I have lived a life that some people have read about in books. Born in the beautiful jungles of Brazil, I was adopted by a wonderful American mother who has raised me on her own. At a very young age, I didn’t own many toys, so I would have to make my own or play with whatever was available. I have lovely memories of walking through the green and lush jungle with the indians, swimming and exploring waterfalls, fishing with the Indians and watching the tribes people dance. Growing up in 4 different cultures, I’ve always been asked which culture I love the best. All I can say is, my roots are native indian that I am so proud of. I still have that warrior blood in me and I fight for what I believe is right and stand up for the underdog. My nationality is Brazilian and I’m proud to be one of many friendly, happy and wonderful fellow Brazilians who are so passionate about life. I’m lucky enough to have been raised in a small international community from Kindergarten to my Senior year in Brazil. My friends growing up have come from all over the world. Having classmates from South Africa, Denmark, Spain, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Japan to Canada has given me an appreciation to what I can learn from their cultures. Finally, I am an American Citizen and one of my proudest moments in life was to be sworn in as a fellow American. It is here that I live and have lived since 1993. I call this place my home, but in my heart, home is anywhere I am.
I’ve traveled to Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Bonaire (I want to return someday), Canada, Paraguay, all over the United States, all over the country of Brazil and most recently, the friendly island of the Bahamas! Recently as of last year, we went to Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, St. Maarten and Haiti.
More about me:
-Being trilingual at the age of 3 was interesting.
-I can say “thank you” in 8 different languages.
-Photography is my passion.
-I used to be a lifeguard.
-Dishonesty is a trait I think is vile.
-I was chosen to be a “college extra” for Transformers 2 by the casting agents, but couldn’t make it for filming at the last minute.
-I admire strong, independent and inspirational women.
-Following the crowd is not my thing.
-I am in love with Mozart’s Piano Concerto Number 21 Andante.
-I consider myself a beach girl.
-I support the men and women who serve this country.
-I’m crazy about wild flowers on mountains.
-Motorcycles are cool.
-I believe the best kind of love is when a person loves themselves first, so they are able to give that love to someone else. Without self respect or love, the relationship will die.
-Guys who have a sense of adventure, intelligence, humor and compassion always win my heart.
-It’s very easy to make me laugh.
-I love watching foreign films.
-Armin van Buuren is my favorite DJ.
-If you’re involved in some sort of charity, you’re already my hero and I will forever love you for your compassion!
-I can keep secrets and I always keep my promises.
-I’ve never experienced true love as I believe that is who you end up with in marriage.
– Black leather is cool and I’m still searching for that black leather dress. 😉
-I would love to visit the UK and Switzerland someday.
-If I ever get married, my ideal honeymoon location is hands down Lake Como, Italy.
I blog here on WordPress to show my fellow bloggers and readers things I’ve seen and appreciate in this big world that some people have never heard about. Other times, I just blog about random things in my life. I love and enjoy getting to know people who take the time to drop me a comment. It really means a lot that they could squeeze in a few seconds of their day to say hello, so I do my best to respond as quickly as possible.
Things are always happening in this world and I blog about it in my own way as a memory. I enjoy writing and it’s another form of relaxing after a hectic day. Thank you for taking the time to read this “About Me” page. If you want to know more about me, you can read this blog right here in the link below.
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Me, reading a poem.