November 2019

Chocolate Brazil?

One fact you might not know, Brazil is a major producer of chocolate. The Brazilian state we live in is home to this chocolate industry which means we have big names like, Hershey and NestlĂ©, but many of the chocolate… 

A ThanksGiving Story

As it happens every year, Thanksgiving has caught me by surprise, only because there are no Thanksgiving celebrations here in Brazil where I live. It is an American Holiday followed by Black Friday, which is celebrated by the local merchants.… 

Bobbing For Apples

Let me just write this up as a cultural exchange. No, Brazilians do not have a fall, go on hayrides, enjoy a cool evening by the campfire and bob for apples. Since we are Americans and we like our culture… 

How To Explain Sin

Sin is a concept that is fleeing our society. Here in Brazil, where we live, sin is not understood in the culture. So when you talk to a friend, coworker, or a relative about sin, the eyes roll, heads shake… 

The Frog Will Not Leave

What type of animals do you have in your house? Pet cat, dog, or bird. Possibility of some kind of creature living in an aquarium? We have a frog in our house that thinks that our kitchen is part of…