Fun day! ♥ The morning I spent sending out online profiles and resumes—not so much fun, and I’m pretty sure those won’t do much good, I have to start visiting the companies in person to present them my lovely, cheerful, hard-working self. *PERSISTENCE*
After that, though~. I went out to visit Raimundo for the first time after a year and a half of friendship, wtf. He lives in a different city, though it's still a part of Greater Floripa. It's a ways away, but not too far, and I found it a v. tranquil region, peaceful and quiet and more nature-filled. The way Floripa has been growing, I predict it'll become a bustling area in five or so years. :D
I met his family; his father seemed reserved, opting to shake only my hand (!!), but his mom was far friendlier. I really liked her, she seemed super-sweet. ♥ Even though we come from very different walks of life, I felt automatically safe/comfortable with her-- maybe it's because she was doting on me from the very first. And Raimundo says *that's* because she's had no women in her family, only three sons and a husband. So she loves any women that pass by her home. XD I hope to someday sit down with her for a long chat to hear about her life, about the Northwest, about what it's been like, living here in Floripa. Raimundo warns me she'll talk my ear off, but somehow, I don't think I'd mind. (Tangent: it wasn't until later that I realized I hadn't noticed her Northwestern accent/dialect. I'm not sure if that says more about my deafness to differences in Portuguese speech, or about how much she's adapted her speaking to the region.)
Daniel came by too, with a backpack and a couple of shopping bags filled
with video games, ahahahhah. Raimundo had just bought a PS2, so we were experimenting games with him. For the most part I hung in the background, doodling and conversating, since I don't care for sports or fighting games, and RPGs, my interest is in the story and not watching random battles.
Then I popped in Katamari Damarcy. I already had it, since people on lj have raved so much about it, but today was my first time playing. SO ADDICTIVE. We played it for over an hour, switching turns with each round, and we only stopped because of dinner. I loved it, so so much. (And it reminds me of jantalaimon
♥ ♥ ♥. Every little thing reminds me of some icon she's used, or some reference she made.) As I'm done typing this post, I'm gonna turn off my computer to use its transformer on my PS2 and play s'more. ♥ ♥
You know what makes Katamari Damarcy even better, here? In Portuguese we have the expression "enrolar". Literally it means "to roll," but figuratively, it's to cheat/fool someone. The three of us kept cracking jokes about enrolando/rolling each other. Heeeeeee.
'Twas a great afternoon. :D
And then it was time for driving class! Progress, woohoo! I got into second gear and up to 20km/h! \o/ I feel as if I *shouldn't* enjoy driving, given the stance of most of my family, but I think I do?? And I experimented more with breaking, though I haven't yet figured out to do that smoothly. My breaking always jerks the car, and I let it "morrer" (no idea what the expression is, in English-- turn off?) a couple of times. :< I WILL DO BETTER TOMORROW. <333 I was disappointed when the end of the class rolled around. "But I wanna practice and learn more!"