Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Girl From Iponema



Greetings from Brazil where the weather is hot and the men are even hotter. Actually the weather's not that bad but my comparison wouldn't have had the same effect if I said the weather was mild. Anyhoo as I sit in my hotel room it's a little surreal because really it looks like any other room from any given business trip. It's not until I open my drapes and see the hussle of the city that I realize that I'm not in Kansas anymore. (For those who always take me literally please note that I'm not from Kansas. It's a quote from The Wizard of Oz). One full wall of my room is filled with a gigantic window that looks out onto Sao Paulo. Can't blog long as I want to explore the city before my first meeting but first a few observations:


  • The prettiest women here are the natural beauties. There are definitely surgically enhanced women but they don't hold a candle to the women with little to no makeup who wear jeans and a t-shirt.
  • The fashion for young women is bright colors and lots of skin.
  • The fashion for young men is the tighter the better.
  • Portuguese is my new favorite language of the moment. It sounds like a combination of Spanish and Italian.
  • Knowing how to speak Spanish paid off as I made my way from the airport to the hotel. The driver they sent to pick my up last night has lived here all his life and had great recommendations on places to go.
  • Watched T.V. as I went to bed. I'm fascinated by the Portuguese overdub of the audio.
  • What's up with the porn? I understand the hotel offers basic cable and it's "only" soft-core but geez, what if there were kids around? As I switched channels I wasn't expecting to go from CNN to BBC News to porn. *waves at Jay* I can't even say the word porn without thinking of Jay and a post he once did on his Japanese porn collection. *shudders at the memory* And NO. I'm not thinking of him in THAT way because *whispers* Jay's gay. shhhh. I'm not sure if anyone knows that.

OK. Off to explore. Bom dia mis amigos.

17 Comments:

Blogger Grafxgurl says...

*jumps up and down and sideways in glee* yeaaaaaaaaah!! so much fun girl!!! ah my gad it sounds AMAZING!!! i want to go visit my brother in law's folks down in Chile when he goes to see them!! I love how South America sounds!! and yes its so true that women do look better without makeup!! natural beauty is the way to go!!

have TONS of fun!! and bring back lots pictures!!

Tue Aug 22, 09:04:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Jay says...

I think where young men are concerned, tighter is ALWAYS better...

... and you can take that whichever way you like.

And I'm really not comfortable with you thinking about me every time you watch porn!

Tue Aug 22, 01:10:00 PM CDT  
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Tue Aug 22, 02:10:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Sunrayz says...

Oh wow!!! This sounds like so much fun!! I would be eternally grateful if you could put up a photograph of one of those men with the ' tighter the better' fashion label :)

Tue Aug 22, 02:11:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Mint Chutney says...

Grrl: The camera is on the fritz! I'm definitely coming back to South America with D and the kids.

Jay: Tighter IS better. *thinks pornographic thoughts just to piss you off*

Sun: Some of the men here are downright beautiful.

Tue Aug 22, 04:39:00 PM CDT  
Blogger FUNKYBROWNCHICK says...

**gasps** Did you say that Jay's GAY?!?!?!?!

By the way, if the guys in Brazil look anything like that hot young Brazilian model-turned-actor-turned-model-turned-actor, Rodrigo Santoro, I sooo need to go to Brazil. ;)

Tue Aug 22, 06:40:00 PM CDT  
Blogger shakester says...

kayabawesome...absolutely awesome
hope you have a great time and get lots of time to yourself to explore

Wed Aug 23, 01:51:00 AM CDT  
Blogger freespirit says...

My parents are going to Brazil to Sau Paulo in 2 weeks to attend some science conference thing. And I am thinking, how they are gonna react to the 'skin-baring' young women and 'tighter-the-better' young men! Hmmm...should be fun!

Wed Aug 23, 03:35:00 AM CDT  
Blogger AB says...

That bay window looking on to Sao Paulo sounds fantastic! *Sigh* I want to go to a land where good looking men roam the streets.

Wed Aug 23, 04:35:00 AM CDT  
Blogger 30in2005 says...

gLucky lucky lucky!

Wed Aug 23, 08:04:00 AM CDT  
Blogger anumita says...

You lucky women! Come on, post a few pics of the men :)

Wed Aug 23, 11:18:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Madame Mahima says...

HAHAHAAHAH
good lord..you think of jay everytime you see porn!?!
minty that is SO disturbing.
SO, SO disturbing.

im not sure if i think men in super tight t shirts are that hot...
(sorry jay)

Wed Aug 23, 09:55:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Wandernut says...

Mintttyyy... I SO WANT PICTURES!!!

I don't know about guys in tight t-shirts though. In KL, most tight t-shirt wearing guys are either gay *waves at Jay*, or ah-bengs (loud, swearing, Chinese punks with modified cars and hair colour). Worse, they could be GAY ah-bengs.

Though I've never met you Jay, I hope you're not Ah Beng too.

Wed Aug 23, 11:27:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Rohini says...

Pictures please - especially of the hot men in tight clothes...

Fri Aug 25, 05:50:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Me says...

Mint!!
Send us pictures

Sun Aug 27, 11:59:00 AM CDT  
Blogger cale says...

You know, my geography's really really bad when it comes to South America so I'm sorry if Rio isn't in Brazil... it isn't, is it. I mean, because I've always wanted to go there, what with the beaches and the tans and the boys and the boys with the beach tans - and it's really very silly if Rio isn't in Brazil.

I could Wikipedier it, but I'm too lazy. Not too lazy to show the intrusive r though.

*loud wink*

I should quietly slink away now.

Tue Aug 29, 11:58:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Horsey says...

Canal Plus in France shows *hardcore* porn on regular TV, late at night.

I fell asleep once in my hotel with the TV on, and woke up in the middle of the night to a loud couple thrusting with great abandon in a park.

Fri Oct 13, 05:24:00 PM CDT  

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