Graffiti wall

Okay, the technology we have here doesn’t give too much room for creative expression, but here is a space nonetheless for your ‘tags’ (in the traditional sense and in the lexicon of the virtual world).  I hereby dedicate this space to your thoughts, greetings, comments, quotes, anecdotes or re-discovered emoticons…Soooo go ahead, leave a comment 🙂

  1. Sela Chhor
    May 13, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Hey Janelle
    Great to see you utilising the technology that’s out there to help you engage with the wider community. I look forward to seeing how your site and project develops.

  2. KErstin Liebchen
    May 17, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Eine Graffitiwand ist fantastisch und capoeira auch! Viele Kulturen, noch mehr Sprachen, Musik, Tanz und Gemeinschaft – was will man/frau mehr!
    So there – go and figure this one out 🙂

    • May 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm

      Wow…let me pay a site visit to Google translator and then get back to you! 🙂

  3. Hannah
    May 26, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Janela! Very interesting blog! And it looks good too which is always a bonus! I’m glad the interaction went well on Monday! So sorry I couldn’t make it. Keep up the good work and see you in training soon! 🙂

  4. Katy
    May 26, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks for putting on a great workshop! I learnt a lot… Great to see all the support to get community capoeira up and running!

    • May 27, 2010 at 5:15 pm

      Hi Katy,
      Yes, I was really excited about the ideas and suggestions we were generating as a group. Also, the DVD idea – it’s very reassuring to know we’re on the right track in that department. A big challenge in getting that finished is still the time and resources. We each lead such busy lives – making room for all the great ideas is going to be a constant (and, i hope, welcome) challenge!

  5. May 26, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    i don’t speak german but i understand a litte and i belive you said
    and besides the things you mention that brings culture, language, music and friendship is also a way of life. since many things in life are simelar in to what capoeira teach you. it teach you that you’ll fail or fall in live and you have to lear how to fall in order to get upp again and do a volta porcima. It also teach me how to take responsability in order to continue waht i belive for and make things happen.

    • May 27, 2010 at 5:38 pm

      Wow, Marcelo. I’m impressed enough that you can solve my spanish and portuguese comprehension challenges – but german too? I like how you say that capoeira is a way of life. Capoeira has certainly taught me many things and I think it does mean many different things to different people, and it can also serve different functions to different people at different times.

  6. stephen jepson
    May 26, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Hi Janelle,
    were you pleased with how Monday went? I thought it was good, and am excited by all the possibilities that are emerging. I think we were well received too. We’d all better watch this space…


    • May 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm

      Thank’s for coming along, Steve! Yes, I’m really happy with the workshop – we met, we shared, we learnt and took away some good ideas and made some useful connections (and refelctions too – especially about some of the practical philosphies of capoeira that we don’t usually get to explore at length). I think that it was engaging and the discussion was relevant to participants.

      There are also things I wish I’d done differently too though. Eg. I thought that playing the DVD of the Sweden/Brasil exchange as a visual backdrop would enable us to see what capoeira looks like. Of course, this did not enable us to HEAR what it sounds like and that was terribly misleading!

      I’m in Sydney at the moment, but when I get back to Brisbane I’ll have time to sit down and post a proper reflection on how I think the workshop went.

      Please let me know if you have any further thoughts on how it went too!

  7. May 30, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Hi Janelle

    This is to say you hello again. Many times I visited your blog, but perhaps I did not make any comment. How is your blogging experience? But I am not good at technology. I played around the blog and somehow I could post something on my blog. Yet many things I could not show on my blog. Anyway, hope to listen to your experience on week 13.

    • May 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm

      Hi Ashok,
      Yes there are a few things I couldn’t get working on my blog too – media files/videos for one! The best I could do was insert the link, but not embed the entire clip. i think it may be an incompatibility thing with non-Youtube sites. In any case, I haven’t had enough time to return to ‘fix’ this. The RSS and other feeds are another thing I wish I had more time to examine and make use of. I would also like to try a different blog-host, like the one you are using as it seems that Blogspot is better integrated with other sites/applications, allows ‘followers’, has fewer restrictions, etc. Anyway, chat more at the workshop!

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