Thursday, June 30, 2016

Rap video and El Cristo Redentor.

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It has been crazy. We were living in the apartment for a few days without actually paying any rent. Somehow the company's bank account was frozen because the bank needed to verify that the funds were not illegals. The landlord of the apartment didn't want to get the rent in dollars so we had to get the money in Reais. Let me tell you, that was crazy. We had to wait for two or three days to get cash, because you are not allowed to withdraw more than $1200 at day per person. It was crazy.
We had all this cash  in hand. I have never seen so many bills. We don't use cash at all, everything is in credit cards.
I had a nagging idea that wasn't leaving my mind:  Make a rap video with all the money.  Of course, when the time came, Jared didn't let me use all the cash to make it rain.  It was fun. I love the boys faces, trying to look cool. haha.

My little Milo loves to hang out with me, specially when I am trying to take a nap. 


Boutique Salon wow

I have dyed my hair all posible color since 2013. I have so much hair that it is crazy, even with my thyroid disease and chunks falling everyday, I still have a lot of hair. The last time I dye my hair, it was with a semipermanent color which made my hair look green. It was crazy.
I made an appointment at a boutique Salon WOW. As soon as I get there, my first thought is: "Well, this is a white person salon."  No one looked like me, except for the main stylish. He was a very flamboyant man, around 5'1, brown skin, a little bold, hipster beard and a black manicure. 
 I take off my hair cap, you can see my hair looks like a rat nest from a mile away. He doesn't seem to wanted to do my hair.  I sat on the chair wearing a black robe and my hair looks at this point like one huge dreadlocks. The stylish touches my hair with a look on his face that reads fear and disgust. 
I don't blame the poor guy. I also hurt my neck and shoulder so I didn't feel like maneuvering with my curly hair. He detangled my hair, it hurt. He cut a a lot of hair, because It was so damaged. He colored. He put a treatment on it and gave me a fancy haircut. It was an amazing  experience including his face of disgust that never went away. 
I heard him speaking in Portuguese saying that he had never seen someone with so much hair in his life. He did a great job. I was at the salon for four hours. It was pricey but so worth it.
He earned the biggest tip.

Cristo Redentor.

We went to see El Cristo Redentor.  We took the train which stops 5 times to get there. It was a beautiful ride but it was humid! After you get to the top, you can either take the stairs to go to the very top on the elevator. Which one do you think Jared made me take? In 100% humidity and full sun?  We were all shinny in all the photos because of the sweat. No, I haven't lost any weigh because we eat out everyday.
There were three of four restaurants at the top and many gift shops. We also got to see a monkey in his natural habitat.











 We have been really lucky in this trip. We still have two more months to go. The boys are learning so much about different cultures which will help them to have a bigger perception of the world around them. We live in a hipster town with many tiny restaurants, bodegas, art galleries, yoga studios, and museums.  Mario and Milo are enjoying the experience so much as we are.