Thursday, November 26, 2009


I just stumbled upon this and it made me smile that made it all worthwhile. :)

bummed out!

So I had this job interview a while back. It wasn't for photo or cooking but design.
Now I'm not really a designer... and I didn't hide that fact, but they actually liked me because I was called back for a second interview together with 3 other (real) designers.
In the end I didn't get the job. However, what pissed me off wasn't that so much but that the reason I didn't get it was due to my shyness!
Ok, so I am bit shy and perhaps not too articulate when it comes to verbal communication, but damn it I never thought that would keep me from a job!

I guess there's only one way to go: take it as constructive criticism and do better next time.
But I know I could have done well with that job. Shit!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

almost christmas!?!

Time flies. I can't believe it's almost Christmas again!! As summer here reaches full swing and the decorations go up... I try to get that Christmassy feeling from Europe... But in the heat, it's just impossible! Even the green and red and gold don't seam to match the heat!

Last Friday was a holiday here, so we got to go to the beach again after several months of big city. It went by so fast but still we got to enjoy swimming in the sea and a great barbecue...
Life is good when you keep things simple.

Now it'a back to work though.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

new home

So finally, we moved! It was exhausting even though there was hardly anything to move... I mean no furniture practically since we didn't bring any from Europe... just some boxes. But there was still so much to fix up on the house that by evening time we were sooo tired!

Now that was Sunday... A couple of days later, many hours of cleaning and unpacking and things are slowly starting to look better. Still no furniture really, but we did make some work tables out of doors... and we had to buy a bookshelf... A lot of improvising but it's ok.

Now I haven't finished the decorating and this weekend we should get some more furniture from my parent's. They have some things that are not in use so we can take them... So no photos yet... I want it to look as much like a home as possible before posting them...

So just some funny egg eyes instead!
More to come...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Blackout and lack of water....

Well, once again I had the chance to see the 3rd World side of Brazil!

The house if finally pretty much ready.. That is paint is done, leaks have been fixed, floors are like new... Only the water company here is taking it's time to switch the water back on!
The previous renter didn't pay the water bill for so long that it was cut off. Now the debt has been settled, but the water company needs I don't know how long to put it back up. Meanwhile we cannot tell if the taps have been properly installed, or the shower or even the washing machine... I also can't clean the place. I'm thinking we may have to push the moving date yet another week forward. Sometimes I wonder if we will ever move in!!! :(

As for the blackout... well, there was a major major one last night here in Brazil. It affected over 10 States from 10pm till 5am... THAT is impressive I think!! Pretty crazy!

What usually looks like this photo 1, was looking more like picture 2!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hot hot hot!

Our room this morning!
Summer is here and after all the rain these past months it's come stronger than ever!
Tomorrow we start the moving process.... I'm very excited about that, we've waited so long for this I can hardly believe it's finally happening!
Photos of the house will be posted soon! :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Banking nightmares!!

I hate banks. It's established. Or at least I hate the whole system here! It's absolutely insane.
I had huge difficulties opening my bank account here in Sao Paulo because I don't have an "official" job. Or rather, I work for myself and not in some firm or whatever, I work freelance.
After a lot of hassle I managed with the help of my father to open an account.
Now the problem is my husbands... He's working as a freelance graphic designer for this company and they need to pay him. However they can't pay him because he doesn't have an account. The bank says he can't open an account because he doesn't have a salary.
How on earth can that be? How can we earn money if we can't put it in a bank, and how can we open an account if we can't get paid???
And what about the people who are worse off than we are?? Are poor people doomed to stay poor, work "under the table" and put their money away under their mattress??
Seriously it's driving me crazy!!
Maybe I'll have to look here soon to get inspired!! :

Monday, November 2, 2009

We spent all weekend painting the house and finally it's done!
Now only the floors need to be fixed and a couple of other minor things done...
then a LOT of cleaning and we can finally move in!