Safety laws

I love driving my car and move to another place, but it’s happening less and less. Brazil is one of the most violent countries in the world when we talk about traffic and it brought strict laws. It’s common pay an expensive fine, not counting the huge traffic jams.
I’m consider a lucky man, because I choose live near from my job. I don’t take my car and go out for some place. Last week I went to São Paulo and that’s outrageous! If you parking in a simple shop of the city, you will pay R$50 more or less. I preferred hang out with Uber and leave my car in hotel. Unfortunately this is a trend.

Exemplo de uma História de Usuário

Funcionalidade: Pagamento com cartão de crédito
O cliente pode optar pelo pagamento com cartão de crédito ao finalizar a
compra. O pagamento via cartão de crédito deve ser autorizado pela
operadora. No caso do pagamento por um cartão de crédito ser negado pela
operadora, o cliente deve ter a opção de selecionar outro cartão de crédito.

Contexto:
– Dado que selecionei o produto “Nike Air Vapor Ace”
– E pressionei “Finalizar compra”
– E me autentiquei com o usuário “joaosilva@email.com” senha “123456”
– E estou na “Página de pagamento”

Cenário: Crédito não autorizado pela operadora de cartão de crédito
– Quando o cliente informa “Crédito” como meio de pagamento
– E o cliente informa a bandeira de cartão de crédito “Visa”
– E o cliente informa o número do cartão de crédito “0000 2222 3333 4444
6666”
– E o cliente informa o nome no cartão “Fulano de Tal”
– E o cliente informa a data de vencimento “10/2021”
– E o cliente informa pagamento “À vista”
– E o cliente pressiona o botão “Finalizar compra”
– E o sistema de crédito retorna “COD5000 – Crédito não autorizado”
– Então o cliente deve ser redirecionado para a “Página de pagamento”
– E o sistema exibe a mensagem “A transação não foi autorizada pela
operadora de crédito.”

Outback

My wife and I love eat in Outback Steakhouse! This restaurant is fabulous and we’ve been always well attended.

Last week, we returned again to the restaurant without making reservations. We waited 10 minutes, but it was well appreciated, because we started to drink a wonderful ice-cold beer. After sitting, we asked for a Bloomin’ Onion. It was unbelievable! My wife love this onion and for our main course, we both ordered a grateful Ribs on the Barbie! Then, grand finale was Chocolate Thunder. This dessert was mouth-watering! An extra generous brownie topped with rich vanilla ice cream, warm chocolate, chocolate shavings and whipped cream.

Of course, we’ll go again to this restaurant.

How I met my wife

When I was in second year of high school, I turned tutor to a class just entering at high school. This class had a beautiful blonde girl called Tammy. She was very cheerful and soon, we became friends. We’d spend hours talking and our afternoons were great.

But I had a girlfriend and one friend wanted to date her. I was jealous because of her. Then, I broke up with my girlfriend and soon as possible, I asked her when she could go out with me. She traveled on holiday and I hung out with a friend. When she arrived, I told her what’s happened and she cried a lot. I finished what I had barely begun and ran into her arms.

We are married today, together for 13 years old, we have a wonderful daughter and we are very happy.

Life-changing product

I love my Kindle for three years.
First, I bought it because I went to my work by bus and during the journey,
I’d like to take this time somehow. Until the day I saw a person using it.
I went back to see the specifications of this device and for a good price,
I ended up taking it.
This was the best thing I could do. I read one book a week. Over two years,
I read several interesting books and I’ve acquired a passion for reading.
Last year, the office had to change and for my lucky, it came nearer to me.
Now, I’m walking to the office and I stopped this habit. I’m frustrated
because I need more hours of readings and I don’t have more time.

Regards,
Marcos

Summary of a meeting

Hi, Mr. Wilson.
Last night I had a meeting with Sally Cassidy, the VP for GXC Solutions. We
went to a great steakhouse and we talked for hours. She was very happy with
the last year. She told me that she reviewed it and she came to the
conclusion that our relationship is more mature and better to do business.
GXC Solutions wants to increase their purchases from us by 20%.
All this news is very positive. Sally wants to meet again with us soon to
talk about the future. She’d like to know what’s the road map for the
future and how the GXC Solutions can help us make the best solutions about
a number of future opportunities. I will give you all the details when I
get back.
Regards,
Marcos

Career plans

I’m a software engineer with 6+ years experience.
I’ve been focused on writing better and better Java code. I’ve encouraged
people increase their skills. Today, I think that I did it well. But now I
want to improve myself. I want to be fluent in English in a few months and
get in groups highly qualified. I’m an hard working person and I train long
hours to be an excellent Java architect.
In next 5 years, I want a work from home and I’ll continue improving my
skills to get this goal.

Office culture in Brazil

The office culture where I work is casual. The men wear polo shirts, blue
jeans and casual shoes. The women wear more or less the same, but their
variety of shirts are wider. They often wear skirts too.
When we talk about executives, this changes totally. Men must wear
conservative, dark colored business suits. Women must wear suits or dresses
that are elegant and feminine with good quality accessories. In both cases,
you should never dispense an excellent coffee.
It’s good practice to break the ice before starting business. Always look a
person in the eyes. Then, you must be objective. Oral communication is
preferred.
Always have in your plans excellent proposals.

Enjoy,
Marcos

Home Improvement

I’ve never heard about Josh Woodward, but I definitely loved this song and
his work.
It’s about a guy that sold his house, bought a trailer and say things about
his life. Of course, all his sentiments is present in his music. The melody
is addictive. He has an amazing range. It had a wild and exciting feeling.
I’ve listened an acoustic version in youtube and is great! It’s only voice
and acoustic guitar.
His job in internet is very interesting because his music is shared free.
You only should get in his site and download the musics.

Link: www.joshwoodward.com

Enjoy,
Marcos