bigato's journal

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Post by saving-10-years » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:29 am

This is a LOT of change happening with your life at one time. I wish you every success with your transitions - the country, job, housing, education and relationship initiatives.

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Post by TheWanderingScholar » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:39 am

Holy crap, dude. Best of luck in this transition.

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Post by rube » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:37 am

Hefty. Wish you the best.

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Post by sky » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:41 am

I wish you good luck and wisdom. Perhaps this will open the door to new opportunities.

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Post by Linnie » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:52 am

The first time someone told me "This is like a second chance in life" after my husband left; I bawled my eyes out - I was so not ready to appreciate that! Now I see that that is indeed true. Best of luck with your new direction!

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by m741 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:14 pm

Wow! I hope everything is OK, Bigato, and wish both of you the best (but mostly you :D )!

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Post by George the original one » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:47 pm

You know we're around if you need us, just holler!

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by mxlr650 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:09 am

And guys, I have news. After seven years I am single again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bekvgMEcgqI#t=67

Enjoy your newfound freedom! :lol:

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by Star*Bucks » Mon May 04, 2015 4:53 am

I enjoyed reading your journal & I'm happy to see the great progress you've made. I'm sorry to hear about the break up man. I know you stated you wanted to leave Brazil but they have the most beautiful women there from what I hear. I hope to be there next year for Carnival since it's during my birthday. I also heard about the crime there and it can be very bad; I hope to avoid that. My advice to you Bigato is to come to the Bay Area! I spent my entire life in Nor Cal & it's absolutely beautiful, there are lots of tech companies always hiring as well as start ups. The down side is it's expensive and lots of traffic on the freeways. To save money if you would be coming over single, you could rent a room instead of your own apartment craigslist.org is a decent place to check but always vet the place/owner first. Let me know if you need any advice/help I'd be happy to share what knowledge I have.

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Post by bigato » Thu May 07, 2015 4:53 am

Thank you very much guys. Your words really meant a lot to me in the very stressful days that I endured after the separation.

Hey Star*Bucks, I assure you that there are lots of ugly women here too, in fact the great majority of them are ugly. Do not be fooled by propaganda, it's only to steal your money. Carnaval is disgusting and very expensive. I am sure you can find lots of interesting women in USA, it's a very big country.

Thank you for your advice on the bay area, I'll think about it.

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by sohakes » Sun May 10, 2015 1:49 pm

Hey, I'm brazilian and didn't read all of your journal yet, but I was curious about your development. It's kind of fun seeing your posts from 2011 with you living in a small place in the countryside, and now talking about how this is not for you. I'm a developer (and I think you too from what I've seen) from Sorocaba/SP, and that's not really countryside, but it's not São Paulo/SP :P.

I went to Toronto last year, stayed the entirety of 2014 (Science without Borders, aka Ciências sem Fronteiras government program)! It's such a multicultural place that I don't think you will have nay problems there. I'm not sure of going back because I don't like the idea of staying far from my family and friends, but it's a great place, and there are many opportunities for devs. I was on an unpaid internship there because I wanted to work with games, and the company I went to don't pay the first 6 months I think (and there are not many game companies hiring, there are lots of people trying to get in them). But my friend went on another startup there, and he received something close to 2k CAD/month for an internship. I receive 1400 reais being an intern here, 2k CAD is such an enormous amount to me. I only think of going back because for developers it's the perfect place, at least for now. If you have any questions just ask. Never suffered any prejudice there too, and you can satisfy all your brazilian cravings on Little Portugual, there is a good bakery there that sells delicious coxinha. It's not really frugal, but you may indulge yourself a little sometimes, I think, staying far from home is not always fun.

I will read more of your journal to decide on my situation too, I don't know any brazilian websites or forums about ER, and most of the things I see here and on MMM doesn't apply well. Like, it's not a good idea to invest on the stock market here, right? But "Tesouro Direto" looks good. It would be cool if you know anything like that directed to our situation on Brazil, although now you are planning to move.

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Post by bigato » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:40 am

Hi, sohakes. Thank you very much for the advice!

I don't know, but personally I found that most, if not all ere strategy applies here the same way they it applies in first world countries. Regarding specific advice on investments, the best I can tell you is that there's no shortcut. You really have to study and understand the basics of the theory behind it, to be able to make profitable decisions. Do not go by the common sense.

If you do not have the time nor the inclinations to do so, maybe you could study the Permanent Portfolio, that's an strategy that is simple and does not requires so much study on your part.

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by bigato » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:49 am

Guys, I was promoted to a new position inside the company, still as a programmer, but in another city and making a lot more money. Somewhere between twice to thrice as much, I'm not even sure how much. Now I'll be automatically back to ere level savings soon! Except that the ere age is going away, since I'm 34 already. But as I said before, I'm enjoying my career and do not plan on stopping any time soon.

I'll be moving to another city in a month or so. Expenses should stay about the same level, specially because this time I'll rent an apartment close to the job. But, I'll start working 8 hours a day instead of 6 (that's fine because i enjoy it). Plus, it will be a position where my work have more chances to be more respected and widely recognized. I'm very happy!

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by Chad » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:51 am

Congratulations! Sounds like things are going very well...more money at a job you like. I don't think you need to apologize for not retiring. :)

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by bigato » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:53 am

Eheheheh thank you very much Chad! :-)

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by saving-10-years » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:26 am

More money and some travel (new place to discover in depth) sounds great. Congrats.

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by George the original one » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:21 am

Wait, what? It's possible to live where workdays are only 6 hours long?!?

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by bigato » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:24 am

Sure, work at a bank here in Brazil. Up to some level of responsibilities, workdays are determined by law to be six hours a day only, from Monday to Friday. You have a 15 minutes break, which make it 6h15 in practice.

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by J_ » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:52 pm

After the other news, which was sad, life is now pointing in pleasant directions for you. Glad to hear that from you, enjoy it!

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by bigato » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:00 pm

Thank you very much, J_!!!

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