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Watch “Billie Holiday – (In My) Solitude (Decca Records 1946)” on YouTube

In my solitude
You haunt me
With dreadful ease
Of days gone by

In my solitude
You taunt me
With memories
That never die
I sit in my chair
And filled with despair
There’s no one could be so sad
With gloom everywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I’ll soon go mad
In my solitude
I’m afraid
Dear Lord above
Send back my love
I sit in my chair
Filled with despair
There’s no one, no one
No onecould be so sad
With gloom everywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I’ll soon go mad
In my solitude
I’m afraid
Dear Lord above
Send back my love
Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Duke Ellington / Eddie Lange De / Irving Mills
In My Solitude lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Watch “Duke Ellington and His Orch. – Solitude (1934)” on YouTube

Horoscope♉: 10/19/2019


Trips will likely be mired in mechanical difficulties and delays of all types. You’ll get to your destination eventually, but you’re going to have to be patient. If you’re heading to the airport, be sure to bring a book – a long one – to make the wait more bearable. If you’re just heading across town, bring along your favorite music to keep your spirits up.:

Today’s Holiday: Kenyatta Day

Today’s Holiday:
Kenyatta Day

In Kenya, October 20 is a national holiday. It was on this day in 1952 that Jomo Kenyatta was arrested and sentenced to seven years in prison. He was accused of being involved with the Mau Mau movement, a group that fought against British rule. It was later found that Kenyatta had not been involved. On this day, a ceremony takes place at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi. The president addresses the nation and inspects the guard of honor. The ceremony includes a military parade, and singers and traditional dancers from around the country provide entertainment for the crowds. More…:

Today’s Birthday: Arthur “Art” Buchwald (1925)

Today’s Birthday:
Arthur “Art” Buchwald (1925)

Buchwald was an American humorist who started as a columnist covering the lighter side of Parisian life. After moving to Washington, DC, in 1961, he began poking fun at issues in the news and soon became one of the sharpest satirists of American politics and modern life. His syndicated column of wry humor eventually appeared in more than 500 papers worldwide, and he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his work in 1982. What was unusual about his video obituary featured by The New York Times? More…:

This Day in History: Jacqueline Kennedy Weds Aristotle Onassis (1968)

This Day in History:
Jacqueline Kennedy Weds Aristotle Onassis (1968)

Jacqueline Bouvier married future US President John F. Kennedy in 1953. As first lady, she promoted the arts, history, and high style. After Kennedy’s assassination, her stoic behavior enhanced her standing with the public, but she stunned the world in 1968 when she married Greek millionaire shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. For a time, she was the world’s premier celebrity, but after Onassis’s death in 1975, she returned to New York, where she got a job doing what? More…:

Quote of the Day: Jane Austen

Quote of the Day:
Jane Austen

There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions. More…:

Article of the Day: Portrait of Madame X

Article of the Day:
Portrait of Madame X

American painter John Singer Sargent, at one time the world’s most famous and highly paid portrait painter, is best known for his portraits of American and English social celebrities. In 1884, before he had achieved acclaim, a scandal erupted when he exhibited Portrait of Madame X in Paris. In it, socialite Madame Gautreau is shown wearing a low-cut gown that critics deemed erotic. Paris was offended, Gautreau refused the painting, and Sargent moved to London. Where is the painting today? More…:

Idiom of the Day: Don’t call us, we’ll call you.

Idiom of the Day:
Don’t call us, we’ll call you.

cliché Do not be in further contact with us regarding your application/submission/inquiry/etc., we will contact you if we wish to proceed further (generally meaning that no such contact is to be expected). Watch the video…:

Word of the Day: lectern

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) Desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer.

Synonyms: reading desk

Usage: On the small rock platform stood an old bronze lectern or reading-stand, groaning under a great German Bible.:

Haiku: Roberta Flack (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

Haiku: Roberta Flack

(© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

Killing me softly

with her voice, like the wind

In the dry corn, rows.

Watch “Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly” on YouTube

Haiku: New, old, always ONE (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

Haiku: New, old, always ONE

(© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

New, old, always ONE:

Days of our lives spent, spilled, shelved.

Shelf after shelf: ONE.

