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Friday, January 18, 2013

U.S. PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CELEBRATION PARTY 2013 - Where to Watch•Celebrate the U.S. Presidential Inauguration in Costa Rica - Hosted by Democrats Abroad Costa Rica•DACR & Tin Jo Restaurant - San Jose


2013 U.S. Presidential
INAUGURATION WATCH •
SWEARING IN
CELEBRATION•PARTY

2013pic.org/?nosplash=true
facebook.com/2013Inauguration
Presidential-Inauguration.com



HOSTED BY
Democrats Abroad Costa Rica - DACR
and
Tin Jo Restaurant
The owners of Tin Jo Restaurant (Maria Hon and Robert Faulstich) will set up a
big screen and a projector!!


WHEN:
Monday - January 21, 2013

Starting for us at 10:30am - Costa Rica•Central time
(10am in DC)
(times listed below are based on OUR•Costa Rica/Central time.  They're happening in DC 1 hour later since they're on Eastern time)
•    Music from U.S. Marine Corp. Band students from PS 22 in Staten Island, N.Y. and the Lee University Festival Choir from Cleveland, Tennessee
    Opening Remarks  -  Sen. Charles Schumer, the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
    Invocation by Myrlie Evers-William
    Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.
11:45-ish  -  Oath of Office to Vice-President Biden by Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
    Song by James Taylor.
10:55-ish  -  Swearing in of President Obama by Chief Justice John Roberts (fyi - there will have been the OFFICIAL swearing in [per the U.S. Amendment January 20 ceremony] on Sunday so he'll already REALLY be our president again!!!)
11-ish  -  President Obama's Inaugural Address to the Public
    Song by Kelly Clarkson
    Poem by Richard Blanco
    National Anthem by Beyonce.
 
  2:35pm  -  Inaugural Parade with floats and vehicles representing more than 58 groups.

PRICE
There will be NO CHARGE•FREE for attending, 

BUT
each person pays for any food or drink he/she orders off the menu as they go along.
(Tin Jo is one of THE BEST Asian restaurants in Costa Rica!!  At the bottom there is more on their menu but it's everything from Chinese to Thai, Indian+++!!)
 

WHERE:
*Tin Jo Restaurant
Bamboo Room (next door to the left of the main entrance) 

TinJo.com/new/?lang=en  •  facebook.com/TinJoRestaurant
 San Jose-Downtown  -  Calle 11 between Avenidas 6 and 8  
(Calle 11 is 1 block east of the new ChinaTown gate on Avenida 2nd/Segundo so maybe go check that out while you're there!!)150 meters Detras de la Iglesia La Soledad - Al frente del Teatro Lucho Barahona(de la Casa del Tornillo, 100 Oeste/West, 125 Norte/North)

  DIRECTIONS and parking instructions at the bottom of the page:
RSVP
The restaurant needs to know how many will be attending, so
please RSVP - ASAP - if you plan to attend to

Nelleke - cr.DemocratsAbroad@yahoo.com


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SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH
RIDE SHARE!!
If you wish to attend but cannot drive into town on Mondays, please let me know, and if you can drive into town and are willing to give rides, please let Nelleke know.  Please indicate the town where you live.


Anyone NEED a ride from ESCAZU?  There's room for 1-2 more - meeting up at 10am near the entrance of WalMart
•Trejos MontelegrePlease e- me at LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com or call 8-378-6679
THANX!   Vicki Skinner



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Can't make the party and/or
do NOT have U.S. tv stations?   


You can watch it LIVE online at
(register for their FREE service which gives you ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, Fox and PBS out of Pennsylvania/Eastern Time)
More details on USTVNow at

OR
Sign up for the
OFFICIAL LIVE STREAM
via the internet

Starting at 10am Costa Rica time!
 WhiteHouse.gov/inauguration-2013?sid=24082296

Action.2013pic.org/Live-Stream-RSVP


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Democrats Abroad Costa Rica's • DACR'sJANUARY MONTHLY MEETING
Saturday  -  January 26, 2013  -  9:30am-12/noon



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TIN JO Restaurant
(2-221-7605 / 2-257-3622 / TinJo.com/new/?lang=en [English]  •  facebook.com/TinJoRestaurant  •  hola@TinJo.com

Tin Jo is THE HOT place to go for ASIAN food in Costa Rica!!!  They're DEFINITELY the nicest Asian restaurant with the nicest decor and #1 - they're one of the MOST CONSCIOUS restaurants/businesses around!! 
#2 - They do NOT use MSG AT ALL!!!!  

