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David Jiang

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A Gap Year in Thirty Photos

April 5, 2019

A Gap Year in Thirty Photos Um ano sabático em trinta fotos Here, I show how I made the most of a seven month’s time in Florianópolis, Brazil. The pictures speak far better than words. Enjoy. Aqui mesmo, eu mostro o melhores momentos depois sete meses morando em Floripa. As imagens contam muito melhor que...

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My Personal Impasse

March 13, 2019

MY PERSONAL IMPASSE Since coming to Brazil and working at R3 Animal , I am constantly confronted with the challenging irony that is my relationship to animals and the environment. As much as I am fascinated by wildlife (it was the first “encyclopedic passion” that I had) and fostered a great love for nature and...

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A House Divided, Two Nations at Stake

October 26, 2018

A House Divided, Two Nations at Stake In a flash, two months of my bridge-year odyssey has passed. This period will forever be remembered as a significant milestone, a time when I succeeded in the enormous task of settling myself into this new life abroad. Being an American living in Brazil, an individual invested in...

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Inside the Enclosure

October 18, 2018

Inside the Enclosure “David, let’s go to the zoo.” These were six words that once foreshadowed afternoons of pure joy during my childhood: a time when I excitedly zipped around from cage to cage, an adventurer in search of exotic beasts. Animals were my childhood passion, my first love. National Geographic magazines and Planet Earth...

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Lessons from a History Lost Forever

September 7, 2018

Lessons from a History Forever Lost Sunday, September 2, 2018. For me, the date will always be remembered as a happy one: the start to an exciting eight month bridge-year odyssey. Yet, in the meantime, to the hundreds of millions of Brazilians around the world, September 2 will forever be a day marked by unfathomable...

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A Road Less Traveled 

August 28, 2018

During the period in which many of my peers are buying textbooks, I am zipping up suitcases. During the summer when my friends lounged by the pool, I hastily studied a new language. They admire the all-you-can-eat campus dining halls, while I marvel at the eight-month visa that currently sits in my passport. For the...

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