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First weekend in Brazil

It’s a long weekend here in Brazil since Oct 12th (Friday) is Children’s day. We were told that most Paulistas (thats what Sao Paulo locals call themselves) prefer to take trips to nearby beach towns on long weekends. We contemplated doing the same, but since I had just arrived, we decided to stay put in […]

Brazilian Pizza

I’ve heard legendary tales regarding Brazilian Pizza. Based on my first experience, I have to say they are all true! Uma’s colleague, Rafael (pronounced Ha-fa-ell), took us (Uma, her E&Y colleague Onuwa, and myself) to his (and now my) favorite pizzeria, Braz 1. The “caprese” topping was Muito Bom (very good)! ↩

Taking some time off

The whole point of having my own consulting business, I remind myself often, is to have greater flexibility in choosing interesting work, and in promoting a work life balance by taking breaks when needed. I’ve found that it is hard to actually exercise the second part. It is not easy to say “no” to business…there […]