They have a HUGE menu with foods from:
CURRY's - ranging from 
     INDIAN - Palak Paneer, Murg Masala, Vegetarian Curry, Masala Fish.  
     THAI - Shrimp and Pineapple Curry, Eggplant Curry and Vegetarian, Chicken Curry in Coconut Milk, Fish Curry in Coconut Milk and Masaman Beef Curry
JAPANESE - Teriyaki's - Chicken, Tuna, Tenderloin Beef, Tamarind and Lemon Grass Chicken, Salmon and SUSHI (Vegetarian, Salmon Roll, California, Crunchy, Tempura, Spicy Tuna
VIETNAMESE - Vietnamese Steamed Chicken, Steamed Fish  
FILIPINA/INDONESIA - Filipino Adobo Pork, Shanghai Shao Hsing Pork with Anise, Seafood Sambal, Spicy Ma Po Tofu
THAI - Pad Krapao's - Chicken, Beef or Shrimp, Pad Thai.   
CHINESE CLASSICS:
STIR-FRY'S - Tin Jo Special [a combo of meats, seafood and veges in a basket of crunchy taro root and yuca], Beef Slices with broccoli, with asparagus and ginger, Sichuan Kung Pao [prawns, chicken or tofu], Mixed Vege Tofu, Stir-fried Bok Choy.  Sizzling Rices - Land Treasures [chicken, pork and beef], Sea Treasures [shrimp, fish and squid], Vegetarian Treasures with Tofu, Sweet and Sour Pork and Festive Sweet and Sour Deep-fried Fish 
NOODLES - Chop Sueys, Chow Mein, Pad Thai
FRIED RICES - Fried Cantonese, Fried Rice with Shrimp or Vegetarian Fried Rice
They have LARGE VEGETARIAN menu - http://TinJo.com/new/wp-content/PDFs/vegetariano.pdf   
APPETIZERS: 
SOUPS - Miso, Hot and Sour, Won Ton, Tom Kha Gai, Tom Yam Tale 
SALADS - Smoked Tofu, Maya Salad (avocado, papaya, cucumber and red pepper in a ginger/cilantro dressing!!), Green Mango. Tuna or Salmon Tartar, Crunchy Tofu, Egg Rolls, Salmon Summer Rolls, Pakoras, Vegetarian Rolls, Fried or Steamed Potstickers, Fried or Steamed Wontons, Samosas, Satay, Mu Shu, Eggplant Sambal, Soy Bean Pods.  Grilled 5-Spice Pork Ribs, Salt and Pepper Prawns, Salt and Pepper Squid, PuPu Platter for 2 (a BUNCH of goodies) 
KIDS MENU.  

Their prices seem to be at the higher end but they INCLUDE the 13% tax and 10% service up front (no surprises). 

HOURS:  Daily 11:30am-3pm and 5:30-10pm.  

LOCATION:  San Jose-Downtown - Calle 11 and Ave. 6 and 8.

Tin Jo is home to THE HOTTEST CHINESE NEW YEARS PARTY!!!

CONSCIOUS BUSINESS PRACTICES:  Tin Jo is ACTIVELY seeking new ways to be more and more Environmentally Conscious!!  They do not use straws, they use re-usable containers for take-out, 10% discount off if you bring your own reusable containers and bags for take-out - even 10% off if you arrive by bike!!  They collect rainwater in tanks for their plants and to flush the toilets in the new Bamboo Room. And excess oil from the kitchen is used as fuel after purification.

OWNERS:  Maria Hon and Robert (give Maria a HUG from Vicki).  Maria is such an AWESOME breath of fresh air type of energy!!!!  ALWAYS SOOOO POSITIVE!!!

TIN JO DIRECTIONS
COMING FROM THE WEST SIDE:
Go straight up Avenida 10 until you pass Feraguilar (ceramic tile place) on your left. Turn left at the next corner (Calle 11), and Tin Jo is a block and a half up on the left side.  

PARKING DIRECTIONS:
On-street parking is not permitted during the day, there are several parking lots in the immediate vicinity. The parking garage Parqueo Musical on Avenida 6 gives FREE PARKING to guests that have dined at Tin Jo so make sure to bring your Parking Ticket and give it to the Host up front to give it a Validation Stamp (note that especially if there's a large group meeting/gathering - this garage WILL fill up FAST!!!). There is also a parking lot on Calle 11 - 50 meters past/North of the restaurant (on your left). 


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