Amusing Musings of a Character Curious About Culture

Some Rants, Raves and Ramblings about All that I See

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Entries from November 2007

A New Car

November 17th, 2007 · 65 Comments

We bought a new car this week, a Mercedes A160, a little SUV-styled thing that will serve well to zip us around the city. The wife fell in love for it at first sight, without even having realized that it was a Mercedes until I told her. It’s a few years old, but having belonged [...]

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A Nice Taxi Driver?

November 7th, 2007 · 131 Comments

Taxi drivers here are a crazy bunch of bastards, Sometimes they are subtly crminal in which they drive you around in a circles when they realize that you don’t know your way around the city or increase the rate at which the meter updates the rate. Sometimes they are just blatantly rude and manipulative and [...]

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A Moment of Clarity

November 7th, 2007 · 63 Comments

There are moments in life when your perspective is suddenly clear and distinct and things temporarily make sense. Often I find that these moments come about when I find myself in a situation or a condition which at once seems ironically funny and at the same time wonderfully comfortable. This is when the stress and [...]

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The Real Shopping in Sao Paulo

November 4th, 2007 · 121 Comments

We live in a somewhat sheltered area of Sao Paulo. By all appearances, I don’t think that anyone would go so far as to call it a “safe” area, but the general 5 square miles of space around us is about as good as it gets in Sao Paulo I guess. Sao Paulo leads the [...]

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