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Why I support Batista and why I feel Batista part of my life.

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“To be the man you gotta beat the man”
When Batista got his arm injury media and doctors predicted his career was over,he wasn’t able to fight anymore,destinated to the oblivion…but…it wasn’t so.
Batista trained hardly day by day,he came back to WWE show entertainment,then joined also Hollywood world.He acted in quite good action movies and this August he will act in one of the main parts in a Disney/Marvel movie named “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

Dave Batista biography book , Batista Unleashed

Dave Batista biography book , Batista Unleashed

The two times he was in Italy he called me both times and invited me as guest (I founded his official italian fan club in 2004),we talked,we enjoyed time.
THIS MAN NEVER FORGOT PEOPLE TOOK HIM UP,this man never forgot when he lived in a ghetto,when he was a simple bouncer in Washington DC,despite he is now a millionaire he always showed gratitude and humility in his private life.
So believe always in yourself,also when the fate looks totally against you and there is no way out…never stop believe it,at least die fighting.
Max respect for you man! Welcome back

Little milestone
Dave Batista guest at Sportitalia with conducer Stefano Benzi. year before he appeared with Torrie WIlson at Mtv Italia ,Trl program with Alessandro Cattelan.

Dave Batista guest at Sportitalia with conducer Stefano Benzi.
year before he appeared with Torrie WIlson at Mtv Italia ,Trl program with Alessandro Cattelan.

In 2004 I founded the historical “Dave Batista Italian Fan Club” (real name David Bautista), which reached at top of Dave Batista career about 3000 active members.
In March 2007 I met him for the first time at MTV Italia program “TRL” with Alessandro Cattelan,also the famous wrestler diva Torrie Wilson was invited as guest.
In April 2008 I met him at tv channel Sportitalia with Stefano Benzi,where I talked again with him and I made an interview.
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Dave Batista returns

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Big hype for Batista return to WWE.
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I met Dave Batista twice in my life and they were two of the best days of my life. I am a big fan of him,I founded Dave Batista Italian Fan Club in 2004 …exactly ten years ago and I always followed his career as wrestler and as actor. WELCOME BACK “THE ANIMAL”. ALL THE BEST!!! THIS 2014 STARTS GREAT

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Summer lack

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Varblane terrace

Summer is over from a while and while the leaves fall and first snowflakes are just waiting to paint white all around…I wanted to share with you my personal favourite summer places here in Tallinn.

Varblane

Let´s start with Varblane,this year I elected Varblane as my favourite place,the main reason is the pleasant atmosphere you can enjoy in that terrace, it´s like to stay on a beach but in the middle of the city,the tall trees,the comfortable chairs,the wide umbrellas,the tastefully furniture,the refreshing shadow and the enjoyable little breeze of Harjumägi (Harju hill) ,plus usually very good selection of lounge music or quality house,cocktails are fine but not the excellence if you are used to Butterfly lounge,price are ok for the location and the environment.

Sometimes the service is not the best you can find,but generally the staff is quite friendly especially if you come often and don´t create mess. 

Most of clients come there are locals,also because komandandi tee is not so visible for the random tourist and maybe this makes the place better,because who goes there is  usually the local guy or crew sick of the tourist invasion and looking for a place to gather together and sip a drink chatting in peace and chilling out.

I spent many positive unforgettable nights there…so maybe the power of the memories made it my best place here.

Butterfly Lounge

Butterfly Lounge

Butterfly Lounge is still Butterfly lounge… I wrote about in the past and my idea is still the same: https://lordoftallinn.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/butterfly-lounge-tallinn/

What changed compared to last year is that I saw a little bit less people during the week and a lot of barbarian tourists like vultures around the bar desk, but it´s logical,the place got so popular and glamorous,sometime I think too much glamorous. Perhaps this is the reason this year I attended less , my friends started to say I am getting too much “estonized” , I don´t think so… just this year I wanted to go in places where I felt more energy and where I could talk with people,honestly Butterfly is an amazing lounge bar but it´s materially impossible to talk with anyone,volume is so loud, overcrowded all the time in the weekend,maybe it´s the best place to flirt…but if you are not so involved in flirting (I am a master of flirt…I can flirt in supermarket like in the church almost,it´s not a Vodka Redbull makes me brave…) better to skip at least in summer except when you want a real delicious cocktail…there´s not competition at all in the Baltics, Butterfly bartenders are the best indeed.

