That time of the year has come…


…when I repeatedly repeat the yearly repeat “I hate Carnival”.

Tips for foreigners, whether you are in Brazil or not:

  1. DO NO ASK A BRAZILIAN IF HE LIKES CARNIVAL OR ABOUT CARNIVAL AT ALL . Do not ask a brazilian of he likes samba. Do not ask a brazilian for carnival party tips. Brazilians are pretty obvious and outgoing about their love for carnival. They will practically harrass you to go to a carnival party of any kind and get drunk, to the point you'll say 'yes let's go' only because you will realize the brazilian will not stop bugging you unless you agree to go out. So, if YOU ARE IN FRONT OF A BRAZILIAN WHO DID NOT MENTION CARNIVAL AT ALL, SHUT UP AND DON'T EVER BRING IT UP, BECAUSE YOU ARE IN FRONT OF A BRAZILIAN WHO HATES CARNIVAL. JUST GO WALK AROUND and you will find plenty of people just hanging out around the corner or asleep on the gutter, who can give you tips about where to party.
  2. DO NOT SAY “I LOVE BRAZIL.” D.O N.O.T S.A.Y I.T. especially if you are a celeb or if you are going to appear on media of any kind, unless you wanna sound as dumb and clueless as Alicia Silverstone on Clueless. If people ask you what are your thoughts abotu the visit and your country, be short, smart and stay true to yourself. DO NOT SAY “I LOVE BRAZIL”.
  3. Do not expect exotic, hot or “spicy” food. In general Brazilian cuisine is bland, non-creative and very simple in the matter of seasonings. The main “spices” of Brazil are salt and sugar, and all food tends too be either too salty or too sweet. Most meals are made with ingredients not very different from the ingredients in other western countries, and we have a huge network of fastfood imported from America. Brazilians have a sweet tooth and you'll find dozens of varieties of candies and chocolates and sweet places with a dedicated desserts and sweets buffet. Also, you'll find a coffee place every 50 meters, and every coffee place will always have espresso, which may be simples or dulpo (yes, double). Coffee places do not offer cream or creamer as an option here. You can only get straight milk.
  4. Don't expect to get your change straight. BRAZILIANS HATE COINS. They always round the price up or down to whatever amount of coins you have that is closest to the real change. Actually we hate coins so much that we pretty much eliminated the use of the 1 cent coin by simply ignoring it. If you find one, send it to me, I collect them. I actually have ONE 1 cent coin in my piggy bank. I even wonder if it's worth more just because of it's rarity.


Misoginia e insulto nas lojas online


OK,TODAS AS MULHERES E HOMENS, MUITA ATENÇÃO AGORA.

 

VAMOS DEIXAR UMA COISA BEEEEEM CLARA, PRETO NO BRANCO.

 

NÃO INTERESSA QUAL SUA GRIFE, SUA LOJA, SEU NOME, O PREÇO DA SUA ROUPA, OU O QUÃO LINDO DE MORRER SEJA O SEU VESTIDO, NADA, E EU REPITO, NADA NADA NADA NADA NADA NADA É MAIS DESUMANIZANTE, MACHISTA, MISOGINISTA, HUMILHANTE, DESVALORIZANTE, E TIPIFICANTE DA MULHER COMO UM OBJETO (Entenda-se “DA MULHER” como QUALQUER MULHER, como todas as mulheres) DO QUE COLOCAR NA INTERNET À VENDA UMA FOTO DE UMA MODELO NUM VESTIDO LINDO, OU FEIO, NÃO INTERESSA, ESCONDENDO O ROSTO DA MULHER!!

Isso é um insulto, é imperdoável, devia have uma lei proibindo isso e punindo a loja em 10 vezes o valor do produto.

Isso coloca a mulher em pé de igualdade com os manequins de plástico das vitrines das lojas (que, é bom lembrar, na maioria das vezes tem cabeça).

Até as lojas de chapéus colocam os chapéus em manequins de plastico, em vez de colocar em mulheres de verdade.

 

 



The case for mall love, Star Wars, UBER and Happy 2014!


Yesterday I've been to Cinemark watch Mockingjay 2.

 

Today I've been to the same place, again, to go to the cinema, again, only this time I watched Star Wars VII: the Force Awakens.

