To be honest, I always thought Halloween was kind-of-ok at most… but ever since I moved to this country and realized how much effort the gringos put into it, it started growing on me in ridiculous proportions!

So, this year, I got a little carried away. But just a little, ’cause I’m still relatively poor here. – I like saying “I’m relatively poor” because first world poor is NOT the same as 3rd world poor and it would be offensive and clueless of me to say something like that, by the way.

What I did was, I bought myself a little Halloween village and I kinda also sorta got a haircut and died my hair red so that my Angela Chase costume would be a *bit* more realistic. I mean, I think that’s ok and I’m probably not at my friend Elijah’s level yet, who would only eat “scary food” at one point to get in the mood for Halloween as he stated on  Macaulay Culkin’s podcast… well, to be fair, he had stuff going on and I recommend you listen to the podcast.

Nevertheless, the architect inside me fell in love with the miniatures and following the steps of my idol Claicy from Saidaminhalente.com I started taking pictures of my creation… which turned out to be very, very unpopular on social media. But I didn’t care! I was doing it for myself.


And YES… the lights really light up!

SO NOW… I have a box of goodies that I’ll get to use to build my Christmas village. Because Christmas is really my favorite, even though Halloween is growing on me.

Maybe I’ll even build a haunted Christmas village…


And that is the story of that.

Kinder Egg Collection

Unless you’re a 90’s kid raised in Brazil, you will not understand what the big deal about these little lions is.

But if you are, you have a moral obligation of envying my collection.

The thing about toys and specially toys from your childhood is that they are like Macaulay Culkin. They have sentimental value because, more often than not, these toys bring you back to a beautiful state of mind. For some people, it’s the days before they made some of their bad choices. To me, it’s just a time where everything was at it’s place and things didn’t feel so scary.

So, I decided to take pictures of my toys as I used my little Halloween village set to create a background. I was completely inspired by the beautiful work of Claicy, who I have been a fan of for years, and hopefully, I’ll get decent at it soon.

Well, this is what I’ve got so far: