Desejo este local

Jogam bola, pescam em rios, balançam em cordas, caindo macio
Voadoras no ar, amigos por perto, muitos sorrisos em meio a selva
Jacarta, magia riqueza cultural
zero capitalismo, criança diversão
Desejo este local, sou em espírito ali, vivo, aqui
Sensível como as nuvens de um céu multicolor
Forte feito seus habitantes que semeiam o valor;
a vida, os costumes, a família, os olhares, os sons
os sorrisos, as fumaças, os tecidos, os pomares, bois
perna-de-pau, brincadeiras, folhas, baldes, banhos
aromas, rebanhos, caças, bichos, flechas, ritmos
a CULTURA, a arte, a doçura o barco e o barro.

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Texto em homenagem ao povo Indonésio 

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TEXTO DO DIA

Escrever é esquecer. A literatura é a maneira mais agradável de ignorar a vida. A música embala, as artes visuais animam, as artes vivas (como a dança e a arte de representar) entretêm. A primeira, porém, afasta-se da vida por fazer dela um sono; as segundas, contudo, não se afastam da vida – umas porque usam de fórmulas visíveis e portanto vitais, outras porque vivem da mesma vida humana.
Não é o caso da literatura. Essa simula a vida. Um romance é uma história do que nunca foi e um drama é um romance dado sem narrativa. Um poema é a expressão de ideias ou de sentimentos em linguagem que ninguém emprega, pois que ninguém fala em verso.

Fernando Pessoa

Frase do dia

Que os vossos esforços desafiem as impossibilidades, lembrai-vos de que as grandes coisas do homem foram conquistadas do que parecia impossível.

Charles Chaplin

Frase do dia

Pensamos demasiadamente e sentimos muito pouco. Necessitamos mais de humildade que de máquinas. Mais de bondade e ternura que de inteligência. Sem isso, a vida se tornará violenta e tudo se perderá.
Charles Chaplin

Milionária gasta toda a sua fortuna após adotar 75 órfãos – e parece não se arrepender

A chinesa Li LiJuan, 46, conquistou uma grande fortuna nos anos 80 ao investir em ações de uma mina de carvão, na China. Mas em vez de usar o dinheiro para fazer mais investimentos ou aquisições luxuosas, ela decidiu ajudar crianças que perderam seus pais ou que foram abandonadas devido a doenças ou deficiências. Hoje, a ex-milionária é mãe de 75 filhos adotivos e não só gastou todo o seu dinheiro, como deve quase R$ 1 milhão.

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O primeiro órfão foi adotado em 1994 e desde então a família só aumentou. A mineradora em que ela investia seu dinheiro quebrou, forçando-a a vender a maioria de seus bens e propriedades. Por serem crianças que, na maioria das vezes, precisam de medicamentos e tratamentos diferenciados devido às deficiências, Li Lijuan tem um alto gasto mensal para cuidar delas. Muitos voluntários tentaram re-adotar as algumas das crianças, mas devido às rígidas leis chinesas de adoção, isso não foi possível. A família, porém, recebe diversas ajudas em forma de alimentos, dinheiro e medicamentos.

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Além dos 75 filhos adotivos, Li Lijuan possui um filho biológico, que, curiosamente, há mais de 10 anos se recusa a vê-la. Em 2004, o garoto teve uma grave lesão na espinha e precisou passar por uma cirurgia. Contudo, a mãe não estava ao seu lado para apoia-lo, já que precisou atender a um dos filhos adotivos, que estava em outro hospital. Ele se sentiu negligenciado e passou a viver com a avó.

Pic shows: The former millionaire who has fostered 75 kids. A businesswoman who became a millionaire through investments in coal mining is now hundreds of thousands of pounds in debt after having spent everything on adopting 75 orphans over the past two decades. Li Lijuan, a native of Wu’an County in northern China’s Hebei Province, ran a garment business and eventually became a millionaire after successful investments in a coal mine in the 1980s. Lijuan, 46, adopted her first orphan in 1994 - a boy from the south-western province of Sichuan. And since then, she has adopted dozens more, all children who were abandoned because of illness or disabilities, or orphaned because of natural disasters and other misfortunes. Over the past 19 years, 75 children have been fostered by Lijuan, who began eating into her savings in 2008 after the coal mine she invested in shut down for urban planning purposes. She is now some 2 million RMB (200,000 GBP) in debt. Despite her financial difficulties, Lijuan has continued to raise her foster children, sometimes accommodating more than 20 at once. To do this, she has sold her properties as well as other valuables that she possessed. Lijuan also receives donations from charities, but the costs of raising her children, many of whom require extensive operations for disabilities and other birth defects, far outweigh the money she receives. She continues to send children to school in hope that education and knowledge may change their fates. Some of her foster children have gone on to receive university degrees and gain the most coveted work available in China as public servants. But Lijuan’s task was made even more difficult when, in 2011, she was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma, for which she spent a week in hospital receiving treatment. She has always maintained that she could have used the medical expenses of her treatment on the children, who see her as their "mother". In spite of raising dozens of children over the

