Monthly Archives: January 2012

Brazilian Challenge Day 31: Bossa Nova

As per Anna’s suggestion, I listened to some instrumental Bossa Nova during my evening yoga routine and got myself a few notes closer to being Brazilian. Bossa Nova music makes me feel like I should be in a oceanside jazz … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 30: Jornal Nacional

To satisfy my 366 day challenge to be a bit more Brazilian every day, I watched Jornal Nacional. This evening news program was waaaayyy less ridiculous than Fantastico, in fact, it is a regular news program that included financial, economic … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 29: Feira de Antiguidade

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My Brazilian experience for today was going to be to learn how to use a pressure cooker. But as soon as the phrase “…and then it could basically become a bomb…” left my husband’s lips, I had to walk away. … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 28: Open House

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Today, the Brazilian experience involved an apartment sales pitch. As promised, we attended the open house from the fruit juice postcard we received in Vila Madalena (see Another Strange Marketing Strategy). The strategy grew stranger still. First, the address on … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 27: Powerless

Yesterday, I was going to watch Jornal Nacional as my Brazilian task for the day (yes, I’ve lived here for over a year and a half and no, I haven’t seen it yet). But just before the program began, we … Continue reading

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Seu Boteco

As I might have mentioned, I’m not (yet) so enamored with the dining options in Sao Paulo. But we came across this great boteco in Vila Madalena, Seu Boteco, that is worth trying out. The large glass windows and doors … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 26: The Play Date

Today a little Brazilian girl from Sophia’s school came to play. I had planned a number of activities – painting, princess costumes, making dolls’ hair pretty. But shortly after the mother left, I realized it wasn’t going to go as … Continue reading

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