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2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) MAR 26 2008

March 26th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

DELHI AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #54

DEAR AUNTY,

One of the most famous festive sweets from Goa is “Gons” – sugared strips of tender coconut dried on fine paper squares. From which word is this unique sweet’s name derived?

Joe Goa.
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Dear Joe Goa:

What else…Goans!

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) MAR 25 2008

March 25th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

DELHI AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #53

DEAR AUNTY,

Can you guess what’s the name of my “Great” long-nosed, blue furry friend, on the Muppet Show?

Kermit.
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Dear Kermit:

Of course!…”Goan’zo the Great!”

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) MAR 24 2008

March 24th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

DELHI AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #52

DEAR AUNTY,

Did you know an inventor from Goa made the first explosives, centuries before the Chinese? And guess what this famous compound came to be known as?

Fatakadi.
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Dear Fatakadi:

Haha……goan’powder !

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) MAR 23 2008

March 23rd, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

DELHI AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #51

DEAR AUNTY,

I heard these famous Arctic birds were first discovered by a writer from Goa – their name has to do with him! Do you know their name?

Helga.
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Dear Helga:

Oh, you mean the……pen’goans !

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) MAR 22 2008

March 22nd, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

LONDON AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #50

DEAR AUNTY,

I heard this midget from Goa invented a double-barrelled weapon to frighten his daughter’s boyfriend into marriage – do you know of him or his invention?

Rafael.
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Dear Rafael:

Haha, the double-barrelled short’goan!

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.




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