Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Post That Wasn’t

Hello, people!

I hope you all had a great Monday – you should have in mind that we’re one (actually, now two since Tuesday’s over) step closer to the weekend!

*Insert happy dance*

Anyway, today was a veeeeeeery long day. I don’t know about you guys, but I was at school from 7am to 5pm, and then I went to my English Course… And only got home by 9pm. All that after sleeping for about 3 hours and doing a 6-hour exam the day before.

Yeeeeeeah. Nice, huh?

But I promised to myself I won’t complain. I mean, I might have a billion things to do right now… But I know that most kids in Brazil don’t even have the opportunity to go to school – by the age of 16 (my age), most of them are already working all day long. Some of them don’t even know how to write. How sad is that? Smiley triste

And yes – I’m pretty emotional today. I haven’t slept or rested so I’m in a fragile state right now. Sorry, guys Smiley virando os olhos

Moving on to more interesting stuff!

I’m actually going to discuss this subject more specifically on future posts… But I’ve been thinking…

How do you feel about the SATs?

Did you think they were hard?

Did you do well?

Did you have to study a LOT/work hard to achieve good results?

It might come as a surprise… But I actually have always wanted to study in the US. And everything was a dream until a few months ago.

I’m actually planning to take the SATs in December. Do you think I can do it?

I swear I’ll tell you the whole story as soon as I can! It’s just that neither my fingers nor my mind are functioning anymore. Need me some REST!

I’ll have to keep it short! I’m sorry, loves – I promise I’ll write a decent post tomorrow!

Love you all – and thank you SO much for the AWESOME comments! You rock Smiley de boca aberta

Good Night – sleep tight!

xoxo

G.

G’s Q’s:

If you commented on my last post – have you read my reply? And have you received it by e-mail?

I replied to every single human being (or alien – who knows! Hehe) who commented on my last post! And if you haven’t received my reply my e-mail, please let me know Alegre

What do you do when you need to relax?

I usually read a book, watch House, take a hot shower… But I don’t have time for any of these (except showering! My Mom would never let me sleep without showering first *sad face*, lol) right now Smiley triste

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MOST EXCITING NEWS EVER

Hey, guys!

Despite the fact that I’m pretty much dying right now (need me some SLEEP! I’m predicting an 8pm bed time… Let’s see how it goes), I’m still here, blogging and commenting on your blogs. Now, that’s dedication Smiley piscando

Ok, so I might have been a little influenced by the idea of telling you guys the good news. But I definitely missed you guys, too! Hehe.

But, first… the EATS!

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Everything-but-the-Kitchen-Sink Salad

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Honeydew melon slices + Fruit Salad

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Banana+Granola+Honey Flavored Fro-Yo (definitely a winner!) Smiley piscando

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Whole Wheat Heart-Of-Palms “Pie” + Tropical Salad

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Whole-Wheat Banana Pie (a.k.a. PIECE OF HEAVEN)

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Lettuce, Heart Of Palms, Eggplant, Pineapple, Ricotta and Turkey Breast Salad + Mustard

Pretty YUM, right? Smiley de boca aberta

On to the good news… Remember what I said yesterday about racing?

What about mouse ears? Smiley piscando

That’s right… If you haven’t guessed yet…

I’M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD FOR THE MARATHON WEEKEND!

Now it’s official!

Mom’s running the Half Marathon… I’ll run the 5k… And my baby sister Lelê (remember her?)…

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She was so thrilled to wake up early to race… Haha

is running the 200-meter (Kid’s Race) competition!

We’re all SOOOOOOOOOO excited Smiley de boca aberta Smiley de boca aberta

Seriously, it’s our first big trip together. I can’t wait until January 2012!

Aren’t you guys excited?!?!?!

If you still haven’t seen what’s so darn cool about going to Disney for almost two (!) weeks…

Think about all the fun stuff we can do together! (Assuming you’re from Orlando and/or that you will be at Disney World in the beginning of January) All the blog exchanges! Meet-ups! You name it, I’m in Alegre

Ok, I guess I’ll just stop rambling about Disney.

OHMYGOSHI’MGOINGTODISNEEEEEEEEEY! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

Now I’m finished Smiley piscando

Hope you’re all having a great Monday!

Sleep tight!

xoxo

G.

G’s Q’s:

Are you going to be in Orlando between January 2nd and January 13rd? I’d love to meet you!

I’m going, people! Who’s running the 5k with me?!

What is your favorite Disney memory?

When I went to Disney World for the 1st time, in July 2008, it was just me and my sister. My favorite memory’s definitely our first day there – we went to Magic Kingdom, and I got the chance to watch the Night-time Parade and the fireworks. Jeeez, just thinking about it makes me tear up a little bit. I can’t wait to see it again! Garoto paquerando

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Study-ing Non-Stop

Hello, chickpeas!

