7 harsh truths about Brazil (and its women) in 2017

1. Taking selfies is a national sport One of the common traits I believe all the Latin American countries possess is this annoying habit of copying, glorifying and totally being obsessed about what comes from the USA. And Brazil, perhaps only surpassed by Mexico, is on the top on the list in terms of absorbing and breathing American influence. And using the Smartphone for every purpose is of course something which could not be excluded from the daily routine of the Brazilian people. Even so, using the phone for useful […]

The end of the Easy Bang

Oh the good, old days, in which you would go out, have a couple of drinks and finish somewhere with a lady on your side blowing your whistle. There is not a single guy on this planet who does not think, who has not thought or who will not think about going out and taking someone home like a master. But as most of you already know (or at least you should), this is a reality which does not exist anymore in many countries or is about to get extinct […]

The four phases of the westernization of a country

As we all know, the nightlife in the so-called western world is long dead, that is why many of us have opted to travel to other destinations which, according to my personal experience, have always given me much more rewards and moments of satisfaction among the opposite sex. Nevertheless, during the last five years of my life – especially the last two, as I will describe in detail in the article The End of the Easy Bang – I have been confirming that every time I go or come back […]

The child is grown, the dream is gone

I remember when I was 20: the head full of dreams, the world on the palms of my hands, a bright tomorrow. Basically, everything was (falsely) possible and if today did bring what I wanted, it would surely come soon. In this new millennium, when a regular guy grows up in any given western city, there are two ingredients which are always present in his everyday’s menu: scarcity and illusion. Scarcity because society tells him that he will never be rich and that he must study and word hard to […]

Willkommen in Deutschland: The United States of Europe

Before we talk about the present, I believe it is important to go back in time and make a brief history of Deutschland, which is perhaps the European country which has been suffering more changes – politically, geographically and even culturally – throughout times. Without going too back in time, we can point out the beginning of what it is today Germany: first with the end of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 caused by Napoleon and the French and curiously then with the beginning of the fall of the […]

How spending one week with my niece confirmed me that women behave just like children

I have just returned from a one week holiday with my father, my sister and her daughter, who is one year and three months old. Since my sister and I live very far away from each other – she in North America, I in Europe – this was the perfect opportunity to get together with family, which of course would include spending some time with my cute niece, who I had only seen live once and already one year ago. Beforehand, I was expecting some nice time together and of […]

The only way to stop the plague of Smartphone use

The time has arrived, my friend. It was not yesterday, it will not be tomorrow, it is exactly now. The world itself has reached a limit state, an edge of decadence in which the rope is totally stretched and there is not a single millimeter to fit another piece of silliness in. This last week I stumbled upon a new phenomenon which is driving the world crazy: The Pokemon Go. Basically, we are talking about an app which uses the Google maps in background and makes people going around like […]

Welcome to Kiev: a tricky place which will drive you nuts

Since I had already done the same in Kharkov five years before and because my recent trips before had not been so fruitful, I decided to keep it simple and to spend a whole trip just in one city, as it would certainly increase the odds of getting lucky. On the company of my good old friend Rocha, I arrived the last month in Kiev for a 10-day trip which was about to be memorable, as we were totally ready to set the place on fire and to have real […]

Why the Brazilian Carnival is still the best party in the world

It is curious how a futile event has had such an importance in my life and how it represented the twisting point regarding the way I see women, showing me that there was a much broader, happier reality which I had fully not been aware of. Ten years ago I landed in Brazil and it changed my life; one month ago I revisited it, closing a 10 year cycle which, on the metaphorical side of it, meant perhaps the end of my true and innocent youth. But since this is […]

How much shall you sacrifice your sleep in order to be productive?

In this modern jungle that never rests and towards which one is always running behind and trying to catch up with, every creator, self-made man, entrepreneur or artist struggles every day with basically two things: (lack of) inspiration/willpower and time management. While the former is clearly what pushes one forward, what turns the average into great or what even makes us evolve as a specie, I prefer to leave it out of the scope of this article, since I would most likely need to write a book to cover all […]