Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Daniella gave me an awesome tour of Brasilia in one day, including all the government buildings and the cathedral and even at the end of the day took me to a park where we viewed an amazing sunset in the beautiful Brasilian sky. I really appreciate all the thought she put into everything.

She had to borrow her sister's car to do it too. (Which I didn't know or else I would have rented a car or something)

That was also the same day she took me out to lunch with her friends also found a hotel for me to stay at (and moved me there) for the rest of stay in the city.

This is a girl that I met during 3 days of NYE in Barc and I probably spoke maybe 200 words to her in total over those 3 days because we had a big group of people and she was one of the quiet ones :)

Daniella just has great pride in her city and especially her country and wanted to make sure I enjoyed myself here.

She even gave me a much needed pronunciation lesson in Portuguese and even told me that Portuguese is a "hard" language which I secretly loved hearing because I've been feeling really incompetent lately because everyone says Portuguese is easy if you know some Spanish (but it's not that easy).

One of her friends, named Lucas, was also very cool as well. He's lived in Brasilia his entire life as well.

In the evening we went to what they call a "pub", which Lucas told me meant an indoor bar with live music. The inside turned out to be a lot like an indie rock band music venue with a bar and a stage like several I had seen in Seattle. What a comfortable environment it was for me. The band that night played some Brazilian and some english rock music covers as well. I got to do some headbanging and some dancing at this place. It was freeing.

The 2nd night we were out they took me to a nice restaurant area on the lake edge. The area reminded me of a nice area you would see in Newport Beach or Manhattan Beach near the water. After that they took me out to get a milkshake at a place called Bob's burgers. The place looked a lot like what Rudy's diner would look like if it was built today.

In the morning of my flight, Lucas came out of class (uni) early to escort me to the airport by bus, which ended up costing me $1 rather than $15 by taxi. It wasn't even slow either! He didn't have to do that but he told me he didn't mind getting out of school early sometimes *cough*

Brasilia was a lovely city (I wrote a previous post about the city itself) and Daniella and Lucas were everything that I could have hoped for in a new city and new country. If they come visit me in LA I have a high standard that I'm going to have to meet, so I hope they never visit.

J/k of course.


Blogger Lucas said...

I hope you had a great time here buddy, you're more than welcome to come visit us again.

March 12, 2009 at 4:45 AM  
Blogger Nioh said...

Hi Jim!! I haven't read your blog in so long!! Thanks for the post, I'm happy you liked Bsb (Brasilia) and the guys (they are my dearest friends!!). As Lucas said, you're welcome to come back! Although I'll be in France for the next I-don't-know-how-many years... And hey! I might come visit L.A. someday! =P

March 18, 2009 at 12:21 AM  

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