I noticed I’ve been really absent… Which is definitely not cool.

I need to make things work, somehow.

So, yeah. I should probably be studying for my 6-hour-long-test tomorrow (think 30 math questions, and God-knows-how-many Literature, Portuguese and French ones. Holy Moly, I know), but I’m here, blogging.

That is because I decided to rebel blog before I drive myself nuts. Yes, bloggie-friends – nuts. I’ve been reading your blogs waaaaay too much lately (which is actually a good sign!) but I never post on my own blog (which I’m not really proud of).

Even though it’s the same excuse, I promise you all it’s 100% true – I’ve been studying A LOT! I have 5-hour-long exams (think Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Philosophy, Sociology and Geography, all on the same exam), tests, homework, assignments, more exams…

“Quer moleza? Senta no pudim!”

(That’s a brazilian expressio that basically means: You want things to be easy peasy? Sit on a pudding!”. And yes, I realize it makes no sense when written in english, thankyouverymuch.)

Anyway, on to the good stuff. I’ve been eating some of the same things, but (get excited!) there’s something new. For the past few months, I’ve been…

TAKING PICTURES OF MY LOOKS!!!

Ok, you don’t look excited. C’mon, just a little grin will do.

Much better.

Now, you should be excited. Even though this fact probably won’t change your life the same way it changed mine, this could be very interesting to you, too. I mean… who doesn’t want to see yoga pants paired with black tracksuits? I know you do Smiley piscando

Consider this a sneek peak to what’s next…

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Just kidding, guys! Or not. Let’s stick to the latter…

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This is what I call huge improvement Alegre

And WIBE (if you’re not familiar with it, that’s short for What I’ve Been Eating):

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Cottage Cheese+Grapes (no, I haven’t been eating books. Yet.)

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Japanese Sweet Potato+Chicken Pie

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Carrie’s Volominuous Oatmeal + PB and Protein Bar slices

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Chicken Pie + Japanese Sweet Potato + Cauliflower

As I said before, this is just a sneek-peak… I expect be back as soon as I can to tell you the real NEWS!

Hint: It has something to do with racing… and mouse ears…. Smiley de boca aberta Smiley de boca aberta Smiley de boca aberta

See you guys soon!

xoxo

G.

G’s Q’s:

How much time did it take you to finish your longest exam EVER?

I’ll do my longest exam ever tomorrow – probably 6 hours of pure maths and languages. I’ll get back to you all to say how was it/if I survived… Smiley piscando

Do you already know that the “BIG NEWS” is?

I won’t tell (at least not until the next post!)… You’ll have to discover it by yourself!

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Study-ing

Hey, folks!

(I just realized that I always say “So, yeah” after saying Hello. So let’s try something else, haha)

You may be wondering what’s happening to this blog (and blogger). Yes, I’m aware of the fact that I’ve been the non-reliable type. I said I’d be back, then I disappeared… Then I repeated the process. How rude.

Thus, I decided I won’t make any promises. I don’t have much time to blog for a number (erm, a REALLY big number) of reasons. My mornings and afternoons are pratically all filled with something to do and/or study, and at night… Well, all I want to do is take a bath (actually, I never “want to” take a bath. Call me gross, but I’m – almost – never looking forward to a shower. I’d rather pass out with a blanket arount me in 0.03 seconds) and sleeeeeeeeeep.

-What am I going to do, then?

Well, I’d like to start by posting whenever I can and commenting on other blogs. I’ve been really lazy about that, and my fellow bloggers definitely deserve it.

-What I’ve been doing lately, you ask?

You mean, besides studying like a mad woman? Let’s see… I’ve been reading these:

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More specifically,

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(It means what you think it does: “ Brazilian Saga”)

and

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Both of which I’m loving! I only wish I had more time to read them.

Besides reading and studying, I’ve been…

– Signing up for the History Olimpics

– Starting a voluntary job at a children daycare at a favela nerby

– Studying for the SATs (more on that later…)

– Making tons of list (hahaha, got it? sheesh, I’m so darn funny)

And more. But I guess you got the point.

Anyhow… Instead of telling you more reasons why I’m NOT blogging… I’ll show you the videos I’ve made for you guys!

Making Carrie’s Voluminous Oatmeal

 

Hope you have fun watching… And yes, I realize I made a few mistakes. I was nervous, hehe.

I’ll be back as soon as I can with more delicious food and/or deep posts Smiley piscando

Hope you’re having an amazing weekend!

xoxo

G.

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