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Veni, vidi, vici | And now? | E agora?

Hello folks! (em português embaixo)

I’m happy to announce that I recently did my Master’s defence here at Universidade Federal de Viçosa! If I’ll be honest, it feels unreal, because remember that I started my Master’s degree in a language I had never spoken before! To be able to say that I’ve finished something like this, with all its challenges, difficulties and hardships, brings a lot of pride to me. So, what’s next? Continue reading “Veni, vidi, vici | And now? | E agora?”

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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?”

Me & parents discovering Brazil (a bunch of photos)| Eu e meus pais descobrindo o Brasil (um monte de fotos)

Hello people! I have finally collected all photos, edited them and uploaded them (which takes a lot of time with the slow internet!). These are photos from the 1½ week my parents visited me in Brazil. I had been waiting for this since I moved here in July 2014, so it was absolutely awesome. Continue reading “Me & parents discovering Brazil (a bunch of photos)| Eu e meus pais descobrindo o Brasil (um monte de fotos)”

Parteeeeyyyy in Viçosa

Last night, I was invited to a party with my friends. That got a little later than planned… “a little” later, that is! Had a great time, even though the music was terrible and my first Caipirinha apparently wasn’t that good! This was one of those parties thrown by the next-year graduates (undergrads). Video at the end of this blog post!

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