Writing tool

For those who have to write longs texts such as thesis or maybe for someone out there who is writing a book, Scrivener is a great tool (I have payed for it and I'm not sponsored, in case you are wondering). I used it to write my thesis and it helped me to organize my [...]

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Finding Zen in Vietnam

Finding Zen in Vietnam

When I decided to go to South East Asia, one thing that I wanted was to learn about Buddhism, however, some people advised me that I wouldn’t find places to join in Vietnam, my first stop. So, I visited pagodas all over the country but always just as a tourist. And it wasn’t until I [...]

This song…

"Eu sei, vai dar errado A gente fica longe e volta a namorar depois Olha bem mulher, eu vou te ser sincero Eu to vontade danada de te entregar todos beijos que eu não te dei." Rubel - Quando Bate Aquela Saudade "I know, it's gonna go wrong We stay apart e go back dating again [...]

Feliz aniversário, Buda!

Feliz aniversário, Buda!

Então, ontem foi aniversário do Buda ou, como chamam aqui na Tailândia, Visakha Bucha Day. Eu nem tinha ideia desse feriado, uma das minhas colegas de casa me chamou e me colocou num grupo do Facebook para essa caminhada até o templo… e lá fui eu! Mal sabia eu que esse é um dos e [...]

O que aprendi com meus assediadores?

O que aprendi com meus assediadores?

Apesar de sempre me sentir muito segura viajando sozinha pelo sudeste asiático (Vietnã, Camboja e Tailândia), recentemente, sofri dois casos de assédio sexual em um espaço de menos de um mês. Na primeira vez, o segurança da pousada onde estava trabalhando no Camboja subiu na parede do quarto ao lado para me olhar dormir com [...]

On the move again

So, due to some weird thing that happened to me in Cambodia, I've decided to change country before planned. Now heading to Thailand. This will be my third time using Giant Ibis and it has been reliable and comfortable. Not the cheapest option amongst the busses companies, but it has been serving me well. Let's [...]

Hurting ourselves

Hurting ourselves

The teachings of Buddha are often transmitted through little parabolas, stories that contain the essence of buddhism in a simple and cheerful way. In the zen monastery, where I stayed for few days in Vietnam, I was given a book with some of these stories, and I will share them here. I've practiced this teaching [...]