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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”

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A globetrotter’s dilemma: Celebrate or not? | O dilema dos globetrotters: Comemorar ou não?

Hello folks! Happy Walpurgis! (Swedish: Vappen, Finnish: Vappu) (Tradução em baixo)

Today, April 30, and tomorrow, May 1, some of us in Europe celebrate what’s known as Walpurgis! This is one of the four largest celebrations in Finland, and it is particularly celebrated by students (unfortunately, usually with way too much booze). This brings up the question, to celebrate or not to celebrate? Continue reading “A globetrotter’s dilemma: Celebrate or not? | O dilema dos globetrotters: Comemorar ou não?”

Happy Merry Newmas from Finland! | Feliz Novo Natalano da Finlândia!

Greetings from a slightly colder place! Unfortunately there isn’t as much snow here as I was hoping for, but at least we got a little after Christmas eve. It’s pretty cold though, although nothing out of the ordinary (about -3 to -10°C). Continue reading “Happy Merry Newmas from Finland! | Feliz Novo Natalano da Finlândia!”

Merry “Little Christmas”! | Feliz “Natal Pequeno”!

Hi folks! As traditional to me and how/where I grew up (i.e. Finland), we celebrate an unofficial holiday called “little Christmas”. It’s defined as the Saturday before the first Sunday of Advent. Continue reading “Merry “Little Christmas”! | Feliz “Natal Pequeno”!”

Short video from my trip to Rio! | Vídeo curto da minha viajem no Rio!

Hi peeps! Here’s just a short video from my travel to Rio de Janeiro shortly before Christmas. There are lots of embarassing selfies, I promise! Check out my other blog post for some photos.

Continue reading “Short video from my trip to Rio! | Vídeo curto da minha viajem no Rio!”

Merry Christmas from A Chris in The Netherlands!

Hi and Merry Christmas! (Tradução abaixo.) Indeed, I’m no longer in Brazil for this year, but in The Netherlands, where I used to live for a long time. My family is still here, and I’ll be celebrating Christmas with them and some others. Unfortunately there is no snow, so it’ll have to be an “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas”. As I know most of you have other things to do today, I’ll end it here with a video of my first Christmas, which was in Hong Kong back when I still spoke Chinese! (Ps. you have no idea how weird it is hearing yourself speak a language you can’t understand anymore!)

Continue reading “Merry Christmas from A Chris in The Netherlands!”

Christmas Cantata at UFV | Cantata de Natal na UFV

Almost Merry Christmas everyone! I’ll keep this short. Here is a video and some photos I shot from a Christmas Cantata at my university campus last Sunday. Apart from really crowded and cramped, it was very nice, as the stuff below hopefully will be able to convey!

Continue reading “Christmas Cantata at UFV | Cantata de Natal na UFV”

Finished, confused, relieved, Stockholm Syndrome| Acabou, confuso, aliviado, Síndrome de Estocolmo

Hi all! (tradução abaixo)

So… where should I start? Maybe the title? And no, I haven’t been kidnapped, but I’ll explain in a moment! Firstly, today marks my first day of holiday… kind of. I still have one more programming assignment to do and hand in, but no more lessons, no more tests, and no more obligation to go to campus this year! It’s been a few crazy end-of-year weeks lately, and I’ve barely had any sleep, fun or time to remember how to breathe. Up in the morning 7-8, home 18-19 o’clock, study and work until 2am.

Continue reading “Finished, confused, relieved, Stockholm Syndrome| Acabou, confuso, aliviado, Síndrome de Estocolmo”

Christmas on Campus| Natal na UFV

Hey to all ye who are anxiously waiting for Christmas! Perhaps this will cheer you up if you weren’t already so! I do miss snow, though, but at least you can be outside shooting until you get tired, not until you freeze your seat meat off! Enjoy the photos below.

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