Saturday, June 23, 2018
Sunday, December 31, 2017
One such figure is Yemanjá, the Nigerian queen of the seas. There are statues of her on every other beach in Brazil. She is a popular figure, mentioned in songs, books, etc. There are holidays dedicated to this African goddess and her worshipers wear white and make offers to the seas. On New Year's Eve, it became a tradition for Brazilians from all sorts of backgrounds, religious or not, to wear white and go to the beach. What happens next might seem a bit odd for outsiders: at midnight, people jump over 7 waves, making their wishes to Yemanjá (or whatever they believe in).
Another interesting figure is Saci Pererê, it could be roughly described as the Brazilian Leprechaun (in terms of type of creature and popularity). The Saci Pererê also grants wishes to whomever catches him. But, in my opinion, he's way naughtier than the Leprechaun. He also looks cooler (again, in my opinion): he's a one legged black boy with a red cap. The thing I find most interesting about him is that he has origins in the Indigineous folklore and was later adopted and modified by African slaves to entertain their children. He goes waaay back, from the deep roots of Brazil. :)
I feel that this post needed some conclusion, but I'm terrible at those, so I'm ending it here. Happy New Year or something. :)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
This whole thing about "getting out of the comfort zone" makes little sense to anxious people. For anxious people there is the "uncomfortable zone" and the "absolutely hell zone". I wish I could get in the comfort zone for a change.
They say it's important to get out of the comfort zone in order to grow and have more exciting experiences, but I feel that most of the crazy/audacious things I've done in my life were because I was trying to "break free" of my "uncomfortable zone" (i.e.: trying to find my comfort zone). Sometimes I find it, but I never manage to stay there for long.
That's it. Tchau!
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Parks & Rec: Ron Swanson - Why Government Matters
A lesson from the best character in the history of TV shows.
My Wife and Kids: How to deal with your kids if they hit the weed
Some good parenting advice.
Friends: Joe speaking French
Blah de la bluh de bluh blah bleh.
How I met your Mother: Ted and Marshall high at a concert
I couldn't find it on Youtube, but here is the link: https://vimeo.com/37854174
That's it for now. ;)