domingo, 30 de outubro de 2011

When English Teachers hang out together!

Eu e a neguinha
Ju & I
Marcia, Ila & Victor.
meninas lindas
Angela & Katy
Will, Ju, Lu & I
Ju, Katy, Marcia & Rina
O francês
France meets Brazil

Victor says:
Marcus, Victor,  David & Gabriel

As promised, here are some of the pictures we took at the Teacher's day dinner party earlier this month. 
Must say I love each one of these people and I simply adore having to see and talk to them everyday. 

It was such a crazy week. I had like three days to put this whole dinner thing together, while I had to teach 12 different groups and be the supervisor in a different school. I almost gave up doing the whole stuff.
As you can see, it ended up being really cool. 
The best part was I came up with a video with testimonials from many different students - that was definitely the highlight of the evening.

Of course after the dinner party we all went out together and ended up having a blast.
English teachers are such a fun gang to hang out with!

My fave people in the whole world.

sexta-feira, 28 de outubro de 2011

My heart goes to...

Some people I love, some places I went to, days I had a lot of fun.

Having fun at Du's place. Beer + talk + catching up with old friends. And then you ask me what else I want from life? I guess I can do with that.
What are some things that make you happy too?

quarta-feira, 26 de outubro de 2011

job, job, job

So I went on a job interview today and got home a little frustrated.
So, what if I decided university in my city is shitty and I chose to study something different than the area I currently work with.
What if I'm very good at what I do? Specially because people don't know what they're going to do for the rest of their lives when they're 17 years old.
Only because I don't have this one specific course I may not get this one job. 
Well done, Rebecca, well done. 

segunda-feira, 24 de outubro de 2011

The chef in me.

So yesterday I decided to cook for my girlfriends.
I ran down by the supermarket and bought a million things and ended up cooking three or four different dishes. It was a really pleasant evening with the great company of my granny.
Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies
Scones with either Jam or Peanut Butter
Petit Gateau
Pastéis (this is a Brazilian dish)
Orange Juice
Pinapple Juice

After this food orgy, we decided the best thing to do was to watch some chick flick at the movies and we ended up seeing "Friends With Benefits". It is such a cool movie and the chemistry between Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake is so great we're actually dreaming of seeing both of them together in real life! (Silly girls)
But, not only of food and cheap movies is a girl's night out made. We ended our night by having some beer in a very nice pub. It was about to close, but we had time to drink a couple of beers and talk about our frustrated love lives.

It ended up being really nice. Just hope we can do it again soon.

By the way, it's a long holiday in my city: 342 years. That is amazing, eh? (Best thing is not having to work on a Monday.. gotta love Brazil)

quinta-feira, 20 de outubro de 2011


Two months.
My dad passed.
It is still.


Dad, I miss you to bits. EVERY SINGLE DAY. It's been effin' hard without you.
I love you. I'll love you forever.


Teacher's Day

I was freaking scared of organizing the school's event!
It ended up being reaaaaaaaaaaaaally nice! Kudos to Rebecca!
(kudos to my green skirt I'll never take off... I mean it, ever again. I love it so much!)


I'll post more pics later on...

segunda-feira, 3 de outubro de 2011

twirling to the sound of angels.

There is nothing on Earth that has ever struck me more than dancing to the sound of good music. I'm smitten with dancing.
This afternoon, I decided I was going to watch "Water for Elephants". I've been meaning to watch this one in a long time. Right in the beginning, when Jacob (Robert Pattinson) goes to dinner with Marlena (Reese Witherspoon) and her husband, they end up dancing to the sound of a very moving jazz song called "Don't Tell Him Anything". The way they moved during the song, their body language, their expressions, the way their chins got closer and closer with the movements made me think of how special dancing is.
Dancing for me is one of the greatest expressions of the body. It seems your sould needs to speak to someone and needs be noticed first. That is how special dancing is. It doesn't matter what rhythm you are talking about - whenever it happens, it's magical. There is synchronysm, there is coordination, there is movement, there is breathing, there is looking, attention, seduction.
Whenever you dance, it seems as though your entire body is ready to fall in love. That damn endorphine happens to your brain and makes you look more beautiful, more attractive. Not only to your eyes does it make something special. It messes up your feelings and makes you want to get closer and closer to that one who's dancing with you.
The most famous dancers in the world usually say that dancing is more real if you look deep into your partner's eyes. And for me, that's when the whole magic happens. That look - right into your soul - tells you everything you need to know. Tells your where to go next, that you are safe, that you're going nowhere than his arms. And then, the touch comes and says: "you're mine, don't you worry...". That touch is amazing and scary at the same time. It embraces you and takes you to a magical world where the surroundings are all blurry. It makes you twirl in the most gracious way. However, one of the most special things dancing does to you is, even though you are currently sent away, the steps always pull you back - to the same embrace, to the magical sound of music, to the same touch and to the profoundness of the same eyes.
Dancing for me is like falling in love, only with more seduction. It is having someone for yourself for infinite two minutes of a balad. It is having endorphine rushing up your blood to your brains, just like after a night of love making. It's letting your soul do the flirting with the audience, moving like the most beautiful figures you have ever seen. It is making you have the love or feel the love for a brief long time. It is passion, seduction and heart.
And there is nothing like dancing some jazz...