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This video shows a little bit about the great moments we had living in Denmark.

Words can not express how thankful we are for meeting all these great people and for sharing a lot of great moments together. That is why we made this video!!!

We hope to come back to visit one day, but we also hope that soon we will have some international guests in Sao Paulo ūüôā

Farvel!!!
Daniela & Daniel

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Farewell Party

Today I went for coffee with a nice friend and we were talking exactly about it! For some people it’s not easy to be who they really are, so they put on a ‘mask’ and live a life that’s not real. It’s very sad because it shows that these people have no control over their lives. I am very happy for the great friends we have and for living a life that God has planned for me!

You can’t please everybody

by Rick Warren

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18 (NIV)

“Even God can’t please everybody. Only a fool would try to do what even God can’t do.”

Have you realized that there are some people you can’t please?¬† No matter what you do or what you try or how nice you are to them. You just can’t please everybody.

But the Bible tells says you don’t need to please everybody.¬†“It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you.”(Proverbs 29:25 LB) It’s an emotional trap when you start worrying about what other people think. We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t even like — all because we think we must be liked by everyone in order to be happy. That’s foolish!

Jesus said,¬†“I only seek to please Him who sent me.” (John 5:30 LB) Even Jesus didn’t try to please everybody. One person wants it to rain; another doesn’t want it to rain. I was one in Texas talking to oil people.¬† They want oil prices to go up; the rest of us are hoping they’ll go down.¬† Even God can’t please everybody.¬† Only a fool would try to do what even God can’t do.

In Luke 6:26 Jesus said,¬†“Woe to you when all men speak well of you.” (NIV) That’s probably because the only time everybody’s going to speak well of you is at your funeral!

I meet Christians all the time who must live with someone who makes life crazy. Every day they face someone who is an EGR (extra grace required).¬† They say, “I try and try to make peace with this person, but I fail and I feel so guilty.”¬† The fact is, it may not be your fault.¬† It may be the person you’re trying to make peace with is just flat out difficult.

Give that person to God and focus on pleasing Him.

Ufa! sobrevivi a primeira despedida…agora no s√°bado tem outra! Esse clima de despedida est√° acabando comigo…rs

Na semana passada nossos amigos fizeram uma despedida muito legal, com direito a video e tudo! Mas o mais engracado foi o nosso presente…duas bandeiras da Dinamarca. E o detalhe √© que uma delas √© de 3 metros…isso mesmo, 3 metros!!! hehehe

Nossos amigos j√° acharam v√°rias utilidades para ela:

1. Podemos pendur√°-la na janela se a Dinamarca for pra copa de 2014;

2. Também podemos usar como lençol na cama;

3. Pode ser √ļtil em dias de frio…como coberta;

E vc? alguma outra ideia??? hehehe…deixe um coment√°rio.

We will miss you all!!!

Fernando Pessoa - Café a Brasileira

“Sempre √© preciso saber quando uma etapa chega ao final… Se insistirmos em permanecer nela mais do que o tempo necess√°rio, perdemos a alegria e o sentido das outras etapas que precisamos viver. Encerrando ciclos, fechando portas, terminando cap√≠tulos. N√£o importa o nome que damos, o que importa √© deixar no passado os momentos da vida que j√° se acabaram. O que passou n√£o voltar√°: n√£o podemos ser eternamente meninos, adolescentes tardios, filhos que se sentem culpados ou rancorosos com os pais, amantes que revivem noite e dia uma liga√ß√£o com quem j√° foi embora e n√£o tem a menor inten√ß√£o de voltar. As coisas passam, e o melhor que fazemos √© deixar que elas realmente possam ir embora… Deixar ir embora. Soltar. Desprender-se. Ningu√©m est√° jogando nesta vida com cartas marcadas, portanto √†s vezes ganhamos, e √†s vezes perdemos. N√£o espere que devolvam algo, n√£o espere que reconhe√ßam seu esfor√ßo, que descubram seu g√™nio, que entendam seu amor. Antes de come√ßar um cap√≠tulo novo, √© preciso terminar o antigo: diga a si mesmo que o que passou, jamais voltar√°! Lembre-se de que houve uma √©poca em que podia viver sem aquilo, sem aquela pessoa – nada √© insubstitu√≠vel, um h√°bito n√£o √© uma necessidade. Pode parecer √≥bvio, pode mesmo ser dif√≠cil, mas √© muito importante. Encerrando ciclos. N√£o por causa do orgulho, por incapacidade, ou por soberba, mas porque simplesmente aquilo j√° n√£o se encaixa mais na sua vida. Feche a porta, mude o disco, limpe a casa, sacuda a poeira. Deixe de ser quem era, e se transforme em quem √©. Torna-te uma pessoa melhor e assegura-te de que sabes bem quem √©s tu pr√≥prio, antes de conheceres algu√©m e de esperares que ele veja quem tu √©s. E lembra-te: Tudo o que chega, chega sempre por alguma raz√£o”

