Deeply sorry that I missed your birthday, Valerie - I've been so busy with work over the last few months I've done very little contribution, I didn't finish captioning your video, which I'm seriously embarassed about...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday, and I wish you many more :)
Jeg håber du har nydt dig selv!

Regards, Thor



Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 10:09:19 -0800
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Subject: PowerPoint Presentation about Sao Paulo - thank you for the gift ;-)
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February 23, 2011

Hello Fernando, and everyone -

What a wonderful gift of this PowerPoint Presentation with beautiful photos from Sao Paulo, Brazil!

The photos in the presentation show a beautiful and impressive large, modern city. If you did not know what city you were looking at, you could guess that it was perhaps Paris? or Chicago? or Rome? or New York City? Some of the buildings look like other well-known buildings around the world - and the skyline is amazing - a truly huge city with lots and lots of skyscrapers and the music that goes along with the pictures, for those who can hear it, sounds a little like another song, called "New York, New York" but after a minute the music changes and becomes its own unique song singing about Sao Paulo in Brazil in Portuguese of course - a truly great slide presentation - THANK YOU, Fernando - and you have very good reason to be VERY proud of your impressive and beautiful city...and Brazil is wonderful - I am a big fan of everything Brazilian, and have many CDs of Brazilian music which I enjoy while I work out of my home office ;-))

Thank you for the birthday gift and the kind words - Val ;-)



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On Feb 23, 2011, at 8:34 AM, fernando capovilla wrote:

Dear friends,
I have never sent files to the present list that do not pertain strictly to SignWriting.
Yet, this is Valerie's birthday.
So, I decided to send a brief Powerpoint Presentation I have just received that shows my city, S�o Paulo, in Brazil, just for the sake of getting to know each other better.
Many people ask me what Sao Paulo, with its 11 million inhabitants, looks like (with its great and not that great sides...). So, for those of you who may be curious, and have some 1-2 min to spare, go ahead and have a look. For the remaining ones, please, just ignore or delete (- ha!). No harm meant... ;-)
Thank you.
Fernando
(The attached file is: SP Isto e Sao Paulo.pps; keep on clicking to see pictures)
 
2011/2/23 fernando capovilla <[log in to unmask]>
I'd like to add my voice and my signing to the choir that, united, congratulate our dear and inspiring friend, Valerie Sutton, for her birthday:
Happy birthday, sweet Valerie!!! Many God pour unto you many, many blessings always and always!
Over the last years, you have been a true blessing that God has generously bestowed upon us.
I praise God for your precious life! Your inspirational spirit and caring messages have kept us working over all these years. Your life has touched millions of deaf children's lives all around this blue planet of ours! Keep up the superb work! Thank you for your constant generosity and caring. We count on you, at least till 2050, when we plan to enjoy a happy retirement! ;-)
All the best, now and always,
Fernando & crew, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil


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Val ;-)

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