Category Archives: Society

How to Be an Entitled Expat in Brazil in 5 Easy Steps

Nothing irks me more than entitled expats in Brazil. These are the expats that live in their lovely little bubble of love and joy while wasting little time demeaning any other expat that does not see Brazil exactly as they … Continue reading

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Culture vs Bad Behavior: An Expat in Brazil Wonders Where The Line is Drawn

CULTURE (Dictionary.com) noun 1. the total of the inherited ideas, beliefs, values, and knowledge, which constitute the shared bases of social action 2. the total range of activities and ideas of a group of people with shared traditions, which are transmitted and … Continue reading

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2016 – My Defense For a “Pretty Good Year”

2016 is done and over with in less than 24 hours (Brazil time). Although a lot of people seemed to have hated the year by what I can surmise on my social media feeds – I actually was much happier … Continue reading

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A List of Things We Should Not Talk About – because talking about them only makes them worse

How I came to discover that there is a list of things we shouldn’t talk about has a bit of a back story. It mainly begins with the infamous Race Card. Is it real? Is it an illusion? Perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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Chris Rock’s Oscar Monologue: The Tip of The Iceberg of a Larger Conversation on Diversity in Hollywood

Chris Rock was tasked with voicing the concerns of lack of minority representation at the 88th Academy Awards Ceremony. His opening monologue was even handed, funny, and honest, but not really groundbreaking. I don’t say this disrespectfully, but only to … Continue reading

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The Silent Majority’s Awakening – and Beyoncé’s Little Dance Number

I grew up in the 1990s, at a time when the world still felt large, and the internet was mostly boring. News came either by way of the mass media or the few alternative outlets that occupied space on public … Continue reading

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