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Monday Tales (episode X)

Quick update for these last weeks:

  1. I finished the training for the upcoming Rock in Rio gig. Part of it was claiming my piece of land in every social network, as I'd told you here. I'm glad to work along such amazing people:
  2. I'm struggling with my French lessons. Not because they're particularly hard, but mostly because they're strenuous. Last lesson had over 100 pages of content and exercises and took me 5 days;
  3. I got a new printer and will write a full review on it, as usual; 
  4. I've also made some changes under the hood for this blog, but I'll leave them to the next Meta Review

Rundown of next week:

  1. Rock in Rio will start on Friday. If you're going, avoid private transportation at all costs. Pay attention to city hall's recommendations and prioritize taking the subway or the BRT lines;
  2. Fluminense FC will play LDU at the Maracanã next Thursday, valid for the Copa Sudamericana's round of 16. These teams have built a lot of rivalry in the past and I'll be there to root for some payback. If you're going, feel free to hit me up;
  3. I have started my Capstone project. I can't provide much detail for now, but I'm confident it'll reflect a lot of what I've learnt both at UFRJ and at UBC, as well as interaction with people so diverse over the last couple years;
  4. Spring is coming and, with it, Rio's well-known scorching heat. I'm mostly sad I just filled my closed with fantastic shirts. I guess I'll have to find opportunities to use them without melting under. 

Tomorrow, I plan on going a bit more verbose about my future plans. Until then, see you! 

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Tags: monday  

Saudade (episode II)

Today, September 7th, 2017, is a special day for those 200 million Brazilians who still live in the country: It's been 195 years since Brazil declared independence from the Portuguese monarchy. Especially this year, when, landing on a Thursday, offers an opportunity for an extended holiday to those who are still employed. Even Google joined the party:

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Tags: canada  

My guide for learning French

Taking up on an advice sang by a dear friend last week, I've decided to start getting serious about learning French. It shouldn't be hard for someone who's already fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish, and it'll open up windows for work opportunities in places like Quebec, France, and Belgium. I plan on getting a B2 certificate (intermediate level) by the time of graduation, and then apply to a job overseas. It's no secret I miss Canada with all my heart, and this might be a decisive step towards going back. 

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Tags: canada   french   tools  

The Return of the Undead

So, after years working with social networks - and avoiding most of them like the plague -, I've decided to get back and try again. This time, I'll be driving new profiles, since I need a fresh start, after all.

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Tags: facebook  

Brain drain & Heart condition

On this rainy Friday night, this country lost one of its most brilliant brains, and I might not ever see one of my best friends again. This is just another chapter on the political dystopia Michel Temer is writing with our blood.

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Tags: brazil