Posted by: angeldaniel | January 29, 2007

Meet Tiago

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Tiago is a student from Brazil that is doing an internship for one year at the place where I work. He’s 21 years old and just arrived last week. He’s staying at my place while he finds a permanent place to stay. Most likely he’ll rent a room close to work.

It’s his first time away from home. Everything is new for him. Everything. And now, like most kids his age that were forced to eat ‘healthy food’ at home, is eating LOTS of junk food, haha. But he admits it, he says “Estoy comiendo porquerias”.

Habla un poco de español e ingles. El español le ayudará más que el inglés en el trabajo. El dice que nunca se imagino que usaría lo que aprendió en sus clases de español en la escuela allá en Brasil.

No sabe cocinar. Nada. Tendrá que aprender o seguir comiendo porquerías como él dice. Según él, yo soy muy hábil en la cocina, pero ‘En tierra de ciegos, el tuerto es rey’.

Tiago me comentó que no sabía que tipo de personas se iba a encontrar aquí en Estados Unidos, tenía un poco de temor, pero dice que ha encontrado sólo personas muy buenas, y yo le digo que en el mundo la mayoría de las personas son buenas, y siempre estarán dispuestas ayudar a los demás cuando lo necesiten… ¿o soy muy optimista?🙂


Responses

  1. Anne Frank, while living in war-torn Amsterdam, wrote her hallmark quote:

    “Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.”

    She must have known somehow that it is statistically certain that there are far more good people than evil-ones… So Tiago shouldn’t be too worried about it… The quote was true back in 1940’s and it is still true (more so) today…

    Brazilians are interesting people, to really understand them you need to see the world as they do, through the heart (or right hemisphere of the brain for the purists). Their culture is driven by energy, challenge, feelings, friendship, determination… There is a lot to learn from them…

    I hope Tiago finds out how to cook soon, yankee food is no good… hehe…


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