Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Stalker

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So I have an angry blog stalker. This is my first and I know this would probably mark some kind of milestone of success in the blogging world. But my blog stalker should have this profile: Young Brazilian anarchist blaming … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 233: Jesus

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Sao Paulo has a brand new mall!! Yes Paulistanos, someone did a research study and determined that the demand for retail shopping in SP could absorb yet another luxury shopping center! Oh wait, it is Brazil, so perhaps that study … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 232: Dog Walking

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So our little puppy has now had enough vaccinations to be able to go outside for a walk. Problem is, our neighborhood sidewalks are dirty and my apartment is clean. Oh yes, and she has all this fur around her … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 231: Full time Babá

Yes, it’s true. The Brazilian culture finally has me in its clutches. Sunday, Day 231 of my challenge to be more and more Brazilian, I hired a full-time, live-in nanny. I don’t know… the stars were alined in terms of … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 230: Celebrating the Scots!

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Saturday night I was able to celebrate one of the many aspects of my own heritage – Brazilian style (kind of)! Day 230, we attended the Winter Ceilidh at the Brazilian British Centre. Sure there was Scottish dancing instead of … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 229: Malling

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On Friday, Day 229, I spent a good amount of time at the mall in Higienópolis. I had time to kill during my daughter’s Friday afternoon activities so I thought I would see what was up in, hopefully, what will … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 226 – 228: Apartamentos

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We are looking for a new apartment to live in. Right now, we are in Jardins Paulista. It’s a great neighborhood for shopping and restaurants. The area was very convenient because my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, with my daughter’s cousins, lived … Continue reading

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Mexican vs Brazilian Challenge, Day 224 & 225

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No, I’m not referring to the Olympic soccer upset on Saturday. I’m talking about food. As I had smuggled in stacks of authentic, corn tortillas from my U.S. trip, I was inspired to make some Mexican dishes. But even in … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 223: The Mortadela Sandwich at Mercado

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Sure, I had tried Mortadela (the “light” version, from a package). Sure, I had a sandwich at the Mercado. Yes, buddy and fellow blogger Ray had specifically recommended the MORTADELA sandwich at the MERCADO. Sure, I scribbled it down on … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 222: O Presente

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On day 222 I was forced perform the task I most despise in Sao Paulo – buy a present. No, it’s not that I’m not a giving person. It’s just that choking back the idea of spreading my money out … Continue reading

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Cool Contest for People who Like Music: SMASH THE BOX

Ok, well yes, that post title covers most of the world population. But Duo del Sol is challenging you to SMASH THE BOX of standard genres and describe their style in three words. The prize is an original song by the duo … Continue reading

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I’m baaaacccck!

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Well, ok. I was back last week. But settling in, social engagements, and two days with the flu (or food poisoning from one of the previously mentioned social engagements – not sure, symptoms are the same) kept me away from … Continue reading

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