Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Should I do more studies in TESOL?

I enjoy reading academic articles about linguistics and English language usage.  :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

For once in my life I have a sister and I know how it feels to accidentally use her clothes.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


I'm happy, I feel at home, and I have all that I need.  :)

Thursday, May 15, 2014


"Have you ever thought of working for the UN?  . . . You could work for the UN." - Gabriel

"Come back . . . Teach a course . . . You'll get your PhD." - Pe Sami, SJ

Thursday, May 01, 2014

One of my Last Lessons (in person) from Fr. John Meehan, SJ

Our spiritual family is important.

Relationships centred in God bring us closer to God.

Monday, March 31, 2014

"[U]m profeta não é honrado na sua própria terra." - João 4,44

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lessons from Fr. John, SJ

  •  Our God is a God of opportunities
  •  "It sounds crazy, so ok." - What a fellow Jesuit during novitiate described as his vocation story ;)
  •  If we say yes, we can go forward
  •  Leaving our options open is not saying yes to anything.  It does not not help us go forward.
  • Pray through your activities.
  • "God, today is really Your day.  It's not my day, it's Your day." - Possible morning offering :)
  • If we go through our day praying through all our activities and giving them to God, we can accomplish what God wants (Not necessarily what we wanted to do), and we can move from activity to activity with a sense of peace; no rushing <= How I was last semester ;)
  • We don't have time to do everything.  We might have to say no to something in order to say yes to something good.  
  • "God: How do You want this relationship to be?"  If we put all our trust in God He will take care of everything.  0 = )  (It really works out... Think of last semester, World Youth Day in Rio, and coming to Campion [Jesuit] College).  0 = )
  • We need to eat and sleep.  There's a time to rest, to be with friends, and be alone.  Think of Ecclesiastes 3.  0 = )  Fr. John is an advocate of me taking naps between classes if I need to.  Ashuhaus!  :)  Praise God!  :) 
Rezamos: Nossa Senhora Aparecida, rogai por nós...  Ajuda-nos a fazer sempre a vontade de Deus.  SZ