New Year New Challenges

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

This is the time of the year when everything stops.

No more rush, no more haste because it is the time to think about the real meaning of our lives what drives and motivates us to act and interact in this beautiful planet called Earth.

We find the answer to the eternal question of why we exist from the Creator of the universe and from our family and friends.

It is time to thank God and our family and to reminisce and pass to the younger generations our heritage and our origins from the distant land from where we came from.

We take balance of the year that is ending and look ahead with hope for next year novel challenges.

In Portugal the year brought us mixed emotions of great achievements in global affairs with one compatriot appointed Secretary of the United Nations and the other to the top of Europe Economic circles.

In arts and music Salvador Sobral made us proud and so did Ronaldo sporting achievements.

There were however dramatic moments when terrible fires decimated our homeland costing many lives.

In the South African home front, there was a glimmer of hope in local political events that were immediately translated in the appreciation of the Rand exchange rate.

Let us gather with our loved ones to celebrate the best time of the year. Let us bring out the turkey and the codfish and all Tras dos Montes and Madeira culinary recipes to the table!

On behalf of the Founder and CEO of Senhor Cabo, Dino Gomes, we wish you all the Best and Happy Holidays !

Jay Fernandes
Master’s Degree G. Ph. from the University of Lisbon. Academic and teacher. Television , radio and press reporter / commentator