Unpainting…a perfectly painted tableau ( ©poetic thought by GeorgeB @euzicasa)

Unpainting…a perfectly painted tableau

( ©poetic thought by GeorgeB @euzicasa)

Everyday I…I efface another color

of my perfectly painted tableau,

accomplishment of the day past…

I aim for a unicolor, a pure black or white, I can’t make up my mind…

So, every morning, seated at my easel, I use the widest paintbrush, and chose, today will be white over black, to cover the painting behind, to hide yesternight hard work, to start anew,

a new memory, painted over an older one,

no holidays,


only Monday Mornings,


in perpetuity,

forever Amen!

Haiku: Nights (poetic thought by GeorgeB)

Haiku: Night(© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

Nights get much longer

Than days, year in and out.

Will it ever stop?


Note: I do not speak Japanese, therefore I had Google Translate di the translation for me (from English to Japanese). Please correct, if you find it unnecessary!
Thank you!

Haiku | Academy of American Poets

Haiku | Academy of American Poets

Haiku | Academy of American Poets

Introducing Haiku Poets and Topics . . . . . WKD: Takeshita Shizunojo (find also the widget/shortcut to Haiku, on the right side of EUZICASA Page…quite easy I think!)



Takeshita Shizunojo

. Introducing Japanese Haiku Poets .

Takeshita Shizunojo 竹下しづの女 (1887 – 1951)

Born in Fukuoka. Married and had two boys and 3 girls. While bringing up
the kids she wrote haiku. Her teachers were 吉岡禅寺洞 Yoshioka Zenjido and
高浜虚子 Takahama Kyoshi.

She became a member of ホトトギス Hototogisu in 1928.

It was the golden age of Female Haiku Writers. 女流黄金時代 杉田久女・長谷川かな女

One of her best-known haiku
this short night –

shall I throw away my baby

crying for milk ?
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !
Far Beyond the Field: Haiku by Japanese Women

edited by Makoto Ueda

Takeshita Shizunojo was one of the few women haiku poets to appear in
the early years of modern Japan. Wives, at that time, were responsible
for nearly all domestic matters. With a husband and five children, home
life was extremely busy and oppressive for her.”, . . . . .

– source : –
Japanese Women Poets: An Anthology: An Anthology

Hiroaki Sato

….. on the spring lawn Takeshita Shizunojo (1887–1951) A member of
Hototogisu, Takeshita Shizunojo formed the Students Haiku Association

– source : –

– quote –

Takeshita Shizunojo (jap. 竹下 しづの女;

* 19. März 1887 in Yukuhashi; † 3. August 1951 in Fukuoka),

eigentlich Takeshita Shizuno (竹下 静廼), war eine japanische Haiku-Dichterin der Vorkriegszeit.


Takeshita Shizunojo wurde am 19. März 1887 als erste Tochter des
Dorfschulzen Takeshita Hōkichi (竹下 宝吉) und dessen Frau Fuji (フジ) im Dorf
Hieda (heute ein Teil der Stadt Yukuhashi), Präfektur Fukuoka geboren.

Aufgrund der Stellung ihres Vaters erhielt sie eine gute Erziehung.
1903, 16-jährig, besuchte sie die pädagogische Frauenlehranstalt in
Fukuoka und wurde dort von Suematsu Bōyasu (末松房泰) in Prosa-Literatur,
japanischen Waka und chinesischer Dichtung unterwiesen.

Nach ihrem Abschluss wurde sie nach Station an der Kubo-Grundschule in
der Provinz Miyako und der Hieda-Grundschule schließlich an der
Kokura-Pädagogikschule Hilfslehrerin.

Im Jahre 1912, als sie 25 Jahre alt war, heiratete sie Mizuguchi Hanzō
(水口伴蔵), der zugleich in die Familie Takeshita aufgenommen wurde, und
zog nach Fukuoka, wo ihr Mann Hanzō an der Landwirtschaftsschule als
Lehrer beschäftigt war. Sie schenkte fünf Kindern, zwei Söhnen und drei
Töchtern, das Leben.