Katusekohvik

Katusekohvik indoor

Another oasis of peace and relax is Katusekohvik , some of my friends criticize me because also in summer I spent a lot of time in center or oldtown instead to attend summer locations like Pirita or Stroomi, but honestly the only place where I feel a little sense of summer here in Estonia is Pärnu,so better stay in my beloved oldtown and sip a refreshing cider in Katusekohvik for example.

The nice terrace facing on viru street makes Katusekohvik very attractive , the environment is nice and well done but not glamorous,prices are definitely competitive,food leave apart (especially sushi if you love real sushi) ,better just drink or smoke waterpipe with friends,chatting and having good time.

They enlarged the local lately creating some extra small rooms with comfortable sofa extended for all the room perimeter,ideal to celebrate a birthday party or if you come with a group from 4 to 10 people and want just to have more privacy. I think this is the main reason I come there,I love those little colorful rooms.

CLAZZ

Clazz

When the city is dead,in Clazz there is always something. I will talk next time about Clazz more,because Clazz deserves an in-depth chapter.

For sure in summer is not the best place to relax,especially terrace because passage is very high and it´s overcrowded at any hour,but in the beginning of the week or when the city has nothing interesting to offer you go in Clazz and there is always something to do,live music,some event or just the faithful Clazz customers attending. Clazz is an awesome place,to me in winter more than in summer but even in summer where I watch my friends posting pics about their exotic vacations and dreamy beach with golden sands and I am in Tallinn with in front a drunk finnish tourist burping in front of Helsinki bar…in those moment there is nothing better to join “Brazilian night” at tuesday in Clazz and for a moment fly on the notes of bossanova from Tallinn to Copacabana.

Head und rahva

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At school with my mom…

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I just realized that in the new Facebook timeline the “notes” section is almost invisible or hidden,this makes me think soon probably the notes will be totally fade away,we live in the society of the image and no one cares about what we think and our personal stories,much more important to share cute pics and play farmville… really disappointed by this FB choice but I will move some of my memories here in my blog.

At school with my mom

by Dominick Aiello (Notes) on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 4:23am

Some week ago my mother has gone in pension,she was a teacher for so many years.I felt so sad when she decided to retire…into my minds so many memories came out. 

I was living in very small place on the sea,turistical place,so crowdy in summer,so dead all the rest of the year…when I was a child I spent most of my days watching tv,I still remember a lot of A-team episodes,Magnum PI,Supercar,Chip´s all the american series and cartoons programmed on tv.

My mom was working as teacher,my dad in tobacco shop,I couldn´t go out so often. So also junior school was such a pleasure for me ,at least I could meet and play with my schoolmates.

In that time my mom worked in Cutro,13 km far from our place,someday to break my boring routine she brought me with her in her school.

I loved a lot to go there,I remember so well that school,it was built in the early eighty and at time was so modern,good looking,vanguard,the cosy amphitheater,the ceiling so high or maybe I was so little that everything looked so high. I remember the hall,the shadow in early morning and a thin sunshine coming from the roof window,all the kids getting inside with their schoolbags bigger than them almost 🙂 ,how many! I was used to my school ,in my class we were just 10 and over there so many that looked to watch an army moving. I was so scared the first times,I didn´t know no one in that place,I was keeping my mom hand all the time and when her colleagues tried to greet me I also didn´t want to talk for the shyness. 