Pic shows: The former millionaire who has fostered 75 kids. A businesswoman who became a millionaire through investments in coal mining is now hundreds of thousands of pounds in debt after having spent everything on adopting 75 orphans over the past two decades. Li Lijuan, a native of Wu’an County in northern China’s Hebei Province, ran a garment business and eventually became a millionaire after successful investments in a coal mine in the 1980s. Lijuan, 46, adopted her first orphan in 1994 - a boy from the south-western province of Sichuan. And since then, she has adopted dozens more, all children who were abandoned because of illness or disabilities, or orphaned because of natural disasters and other misfortunes. Over the past 19 years, 75 children have been fostered by Lijuan, who began eating into her savings in 2008 after the coal mine she invested in shut down for urban planning purposes. She is now some 2 million RMB (200,000 GBP) in debt. Despite her financial difficulties, Lijuan has continued to raise her foster children, sometimes accommodating more than 20 at once. To do this, she has sold her properties as well as other valuables that she possessed. Lijuan also receives donations from charities, but the costs of raising her children, many of whom require extensive operations for disabilities and other birth defects, far outweigh the money she receives. She continues to send children to school in hope that education and knowledge may change their fates. Some of her foster children have gone on to receive university degrees and gain the most coveted work available in China as public servants. But Lijuan’s task was made even more difficult when, in 2011, she was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma, for which she spent a week in hospital receiving treatment. She has always maintained that she could have used the medical expenses of her treatment on the children, who see her as their "mother". In spite of raising dozens of children over the

Pic shows: The former millionaire who has fostered 75 kids. A businesswoman who became a millionaire through investments in coal mining is now hundreds of thousands of pounds in debt after having spent everything on adopting 75 orphans over the past two decades. Li Lijuan, a native of Wu’an County in northern China’s Hebei Province, ran a garment business and eventually became a millionaire after successful investments in a coal mine in the 1980s. Lijuan, 46, adopted her first orphan in 1994 - a boy from the south-western province of Sichuan. And since then, she has adopted dozens more, all children who were abandoned because of illness or disabilities, or orphaned because of natural disasters and other misfortunes. Over the past 19 years, 75 children have been fostered by Lijuan, who began eating into her savings in 2008 after the coal mine she invested in shut down for urban planning purposes. She is now some 2 million RMB (200,000 GBP) in debt. Despite her financial difficulties, Lijuan has continued to raise her foster children, sometimes accommodating more than 20 at once. To do this, she has sold her properties as well as other valuables that she possessed. Lijuan also receives donations from charities, but the costs of raising her children, many of whom require extensive operations for disabilities and other birth defects, far outweigh the money she receives. She continues to send children to school in hope that education and knowledge may change their fates. Some of her foster children have gone on to receive university degrees and gain the most coveted work available in China as public servants. But Lijuan’s task was made even more difficult when, in 2011, she was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma, for which she spent a week in hospital receiving treatment. She has always maintained that she could have used the medical expenses of her treatment on the children, who see her as their "mother". In spite of raising dozens of children over the

Pic shows: The former millionaire who has fostered 75 kids. A businesswoman who became a millionaire through investments in coal mining is now hundreds of thousands of pounds in debt after having spent everything on adopting 75 orphans over the past two decades. Li Lijuan, a native of Wu’an County in northern China’s Hebei Province, ran a garment business and eventually became a millionaire after successful investments in a coal mine in the 1980s. Lijuan, 46, adopted her first orphan in 1994 - a boy from the south-western province of Sichuan. And since then, she has adopted dozens more, all children who were abandoned because of illness or disabilities, or orphaned because of natural disasters and other misfortunes. Over the past 19 years, 75 children have been fostered by Lijuan, who began eating into her savings in 2008 after the coal mine she invested in shut down for urban planning purposes. She is now some 2 million RMB (200,000 GBP) in debt. Despite her financial difficulties, Lijuan has continued to raise her foster children, sometimes accommodating more than 20 at once. To do this, she has sold her properties as well as other valuables that she possessed. Lijuan also receives donations from charities, but the costs of raising her children, many of whom require extensive operations for disabilities and other birth defects, far outweigh the money she receives. She continues to send children to school in hope that education and knowledge may change their fates. Some of her foster children have gone on to receive university degrees and gain the most coveted work available in China as public servants. But Lijuan’s task was made even more difficult when, in 2011, she was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma, for which she spent a week in hospital receiving treatment. She has always maintained that she could have used the medical expenses of her treatment on the children, who see her as their "mother". In spite of raising dozens of children over the

Foi criada uma campanha do Indiegogo para arrecadar fundos para ajudar essa mãe de tantos filhos. Se você quiser colaborar, esse é o link.

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FOTÓGRAFO RETRATA DE FORMA MÁGICA O COTIDIANO DE VILAREJOS NA INDONÉSIA

A vida dos vilarejos nos arredores de Jacarta, na Indonésia, encontra a simplicidade na riqueza da natureza e da cultura local. Crianças se divertem em rios, garotos aprendem a pescar e a caçar e o sorriso não é raro.

Mas a verdade é que o dia a dia dessas famílias fica ainda mais encantador através das lentes do fotógrafo Herman Damar, indonésio que aprendeu a arte da fotografia por conta própria. Com uma sensibilidade incrível, ele retrata a natureza dos vilarejos e, sobretudo, de seus moradores. Os hábitos e a cultura ficam sempre evidenciados nas fotos e o cotidiano dessas pessoas é retratado com destreza.

Veja algumas das fotos de Herman Damar e se apaixone também (a Indonésia vai saltar para sua lista de prioridades de viagem):

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Com uma natureza exuberante e culturas diferenciadas, clique aqui para conhecer os 12 vilarejos mais incríveis de todo o mundo.

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