 

I confess: despite growing up with Han Solo and Luke Skywalker (I always love Han Solo the most,meven when I was like… 4yo), I got frustrated with Lucas' prequels of cute animals and child stories. I hated what's his name who played Anakin. God, they could at least have chosen a real actor for someone as iconic as The future Darth Vader. But not content with the poor choice for Anakin's role, they decide to throw the shit in the fan altogether by pairing Anakin with bland boring equally terrible if not worse in thespian skill matters Natalie Portman. That was way beyong the bearable to watch. Hence my caution in getting excited about Ep VII. All I could think of was “oh no, 3 interminable hours of cute droids and Jar Jar Binks-Like creatures. If I am going to see this, may the force be with me, really”.

 

But to my surprise it was an awesome movie and I needed not to stand up in the middle of the theatre to split the screen in half with my light saber. Picking up the old actors was such a great decision. There was continuity to it and it made me feel like I was watching the original film again for the first time, revamped.

They really built up the characters well, including the troopers, who weren't only mere extras with guns in a white plastic costume anymore. The whole scene where the troopers are summoned to destroy the resistance – a great reference to WWII and Hitler. Big red banner with black symbol in the background, troopers in formation as if SS and Gestapo had been consultants for the movie themselves. And hail to the chief just like a “Heil Hitler”. I loved their choice of actor for “baby Vader”.

Spoiler ahead…

I saw it comming all along but it broke my heart to see Han Solo go like that.

Jedi are sort of like priests, don't marry, etc, it's all force force force. But the ending was literally and figuratively a cliffhanger. The girl could be Leia's daughter (with someone other than Han Solo) OR she could be the daughter of Skywalker himself. After all, he was MIA for years with nothing but his hoodie. nOt even his light saber. Go figure what he's been up to all these years??

But I guess we'll find that one out in Ep. VIII.

I should add I watched the movie in a theatre equipped with all that crazy technology which I cannot remember now. 3D + that crazy rocking chair + something else called D something. Detox, whatever. iT wasn't IMAX though, but it was certainly better or comparable.

It was really …shaky. And completely awesome. I highly recommend to watch it in a well equipped theatre.

 

After the movie I spend the whole day at the mall, shopped for a lot for things I needed and things I didn't, but other people do, with my poor husband having to cope with his really vain pretty empty and bored vacationing wife's love for shoping malls and the only distraction and going out she could afford for the moment.

 

After 1 pound of burgers and bacon, cheese and guava ice crean and an espresso, I returned home using UBER, witch is my current public transportation of choice. And here we are again.

Hope I get a good night of sleep, because tomorrow will be a long day.

Since this year was shit and next year ia going to be worse, I wish you beforehand a happy 2014!!

 



Spotify finally entered the 60’s


For the good of the planet Earth Santa Claus FINALLY gave Spotify the rights to execute Beatles songs, a prohibition that always seemed at least obnoxious, and now the world is finally a much better place.



The complete fail of the Brazilian purse


It is absolutely unacceptable that, in country notable for its citizen being highly subject to several forms of violence and crime by simply walking out the door – where the most notable and common form or crime are known to be wallet, phone, handbag and purse theft (aforementioned executed mostly in a clever and concealed manner by experienced criminals) – all the purses, handbags, clutches, backpacks and akin are poorly executed and offer little if no protection against these thieves.
You will hardly (if at all) find a carrying device that has a double zipper that allows you to use a lock. All handbags have a very regular zipper that has the blind end sticking out out the bag, leaving a gap underneath that may be used not only as a way to steal from your bag, but also as a way to throw something inside your bag without your permission (hey, we live in the terrorism ages). Most carrying devices closing mechanisms are nothing but a magnet button. Or no button at all. No need to say that no bags come without a lock.
A special attention should be given to the bags meant to be used specifically at the beach, a very popular item between Brazilian women. These are as open as they can. They have a closing mechanism just good enough to keep things from flying outside due the the wind in the beaches. they do not protect against sand, and they do not hide and protect your goods at all. It’s just all out there, semi-hanging outside the purse in the open for everyone to see and steal as they like.
As you can now see, it’s not only the Brazilian people, the Brazilian economics and the Brazilian politicians that are unreliable.
Unless you live in a country with nearly zero crime rate and/or wish a purse/wallett/backpack/handbag for decorative or souvenir reasons only, do not buy Brazilian designed and made handbags and alikes.



ANIMAIS – A vida é o bem maior


ASSINE A PETIÇÃO QUE PEDE O FIM DOS SACRIFÍCIOS DE ANIMAIS EM RITUAIS RELIGIOSOS!

