About Naomi

I’m an 18 year old girl. Born in Milan, Italy and have lived in Orlando, Florida for over 12 years of my life.  I’m spending a year abroad as an exchange student with AFS to Brazil.  I’m always hungry for different experiences, people, foods, and culture shock.  I want and need to speak languages in order to communicate with the most beautiful and varied people of this world.  Brazil is only the beginning to me, even if I consider myself a “Brazilian at heart.”  Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to do purposeful work.  I know that at some point in my life, I wanted to take in a lot of missionary work.  In general, humanity is shallow, myopic, and deluded by matters that aren’t even meaningful when observing the bigger picture. I don’t take life seriously enough to make myself deplete myself in order to become an individual who desires to be praised and adored- life has too many real problems.  I love the old world and Europe and can appreciate its history however, there is something about the humanity in developing and undeveloped countries that make me feel warm and at home; happiness is always found out of the smallest things and in the absence of material things.  Their souls are pure, authentic, and vibrant.

I want to experience this world in many different perspectives, and the best way I feel that I can do that is by seeing the world through their eyes.
My first pair of eyes will be Brazilian.

Interests:
Food, languages, travel, learning how to cook, being the funniest chick alive,  Google Current, Flamenco guitar and dancing, capoeira, dancing, waterfalls, peanut butter, exotic foods, beaches, free spirits, seafood, not caring, fishing, sailing, climbing trees, cliffs, mountains, helicopters, yoga, acupuncture, meditation, reading, writing, searching, learning, thrills, world citizens, acting like a thug, fitness, liming, soul, bachata, the Brazilian heart, living lighthearted and free.


12 Responses to “About Naomi”

  1. 1 Zia

    How are you?

  2. 2 Zia

    Just don’t forget that school comes first.

  3. 3 ziazap

    HAAB

  4. Hi Naomi!! It’s aunt Debbie @12:00 midnight Sunday. I hope your dreams come true but don’t forget about the faily that loves you. Be very,very careful and learn the new life you are reaching out for. I pray for you everynight an and ask Angels to encamp around you. Find a nice Church that you can go to once in a while where rhw Lord will give show you the way. Please be careful and Watch and Pray. I love you and I miss you so much. Please write me or e-mail me when you can. Your Aunt Debbie.

  5. Hi Naomi!! It’s aunt Debbie @12:00 midnight Sunday. I hope your dreams come true but don’t forget about thefamily that loves you. Be very,very careful and learn the new life you are reaching out for. I pray for you everynight an and ask Angels to encamp around you. Find a nice Church that you can go to once in a while where the Lord will give show you the way. Please be careful and Watch and Pray. I love you and I miss you so much. Please write me or e-mail me when you can. Your Aunt Debbie.

  6. 6 Guilherme A Castro

    Dear Naomi

    My name is Guilherme, I have known your father for a long time.
    I am a Brazilian engineer and I live with my wife Marta and my daughter Patricia, in Barra Mansa at the Rio de Janeiro State, some 3 hours away from Ouro Branco. Our home phone numbers are (0XX) (24) 3323 7920 or (24) 3328 6067.
    You can count on us for ANYTHING you may need during your stay in Brazil.
    We just love to visit Ouro Preto near by Ouro Branco and I certainly think you will enjoy it too. I should suggest that you take a day and visit an old “exhausted” gold mine. You´ll see from where did Portugal got the money to pay the loans to finance the travels to the “New World”.
    You are living now in a very friendly part of Brazil.
    The Mineiro guys are very nice but you´ll soon realize that you can not take Brazilian people too seriously.
    They will always be very curious about you and make jokes while trying to be your friends. It is just the Brazilian way to get acquainted to the “new people on the block”.
    Please do not feel uncomfortable about that. We are picking and make jokes about ourselves all the time.
    Be welcome to Brazil Naomi

  7. Hi Naomi!! Its aunt Debbie @ 12:00 midnight on Sunday. I hope all your dreams come true, but don’t forget about the family that loves you. Be very very careful and learn the new life you are reaching out for. I pray for you every night and ask the angels to encamp around you. Find a nice Church that you can go to and the Lord will show you the way. Please be very careful and watch and pray. I love you and i miss you so much. Please write me or e-mail me when you can. Love, auntie Debbie.

  8. 8 kay

    Acting like a thug? Better learn capoeira while you’re there. But the best thing you’d like to learn in your life is living lighthearted and free.

    e

  9. 9 BOUCHOUT DANIEL

    Bonne chance pour ton séjour au Brésil.
    Bisous
    Daniel

  10. 10 BOUCHOUT DANIEL

    Bonne chance pour ton séjour au BRESIL.
    Bisous de France.
    Daniel

  11. 11 Francesco

    Ciao Naomi
    I just noticed that my good friend Guilherme Castro sent you a kind message with his phone numbers in case you need help during your stay in Brazil. He is nice and although we have not seen eachother for several years, we have stayed in touch through the email. He lives in Barra Mansa which I think is somewhere half way between Rio and Sao Paulo, where some of the Brazilian car industry is located.
    I will thank him and you should do the same sending him a note to his email address guilherme.ac@cyltest.com.br giving him your local phone number, your email and Skype address so that he can be in touch with you whenever necessary. Also please send a copy to me. Thanks.
    I read your Journal which has a lot to do with “food” and “fun” and I see that you have given in to churrasco i.e. meat again… Good! As I told you many times, we need diversified foods albeit in moderate quantities. Hopefully, you will also make us part of news other than food and entertainment… Since, as you say, Ouro Branco is a small place with not much going on, this should leave more time for you to write about more general aspects of everyday life that have mostly impressed you for being different from what you are used to. As you said that you are aiming at a career in international communication, this would be an ideal opportunity to start practicing.
    E per chiudere, non dimenticare quel poco di italiano che sei riuscita a incamerare finora. Stai in contatto con i tuoi amici in Italia e con zia Mariuccia e magari anche Marinette. Ti daro’ il suo numero quando tornera’ dalle vacanze a fine mese.
    Bisous
    Dad

  12. 12 Dad

    Naomi
    Well done! If I had written an essay, at your age, about what I intended to do with my life, I would have written something very close to what you did. My fascination with the different and the exotic of the world started with the three years I spent in the Swiss School, in a different, if not as remote as Brazil, country but also in contact with students from different countries, races and cultures, all of which then guided my later career and family choices. I am glad that you seem heading in the same direction. You were raised in the US which is the ideal multinational, multiethnic and multicultural melting pot to favor this kind of accomplishments.
    I think your essay is excellent and it should be a good evaluation tool for NYU or any college too. My only critique, if you will, would be that, if it is true that you worked hard for a year to finance your ‘dream’, I would also mention your
    ‘extended’ family as a significant contributor. No names, just family.
    Continua cosi’
    Bacioni
    Dad


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