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Entries from August 2007

Still Trying to Get Over My Culture Shock

August 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Within the past ten days, I’ve transitioned with a few different cultures. Namely coming coming back from Brazil into the States, then back into South Carolina, and ultimately back into school. It is football here, not futebol, the Costco/WalMart/Target I’ve visited are all the size of four city blocks in Ipanema and I [...]

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Back in the USA

August 15th, 2007 · No Comments

The constellations look normal, the water flushes counter-clockwise and it is 8:15pm and still light out.
Good to be home.

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The Magic Carpet Ride

August 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Here’s the schedule, all times local. This will be fun:
Tuesday August 14th at 1610 Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to São Paulo (GRU) GOL 1936
Tuesday August 14th at 2005 São Paulo (GRU) to Lima (LIM) LP 604
Wednesday August 15th at 0240 Lima (LIM) to Los Angeles (LAX) LP 604
Wednesday August 15th at 1020 Los Angeles [...]

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Atê Logo o Brasil

August 13th, 2007 · No Comments

A personal reflection on my last eight months here:
My personal language skills have obviously increased, as I spoke only whatever Spanish I could remember from years ago that translated over, and even then that was difficult. In Spanish, hamburgesa is hamburger, while in Portuguese it is still, hambürger. I tried ordering the former [...]

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Quick Updates

August 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Done with work today, will reflect on this more later.
The CEO of the firm is also the Honorary Consul-General for Thailand in Rio. He can stamp passports and officially assist Thai citizens in Brazil should the need arise. I think the General Manager in São Paulo has the same title and function for [...]

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So Mom Was Almost Robbed Today

August 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

My parents are visiting me in Brazil, and are pretty much enjoying it. I rented them their own apartment and sent them on a couple of day trips the past few days, which has done wonders to maintain my sanity. They’ve been quite inquisitive and in the times we’ve visited the markets around [...]

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