Fernando Pessoa

I couldn’t find an English version of this poem from Fernando Pessoa, so I tried to translate it and hopefully it makes sense like it does in portuguese…

“You always need to know when a stage comes to an end … If we insist on staying longer than the time required, we lose the joy and meaning of the other stages we have to live.¬†Closing cycles, closing doors, ending chapters.¬†Whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past all the moments of life that have finished.¬†What has passed will not return: we can never be eternally children, late teenagers, sons that feel guilt or rancor towards our parents, lovers who day and night remember an affair with someone who has gone away and have no intention to go back.¬†Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away … Let things go.¬†Drop. Loosen.¬†Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose.¬†Do not expect anything in return, do not expect to be recognized by your effort, to be discovered by your genius, to understand by your love.¬†Before starting a new chapter, you must finish the previous one: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back!¬†Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person – nothing is irreplaceable, a habit is not a necessity.¬†It may seem obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.¬†Ending cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life.¬†Close the door, change the disc, clean the house, shake the dust.¬†Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.¬†Become a better person and make sure that you know very well who you are before you meet someone and expect them to see who you are.¬†And remember: Whatever comes, comes for a reason “

Fernando Pessoa

You think there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

You think its normal to pick up a girl in a pub, walk her to her bike and ride with her back home.

You think its impolite to sit next to someone in a bus if there is a bench where you can sit on your own.

You go to the supermarket and buy three good beers and 10 not too good ones.

You honestly believe that the distance between Copenhagen and Aalborg is long.

You can tell the difference between a Gr√łn Tuborg and a Carlsberg beer.

The first thing you do on entering a bank/post office/pharmacy etc. is to look for the queue number machine.

When a stranger on the street smiles at you, you assume that:
a. he is drunk;
b. he is insane;
c. he is British;
d. he is all of the above.

Silence is fun.

It no longer seems excessive to spend 800 kr. on alcohol in a single night.

You know that “religious holiday” means “let’s get pissed”.

You use “Mmmm” as conversation filler.

The word “yes” is an intake of breath.

You have only two facial expressions, smiling or blank.

Traditional dinners may not necessarily mean a cooked meal.

You forget how to open canned beer.

Can’t remember when to say “please” and “excuse me”.

You frown at “guest workers” who use “please” and “excuse me” for not integrating!

Your wardrobe no longer has suits but blue shirts and mustard colored sports jackets and lots of denim.

You don’t mind paying the same for a 200-metre bus ride as you do for going 10 kms.

You don’t look twice at businessmen in dark suits wearing white sport socks.

You start to believe that if it weren’t for Denmark’s efforts, the world would probably collapse pretty soon.

You find yourself more interested in the alcohol content than the name of the wine.

It feels natural to wear sport clothes and a backpack everywhere.

You know the meaning of life has something to do with the word “hyggelig”.

You are very surprised when you receive compliments about ANYTHING – including your appearance/clothing! In fact when you do, you find it suspicious and start thinking they might have ulterior motives.

You no longer offer to get the cheque on a date – for fear of physical attack from your female companion.

You don’t think it strange that no one ever comes by to visit without being invited and you never show up at any one’s place unannounced either.

You find yourself lighting candles when you have guests – even if it is brightly sunny outside and 20 degrees.

You offer people strange-tasting brown alcoholic liquids with their coffee in the MORNING!

You find the idea walking across the street when the light is red unforgivable, even though there are no cars in sight and it’s 3am in the morning!

You consider a 6 month InterRail or Backpacking trip sufficient to “know” the world and thus proclaim Denmark to be the pinnacle of civilization. For thereafter to settle back into mediocracy, smug in the knowledge that you “braved those wild frontiers” ūüėõ

You understand that Danes aren’t rude and abrupt like they may appear, just a little more reserved than most but once you gain their trust they will be your friend for life.

You accept the stereotype that Swedes are always drunk, Germans are always nude when they have sand under their feet and English speaking people tend to smile to hide confusion.

