Brazópolis- Thunder Bay- Canada
My name is Leibe Oliveira Gabriel. I was born in Itajubá on February in 1992 and I lived in Brazópolis until my eighteen years old. In 2011 I went to São José dos Campos in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, to work and to study, when I started my higher education. I have three brothers and my family is very important to me. All base of education starts in our family.
Brazópolis is a small city in the state of Minas Gerais and It has about of 16 thousand dwellers. It is situated in Southwest of the state. It is calm and has some tourist points like water falls, caverns, the astronomy observatory, the little castle, Churches, etc.
Two years later I came to Thunder Bay to study English language, my course Aeronautics Engineering and I'll show my life here like my friends, my School, the City of Thunder bay, etc.
I hope that you enjoy It!!
My City`s church
It`s time to say good bye
"Saying good bye or see you soon isn't so easy, or See you in a year! Things aren't like we want that they're that's why we have to change and adapt us.
So arrived the radical day of change, I said. Going out from a tropical country, close of my family, friends, everybody that I love and to go to Canada, a country very receptive and with so different and opposed weather of Brazil, with a different language and culture. Arriving and adapt yourself, to learn the language, to study, etc.
Change yourself means to grow, learn, to be different positively without to surpass and face great dangers, those that we can win without many injuries. The photo above show us a little of this, a brief goodbye But I'll be back soon, an expectation that something was and still is to come, wants and desires, thriving and challenges many challenges, miss those I love and I'll see soon. "
São Paulo October 26, 2013.
Sunrise in Thunder Bay
"Sometimes the nature shows us its beauty like the sunrise today, in Thunder Bay, that made me remember my house!
"This is my hometown, Itajuba. It has about 91643 people and is situated in southwest of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. I just was born in this city, because I lived in Brazopolis all my childhood."
Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows' Evening also known as Hallowe'en or All Hallows' Eve.
Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting "haunted houses" and carving jack-o-lanterns. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century including Ireland, the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom as well as of Australia and New Zealand.
"Here in Thunder Bay many children go to the houses in the Halloween`s night to say "trick or treat". It`s a big night because they receive many candies like chocolates or sweet biscuits."
In Flanders Field
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields: John McCrae
Avaliable in: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/in-flanders-field/
The remembrance poppy (a Papaver rhoeas) has been used since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. Inspired by theWorld War I poem "In Flanders Fields", they were first used by theAmerican Legion to commemorate American soldiers who died in that war (1914–1918). They were then adopted by military veterans' groups in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Today, they are mainly used in the UK and Canada to commemorate their servicemen and women who have been killed in all conflicts since 1914. There, small artificial poppies are often worn on clothing for a few weeks until Remembrance Day/Armistice Day (11 November). Poppy wreathsare also often laid at war memorials.
Christmas is Coming!
"I took these pictures in the college or around it with my friends. We had time in the afternoon to take these pictures. Christmas is comming and the preparatives are starting. This day we can learn more about our college and the city of Thunder Bay. We took photos at the mall, in the nature around the College and another buildings of the Campus."
Skating First Time
I went skating for my first time. It was very fun and I fell many times. Skating is a different sport because in Brazil we have others, and the soccer is the most famous than all. The Skates' history is curious. The oldest pair of skates known date back to about 3000 B.C., found at the bottom of a lake in Switzerland. The skates were made with leg bones of several animals and the first artificial rink was build in 1876, at Chelsea, London, England and was called the Glaciarium. It was built near the King's Road in London by John Gamgee.
"It`s time to celebrate the Christ`s birthday. It`s time to say thank for everything earned in the last year."
With Christmas, Snow!
"Now we have a lot of snow outside on the streets. Many houses are decorated with lights and Snowmans."
"The Christmas song" was written by musician, composer, and vocalist Mel Tormé and Robert "Bob" Wells in 1944. According Tormé the song was written during a blistering hot summer. In an effort to "stay cool by thinking cool", the most-performed Christmas song was born.
Mel Tormé himself made several recordings of the song, including in 1954 (for his live Coral Records album At the Crescendo), 1961 (for his Verve Records album My Kind of Music), 1966 (for a Columbia Records Christmas single), and 1992 (for his Telarc Records album Christmas Songs). In 2004 it was the most loved seasonal song with women aged 30–49, while Cole's original 1946 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974."
Available in: http://performingsongwriter.com/christmas-song/
New year is comming and with it some goals, plans and doubts, but what do you want to for new year? I want to learn more, I want to know different people, I want to travel more and I want to be more for my friends and myself. I want to wish Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year! God blesses everyone!