Usually when my mom brought me there I skipped my school,but my mom never worried about because she knew I was ahead than my classmates anyway and I could easily recover the lessons. My time when I was there was so cool,many times I escaped from her class when she did some very boring lesson (like Math for example) and I walked alone around the school,exploring the most hidden places there. 

My mom friend Salvatore il bidello ( the school caretaker) knew me and sometimes let me sit in his workstation and also took with him at bar or in the little foodstore. How cool that man was,he was so quiet and smiling person,my mom told me with the time he was also very religious,he had so long brown beard,all the time with the same clothes. I remember when he was out for illness and his substitute came that he immediately busted me running around the corridors,I said:”I am the son of the teacher Maria” but he called my mom and said I couldn´t stay alone wandering in the school.

So my school exploration time ended and I stayed all the time in my mom class. 

She had two classes, two 3th classes,section C and section D,but I liked much more to stay in the section C. My mom loved that class also if she said always that they were too rascal and created some problems,but that class was one of the best of ever and she still remember well despite all the classes she taught in her school career. I remind so well that in the beginning someone didn´t like me because I was the son of the teacher, natural antipathy,I was also 2 years younger than them…but then we started to play,to talk,when you are a child make friendship is so easy.

And everytime when I was going out with my mom we stopped in a little foodshop beside the school,goddamn how tasty were panini with italian cooked ham!!! they meltdown in the mouth. 

In the other side of the street there was another little shop of trinkets,I liked to buy stupid thigs and toys there,one day I wanted one watch in showcase and I plead my mom a lot to buy me that watch…I don´t know how much time lasted that watch but I guess not more than one week.

The return trip to home was often with my mom colleague and also one of the best friend Tonina, she is so lovely,funny and smiling person,still now she is. I remember all the time they made jokes about the school directors,or some colleagues,just innocent jokes but it was always so pleasant to travel with her that sometime was almost a pity the trip was so short. 

Some years ago I saw her for last time,she looked older of course,as always naturally “sun-tanned”,I was there with my ex-gf Minna ,Tonina and her family opened a restaurant…it was so pleasant night,she didn´t expect me there for sure and it was almost written in her face she was so glad to see me. I can say that for me she is such aunt and one of the person my mom shared so many positive and also some negative moments,she is part of my mom life and even mine naturally. 

Tonight I don´t know why but my mind took me there, in my mom school,a scruffy building now,abandoned at itself,with it´s crack on the walls and it´s green colour always more washed-out,but for me always so beautiful and over there I see again so many faces and my young mom that is still the coolest and the most important person for me.

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Envy and jealousy

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Envy and jealousy are negative feelings for lower people. Competition in life is necessary to improve ourselves,who feels the best is not scared to show it and never do a step back .
A real friend cannot be envy of another friend because the word “love”means also wish the best for the people cares you.
A lover feels jealous is just an insicure person,a castle made by sand that will fall down at the first wind of loneliness. A selfconfident man is never scared to lose someone,because when a tree loses a sick yellow dry leaf for an upcoming blossoming flower who is losing something is the leaf not the tree.

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Must Pudel baar- cheap and cool

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Must Pudel bar desk

Must Pudel

Some friend criticized me because I made reviews only about “poshy” places in Tallinn,but Tallinn is not only that and fortunately offers a wide range of locals to choose with different people. A place deserves to be visited is for sure Must Pudel in muurivahe street,not for sure a poshy place, someone likes to define that “bohemian”,my friend Kati instead prefers to call it “hipster” place,but essentially Must Pudel is a place for easygoing people which doesn´t pretend so much.

Environment is cheap,minimal but artistic and artistic is also the people attends it,many youngs, some erasmus, some student looking for a place to read a book and sip a cup of tea in quiet place or just surf in internet on smartphone/tablet, naturally like the most of the places in Tallinn the WiFi is free. The bar is such shared in 3 main room,the bar desk facing to the street,the lounge room with comfortable sofa and chairs,another small room and the terrace in summertime. Service is ok, composed by students or very young waiters/waitresses .

