8.18.2010

8.16.2010

Dia-a-dia. Tue. Aug 17, 2010.

Já escondi um amor com medo de perdê-lo, já perdi um amor por escondê-lo.

Já segurei nas mãos de alguém por medo, já tive tanto medo, ao ponto de nem sentir minhas mãos.
Já expulsei pessoas que amava de minha vida, já me arrependi por isso.
Já passei noites chorando até pegar no sono, já fui dormir tão feliz, ao ponto de nem conseguir fechar os olhos.
Já acreditei em amores perfeitos, já descobri que eles não existem.
Já amei pessoas que me decepcionaram, já decepcionei pessoas que me amaram.
Já passei horas na frente do espelho tentando descobrir quem sou, já tive tanta certeza de mim, ao ponto de querer sumir.
Já menti e me arrependi depois, já falei a verdade e também me arrependi.
Já fingi não dar importância às pessoas que amava, para mais tarde chorar quieta em meu canto.
Já sorri chorando lágrimas de tristeza, já chorei de tanto rir.
Já acreditei em pessoas que não valiam a pena, já deixei de acreditar nas que realmente valiam.
Já tive crises de riso quando não podia.

Já quebrei pratos, copos e vasos, de raiva.
Já senti muita falta de alguém, mas nunca lhe disse.
Já gritei quando deveria calar, já calei quando deveria gritar.

Muitas vezes deixei de falar o que penso para agradar uns, outras vezes falei o que não pensava para magoar outros.
Já fingi ser o que não sou para agradar uns, já fingi ser o que não sou para desagradar outros.

Já contei piadas e mais piadas sem graça, apenas para ver um amigo feliz.
Já inventei histórias com final feliz para dar esperança a quem precisava.
Já sonhei demais, ao ponto de confundir com a realidade... Já tive medo do escuro, hoje no escuro "me acho, me agacho, fico ali".
Já cai inúmeras vezes achando que não iria me reerguer, já me reergui inúmeras vezes achando que não cairia mais.
Já liguei para quem não queria apenas para não ligar para quem realmente queria.
Já corri atrás de um carro, por ele levar embora, quem eu amava.
Já chamei pela mamãe no meio da noite fugindo de um pesadelo.

Mas ela não apareceu e foi um pesadelo maior ainda.
Já chamei pessoas próximas de "amigo" e descobri que não eram... Algumas pessoas nunca precisei chamar de nada e sempre foram e serão especiais para mim.

Não me dêem fórmulas certas, porque eu não espero acertar sempre.
Não me mostre o que esperam de mim, porque vou seguir meu coração!
Não me façam ser o que não sou, não me convidem a ser igual, porque sinceramente sou diferente!
Não sei amar pela metade, não sei viver de mentiras, não sei voar com os pés no chão.
Sou sempre eu mesma, mas com certeza não serei a mesma pra SEMPRE!

Gosto dos venenos mais lentos, das bebidas mais amargas, das drogas mais poderosas, das idéias mais insanas, dos pensamentos mais complexos, dos sentimentos mais fortes.

Tenho um apetite voraz e os delírios mais loucos.

Você pode até me empurrar de um penhasco que eu vou dizer:

- E daí? Eu adoro voar!

Clarice Lispector

08.16.2010. Bojangles'. Monday.

Thanks to my lovely roomie I finally had some Bojangles'!!!
(yes yes yes, she is the only person I know that can have a chicken sandwich + french fries + coke for breakfast and not gain weight...)

Sun. Aug 15. Backyard.

Fui assistir Eat Pray Love.

Things that I didn't like about it:

  • There is a Brazilian guy that kisses his son on the lips. The son says that people might do that in Brazil, but that he was a little embarrassed. Honestly, I can't think of any guy friend that kisses his dad on the lips.
  • They speak Portuguese with an accent from Portugal (and they are supposed to be Brazilians??!!!).
  • In addition to that, they have a Spanish accent when they speak English: Brazilians don't say jellow (instead of yellow) or jou (instead of you). Seriously???
  • In the middle of the conversations in English, the Brazilians ask a question in Portuguese to the Americans!!! Tenha dó, né?? Ahhh, fala sério. Are they kidding me??
The director could have asked a native Brazilian to watch the movie and give him some feedback prior to its release. Nonetheless, I still cried and enjoyed the movie. It brought back some good memories about India, made me think about my Italian friend Tamara and made me want to leave the theater and buy a ticket to go to Bali.


Instead though, I ran to the book store, picked up a book on Buddhism and went to my happy place: Our Backyard.


Sat. 08-14-2010. Durham.

I finally made it to Durham!

E com estilo.