É uma barbaridade que não pode continuar!

Não deixe seu fiel companheiro virar oferenda! manifeste-se! proteste! Entre em contato com seu representante na Assembléia Legislativa do RS e manifeste seu desejo de salvar os animais, e lembre ao seu deputado que ele está lá para defender e representar os SEUS interesses, e não os dos conchavos e picuinhas partidárias!

 



DIA 12 DE ABRIL NÓS VAMOS VIRAR O JOGO


Reforma do processo eleitoral por mim proposta


 Reforma eleitoral proposta e escrita por mim mesma, comforme publicado no meu Facebook hoje pela manhâ (trata apenas do processo de votação, visando evitar fraudes,e não do aspecto político-partidário, ou seja, não é uma proposta de reforma política)
1. Fim do voto eletronico; 
2. Ao entrar na seção eleitoral, identificação do eleitor por Titulo Eleitoral, Carteira de identidade ou documento com foto, e biometria. (eliminando assim qualquer chance de uma pesoa ter dois domicílios eleitorais, votar duas vezes, etc).
3. Voto por cédulas de papel, de boa gramatura e impressão de alta qualidade (evitando rasuras, rasgos e amassamentos que invalidariam o voto) e marcação do candidato escolhido por sistema de cartão perfurado (falicita e agiliza a contagem).
4. Cada cédula conteria um número e código de barras aleatório, que constaria da própria cédula, e também de um canhoto destacável a ser mantido e levado pelo eleitor. Ao processar os votos, seria feito upload de código de barras/numero da cédula para um banco de dados central do TSE.
5. Após a divulgação do resultado da eleição, ficaria disponível em um banco de dados online toda a lista e número de votos. Se eleitor desejar conferir se seu voto foi de fato computado como deveria, ele entra no site provido pelo TSE, digita número de seu canhoto, e confirma que seu voto foi mesmo para o FHC e não para o Tiririca. E como a entrega da cédula e o número/código de barras não são associados à identidade do eleitor, voto continuaria secreto.
6. Esse é o meu sistema eleitoral. Cheio de burocracias e detalhes mas pra uma eleição funcionar neste país, se o custo for esse, que eu chamaria isso de custo Brasil, que assim seja. 
7. Fim do voto do analfabeto.
8. Voto facultativo.


O pior pesadelo…


…de uma aficcionada por maquigem é:

1 – ser alérgica à maquiagem dos sonhos, e

2- ter conjuntivite e não poder se maquiar por uma semana.



Granado, Phebo e a melhor embalagem de pó da história!


Vamos falar de maquiagem, de novo!! Mais especificamente sobre o pó maravilhoso da Phebo/Granado (e um corretivo que não fica nada atrás). Aí estão as fotos das crianças. Sem parabenos, não testados em animais, hipoalergênicos, etc. mas enfim, vamos falar do pó. Ao contrário de todos os pós soltos, que vem ou totalmente soltos, ou com uma placa com furinhos por onde o pó sai para evitar desperdícios, o Pó Facial Mineral Phebo vem com a esponja aplicadora atarrachada no pote, cobrido a placa dos furinhos, de modo que, para aplicar o pó, você só precisa virar o pote e dar uns leves toques na face com a esponja que, por ser atarrachada, não desperdiça pó pelo ar, pó que cai da esponja na hora que você pega e depois a metade cai no chão e a outra metade na pia, além da quantidade de pó aplicada ser exatamente a necessária (não precisa dar aquela “espanada” com um pincel pra remover o excesso), não entra pó dentro do olho, e por último – devido à aplicaçao ser estremamente suave e fácil, você não corre o risco de parcialmente remover a base com a esponja e ficar com a esponja toda melada de base com o tempo. Eu nunca vi nenhuma indústria cosmética nacional lançar uma embalagem assim. Talvez alguma marca importada, afinal são muito caras, muitas e não posso provar todas. Mas enfim, recomendo este pó maravilhoso e com certeza vou estar aumentando meu estoque dele em breve.

Detalhe: fiquei uns 10 minutos tentando descobrir como se abria o pó, até que deu um momento eureka e eu me toquei que esponja e embalagem eram uma coisa só. Vivendo e aprendendo. fantástico!!

Parabéns Phebo/Granado, pela excelencia do produto mas sobretudo pela inovação e praticidade da embalagem, vai facilitar muito a minha vida e me deixar bem mais linda, continuem brilhando com produtos maravilhosos!