Archive | November, 2014

sk8

25 Nov

Rafael Demenech

by Rafa

Today lets talk about sk8, longboard sk8 and downhill.

I’m a beginner at this sport, but each day I’ve practiced, I´m liking it more and more.

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After the skydive, for a long time I was looking for some radical sport to feed me with adrenaline. Since I’ve lived here in Florianópolis, I’m surfing and loving it, but it’s a different kind of satisfaction, surfing in my opinion is great for relaxation.

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The Power of a Bar of Soap

25 Nov

wirth

by Wirth

A bar of soap can be used for a lot of things, and it has a great power when we are using it for handwashing. It sounds so basic, but global statistics say that more than 50% of the people don’t wash their hands before leaving the bathroom. The cause of this is not due to the lack of soap or water, it’s mainly related to culture. Regarding this, let’s talk about why it is so important to use a bar of soap for handwashing.

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Japanzilian Election (Japanese x Brazilian)

25 Nov
André Sato
by Sato
While I was in Japan, I was surprised when there was an election there. I didn’t see any advertisements on tv, on posters nor on the street. It was like there was no election happening at all. Actually, posters are only allowed in certain designated areas like this:

Very japanese-like: clean, organized and civilized.

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Brazil Cup Final

25 Nov

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by Wirth

Brazil Cup Final

Hello, today I want to talk to you guys about the final we are having for the Brazilian FA Cup this year. It is between Cruzeiro (Raposa) and Atlético Mineiro (Galo) .

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These two teams are from the same city and it is a massive derby match. The first match was last Wednesday, Galo won two nil. The next and final game is on November 26th.

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First Impressions

11 Nov

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by Mike, Vanclei, Fernando,

Hello there! These are our first impressions! Lets start with the location: Florianópolis is full of beaches, full of very charming people, who have a more relaxed view on life. Even so, Bravi’s offices (2 right now) are located in a wonderful business park, surrounded by mountains, forests with lizards, birds, monkeys and even a pond full of carp!

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Andrew Morris… life as a second language learner (part one)

6 Nov

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by Andrew

Hi I am Andrew and, like many British citizens, my experience of trying to learn a new language has been plagued with failure. At school I remember never enjoying language classes in French and German… it`s just an experience that you try and forget.

You fell into two camps basically. Either you were amazing and became fluent or the education system just didn’t seem to work for you. I was in that second camp, and even though I have learned to program in .net, foreign language success has failed me.

It’s funny the few moments that stick with you though your life. Mine revolve around my family holidays to France. As a young boy we would go to euro camp, and one summer I met a young French girl, and as an 8 year old this was my most amazing life experience, and somehow we started to communicate between languages. I would say `this object in English is a chair` and she would then say `In French this is chaise`

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Football – Food for thought

3 Nov

nei

by Nei

How long will football survive without technology?

In this season of the Brasileirão tournament, we are having a lot of problems with referees, as well as other places around the world.

Was I wrong?

Was I wrong?

Strength and stamina in football has increased over the years; players have improved their physical fitness, the ball is thrown faster each time, the field, and even the grass. Overall,  the game has been  improving and is definitely made the referees work harder than in the past.

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