Albamarina Nahar

Alba is a hard working, couragous, independent female who loves to give advice and express herself through out her poetry. She is proud to have acted, directed, and designed costumes in many of her schools productions, and is passionate about increasing awareness about teen domestic violence. _

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God’s Children we are.

Walking home after work I have always been noticing “tudos as crianças em na rua brincando”.  But not with regular toys that one would buy at Toys R’Us back in the States. Most of the kids I see playing around create games out of bottle caps.  They have so much fun flicking the bottle caps…

26 April, 2012

Meu avo, dexia li!

My host grandmother is the sweetest person ever.  She is like the grandma of my street.  She will tell the kids on my street to take showers or to be careful jumping around.  She will give at least $5 R to our visino (neighbor). She will make sure I have eaten more than twice. She cares…

26 April, 2012

Onibus, my own personal Amusement Park

Everywhere I go, eu pego Onibus, (I take the bus).  Now there is a difference of the bus in Boston and Bahia.  You don’t enter from the front, you enter from the back here.  I live in Piraja and take the Conjunction Piraja bus which is never empty.  You have to literally fight to get…

26 April, 2012

Security- SEC-URITY

    I had no idea that Brazil used to be ruled by military dictatorships and governments for a long period of time in history.  Many blame America for its influence on military and torture. Although that was in the past, today still lives some type of military practice in everyday life of all the…

21 March, 2012

Black Friday in the BRA more like FREE FRIDAY in Pirajá!

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CURRENT NEWS IS ONLY OCCURRING BECAUSE THE MILITARY POLICE IS ON STRIKE.  THEY WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO PAY THEM A DECENT LIVING WAGE AND ARE NOT CONTRIBUTING TO DOING THEIR JOB, “PROTECTING THE PEOPLE AND CATCHING THE CRIMES.” Before reading on, take a moment and watch this video that was recorded here…

04 February, 2012

This thing called our world.

It really amazes me how the poorest of the world can create these beautiful things, surviving methods that are so valuable and rich of soul.  Living in the states I was never blind of the rest of the world.  But growing up forgetting my parent roots and forgetting the sacrifices–them, my grandparents.  My ancestors have…

28 November, 2011

How people turn nothing into something

First of all, I just want you to realize that I am in another world.  Of course I don’t mean Mars, but I mean my view is the only one that you can look through. So bear with me, while I slowly unfold what I see. It amazes me that here, in Bahia people are…

16 September, 2011

And. A new life starts like a flash in the sky

I am beyond surprised that my mentors and supporters have lead me to Global Citizen Year. I would have never thought that taking a year off was even normal. But reality gave me a slap in the face and college applications were beyond stressful. The application process was not going the way I liked it,…

22 August, 2011

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Albamarina Nahar