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High School Reunion in Brazil – 12 Years Later!

It’s hard to imagine that twelve years have gone by and our bond is still strong.

During my visit in Brazil, I planned a High School Reunion that night – and it turned out great! I wrangled up as many friends as I possibly could and as many as possible that could make themselves available to come to that Restaurant. [many would’ve loved to come but couldn’t make it]. I enjoyed seeing everyone who showed up. Here are a few pictures of our night:

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Hanging out with Renata at the Park in Brazil

Renata and I hung out at the Park this afternoon. We had some ice cream while we caught up on years stuff that happened. I realize this afternoon just how much I’d missed her!

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Going back to the House where I grew up in Brazil after 12 Years!

This was a very special day to me. A long time coming.

I remember standing in front of the Gate and not being able to knock on the door. I went over to the Neighbor’s house and asked if she would help me with this Moment. We walked around the neighborhood prior to my walking into the House. As I felt more ready to walk in, I did – and I felt the most amazing sensation  in the World. There I was, a Man, after 12 years walking through those doors. It felt as though I watched a movie of my life and in a split second, I teared up. I now was hugging Grandma, who raised me and taught me everything I know today. This was by far one of the Highlights and most anticipated moment by me of this trip.

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… and then it happened. I couldn’t hold back the tears…

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Meeting Renata in Brazil for the first time

I was excited to meet her in Brazil after a few years since she stayed over at my house in America.

We had a lot to catch up on and laugh about. It was a very special evening.

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Meeting a good Friend, Guilherme in Brazil

I’d heard of Guilherme for a few months before I traveled to Brazil.

He used to be my Mother’s Private Teacher for a while and they ended up being friends. He was about to leave Brazil for a year, so we met at a Park and hung out at the Mall.

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