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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”

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”!”

In Brazil, I’m a leftie (and other cultural differences) | No Brasil, sou canhoto (e outras diferenças culturais)

Hello peeps! It recently struck me that I haven’t generally talked a lot about common cultural differences. Sure, they might not be that big or different from what I’ve seen before, but there are small things here and there that start standing out on a daily basis.

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Happy midsummer! | Feliz pleno verão!

Hello folks! (tradução abaixo)

Happy midsummer (Swedish: Midsommar; Finnish: Juhannus)! Today is midsummer in Finland and Europe. Although, midsummer (summer solstice) isn’t celebrated everywhere, it is an important part of our culture particularly in the Nordic countries. Continue reading…

Happy 97th Independence Day, Finland!

Hi peeps!

It may seem a little odd with all the non-Brazilian posts lately, but as Christmas is drawing near, I’m mentally preparing for a reverse culture-shock in Europe. Okay, maybe not that dramatic, but I look forward to getting there just in time for the holidays! Continue reading “Happy 97th Independence Day, Finland!”

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