Must Pudel

Must Pudel main lounge room

One funny episode happened 2 months ago with a young bartender, I asked caffelatte (simply said “latte” in estonian) and I recommended the guy to put just a drop of coffee,the guy clicked twice the coffee machine (equivalent of 2 espresso) and put all the coffee inside…result was much more coffee than latte…but ok can happens everywhere,prices are very competitive there and important detail is that workers are friendly and smiling that is important element for a kind of bar like that,it makes more welcoming.

Must Pudel

 In the weekend often happens to find some event in Must Pudel,some band plays live music or some dj plays in the main room, ticket is usually not higher than 5€ and it´s ok to spend time before to go in some club , so don´t have so high expectatations and just enjoy what you find,it doesn´t matter how you dress and if you have prada shoes,just relax and get in the spirit of the place.

Must Pudel is in Muurivahe 20,Tallinn.

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Charismatic singer Beata Ushkovskaya secrets,dreams and spotlights.

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Beata Ushkovskaya estonian singer

Beata Ushkovskaya

1) little description of you and what are you interests.
I am positive, passionate and open minded person with a warm heart, but not for everybody. my interests are singing, travelling, cooking, reading and surfing
2) When started your passion for music and singing? Who are the artists inspires you more?
It started when I was a 3 years old kid. My parents discovered a God given talent right away after they heard me singing with good low almost baritone voice, little parts from famous Verdi ares that I would hear from an opera concert.. Next step – they took me to the religious choir. Since that day i sing No matter when and where.
3) Beata you speak fluently Russian and Estonian language and we can say that you are a fusion between the two cultures, so musically what are the Estonian singers you respect more or you like more? And what the Russian singers instead?
To tell you the truth the only estonian song that I have in my itunes is Ott Lepland – Kuula, this song is really made on a good level and Ott definetly got some talent. Also I like Kerli and her music style. And I respect a lot the fact that coming from little estonian village she became a famous singer , got into Billboard and lives and works in LA now. What about russian – you will be surprised that there are not that many russian songs in my playlist either. So strange, I am constantly thinking about it… Such a big country, so much money and so few real talents and good singers. Paradox! I guess now our little world gone crazy on making money. So due to that fact in russian and english music i prefer old school. I am 80’s freak. I like Kino and Mashina Vremeni.

eesti laulja Beata Ushkovskaya

eesti laulja Beata Ushkovskaya

4) Experiences and places that changed your life or opened your mind.
This is a hard question to answer. I think it was a mix of places and cultures that I’ve seen in my life. Thanks to my parents and the way the brought me up, my mind was always opened as I remember myself.
5) A place you never been but inspires you for a next trip?
Jamaica! I want to go to the motherland of Bob Marley and reggae that somehow was one of my favourite music genre for a long time… Then Mexico and then comes France which I always kept for a special moment and special person in my life. My wish is actually to visit as many places as possible in the world. If I watch TV 90% of the time it is Travel Chanel and other 10% is somehow connected with travelling. One day I get inspired and try find more information about French polynesia other I am dreaming about myself climbing on some mountain in northern Norway. So all of them are inspiring somehow…
6) Generally talk about your taste and style.
I think it is a mix of glam and casual styles. Today I am a diva all in feathers and diamonds and tomorrow modest student with minimum make up, warm uggs and bege wool sweater. But i love details… Matching colores and mixing different styles is a lot of fun for me.
7) 3 shops where you buy clothes in Tallinn. (adding also why if there is a reason – 8)3 shoes shops you buys shoes in Tallinn. (adding also why if there is a reason) -9)  3 lingerie shops where you buy lingerie in Tallinn. (adding also why if there is a reason)
Answers on 7, 8 and 9. I prefer buying clothes and shoes abroad. If i shop In tallinn most of the time i go to stockmann’s third floor or Zara.

