Procrastinating – stolen from Paulo Lima

May 13, 2010

So I have this friend Paulo Lima who has sent me a great video on procrastination and while I was watching it I thought about the news I hear on the radio early this morning (yeah!!! I was listen to the radio in the morning, never watch tv). They were talking abt the world Cup to come (everything is abt it now) and how South Africa was actually not totally ready for it. About them being late according to fifas schedule related to construction…and then I thought abt Brazil. We always leave everything for the last minute.
So, let’s discuss some topics
– Why do people procrastinate so much?
– What steps can people take in order to avoid procrastinating?
– Are you a procrastinator? If so, would you like to be different, how? If not, how do you deal with procrastinators?

Watch the video below and lets talk abt it

– what do you think is the stuff that he has to do?
– What kind of things does he do instead of doing whatever he has to do?

Have you ever heard of Ellen DeGeneres? Share what you know abt her


It’s been so long that I haven’t seen your face!

February 22, 2010

Hey you guys!

Thanks for coming back

I know I havent written for such a long time!

My life has been just too hectic to handle, but now I am back for good.

Last December I went to California (I know, garota eu vou pra California, viver a vida sobre as ondas…) and came back in February, you won’t believe how good it was. I already miss it there!

Then I spent Carnaval in Salvador (going wild, baby-lol, just kidding).

And now you are my student again or for the very first time.

If it is the first time, grab a chair, sit down, relax and welcome. If it is not, thanks a bunch!


November 10, 2009

It was birthday!

I had zillions of parties.

I just love celebrating my b-day.

My day was full of nice surprises, big hugs and people showing their affection.



October 29, 2009

One sweet day

October 1, 2009

This is an old video, old song old singer…

I found a mariah carey cd at hoem and I was listening to this song and thinking abt something that has always let me down…death. Not my own death, understand that I dont wanna die. But beloved people´s death.

As some might know I had a hard time getting over my grandma´s death. She had cancer and passed away last year. She was a an amazing woman, she has never worked so it is not work success that I am talking about, but grandma used to be sweet and tried to be the best mom and grandma ever, she managed to do so. She had a terrible husband who would always be mean to her and she decided to divorce him when she was 70 years old. My grandma had an awesome view of the future, she was alwaays there, beside me, no matter what I did.

I remember when I had difficult days she supported me and she kept saying I was a good person and I deserved  to be happy. She may have thought I shouldn’t have done that but the only thing she did was to support me and say everything would end well. I just needed to be patient.

I still believe I will call her any time of the day or the night and she will answer the phone with her portuguese accent “pronto”. How much I miss her, I wish I had another chance to hold her and keep my feet warm between her legs as she used to do. The best grandmother in the world I just wish I could have her in my arms once more and tell her everything that is going on in my life. Why did she die? Why didn’t God allow her to see my daughter growing up as a beautiful woman that she will be? Why didn’t my daughter have the chance to  be held by her as I did? Why can’t I have my grandmother forever telling me I am right and I have to be happy? My grandmother was a great love in my life, I miss her so much, I have to see her again. The last time I hugged and talked to her was in my dreams, she told me to move on, to stop crying that I had cried enough. She gave me a hug and I dont remember the rest of the dream. When I woke up I was feeling much better, I had the feeling of touching her skin again…

Anyway, this post wasnt meant to be sad but it was meant to ask your opinion on this death stuff. How much does it scare you? What happens when we die?  Will we see our beloved ones again?

Sorry I never told you

All I wanted to say

And now it’s too late to hold you

‘Cause you’ve flown away, so far away

Never had I imagined

living without your smile

Feeling and knowing you hear me

It keeps me alive, alive

And I know you’re shining down on me from heaven

Like so many friends we’ve lost along the way

And I know eventually we’ll be together (Together)

One sweet day (And all that I know and I’ll wait patiently to see you in Heaven)

Darlin’, I never showed you (No, no, no, no, no, no) {I never showed you}

Assumed you’d always be there (mariah: always be there,) no,no, {I thought you’d always be there}

and I took your presence for granted

But I always cared (But I always cared) and I miss the love we shared

And I know you’re shining down on me from heaven

Like so many friends we’ve lost along the way (Lost along the way)

And I know eventually we’ll be together (I know, I know)

One sweet day (And all thatI know is I’ll wait patiently to see you in Heaven)

Although the sun will never shine the same

I’ll always look to a brighter day

Yeah, yeah

Lord, I know when I lay me down to sleep

You will always listen as I pray

And I know you’re shining down on me from heaven

Like so many friends we’ve lost along the way (Like so many)

And I know eventually we’ll be together (Yes, I know, I know we’ll be together)

One sweet day

And I know you’re shining down on me from heaven (I’ll see you eventually)

Like so many friends we’ve lost along the way (I know you’re lookin’ for a heaven)

And I know eventually we’ll be together(I know, I know)

One sweet day (One sweet day, whoa…)

patiently to see you in Heaven

Sorry I never told you

All I wanted to say

September 22, 2009


September 22, 2009

Hey there!
I don’t know who reads the stuff I write, I hope a lot of people do, so if you are reading this right now, please leave a message 😉

First of all the red color of my font is a way to honor my soccer team..Come on we are the best in rio de janeiro!!!

Now, I have been doing a lot of thinking about howour personality can be affected by the place where we live, the people around us, the envirnment itself.

This morning I was at my “other job”  watching some students do their chemistry exams. I traveled back in time because chemistry used to be my favorite subject at school although I did hate the teacher (she was mean and rude) and thought about the time I was a student. I have been there once, I mean about 20 years ago 🙂 . And I thought about who I was when I was younger.

Is it possible to mold one’s pesonality or are people born like that and won’t be changed? I have a little child and I am not sure how much I can influence on her behavior and personality. Behavior is something and personality something else, I must keep that in mind.

Still about Clara, my daughter, she is a show-off, she likes to call people’s attention and to be praised all the time.Will she ever become shy? Can a person become shy? Or is shyness a feature that either you are born like that or not? Can people’s ideas of her or comments change her way? I hope nothing changes the way she is. She is such a bright, sweet and respectful person. I wouldn’t be happy if all of a sudden or within the years she became someone else.

I have a student that studied with me a long time ago, when she was just a child, now she is a teenager and I couldn’t recognize her although her name sounded familiar. She is just the opposite of whom she used to be. She used to be talkative and she would talk during the whole class now she sits quietly alone and every now and then I hear her talking, usually she does the taslking when I ask her to.

It is so strange how she could become someone else just like that. It took her 4 years to change her behavior.

I dont wanna talk abt it anymore