One Year Ago

Almost two weeks into Brazilian culture. There are things I love and things I hate. I hate the heat, bugs and cold water showers. But I love the people, the beauty of this place, the ocean. I love how everyone is so affectionate here, but I hate how EVERYONE stares at us. I hate the phones but love the ice cream.
My first week of teaching finished. Can I really be a teacher full time? These kids are so excited and thankful to be able to learn English. What will be the difference in a country like Korea where they are forced to learn English by their parents and don't have good attitudes? Can I go somewhere like that without knowing the language and without a team?
I have seen so many interesting things - traffic jams, beautiful people and children, despair, hopelessness covered up with bright colors. A world burned and blackened with age yet full of life and vigor. These are a people holding onto whatever they can. Yet is our way of life better?


  1. Cool entry.

    What's the differences and similarities between Brazil and Taiwan?

    Via the same style, what do you love and hate about Taiwan?


    Marc (17 days and counting)

  2. This is such a cool reflection... I love it! You have such a great ability to write down your thoughts... It was fun to read this and remember!


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