Brazilian Stories

André Non Serviam

I am André and worked as a teacher in the city of São Paulo. As a teacher I believe that training should be constant and of quality. As soon as the decision to come to Ireland was made, then the draft move began to be worked out. I chose the city, school and when I had money I would have to keep up and provide a good experience. I arrived in Ireland in March 2018 with a very basic level of English, we are reaching the end of 2019 my English is much better but I still want more, good English for me is not enough I want it close to perfect.

When did you arrive in Ireland and how long did you stay?
I arrived in March 2018 and I am still living here.

What did you think of the lifestyle of the cities where you once lived?
I arrived in Limerick and didn’t move to any city. The city of Limerick is the size of my neighborhood in Sao Paulo, but the small size holds a huge diversity of entertainment, an excellent Heavy Metal festival twice a year, two good universities and good dining options.

What is the difference between the Irish and the Brazilians?
Both are welcoming and hardworking. The more practical Irish, the sense of humor is different but in many cases many concepts related to humor tangent.

What’s the best part about living in Ireland?
I only know Limerick as a city to live in. In Ireland there are great cities and towns, housing is a big problem facing the country and if the government does nothing in a short time it will be impossible to live in Ireland.

What are the things you or other Brazilians miss most about living in Ireland?
Comity such as pizza, pastries, feijoada and fruits.

Where is your favorite place to visit in Ireland and why?
Cliffs, look at this place and feel the immensity of nature, this helps to calm me down.

What advice would you give someone considering moving to Ireland?
Plan and come to study and learn as much as you can. Bring with you the good in Brazil and put the trickery, common sense and ignorance aside. We are a wonderful people and we must show our qualities

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While not Brazilian himself James has a lot of Brazilian influences in his life, with a partner from Minas Gerais and many Brazilian friends and colleagues. James loves all things tech, in particular front end web development and open source platforms such as WordPress and Joomla.
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