIVER...
- Name: Tiago Ribeiro
Monday, October 31, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Feliz Deepavali a todos!!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
A Crise Europeai explicada
Todos temos vidas e muitos vivem num mundo em que o nos rodeia e previsivel logico e racionalmente concequencial, todos sabemos isso nao e? mas e dessa normalidade que nasce o horror e o terror, seja na ficcao seja na realidade, quando no inesperado, irracional e do previsivel surge ou acontece algo que nao era para acontecer. Quando alguem que conhecemos faz algo fora do vulgar, quando ha um tremor de terra, um barulho que nao devia estar ali ou uma accao de alguem que nao se percebe/entende o que sentimos? desconforto e no extremo, terror.
O horror nao esta nos outros, mas esta em nos tambem, logo ver e ler este genero e perfeito para "exorcisar" isso ate certo ponto, mas todos somos capazes de dentro de certas condicoes, logo a ficcao nao e so um escape, mas pode ser uma forma de olharmos e vermos o que tememos na sociedade e me nos...
O horror explora o que negamos, ignoramos ou preferimos esquecer ou e simplesmente nao aceite pela sociedade e e visto apenas como fenomeno social/cultural de um tempo, mas ha muito mais no Horror seja literario seja filmico, e esta foi apenas uma breve reflexao de um fenomeno cultural vasto e complexo, mas a reflexao e exploracao continuara....
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Entrevista ao lider e amigo Ken
4- Rewinding and remembering Canadian history for a bit, do you think that the Internment camps of 1942 still shape the Japanese-Canadian community mentalities till now in some way? in what way?
5- I am curious to know Ken, in what way does helping people with disabilities help you know about yourself and others around you better? ... Are others a door to ourselves? how?
6- We know Buddhism is not well understood by the majority of people for many reasons, so I ask you, what's Buddhism to you Ken?
Canada is a pioneer in the struggle for world peace. Throughout the day, a Canadians ability to understand other cultures is constantly tested, especially in urban areas. To have people from so many cultural backgrounds live in relative proximity to each other while upholding their traditions means that there is a huge potential for conflict or misunderstanding. Canadians have learned to keep their prejudices from being expressed in the foreground and reserve their judgements until they learn more about the other person. Being Canadian for me means to practice understanding and a desire to learn before jumping to conclusions.
My mentor in faith Daisaku Ikeda inspires me. Also, his mentor Josei Toda, and Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Nichiren Daishonin and the Shakyamuni Buddha all inspire me. Their selfless dedication to the betterment of all humanity is something that I strive for every day. Most of all, the desires and dreams of the people I support in SGI, at work and at home motivate me to work harder to support them.
9- In your life, what moments better defined you? why?
Just like everybody else, events like: marriage, honeymoon, job change, becoming a parent. They all define me. Since I’m always changing and growing, it’s hard to pin down a single moment. There’s this one moment though in a Coaching Module I attended. It was an activity where I went through three aspects of my consciousness: my conscious mind, my unconscious, and a fusion of the two. It was when I fused the two together that everything fell into place. I remember it so clearly. I realised that I was born to be a Life Coach, and that revelation has never left me. It changed my life so profoundly, that everything looked different: my family, my friends, my work. I could feel that same energy within each individual, and my life has been dedicated to helping bring whatever energy exists in that person out. That’s when I realised that my life mission was to help empower people throughout my life. It was like returning to my original self as I had said earlier.
10- Daisaku Ikeda president of the lay Nichiren Buddhist Organization Sokka Gakkai International, for those who don't know him, quoted "The great human revolution in just a single individual will enable a change in the destiny of all mankind", so I ask, how can we, Buddhists and non Buddhists, change the world?
We can change the world by realising our full potential to create happiness for ourselves and for others. What can you do to help another person?? What can you do to be truly happy?? We can all ask ourselves this and our reaction to this question defines who we are and in what place we are in our life. If each of us worked together, mutually supporting each other and strived to reach understanding through sincere dialogue…. If we all took that time and effort, for the sake of real and lasting happiness in the world, then our network of family, friends, society, nation and world will be one of true unity with the laws of life. We are all born to be happy each and every one of us. It is whether we realise and actualise it or not, and return to our original, courageous, wise and compassionate selves through overcoming our challenges that creates true and lasting peace. It all starts from where you are right now in your life.
11-Growing up in Canada, how much of your Japanese do you still preserve Ken? And what does that heritage mean for you being a Japanese-Canadian?
I can read, speak, write and comprehend Japanese to about a grade 6 level. My heritage is my roots: the connection to my mother and father, and my ancestors. It is what makes me special in this world, for our roots color our life with culture. My search to understand my roots is what brought me to Buddhism.
12- Working at the community level and you being a very community-oriented individual, I would like to ask, to what extent can we (individually/group), improve the community and her mould us as a consequence?
I’m not sure about the last part of your question because of the wording structure, but I am going to assume it is asking about how society moulds us.
The extent we can improve the community is the extent we can initiate interaction with others. The extent society moulds us is the extent we are impacted by other people. It’s plain and simple. There are so many forms of this principle, but it all comes down to these two things. However like Marshall Mcluhan says, “the medium is the message”, and so our level of interpretation of HOW we interact with others, and HOW we take what other people say varies according to how we perceive ourselves. And so ultimately, to the extent that you can understand your own gift to the world, you can understand others and as a result, effect others and be affected by others.