1919, als sie 32 Jahre alt war, begann sie, Haiku zu schreiben, und
wurde von Yoshioka Zenjidō (吉岡 禅寺洞), dem Herausgeber der Zeitschrift
Amanogawa (天の川, dt. „Milchstraße“, wörtl. „Himmelsfluss“) unterwiesen.
Später wurde sie die Schülerin von Takahama Kyoshi und als neues
Mitglied im Kreis der Haiku-Zeitschrift Hototogisu vorgeschlagen und

1933, als Shizunojo 46 Jahre alt war, verstarb Hanzō plötzlich an einer
Gehirnblutung, woraufhin sie ihre Kinder als Bibliothekarin in der
Präfekturbibliothek versorgte. Nach dem Verlust ihres Mannes widmete sie
sich mehr noch als zuvor der Haiku-Dichtung.

1937 leitete sie die von ihrem ältesten Sohn Yoshinobu (吉信) während
dessen Schulzeit ins Leben gerufene Zeitschrift Seisōken (成層圏, dt.
„Stratosphäre“). Später nahm auch Nakamura Kusatao an der Leitung der Zeitschrift teil, die Kaneko Tōta und andere große Talente auf den Weg brachte.

Im 14. August 1945, als der Zweite Weltkrieg auch für Kaiserreich Japan
mit einer Niederlage endete, starb Yoshinobu im jungen Alter von 31
Jahren an Tuberkulose. Shizunojo war zu diesem Zeitpunkt 58 Jahre alt.

Zudem verlor sie einen großen Teil der Felder, die sie von ihrem
Großvater geerbt hatte, durch Bodenreformen. Um das noch verbleibende
Land, das etwa fünf Hektar umfasste, zu bewahren, errichtete sie eine
kleine Hütte auf dem Feld und widmete sich dem Reisanbau. Den geernteten
Reis sandte sie ihren Kindern nach Fukuoka und kümmerte sich zugleich
um ihre altersschwache Mutter.

1949 begann sie, die Haiku-Gemeinschaft der Universität Kyūshū zu
leiten, eine Tätigkeit, die sie bis zuletzt fortführte. Sie starb am 3.
August 1951, 64 Jahre alt, im Universitätskrankenhaus von Kyūshū infolge
der Verschlechterung einer Nierenkrankheit, das der sie bereits lange
Jahre gelitten hatte.

Ihre letzte Ruhe fand sie bei ihrem Ehemann und ihrem ältesten Sohn. Auf
dem Grabstein sind die Worte Ryokuin ya (緑陰や, dt. „Oh, der Schatten des
Grüns“) zu lesen.

– source : –



jinken no torioigasa no shuke no himo
the vermillion cord

from artificial silk

of the Bird-Chasing straw hat
Tr. Gabi Greve
. tori oi (tori-oi) 鳥追 Torioi “Chasing away the birds” .


kakizome ya osana oboe no manyooka
first calligraphy writing –

a poem of the Manyo-Shu

from my childhood memory
Tr. Gabi Greve
. kakizome 書初め first calligraphy of the year.

On January 2, people take the brush for the first time in the New Year.


kosaku sogi ni kakawari mo naku ine to naru

with the tenant farmers’ dispute

rice plants have grown

– source : Shaanik Nomad –


Japanese Reference

竹下 しづの女
Related words

***** Introducing Japanese Haiku Poets 

– #haikupoet –


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Horoscope♉: 10/18/2019


Someone you love dearly could provide inspiration for creative activity of some kind. You might write a song or poem about your friend, draw or paint a portrait, or cook a special meal. Don’t hesitate out of shyness or embarrassment. Your friend will be touched. Your efforts will be appreciated and contribute a great deal to the permanence of your friendship.:

Today’s Holiday: Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival

This festival, highlighted by a Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off, has been held since 1971 in Half Moon Bay, California. The weigh-off winner gets $5 per pound for the heaviest pumpkin; winning pumpkins have weighed in excess of 900 pounds. Other festival features are a Great Pumpkin Parade, arts and crafts, food concessions selling pumpkin bread, pumpkin crepes, pumpkin ice cream, and pumpkin strudel, and entertainment that includes live music, puppet shows, magicians, jugglers, clowns, and professional pumpkin carvers. There are competitions in pumpkin carving and pie eating. More…:

Today’s Birthday: Salimuzzaman Siddiqui (1897)

Today’s Birthday:
Salimuzzaman Siddiqui (1897)