O dia começou na Triangle Brewing Co, onde fizemos um tour de 20 minutos pela fábrica rústica que serve os bares locais, aprendemos a fazer cerveja no quintal de casa e saboreamos uns goles gelados sob o calor de 40 graus, rodeados por mosquitos e poeira. Tive a honra de conhecer cowboys de verdade, com camisa de botão com desenho de peixinho, barba estranha, sapato esquisito.


Em seguida, esperamos 4 horas por um churrasco de dois ombros de porco ao qual fui convidada com o nome de "pork roast" - um tanto quanto mais fancy que o sanduíche de porco mal passado desfiado que quase me vez vomitar. A espera não teria sido das piores se o pneu do carro não tivesse furado a caminho do liquor shop da esquina. E se um dos dois caras que estavam no veículo soubessem trocá-lo. E se o outro tivesse ligeiramente sóbrio... Nesses momentos de emergência lembro com carinho dos ensinamentos do meu pai quando criança.


Dia um tanto quanto divertido. Me surpreendi com meus próprios pensamentos - será que prefiro caminhar entre ruínas de castelos que contam 400 anos de história e marcam a origem do mundo novo ou papear e dar risada rodeada de pessoas bizarras, carne mal passada e pernilongo?

8.12.2010

Fri. 08/13/2010. School.

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I have some very specific memories from my childhood. For some reason I have always enjoyed going back to school. It might be the new books, the clean uniform, the bright pens and colorful erasers… but it could also be the excitement of seeing new classmates, hugging old friends, and meeting new teachers. Just the idea of writing the first word in a blank notebook, or using a pen for the first time, or even hearing a total stranger say their name makes me get butterflies in my stomach. Friends reunite with so many stories about their holidays, the summer, trips with the family, summer camps. First kisses, a first love. A whole year lies ahead and there is so much waiting to happen… Within weeks everything changes. Students complain about their homework, books are lost, fights become common place and getting in trouble with teachers is the goal. So exciting.

Grad school is somewhat similar, except for the fact that mom and dad are not really there by my side. The first word will be typed on a keyboard, and the pens never wear out anymore. Getting new books is a little more painful than fun. But once they are in front of me, it is a whole new world waiting to be conquered. Meeting professors is still a fun experience and they, oddly enough, still learn my name quickly. The uniform has given way to worn out jeans, large boots and oversized coats… and a hat, gloves and a scarf. Summer stories take place in countries I barely knew existed. Funny, sad, interesting, boring, impactful, meaningless, in the private sector, public sector, NGOs, multilateral organizations. And they usually involve another intern, a CEO, a Senator, the UN Secretary General. A busy semester patiently waits for the return of these students who are soon going to be complaining about the classes, the professors, the books and their thesis.

A few more hours. Our summer vacation is almost gone.

Thu. Aug 12. Fire drill.

From Wikipedia:

A fire drill is a method of practicing the evacuation of a building for a fire or other emergency. Generally, the emergency system (usually an alarm) is activated and the building is evacuated as though a real fire had occurred. Usually, the time it takes to evacuate is measured to ensure that it occurs within a reasonable length of time.

8.11.2010

Wed. Aug/11. 3i Brazil

A couple of friends and I are slowly making a dream come true. We are starting a company with the goal to intermediate, advise and facilitate a student’s access to Brazilian companies and academic institutions. This includes locating and facilitating admissions to schools and internship programs; deciding on an academic curriculum or work program; providing housing and all logistical solutions for transportation and housing. Below is a summary of the future company, called 3i Brazil:

Our interns come from top universities in the United States and Europe and include students of different nationalities, with ample language skills and diverse educational backgrounds. Their goal is to put their academic knowledge into practice and gain experience in the Brazilian market and culture.

Having an international intern is a chance to expose your local staff to talented English-speakers that analyze situations from different perspectives. Once the interns return to their universities and home countries, your company will gain international exposure and will become part of a network made up of talented professionals from all over the world.

Whether you represent a private company, an NGO, a law firm or a public company, we will find the perfect match for you. Your company can choose to host a full-time or part-time intern, according to your needs and expectations. Once you send us your request, we will match your needs with highly qualified individuals and provide you with resumes of potential interns that match your criteria. This is your opportunity to have a qualified intern working with you for a fraction of the cost of a consultant or an employee and promoting your company in the international sphere.

In addition to finding the ideal intern for your company, our staff provides the following consulting services:
  • Work plan structuring and implementation: we will assess your needs, have brief interview with employees from different areas to create a work plan for your intern, highlighting deliverable and timetables.
  •  Weekly meetings: we will hold weekly meetings with your interns to understand their goals and specific interests in the company and provide feedback for you from a neutral perspective so the program can be tailored according to the students previous knowledge and expected goals.
  • Intern evaluation: at the end of the program, we will reconvene with the student and evaluate the internship experience, to identify positive accomplishments and to address specific areas for improvement in the program to guarantee a better experience for all. To that end, we will also perform an assessment of your experience, goals achieved and items that need to be changed to take better advantage of future interns.