10) favourite parfums. (adding also why if there is a reason)
I have a lot of fragnancys ,but my favourite is Estee Lauder “pleasures”, it was one of my mother’s parfums and when i was around 13 i started to steal them from her sometimes. It reminds me of myself starting to become a lady. Also I love David Off “water”

Beata Ushkovskaya

Beata Ushkovskaya

11) how you keep in fit,little tricks and diet suggestion.
Best trick is to fall in love, and im not joking. By doing this I lost 7 kg in a couple of months ago without affecting my health and keep going on
12) favourite places you hang out in Tallinn
To tell you the truth I hardly hang out lately. I guess place I attend more is my university’s cafeteria. I like Butterfly Lounge and other 100 little cosy cafes in old town that we are so lucky to have in Tallinn.
13) favourite book
I have a lot of favourite books, but for me is such a big deal to read the book till the end. I can fall in love with a book, read it for two days and do nothing else, and leave one chapter or 20 last pages out of 400 and never finnish it. My favourite are still Sidney Sheldon’s detectievs and Colin McCalough’s “the thorn Birds”. also i love to read biographies of different famous people.
14) Beata you study business,so you are not only a charismatic singer as we know but you have interests connected with estonian economy and marketing. So I want to ask how you see Estonia in the next 5 years? Estonia is developing but is still strong the emigration in foreign countries,best brains and professionists move abroad… what´s your point of view? Have you personally considered the prospective to move abroad?

Thanks for the compliment! Its a huge question and i would love to tell you everything I think about it but it is gonna take too much time and space in interview and finally , unfortunately change nothing, so I will be brief.
First of all our country needs to think about investing money in production . In my opinion Estonia needs to Focus on putting more resources into this area and by this one shot you will kill two birds with one stone, have export and create a lot of new employment opportunities. Estonia used to have a lot (of production) during the time of the Soviet Union, even most of people hate this period in estonian history, they can not deny the fact that Estonia was producing textils, diary products, furnitures, ceramics etc. and all of this were on a very high quality level. And what do we have now?… Skype?!
I am planning to move abroad. As far as where I see estonia in 5 years, its a tough question to answer, I cant really predict a future. But i think Estonia has a lot of potential

Beata singing

Beata singing

15) Can you share with us a funny or plesant episode,memory,situation in your life?
I am so bad at memorysing funny moments in my life. I guess I have way more strange coincidences in my life. I will try to tell you some in next interview:)

*****We thank kindly Beata for this interview,unfortuantely she couldn´t stay more with us because she was preparing one show for tomorrow night (today 16.03.2013 for people is reading) in “Bon Bon Club” , Baile Bon event: http://www.facebook.com/events/149823561847784/

You can follow Beata in the following adresses:

http://www.facebook.com/beata.ushkovskaya   (clicking “follow” )

https://twitter.com/DelavitaBeata

Eesti laulja Beata

Eesti laulja Beata

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Iceberg spring/summer collection 2013. Triumph of Electric Blue

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Iceberg is an italian company still managed by Gerani´s family,I confess  I am a big lover of Iceberg men jeans despite the price not truly affordable…but design and comfort deserve at all the price.

As you can see in this video Iceberg line it´s not “classic” at all but quite original one, modern sometimes futuristic, in many models women dress trousers or long skirt ,some model matched with model make up and clothe cut give almost a sensation of “androgynous”.  We see a wide range of colours used for this season and electric blue and intense green steal the spotlight, electric blue matched with black or simply monochromatically used. Great praise also for the video soundtrack, damn captivating.

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French lingerie fashion show / When class is not water

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French Lingerie

French Lingerie

Some of my friends here in Tallinn claim that don´t have enough choice when they go to buy lingerie, probably yes this market has not so wide range like you can find in France or Italy. I liked very much this fashion show found casually on the web, very stylish and impactive.

I love french lingerie, France is the place where lingerie was born and still lead well this field with it´s own mark and preciousness, we can say maybe some model is very provocative,alluring, but always very feminine and classy,details make the differences. So I let you enjoy this video to take inspiration for your next purchases. 

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