Siddiqui was a leading Pakistani scientist credited with the isolation of unique chemical compounds from various South Asian plants, particularly the neem tree. The extracts of this tree, a broad-leaved evergreen native to India and Myanmar, have been used for centuries in Asia as pesticides, medicines, and health tonics. In the 21st century, knowledge of the neem tree spread to the West, where it has been hailed as a “wonder plant,” largely due to the work of Siddiqui, who discovered what else? More…:

This Day in History: Streptomycin Is First Isolated (1943)

This Day in History:
Streptomycin Is First Isolated (1943)

After coining the word “antibiotic” for bacteria-killing chemicals derived from micro-organisms, American microbiologist Selman A. Waksman, working with Albert Schatz, isolated streptomycin—the fourth antibiotic ever discovered. Waksman won the 1952 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery. Streptomycin acts by inhibiting protein synthesis and damaging cell membranes. Produced by soil bacteria, it was the first specific agent effective in the treatment of what disease? More…:

Quote of the Day: Jane Austen

Quote of the Day:
Jane Austen

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of. More…:

Article of the Day: Chulalongkorn

Article of the Day:

Chulalongkorn was the king of Siam—now Thailand—from 1868 to 1910. Educated in part by a British governess, Anna Leonowens, he greatly advanced the Westernization that was begun by his father, King Mongkut. He departed from tradition by traveling abroad—to Singapore, Java, and India in 1871 and to Europe in 1897. He abolished slavery and introduced numerous reforms, which, along with his foreign policy, kept Siam from being colonized for decades. How many children did Chulalongkorn have? More…:

Idiom of the Day: in donkeys

Idiom of the Day:
in donkeys

In an exceptionally long period of time. The phrase likely originated as the rhyming slang, shortened to simply “donkeys,” of “donkey’s ears” —where “ears” rhymes with “years” and alludes to the length of a donkey’s ears. Watch the video…:

Word of the Day: ragbag

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A motley assortment of things.

Synonyms: farrago, gallimaufry, hodgepodge, melange, mishmash, mingle-mangle, oddments, omnium-gatherum

Usage: The bottom drawer of the teacher’s desk contained a ragbag of confiscated items ranging from comic books to false teeth.:

Watch “Katie Melua – I Will Be There (Full Concert Version) – Official Video” on YouTube

Watch “leonard cohen dance me to the end of love” on YouTube

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Oh, let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We’re both of us beneath our love, we’re both of us above
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen
Dance Me to the End of Love lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Watch “Marian Hill – Breathe Into Me” on YouTube


I am, you’re invited
simlpy, you got to try this
just light it up and take a breath
Roll it until there’s nothing left
look in my eyes
and breathe into me
breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe into me
Taste my breath, do you like it?
what comes next, you decide it
Tease you with my finger tips
play with the haste that’s on my lips
hold me closer
and breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe into me

Writer(s): GONGOL SAMANTHA LEE, LLOYD JEREMY K Lyrics powered by

Watch “Chris Botti ft Mark Knopfler – What a Wonderful World” on YouTube

Horoscope♉: 10/18/2019


Someone you love dearly could provide inspiration for creative activity of some kind. You might write a song or poem about your friend, draw or paint a portrait, or cook a special meal. Don’t hesitate out of shyness or embarrassment. Your friend will be touched. Your efforts will be appreciated and contribute a great deal to the permanence of your friendship.:

Today’s Holiday: Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival

A festival of seafood, folk culture, sports, and pageants, the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival has been held since 1976 in Niceville, Florida, to celebrate the unappreciated mullet. The festival serves up 10 tons of fried and smoked mullet, plus it features beauty pageants, entertainment on stage all weekend, and arts and crafts on display. Beyond the mullet, there are samplings from the other food booths: Cajun specialties like crawfish pie, gumbo, and gator sausage; American Indian staples of fried bread and pasole; barbecued rabbit; and stingray on a stick. More…:

Today’s Birthday: Thomas Love Peacock (1785)

Today’s Birthday:
Thomas Love Peacock (1785)

Peacock was an English writer whose comic and satirical novels—which contain some of his best poems—parody the intellectual pretenses of his age. His best-known work, Nightmare Abbey, satirizes the English romantic movement and contains characters based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, and his close friend Percy Bysshe Shelley. After Shelley’s death, Peacock became his literary executor. Peacock died at the age of 80 from injuries sustained while trying to save what from a fire? More…:

This Day in History: Alaska Formally Transferred from Russia to US (1867)

This Day in History:
Alaska Formally Transferred from Russia to US (1867)

In 1867, Russia sold Alaska to the United States for $7,200,000. The purchase was accomplished solely through the determined efforts of US Secretary of State William H. Seward, and for many years afterward the land was derisively called “Seward’s Folly” or “Seward’s Icebox” because of its supposed uselessness. It was not until after the discovery of gold in the Juneau region in 1880 that Alaska was given a governor and a local administration. When did Alaska become a state? More…:

Quote of the Day: George Eliot

Quote of the Day:
George Eliot

Ignorance is not so damnable as humbug; but when it prescribes pills it may happen to do more harm. More…:

Article of the Day: The Sterile Insect Technique

Article of the Day:
The Sterile Insect Technique

The sterile insect technique is a method of biological control in which millions of sterile insects are released into the wild to reduce the population of future generations through mating that does not produce offspring. It is often used to control the populations of insects that spread disease to humans or livestock. Repeated release of sterile insects can eventually eliminate a population. The technique has been successfully used to eradicate what insect in areas of North America? More…:

Idiom of the Day: Doctors make the worst patients.

Idiom of the Day:
Doctors make the worst patients.

It is difficult to give people help or advice on something in which they are professionals, because they often feel as though they already know better than anyone else how to handle the situation or perform a given task. Watch the video…:

Word of the Day: equitation

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) The sport of sitting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements.

Synonyms: horseback riding

Usage: Arthur and Jennifer debated the finer points of equitation as they rode side by side across the field.:

Cote de Pablo – Wikipedia

María José de Pablo Fernández,[1] known professionally as Cote de Pablo (born November 12, 1979), is a Chilean-American actress and singer. Born in Santiago, Chile, at the age of ten she moved to the United States, where she studied acting.

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo retouch.jpg

De Pablo at the 2011 ALMA Awards


María José de Pablo Fernández

November 12, 1979 (age 39)

Santiago, Chile

Residence Los Angeles, California Education Carnegie Mellon University (BFA) Occupation Actress, singer Years active 1994–present Known for Ziva David on NCIS

De Pablo co-hosted episodes of the Latin-American talk show Control with former Entertainment Tonight host, Carlos Ponce, at the age of 15 before attending Carnegie Mellon University to study music and theatre. After appearing in a number of television roles, she was cast to portray main character Ziva David in the CBS television series NCIS in 2005 and won an ALMA Award for the role in 2011.

She performed a portion of Tom Waits‘ song “Temptation” for a 2008 episode of NCIS. Outside the series, she has sung on Roberto Pitre’s Vivo En Vida CD.[2]

Early lifeEdit

De Pablo was born in Santiago, Chile, to Francisco de Pablo and María Olga Fernández.[2][3] She has a younger sister,[4] Andrea, and a brother, Francisco, who works as a disc jockey.[5] When de Pablo was 10 years old, her mother, María Olga Fernández, took a job in Miami, Florida at a Spanish-language television network. While there, de Pablo attended Arvida Middle School and New World School of the Arts, where she studied musical theatre.
In the fifth grade, she found many people could not pronounce her first
name of “María José”, so she asked them to call her “Coté”, a common
Chilean nickname for María José.[6] De Pablo attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she studied music and theater and appeared in several plays, including And the World Goes ‘Round, The House of Bernarda Alba, Indiscretions, The Fantasticks, and A Little Night Music. She graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater.[7]

Acting careerEdit

Early rolesEdit

Cote de Pablo in 2007

De Pablo began working in the entertainment industry at age 15, when she hosted some episodes of the talk show Control (1994–95) on Univision, alongside former Entertainment Tonight host Carlos Ponce.[8]

After graduation, she moved to New York City to find work as an actress, working as a waitress in an Indian restaurant in Manhattan and an Italian eatery in Brooklyn to support herself. She picked up parts in the New York City Public Theater, on the TV show All My Children, and in commercials. De Pablo played the role of Marguerite Cisneros in The Jury (broadcast on the Fox Network). The show was short-lived, screening only 10 one-hour episodes. In 2005, De Pablo was about to make her Broadway debut in The Mambo Kings[9] as Dolores Fuentes, but the show closed after a short trial run in San Francisco.[4]


