A Chris in Brazil

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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?”

BBQ party | Churrasco

The other day, we had a BBQ at our house with some invited people. No, we didn’t eat our guests. Here are some photos, upon request by a number of people. Not all shots were taken by me.

Recentemente tivemos um churrasco aqui em casa, com algumas pessoas convidadas. Não, não os comemos. Aqui umas fotos, a pedido de gente. Não tirei todas as fotos.

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It’s time to leave. Again. | Chegou a hora de ir embora. De novo.

Hello dear readers! (tradução abaixo)

Nearly a year has come and gone since I moved to Brazil. It’s been, for lack of a better expression, a heck of a ride. A lot has happened over a relatively short time, which seems to have gone both quick and slow at the same time! Continue reading…

Surprise birthday party! | Festa de aniversário surpresa!

So yesterday was apparently my birthday! It was hard to expect anything, given the distance from any family and relatives. But my awesome flatmates here at our república (shared housing) threw me a surprise party in the evening! Continue reading…

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”

BBQ party with my department | Churrasco DPI 2014

Olá todo mundo! Aqui fotos do churrasco DPI 2014! Tiveram muitos fotógrafos, então não estive o único! Vejam a galeria abaixo.

Hey peeps! Here are some photos from a BBQ party I attended with some people from my computer science department at UFV. It was at a country side outside Viçosa, so really cool. There were many photographers, not just me! Check out the gallery below.

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Marcha Nico Lopes na UFV 2014 | Nico Lopes March at UFV 2014

Oi todo mundo! Aqui fotos e um vídeo da Marcha Nico Lopes na UFV. Veja a galeria e o vídeo abaixo!

Hey peeps! Here are some photos from the Nico Lopes March at my university here in Brazil! This march apparently only happens at this campus in Viçosa (there are two other UFV campuses). The point of the march was originally to march and have your voice heard in order to incite change, but nowadays people just march for weed 😛 Yesterday, when the march slash party took place, it also happened to be Brazil’s day of “The proclamation of the Republic of Brazil”. So.. many reasons to party! Or rather, any reason to party will be taken! Check out the gallery and video below!

Continue reading “Marcha Nico Lopes na UFV 2014 | Nico Lopes March at UFV 2014”

Late post: holiday, lots of work, party, verge of summer, Brazilian dance…

Hello dear readers! I’m still alive, I’ve just not had much time (or energy) for blogging. When I start blogging, I tend to do it way too carefully and spending way too much time on it, so that’s why you don’t see updates very often, and then a massive one suddenly. I keep thinking I blog often enough, but actually I just blog once a month or less.

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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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