Life…

Every time I start writing, my biggest hidden feelings jump in (without being called) and my fingers start typing by themselves, and sometimes I can’t find good things to talk about. Unfortunately today is one of those days, but I made a promise to myself a long time ago that I wouldn’t type or write bad feelings or what is going wrong with my life. Instead I will only record good moments and happy days. This is what I’ll try to do today.

The best part of being in Brazil is meeting my friends. On Friday, me and 3 other girl friends went to a japanese restaurant (they had vegetarian menu) and it was the best meal I had since I got back, not because of the food (the place was VERY full and the service wasn’t great at all) but the company was worth it. Spending time with people you know since 5th grade is so relaxing, especially because you know that almost no one knows you that good, and nothing you say will be taken in the wrong way; sometimes you don’t even have to say anything. I can’t wait for next weekend!

Also, as always, I have been cooking a lot, and these past days I had the opportunity to try some whole-wheat baked eggplant and zucchini pastry, homemade soy strawberry/banana/orange juice ice-cream and stuffed sweet potato (eggplant&zucchini filling). Everything was very very VERY good! Being vegan is so great 😀 BTW today has been two months since I’ve became a veg. So nice! Especially because on Saturday I went with my dad to a brazilian “farmer’s market” and indulge myself with a lot of veggies and fruits. I’m packed for the week. My list included: Eggplants, zucchinis, carrots, sweet potatoes, 3 kinds of lettuce, tomatoes, regular potatoes, strawberries, bananas, pineapple and maracujá. It was very fun, and we spend less than $15 (R$26)!!! Soooo cheap!

Well, I think what I’m trying to say is no matter how bad things are, you can always find the good side of life and have fun. Coming back to Brazil is being hard and I wanna go back to California as soon as possible but we can’t have everything at once and life is about suffering, so lets just try to make our best of it and forget about the bad moments. “Everything is gonna be alright”. I will accomplish my dreams, my parents will stop judging me and I will find a guy that I love and loves me back. Someday…

Best Wishes,

Agatha.

Brazil…

In less than 4 days I will step in São Paulo once again, and I must say: I’m VERY excited! Excited to compare, to explore, to have fun, to kiss my family, to hug my friends, to hold Daniel in my arms and to take Marzipan for a long walk. I want to walk around by myself, go to Augusta St. in the middle of the afternoon for no reason, meditated in the middle of São Paulo’s hectic traffic, party my ASS off and enjoy this summer (winter in Brazil) like I never did before. Although this semester was a dream come true in every single way, I’m definitely prepared to take a break and to enjoy the most of it. With responsibility 😉 of course. I want to go to Cachaçarias, to Bubu Lounge, to Sub Astor, to Vila Madalena, to have lunch with my parents on Saturdays, to spends nights watching TV at Andréia’s house, to able to buy a drink without showing my ID, to drink a glass of wine while having dinner, to go to Pão de Açúcar, to be brazilian in Brazil and to WATCH THE WORLD CUP!!! Really, I’m very excited for that 😀 Going to bars to watch the game, or staying at home bitting my nails off and cursing the judge (and the players), or hearing people shouting out the window after a goal, or shouting out the window after a goal. BRASIL, AQUI VOU EU!

This pasts months were so perfect that the thing I want the most is to be delighted in my own country, sharing my experiences and telling people about the amazing characters I met in California, and how INCREDIBLE  is Hollywood 😀 I learned so much from everyone and it will be impossible to forget about those faces. Thank you, Santa Barbara! This firsts months were flawless. Thankfully is just the beginning. Anyways, I’m coming back so there is no need to write this “goodbye” post. In August 2nd everything is starting once again. Hostel, apartment hunting, paying for the bus… I can’t wait!

Best Wishes.

My dear Margarita…

I must say: I didn’t wake up happy today. After yesterday’s bash, I woke up feeling tired and not wanting to go to class at all. As a result, I missed my first class and did horribly in my Shakespeare monologue. My feelings didn’t get better during the afternoon either, and I spend 3 hours moaning to my friend (thanks for listening, Aline). THANKFULLY we decided to go out, and God knows there is no way to feel sad walking around beautiful Santa Barbara. Although drinking age in US is not something to be celebrated, today this wasn’t a problem. She ordered a frozen Margarita (my favorite drink in the whole world) and I whenever the waitress weren’t around, I had a sip of that delightful drink. Oh Margarita! By the end of the night everything was ok. Don’t you just love when that happens?

(cocktailculture, donmodesto, intoxicologist)

And of top of all we got invited to join three guys in another bar 🙂 Not bad for a crappy day, huh?