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CHOOSING A BRAZILIAN SOCCER TEAM, PART IV- The Decision

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“Dude, anyone but Corinthians. If you pick Corinthians, start looking for somewhere else to live.” -My housemate Mateus, a Cruzeiro supporter, May 2012   AS THE STONES ONCE SAID, you can’t always get what you want. Time and time again, we aim high and settle for something less. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. I […]

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HOW TO IMMERSE YOURSELF WHEN LIVING ABROAD

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“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”  -Seren Kierkegaard The day you decide to move overseas is unforgettable. You begin to picture yourself mingling with locals, speaking the local language fluently, and maybe even letting your hips shake to the native rhythms of the region. The excitement […]

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CHOOSING A BRAZILIAN SOCCER TEAM, PT.III- VAI CORINTHIANS?

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  To read Part I of Choosing a Brazilian Soccer Team, click here. To read Part II, click here. “We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances. We guard you while you sleep. Do not… f*ck with us.” -Tyler Durden, ‘Fight Club’ AT FIRST, I had thought […]

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CHOOSING A BRAZILIAN SOCCER TEAM, Part II- The Group Stage

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  To read Part I of Decisão 2012, click here.   NOW that we’ve clarified why I’m jumping into Brazilian Soccer, the question remains: How DOES a serious fan pick a sports team these days? The closest I ever came to choosing a team was when I chose South Beach and palm trees (UM) for college over […]

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CHOOSING A BRAZILIAN SOCCER TEAM, PART I

  Now that I’ve achieved black belt status as a passport ninja and returned to São Paulo with a 3rd passport, it’s time to begin the next step in my Brazilian immersion. It’s time to do my best Paulista impersonation and go all in on living like a local, which means it’s time for me […]

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THE UPS AND DOWNS OF BRAZIL

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“But I know I’m gonna change that tune, when I’m back on top… back on top in June.”- Frank Sinatra   “You are learning what it’s like to be Brazilian”, my student Debora joked earlier today. “This is life here, always up and down, no equilibrium!” Up and down indeed. 2012 didn’t get off to […]

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10kMan Of The Week: KELLY SLATER

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You can do what you want, and make up your own rules. Why be a servant to the law, when you can be it’s master? -Bodhi, “Point Break” Ever since watching “Point Break” for the 1st time 20 years ago (and after each of the 523 viewings since), I’ve dreamed of being a surfer. It’s […]

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