Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Brazilian Invasion, anyone?

From Capoeira, to Jiujitsu, to Havianas, to Bossa Nova, and even to their models, Brazil is conquering the world!
My very first experiences of Brazilian lovin' came in the late 90's when Leila Barros led the Brazilian women's volleyball team and conquered the hearts of millions of Filipinos. Their FIFA World Cup wins plus its overly-supportive crowd made me fell in love with this country. If the Philippines is a karaoke country, Brazil, for one, is samba nation.
I just thought Brazilian models are everywhere! From John Estada's Priscilla Mereilles, to Cesar Montano's Mariana del Rio, to BiSEAN's Akihiro Sato and Misterhub's Leandro Okabe, these Brazilians are slowly making it to mainstream Filipino consciousness.
Will the Philippines get a Brazilian actress or an actor soon? Hmmm, perhaps Priscilla Mereilles has the most mainstream imprint in the country so far. Will others, especially the three abovementioned ones follow suit?
How about Brazilian UFC stars? Will I ever see Noguiera or Belfort come to the Philippines and perhaps, do Filipino fans some favor by holding a few matches here?
One of my plans in life is to have my own restaurant, a Brazilian-Filipino fusion to be exact. I wanna name it Manila de Janeiro. Do you think it's a good name? Just wanna share it if in case in a few years, a person might steal my idea of good Brazilian restaurant here in Manila.
Anyways, to end my Brazilian lovin' let me end it with a plethora of pictures, all Brazilian. Enjoy!

*TOP (L-R) Gustavo Kuerten, Priscilla Meirelles, Akihiro Sato
Bottom (L-R) Leila Barros, Leandro Okabe, Mariana del Rio

8 Responses to “Brazilian Invasion, anyone?”

ArchieMD said...
August 6, 2008 at 2:55 PM

Akihiro Sato is all over Inquirer every Sunday. I dont know why.

Between Leandro and Aki... I'd go for Aki, or both.


ROneiluke said...
August 6, 2008 at 4:18 PM

wooow...brazilians are really beautiful...i miss leila barros in indoor volleyball...i hope she plays in the upcoming olympics..hays...


curbside_puppet said...
August 6, 2008 at 10:15 PM

@archiemd

every sunday? maybe the sunday editor's got the hots for him?

@roneiluke

one of my best buds from colorado once mentioned that there was this study about countries and it was concluded that brazilians are in fact the most beautiful out of all the races. they have native american - asian - african - caucasian - and everything comes in between it! if ever marrying a brazilian would be an option, i'd be very glad to grab that opportunity!


ced said...
August 7, 2008 at 10:02 PM

wow! a tribute for me? ahehehe. juk
brazilians are indeed beaitiful people. so are we! hehe


ced said...
August 7, 2008 at 10:03 PM

mali pa. beautiful un! hehe


curbside_puppet said...
August 7, 2008 at 10:26 PM

@ced

of course doc! i was thinking of you and your camwhoreness when i made that post up! maybe we were chatting the whole time i made that up!


Kislley Rodrigues said...
March 18, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Congrats Mr.Curbside Puppet,

Tk´s for the nice post. We Brazilians happy to know that we are well loved by Filipinos. Would if I could visit the Philippines. I am sure that the people of this country is very nice. A big hug.


Curbside Puppet said...
March 18, 2009 at 4:23 AM

you're welcome kissley!

well, both our countries are similar in terms of weather and stuff!


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