Tag Archive: Dia das Crianças

An Idyllic Thursday

Still got some snivels, but beginning to fire on all cylinders.

We have had a week of high temps (35°C+), it seems like we have jumped right from winter to summer and not worried about the spring this year. Although, we are under dire threat of a weather change during the day. At the moment it is bright and sunny and a short walk to the shop for bread raised a sweat.

It’s like a Friday, my morning students cancelled, my afternoon student cancelled and I sit here with the prospect of posting on all blogs under the cool breeze of my fan.

Boa do Samba

Tomorrow is Friday, a holiday. Brazilians love their holidays. So what is the 12th October? Dia de São Cosme e Saõ Damião, or better known as Dia das crianças (Children’s Day). Kids roam the streets in search of sweets and small toys. Raimundo has organised AMBEV (The big South American bottling giant) to sponsor music in the praça from noon until 10pm, so it should be somewhat gala-like; and noisy.

The AMBEV van comes along, parks in front of the bar, they open the doors, extend the stage and away they go.

So there will be no peace tomorrow. I may even escape and dine out for a bit of peace and quiet, because the level of the music is such that I can’t even hear my TV.

The rest of the weekend should proceed pretty much like normal.

What the hell happened to Tuesday?

The image is right, life is about attitude.

The whole idea of is the glass half empty or is it half full… I don’t give a shit! If you have to ask that question then you don’t realise there is room for more beer.

You are letting life pass without seeing the purpose.

Now… a small commercial break while I eat the tomato (fresh from the garden) and bacon pizza I have just taken out of the oven. BRB.

Wuz delishus. (I speak LOLCat)

Nossa Senhora da Aparecida

Today is important here in Brazil for a number of reasons. Firstly, today is Dia das Crianças (Children’s Day), also today is the day for Nossa Senhora da Aparecida (Our Lady Aparecida); if you’re not a Catholic (I’m not) it’s a day when thousands around Brazil go chasing after a small statue. Thirdly, it is the 80th birthday of Cristo Redentor (the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer). So everybody has a holiday, a day off work whether you are a Catholic or not. In my case the most important aspect of today is that I lose R$100 of my salary, no lessons, no pay, less beer.

I did stay up late last night and watched the ‘friendly’ between Brazil and Mexico. Initially it looked grim for Brazil going into the second half 1-0 to Mexico, but two quick goals and Brazil was in the lead and stayed there despite having a player red carded.

It has now become stifling, although there are clouds in the sky, it is hot. I am sweating over the keyboard, which is a pretty good sign that it is beer o’clock. I should go and see if the glass is half full, or half empty.


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