Posted in April 2012

Liberdade: Ramen done right

Liberdade: Ramen done right

With a M.A. in Spanish, my cultural studies have been mostly focused on the Hispanic world. I know next to nothing about most Asian countries, especially Japan, but after living in Brazil for six months I’ve come to know one thing. My heart may belong to Madrid, but Sao Paulo wins, no questions asked, in … Continue reading

Shopping in Sao Paulo

One of the downsides of living in Brazil, especially Sao Paulo, is the shopping. Better put, the EXPENSIVE shopping. It is virtually impossible to buy clothes or electronics that don’t cost obscene amounts of money. Sometimes I go to Shopping Morumbi or Jardim Sul, which are the malls closest to my apartment, to walk around … Continue reading

Easter, La Pascua, A Páscoa

The United States, Spain, and Brazil may all have different languages, but there is one thing that these countries do have in common: they are predominately Christian. Brazil, like Spain, has a strong Catholic influence, but with many Evangelical missionaries, there is a large and ever growing Protestant population. With this strong Christian presence, undoubtedly … Continue reading

The International Festival

For those of you who don’t know, I am a Spanish and ESL teacher at an International school in Sao Paulo. Before arriving here I figured I would be teaching mostly American children whose parents work as missionaries or in companies. Well, there are many students from the United States here, but surprisingly, most of … Continue reading

The eye doctor. El oftamólogo. O oftalmologista.

Sometimes I look back on my day and think, “Did that really happen?” This has been a recurring phenomenon ever since I packed up my bags and moved overseas, and is something that definitely occurred today. I woke up this morning in my Morumbi apartment to the unpleasant realization that my eye was swollen, itchy, … Continue reading