De Pablo is primarily known for her portrayal of Ziva David, an Israeli Mossad officer turned NCIS agent, in the police procedural drama NCIS. She had submitted a videotape audition while waiting for The Mambo Kings to move forward and was asked to fly to Los Angeles for a screen test two days after it was canceled.[4][10] Network executives arranged for her to act alongside series regular Michael Weatherly
to test for chemistry during her second audition; he went off script by
brushing her hair back and commenting, “You remind me of Salma Hayek“. De Pablo’s response to Weatherly was to stay in character and she “dismissed him completely”. Afterward, producer Donald Bellisario met with her as she was waiting for a cab to take her back to the airport, telling her she had landed the part.[10][11]

Pablo described the character as “someone completely different from
anyone else on the show because she’s been around men all her life;
she’s used to men of authority. She’s not afraid of men.”[12]

In 2006, she won an Imagen Award at the Imagen Foundation Awards for Best Supporting Actress in Television for NCIS. In 2008 and 2009, she was nominated for the same award. Also in 2008 and 2009, she was nominated for an ALMA Award
for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Television Series. In 2011, de Pablo
was nominated once again for an Imagen Award, but this time it was for
Best Actress in Television, not Supporting Actress. She won the 2011
ALMA Award for Favorite Television Actress—Leading Role in Drama.[13]

On July 10, 2013, it was reported by CBS that de Pablo would be leaving NCIS
for undisclosed reasons, although she remained long enough to conclude
her character Ziva David’s storyline at the beginning of season 11.[14] De Pablo later told Cindy Elavsky that Ziva could come back because she did not die.[15]
However, in the season 13 finale of the series, it was stated that her
character had apparently died in an explosion in Israel.[16] Three years later in 2019, season 16 episode ‘She’,
revealed that Ziva is alive and has gone into hiding off-screen. De
Pablo made a surprise unannounced return to the show in the last scene
of the season 16 finale, which aired on May 21, 2019, in which Ziva
arrives at Gibbs’ basement to warn him that his life is in danger.
Producers confirmed that de Pablo would appear in the first two episodes
of the show’s 17th season as part of her storyline.

After NCISEdit

In January 2014, de Pablo was announced to have been cast in the film The 33, about the 2010 Copiapó mining accident, as the wife of one of the miners.[17] She was also cast in the 2015 CBS miniseries, titled The Dovekeepers, based on the Alice Hoffman novel.[18] In March 2016, Deadline Hollywood reported de Pablo is slated to return to series television as Laura Kale in Syfy‘s thriller-drama, Prototype, pending negotiations.[19] In April 2016, TVLine columnist Matt Mitovich confirmed de Pablo’s return to series television.[20] The show was to feature “three unlikely colleagues—two of them played by de Pablo and Jack Davenport—who
inadvertently stumble upon an invention that challenges the very nature
of quantum physics—a discovery which in turn puts their lives in grave
danger.”[21] In August 2016, Deadline reported that Syfy passed on the show.

On August 28, 2018 Deadline announced that de Pablo and former NCIS castmate, Michael Weatherly, would be the executive producers of the upcoming CBS detective drama MIA, written by Shepard Boucher.[22]


De Pablo performed a portion of Tom Waits’ song “Temptation” on the NCIS episode “Last Man Standing“, which first aired in the U.S. on September 23, 2008. Her full performance of the song, including some lyrics in French, appears for the first time on NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack, which was released on February 10, 2009.

