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A Chris in Brazil

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Why I’m in Brazil (part 2)

Hello extro & introverts! (Tradução embaixo)

I just finished watching a TED talk by Susan Cain, whose book ‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking‘ I’ve read (but not quite finished yet, as it’s a difficult book for me to read). I thought it would be interesting, and maybe more so, important, to highlight to both introverts and extroverts the strengths of introverts, what they go through, and how it influenced my decision to move to Brazil Continue reading “Why I’m in Brazil (part 2)”

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Life two years after last seeing my sister | A vida 2 anos após ver a minha irmã pela última vez

Hello folks! (Português embaixo)

I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year! I’m currently in Finland and having a blast with family, relatives and friends, not to mention a pretty cold weather with snow! The last time it was like this was years and years ago.

Continue reading “Life two years after last seeing my sister | A vida 2 anos após ver a minha irmã pela última vez”

Home sweet none | Lar doce ar

Hello peeps! (Em português embaixo.)

The favourite question people seem to like to ask me wherever I go is “where is home for you?”. Up until now, I’ve been kinda perplexed by the amount of confusion that starts tumbling around in my head every time I get asked this question. Surely, after having moved around so much, this question shouldn’t catch me by surprise? I think I might have just gotten the answer to this, as there’s apparently a group of people to which I belong and didn’t even know about! Continue reading “Home sweet none | Lar doce ar”

I’m 8% Brazilian! | Sou 8% brasileiro!

Hello folks! (tradução embaixo)

It’s been quite a while since my last post. Perhaps it could be attributed to the settling-in effect, where I’m no longer feeling like a total stranger in some strange faraway lands. As it now stands, I’ve officially lived in Brazil for 2 1/2 years. Two-and-a-half. That’s nearly 10% of my life!

Continue reading “I’m 8% Brazilian! | Sou 8% brasileiro!”

Fitting in? Not my cup of tea. | Se encaixar? Não é a minha praia.

Yeah, I always knew I didn’t really fit in. And not just because I was, for all intents and purposes, born without parents. My childhood was full of the type of curiosity I’m sure didn’t come across most kids’ minds at the time. (tradução embaixo)

Continue reading “Fitting in? Not my cup of tea. | Se encaixar? Não é a minha praia.”

Happy Tiradentes Day!

Hello folks! I recently discovered a date that seems to have been very important in the history of Brazil. Since I recently went to Ouro Preto, I found it fascinating to research some more into this “Tiradentes Day”, as it has strong ties to that colonial city (see more of this from my trip there).

Continue reading “Happy Tiradentes Day!”

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