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Born and raised in Brazil. After graduating from university, She has been teaching shadow box crafts that she learned while in Singapore where she resided for three years due to her husband’s work and she is also a language teacher. She is in love with the life here in São Paulo where cultures and traditions of various countries melt together.

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  • 2017.09.13
  • Where Will I Go to Eat?
  • There are 12,500 places to eat and drink here in Sao Paulo with 50 varieties of cuisine, including Portuguese, Italian, German, Arabian, Japanese, and Chinese. There are 500 restaurants alone serving churrascaria, Brazil’s favorite, barbecued meats. With so many restaurants, it’s not easy deciding where to go to eat.
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  • 2017.08.15
  • My Journey to Peru
  • Recently I traveled to the neighboring countries, Peru and Bolivia in a four-wheel drive car. It was an 8,400-km round trip journey. Although I was still in South America, I found a lot of differences in the history, culture, language and so on.
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  • 2017.06.13
  • Festa Junina: The June Festival
  • Every June, a festival called Festa Junina is held. It is a festival for the Portuguese to celebrate St. John the Baptist (São Joao in Portuguese), and people in Brazil also celebrate St. Anthony (Santo Antonio) and St. Peter (São Pedro) during the festival.
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  • 2017.05.10
  • Health foods from Brazil
  • Brazil is a producer of propolis, which is highly regarded for its health benefits. The propolis from Brazil is a product of the African bee, which is known for its outstanding capacity to produce honey and propolis.
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  • 2016.11.22
  • Brazilian sweets
  • Brazilians love sweets. Dessert is essential after a meal, even in restaurants. Since salt and pepper are the base seasonings used in most Brazilian food,
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  • 2016.07.26
  • The Metro System in São Paulo
  • São Paulo’s metro system was the first to enter operation in Brazil, and that was in September 1974. The total length of the railway system measured 7km, and it connected the Jabaquara Station and the Vila Mariana Station.
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  • 2016.06.07
  • Modern-day bakeries
  • Wherever you go in San Paolo, you are sure to come across a bakery pretty soon. Round about the 1940s, more than 50% of bakery owners were Portuguese immigrants, and the notion that “a baker must be Portuguese” remains widely held even today.  
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  • 2016.05.02
  • A journey in a neighboring country: Argentina
  • At the beginning of March I left my abode in San Paolo for the town of Ushuaia, on the southern tip of the South American continent. And I made the entire journey – three weeks and 12,000 kilometers – by four-wheel drive! The places that really left an impression on me this time were Peninsula Valdes – a UNESCO Natural Heritage site – and Los Glaciares National Park. I would like to write about both of them here.
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  • 2016.03.29
  • The Rural Town of Cunha
  • Surrounded by mountains, with clean air and residents that are friendly, the town of Cunha is great if you want to spend a relaxing time. The town is located 217 km away from São Paulo as you head towards the direction of Rio de Janeiro. Its population is 22,000 as of 2015.
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  • 2016.03.01
  • The cathedral in Aparecida
  • Walking around in the city of São Paulo, here and there you’ll see Catholic churches. In this country where 99.7% of the entire population considered themselves Cathlolics in 1872, that number has diminished to 64.6% according to data from 2013. Even still, Brazil is the country with the largest population of Catholics in the world.
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  • 2016.01.18
  • The Magnificent Ibirapuera Park
  • Ibirapuera Park, a municipal park made in 1954 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of São Paulo, was ranked as one of the world’s top ten city parks in August 2015 by the British paper The Guardian (Aug. 7 issue). The issue emphasized the park’s size and this work of landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. It commented, “The park is lush, curvilinear in every direction, sometimes mysterious, sometimes breaking out into powerful colour.”Extending over a vast 1584km2 (221ha), this is the most visited park in Latin America. Many of the structures inside the park were designed by well-known architect Oscar Niemeyer, and they display silhouettes very unique to his style.
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  • 2015.12.24
  • Christmas Eve
  • As soon as December begins, Christmas decorations and illuminations pop up everywhere in the city, and display windows are decorated beautifully in order to attract and gain attention of customers.
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  • 2015.12.11
  • The Fascinating Feira (Open-Air Market)
  • Held in various regions throughout Brazil, the “feira” (open-air market) is embraced for their selection of fresh food ingredients.It’s said that back in 1914, São Paulo’s mayor Washington Luis officially authorized the open-air markets. In São Paulo and its neighboring cities alone, the number of the feira is 880, 12073 people have been registered. The feiras are open every Tuesday through Sunday, and sellers arrive to set up shop from 6 a.m. and sell until 1:30 p.m.
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  • 2015.11.13
  • Churrasco, The Brazilian meat feast
  • From the 17th century to the 19th century, in the southern part of Brazil bordering Argentina and Uruguay, there were a people called “Gaúchos” - a mixed-race of the local natives and Spanish settlers - who worked as cattle-herders in an area called the Pampas (plains region). The southernmost state of Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, is known as the Gaúcho state, while their grilled meat cuisine “churrasco” is representative of Brazilian culture.
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  • 2015.10.16
  • The Remarkable Development of Japantown
  • Did you know that Brazil is home to the largest settlement of Japanese immigrants in the world? Japanese immigrants, or Japanese Brazilians, are Japanese nationals who immigrated to Brazil as well as their descendants, including persons of mixed parentage.
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