She is also the singer in Roberto Pitre’s Vivo en vida where she sings “Samba in Prelude” and “Cry Me a River“.[23]

De Pablo was also featured on The 33 official soundtrack, singing Gracias a la Vida.[24]

Personal lifeEdit

De Pablo was in a long-term relationship with actor Diego Serrano,[25] but they were reported to have separated in June 2015.[26]

As of 2011, she resides in Los Angeles, California.[27][28]


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1994–1995 Control Co-host Latin-American magazine show
2000 The $treet Fiona Episode: “Hostile Makeover”
2001 The Education of Max Bickford Gina Episode: “Do It Yourself”
2004 The Jury Marguerite Cisneros 10 episodes
NCIS Special Agent Ziva David Guest role (season 3, 16)
Main role (season 311)
Recurring role (season 17); 190 episodes

2010 The Last Rites of Ransom Pride Bruja
2015 The 33 Jessica Vega
2015 The Dovekeepers Shirah Miniseries
2016 Prototype Laura Kale TV movie
2019 MIA Producer[29] TV Series
Video game
Year Title Voice role Notes
2002 TOCA Race Driver Melanie Sanchez

Awards and nominations


  1. “2012 NCLR ALMA AWARDS” (PDF). Retrieved March 21, 2015.

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Rusted brandy in a diamond glass
Everything is made from dreams
Time is made from honey slow and sweet
Only the fools know what it means

Temptation, temptation, temptation
I can’t resist

Oui, je sais
Qu’il est fait de fumée
Oui, je me suis paumée
Il sait que je suis fauché
Mais à moi de jouer, oui

Je peux pas résister

Dutch pink and Italian blue
He is there, oh waiting for you
My will has disappeared
Now confusion is oh so clear
Temptation, temptation, temptation
I can’t resist

Horoscope♉: 10/16/2019


Today may be taken up with doing a lot of last-minute errands. You may be called on to referee a dispute among colleagues, relatives, or neighbors. Depending on the nature of the spat, you may be able to broker a temporary truce, but don’t be too hard on yourself if tempers simmer despite your best efforts. Try and make relaxation a priority.:

Today’s Holiday: Burgoyne’s Surrender Day

Today’s Holiday:
Burgoyne’s Surrender Day

British General John Burgoyne (1722-1792) is best remembered for his defeat by the colonial American forces in the Saratoga campaign of 1777, during the Revolutionary War. The Americans’ victory gave them a psychological advantage and persuaded France to ally itself with the colonists against England, its traditional rival. The anniversary of Burgoyne’s surrender is observed in New York State, particularly in the communities surrounding the Saratoga National Historical Park near Stillwater, New York. More…:

Today’s Birthday: Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel (1938)

Today’s Birthday:
Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel (1938)

Knievel was an American daredevil and icon of the 1970s. He began doing motorcycle stunts as a teenager, then embarked on an incredibly varied career that included professional hockey, a stint in the army, work in copper mines, and eventually crime—safecracking and holdups. In 1965 he “went straight” and took up performing dangerous and thrilling stunts, which did not always go smoothly and eventually earned him the record for most broken bones in a lifetime. What canyon did Knievel try to jump? More…:

This Day in History: The First British Open Is Held in Scotland (1860)

This Day in History:
The First British Open Is Held in Scotland (1860)

The Open Championship of the British Isles, or the Open, is the oldest and one of the most prestigious golf championship tournaments in the world. It began in 1860 at Scotland’s Prestwick course and is now rotated among select courses in England and Scotland. The first tournament was won by Willie Park, who also recorded the tournament’s highest single-hole stroke total—21. Though today the Open has a multimillion-dollar prize fund, there was no prize money initially. Instead, Park won what? More…:

Quote of the Day: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Quote of the Day:
Lucy Maud Montgomery

It wouldn’t do for us to have all our dreams fulfilled. We would be as good as dead if we had nothing left to dream about. More…:

Article of the Day: Lev Shestov

Article of the Day:
Lev Shestov

Shestov was a Ukrainian-born existentialist philosopher. Inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche and Søren Kierkegaard, Shestov sought knowledge through ungrounded subjective thought instead of objective reason. He combined his existentialism with a religious outlook that emphasized a belief in the value of the human struggle. In 1921, he fled the aftermath of the October Revolution and lived in Paris until his death in 1938. What other philosophers did Shestov influence during his lifetime? More…:

Idiom of the Day: dodge a bullet

Idiom of the Day:
dodge a bullet

To narrowly avoid something or some situation that turns out to be undesirable, disastrous, dangerous, or otherwise harmful. Watch the video…:

Word of the Day: overzealous

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea.

Synonyms: fanatical, rabid

Usage: The pop star’s overzealous fans climbed over the security barriers in an attempt to get closer to her.:




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