Tue. Aug 10. Bossless.

Missing my bossess.
They are all gone.

8.09.2010

Monday - Aug 9 - Last

última segunda no trabalho.
primeiro dia da última semana.

hora de começar a pensar em pensar em partir.
mas ainda resto um bocado a fazer.


últimas olhares em cada esquina.
e a hora de dizer adeus se aproxima novamente.

e mais uma vez estou quase pronta para ir.
dever 98% cumprido.

animada com a house of five - UNO OCHO CINCO.

08/07/2010 - Sunday - R-Line

R-LINE

R-LINE
Experience the R-LINE, an eco-friendly approach to urban transportation. This FREE circulator service features hybrid electric buses that will connect you to restaurants, retail, entertainment venues, museums, hotels, and parking facilities in downtown Raleigh. Buses run every 10-15 minutes, so whether you’re a resident, employee or visitor, it’s a great new way to get around downtown. The next time you’re taking in downtown Raleigh, be sure to take the R-LINE!

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Wed (7 am-11 pm)
Thurs-Sat (7 am-2:15 am)
Sun (1 pm-8 pm)

Contact Information:
For questions or comments, call the GoTriangle Call Center at (919) 485-RIDE.

Downloadable Map:
To download the R-LINE map, click here.

AVL Map and Real-Time Projections:
To access the AVL Map and Real-Time projections, click here.

Mobile Application:
To access the mobile application, visit www.YouRHere.com/mobile and click on the "R-LINE" tab.

Sat - August 7 - Boating!

Friday. Aug 06/ 2010. Day-off.

Not feeling well...

thu. Aug-5-2010. July.

A July, você, leitor assíduo, já conhece.

Um sorriso que ilumina ambientes.
E uma gargalhada que faz o coração dançar.
Menina levada, sapeca.
Mulher que arremata paixões e quebra coração.
Amiga querida, que lê nas entrelinhas dos vídeos no YouTube.
Uma das minhas almas gêmeas.

O vestido vermelho paixão veio por Sedex postado de um lugarzinho especial em SP.

Aug/4. Wed. LTC.

Preserving Choice and Dignity When You Need Care

If you ever have a long-term illness, a chronic condition or Alzheimer’s disease, you may need help with things like bathing, dressing and eating. Your family may want to help you, but they may not be physically able to provide care or their busy schedules may make it difficult to devote enough time to your needs. Aides can come into your home, but these costs are not usually covered by ordinary health insurance policies and Medicare. These expenses can quickly deplete your nest egg, no matter how much you’ve saved. This is when long term care insurance can help.

Long term care insurance (LTCI) can help cover the cost of care you receive at home from nurses’ aides, home health aides and therapists. It can help cover services in an assisted living facility and, if you require skilled care, nursing home expenses can be covered.

It helps you maintain your dignity and financial freedom and gives you the flexibility to participate in making choices that impact your care — about the services you receive, where you receive them and who provides the care you need.

Someone who has a chronic condition or is returning from a stay in a hospital or rehabilitation facility may need these services, which can be covered by long term care insurance:

Nursing Home Care
Skilled In-Home Nursing Care
Adult Day Care
Hospice Care
Personal and Home Health Aides
Homemaker Services
Assisted Living Facilities

To learn more about long term care insurance, we suggest you discuss your options with your financial professional. If you do not have a financial professional, you can learn more by calling us toll free at: (888) GENWORTH (888 436.9678) or by requesting more information.

tuesday. aug 3. traffic.

This morning, as I slowly marched to work, I was surprised by some traffic on the road.

A few steps ahead, the reason:

8.03.2010

Mon. 08-02. Interns

Genworth's Summer 2010 Interns.
Lee, Pranjal, Me, Sherri, Martin, Li Shu.



8.01.2010

DOMINGO, 1 DE AGOSTO DE 2010

Diretamente do blog do meu cunhado.


Vila São João: um retrato de DonaLu

Caros leitores, esse é o meu primeiro curta. Um filme simples feito com muito amor. Amor da equipe, da DonaLu e de todos que contribuíram para a construção da Vila e da praça.
Um lugar belo, mágico, especial.

Assista o filme no YouTube.
O Teaser de maio.
O Teaser de julho.


Se quiser ver fotos da produção ou ler o diário, clique aqui.
Se quiser saber o que motivou sua realização, clique aqui.


