Monday, August 20, 2012

ReBlog: Great Youtube Video

Traveling and staying busy has gotten the best of my blog these days, apologies. I am in the process of also figuring out what this blog is really all about as I begin to feel more and more like Sao Paulo is home and my everyday life just as ordinary as the next person. However, I still enjoy reading other Brazilian bloggers every once in a while and I really loved Ray's most recent post about what it really means to be Brazilian. I mentioned in his comment section how Sao Paulo's incredible diversity had quite an impact on how quickly I felt comfortable here. While the initial adaptation may have been tough at times, I never felt like I had to worry about standing out in regards to race and ethnicity (outside of my very american accent that is). Even if you don't watch the entire video, within the first few minutes you get an idea that the faces of Sao Paulo are very much like those of New York City. There are immigrants from around the world that call themselves Brazilian and their stories are beautiful. It has fostered immeasurable pride, that I too feel even after only a few years of calling these 18 million people my neighbors.

4 comments:

American Heart Brazilian Soul said...

Jana,

I love, love your perspective and it makes me so happy that my city has made you feel so welcome and now you feel like one of us... :)
Jana, Paulistana da GEMA!!

Beijao

Ray

Monica Valdez said...

As someone recently arrived in Sao Paulo I've been really enjoying reading about your experiences -- thanks for posting!

Ate mais,
Monica V, English teacher

G. Netto said...

I'm glad Sao Paulo makes you feel this way!!
I just found ur blog. I have been reading all the archives in the past 40 minutes! Well Done! take care

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