Rodrigo O Brasileiro

A few hours after arriving on the plane from Sao Paulo I was stretched out in the relative comfort of the Hongdae Guesthouse when Rodrigo appeared.  A gregarious (aren’t all Brazilians that way?) and friendly guy, he instantly introduced himself and we hit it off because I speak a little Portuguese and because I’m Brazilian (being born in that country).  But the real reason Rodrigo likes me, I think, is because he likes most people, and most people like him.

In any case, I will finish this post in Portuguese.

Rodrigo é um futebolista que costumava jogar para a equipe do Flamengo, com sede no Rio. Flamengo significa “flamingo”, em Inglês. Ele viveu na Holanda, bem como na Espanha, além de que agora mora na Coreia do Sul. Ele tem uma historia bem interressante, a maioria de que eu não sei. Ainda assim, espero aprender mais sobre este homem ao longo do tempo.

Rodrigo me levou para sua academia local e nós exercemos juntos. A gerente da casa me prestou alguns tênis, e deixe-me exercer para o preço baixo de 5.000 won. Aqui, então, estão algumas fotos de nós na academia, e uma outra também.

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The marquee of the restaurant that recently opened in Hongdae, in Seoul. The owner used to work in a kitchen with a bonafide Brazilian chef in southern Seoul.

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Rodrigo, the manager of VIP Fitness, and Yours Truly, Hongdae, sometime in late Novermber, 2014.

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Rodrigo, Manager, Yours Truly, VIP Fitness Club, Hongdae, late November, 2014.

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