Duas anotações que tirei do diário:
Fazer um filme é uma longa viagem.
Escreve-se o roteiro, matéria prima da pré-produção, que viabiliza as filmagens, começo da edição.
No fim, depois de montado, é matéria bruta mais uma vez.
É finalizado, pintado, equalizado. Acabado e vendido.
Pra voar por si só.
A edição parece ser o coração do filme, onde verdadeiramente se opera a linguagem cinematográfica. Junta-se sons e imagens, acordes e planos, é a costura final da história. Onde diferentes linguagens se fundem formando um todo único e novo.


Equipe artística:
Adriana Tabacniks.
Ceramista e amiga de DonaLu.
Trabalhou na produção e conduziu a entrevista.
Taïs Reganelli.
Cantora e compositora.
Emprestou as músicas do álbum "Antes que a canção acabe". Se vc gostou, compre o CD na Livraria Cultura.
Juliana Hilal.
Fotógrafa.
Contribuiu com as fotos da praça e da casa de DonaLu.


Equipe técnica:
Flávia Melo: co-produtora.
Rodolfo Silva: operador de microfone.
Fernanda Romero: assistente de set.



Sat. 07/31/2010. RWO5.

Raleigh Wide Open 
Your guide to Raleigh’s extremely entertaining extravaganza






HIGHLIGHTS AND EVENT SCHEDULE
11:00 am - Parade down Fayetteville Street
From Morgan through the City Plaza with marching bands, floats, and local celebritie
s!

Extremely Entertaining - Raleigh Wide Open 5

Geoff Aaron's MotoTrials Demo 
Fayetteville Street between Hargett and Morgan St. Performance times are 2:45; 5:00; 7:15

King BMX Stunt Show 
Salisbury Street in front of Raleigh Convention Center. Performance times are 1:30; 3:30; 5:00

Cherry Bounce Wrestling 
Hargett and Fayetteville St. Performance times are 5:15 and 7:30

Maximus Circus 
City Plaza. Come see Raleigh's own stunt artists perform with light and flame.
Performances at 8 pm and 10 pm. Grand Finale kicks off the fireworks.

Flying Saucer Beer and Wine Festival - Details
Hargett and Fayetteville St. Toast downtown with regional and international microbrews as well as fine wines.

Art Raleigh
In front of the Raleigh Convention Center. A festival inside a festival! Sample the best art hat the city and state have to offer. Produced by Artsplosure. 11am-6pm
Art GalleriesRaleigh Convention Center Lobby. Mini exhibitions from several premier area galleries and live theater and musical performances.

Carolina Hurricanes Alley
Martin and Wilmington St. The Hurricanes Promotions Staff will be on-hand with interactive games, Stormy, the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad and free posters. More surprises to be announced next week.

Kids Zone
Martin and Fayetteville St. Slides, inflatables, games for all ages.

Artisan Market
City Plaza. Downtown’s premier venue for locally produced artisan food. 10-4pm

Classic Cars
Morgan and Fayetteville Street. 6 Classic Cars line the end of Fayetteville Street.

Music Stages - Performance Schedule

Cherry Bounce Stage
Jews & Catholics 12:30-1:15pmCherry Bounce SPECIAL Guest 1:45-2:30 North Elementary 3:00-3:45Lake Inferior 4:15 – 5:00pmI Was Totally Destroying It 6:00-7:00Bomba Estereo 8:15-9:15Javelin 9:45 – 10:45pm

World Stage
Crucial Fiya (reggae) 12:15 -1:45pmShana Tucker Trio (soul) 2:15 – 3:30pmMel Melton & The Wicked Mojos (zydeco blues) 4:00pm – 5:00pmThe Barn Burners (country) 5:30 – 7:00pmOld Habits (bluegrass) 7:30 – 8:45pmRubberband (funk / hip hop covers) 9:15 – 10:45pm

Raleigh Rocks Stage
Adam Pitts and the Pseudo Cowboys 12:30 – 1:15pmWill McBride Group 1:45 – 2:30pmBig Mama E & the Cool 3:00 – 3:45pmWax Planet 4:15 – 5:00pmSleep Control 5:30 – 6:15pmAiriel Down 6:45 – 7:30pmtHE Design 8:00 – 9:00pmNigthshift 9:30 – 10:30pm

Free Spirit Stage
Kappa Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi (stepping) 12:15 to 12:30D.LIV(E) (spoken word/hip-hop) 12:45 to 1:05Schizophrenic Octopus (breakdancing) 1:30 to 2:00Sabrosa (spoken word/hip-hop) 2:15 to 2:35Krispy Kreme Donuts (eating contest) 3:00 to 3:30Spotlight Creative Studios (Bollywood Dance) 3:45 to 4:00Dasan Ahanu (spoken word) 4:15 to 4:45Lumpy’s Ice Cream (eating contest) 5:00 to 5:30

Raleigh Amphitheater
Barenaked Ladies 7:30pm
*This is a ticketed event through www.LiveNation.com. Tickets also avalable at the Amphitheater box office.