Category Archives: Updates

Update: Mean Girls

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So I caught up with the mother of the birthday girl today at our yoga class (see Mean Girls). Again she apologized for the way the girls (not her girls, they are super sweet – two of the guests) treated … Continue reading

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Update: Doce de Abóbora is Delicious

Well, Andrew Francis and Eri were right. A good batch of doce de abóbora is quite delicious. On Day 132, I must of just had a nasty batch of this pumpkin/squash dessert. Because the Hotel Fazenda we stayed at this weekend … Continue reading

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Update: Panetonne Panic

First, one more designer Panetonne on shelves during the holidays… Panetonne shelves today: Obviously, someone over estimated the holiday Panetonne demand this year…

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Update: bank vs. banco

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Ok, not to beat a dead horse (translation for Brazilians: the attempt to continue a conversation or seek a resolution that is futile), but today I had to make two deposits at two different banks. Fellow bloggers had previously given … Continue reading

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Update: The Expat Shopping List

A couple weeks ago I put together some advice for the soon-to-be-expat coming to Brazil. The advice was in the form of a list of items that will be in my suitcase on the trip back to Brazil from the … Continue reading

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Update: Maidless

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  (Update to original post: Maidless) A few days after our maid quit, only a couple days after we’d paid her out her vacation, future X-mas bonus, etc, she called to ask for her job back. Now, if this were … Continue reading

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Update: Word!

(see original post Word!) This photo is from a shop on my street. It’s not a store that sells unmentionables, nor cooking utensils. It is a clothing store. Some Brazilian marketing person feels that displaying this phrase in the window, … Continue reading

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