The highlight of your evening is the hotdog with remoulade or the calzone from 7/11 at the end of the night-end of the night being the arrival of the first bus in the morning!

You consider standing in the Airport Arrivals hall waving a danish flag normal and “hyggeligt”

You’ve become the master guru of bicycle repair

You find normal spending the whole week-end with your mates rather than with your partner

You start setting up Dannebrog everywhere

You think someone saying Undskyld is just a weirdo

You start yelling at pedestrians crossing at red light while there is no car in sight

You think anyone who is not convinced any single thing in Denmark is great (but maybe the weather, ok), and the Danes the most civilized people on earth should just go home

You are sincerely unable to understand someone asking for the Str√łget if the √ł is hesitant, the st√łd isn’t pronounced enough, the g not smelted into an l or the t is heard

You say Sk√•l at every sip because you can’t find anything else to say

You dance around the christmas tree singing carols

You consider anyone who has bought property and sold it on at a profit to be a “shark” and thus a fair target for all sorts of negative comments and bad feelings!

You don’t check for other pedestrians behind you before you stop in a crowded street.

You don’t really want things to go TOO well for anyone, unless they make you proud of being from Denmark.

You can say r√łd gr√łd med fl√łde, Bl√•b√¶rsyltet√łj, and Angstskrig.

You are not surprised to have the closing door slam you in the face if following too closely behind somebody. Why should you hold the door for someone else?!?

You know the rules of handball!

You think its okay to walk away from a conversation without excusing yourself

You, every time you’re in an awkward silence, have the urge to say “jo-jooooo…”

You consider spending more than 30 minutes on a bike and/or bus/train to get to school totally normal

You no longer freak out about getting to the train station in plenty of time because you know that DSB will be late anyway

You plan your trips allowing plenty of time for the DSB train you’re on which will undoubtedly be late

You can’t remember what a party without alcohol is like

You no longer have the urge to stand up and dance at a club or a party until you have consumed large amounts of alcohol

You have given up all hope of finding any logic in the pronunciation of the Danish language

You feel comfortable laughing at jokes about Swedes

You find the idea that somewhere in the world there are “no-smoking” signs in restaurants, train stations, etc, foreign

You think it is interesting to discuss the pronunciation of the words håndklæde (towel), hindbær (raspberries), sort (black) and hjort (deer)

You think it’s perfectly fine too steal a bike if you’re drunk enough

You believe that the days of the week are named after the nothern mythology

You think it is normal being paid 90 kr. a hour for working at a supermarket

You only refer football clubs by their initials

You hate everyone from the other side of Bæltet

You consider the Island of Funen (Fyn) to be a speedbump

You can bakke snagvendt (altså snakke bagvendt)

You have completely forgotten the concept of twist-off bottle caps

Tipping waiters/barstaff/taxi drivers seems overly gratuitous

You have forgotten the meaning of the word “gratuitous”

You complain about only having 5 weeks of vacation a year

You no longer notice the noxious gasses given off by the cheese in your fridge

You no longer notice all the windmills

You think it normal for there to be over 10 political parties to choose from

You for that matter, think it normal for ‘Venstre’ to be a right-wing party

You know your teacher, doctor and/or in-laws by their first names

You like to think the fact that the Queen is a chain-smoker makes her ‘down-to-earth’

When making a right-hand turn while driving, you habitually check over your shoulder for bicyclists

You find yourself reading the subtitles even when watching something in english

You no longer consider joining Scouts to be completely geeky

You have given up trying to find a radio station with good music

You buy a hot dog with a credit card

You find it normal that shops close earlier on weekends

You find girls with a beer belly attractive

You have an insurance on your bike

You trash any leftovers

You answer calls by saying your name (which confuses people abroad)

You start to MISS an openly corrupt government

You take your wallet to a private party

You fill your own car with petrol

You pack your own groceries

You consider it a BAD idea unless it was agreed upon by the “group”

You never say “Thank You” to the bus driver for driving you all around the city

You no longer find this list funny – just painfully true!

Paella

Eu nao gosto muito de frutos do mar, mas nao tinha como deixar de comer paella na Espanha. Na verdade tem paella de carne, de legumes, etc…mas para a √ļltima noite com os nossos amigos essa foi a escolhida…rs Estava muito muito muito bom!!! E o restaurante tinha essa vista mais ou menos…hehehe

Praia de Matalasc√£nas

muuuito bom!!!