Archive for the ‘Social integration’ Category

  • TGIF Luncheon Tour

    Apr 7, 15 • Marion • Excursions, Social integrationComments Off on TGIF Luncheon TourRead More »

    TGIF Luncheon Tour Start into your weekend joining HOM-ing’s Luncheon Tour on Fridays! We’ll experiment hidden restaurants in Brasília and surroundings during the months of APRIL / MAY: “El Tero” (Spanish), Asa Norte / W3 Norte – Paella Valenciana “Pampa e Cerrado Grill” (Brazilian), São Sebastião, – Churrasco Gaúcho “Emporio da Mata” (international), Jardim Botânico among others.   Friday, April 10: “El Tero” (Spanish), Asa Norte / W3 Norte – Paella Valenciana For more details and reservation contact us:    

  • April 19: Dia do Índio

    Apr 16, 13 • Marion • Cultural life, Social integration, TopicsComments Off on April 19: Dia do ÍndioRead More »

    Each year, on April 19, Brazil commemorates the Dia do Índio which was established by law in 1943 under president Getúlio Vargas. To better understand the meaning of that day, we have to go back to the year 1940, when the first Interamerican Indigenous Congress took place in Mexico. Not only leaders from the Americas were invited to participate in the conferences and decision making processes, but also several heads of indigenous tribes. However, those did not appear during the first days, either concerned or frightened. This was in a way understandable, as the indios had been persecuted and diminished by white men for so many centuries. Nevertheless after some days, few of their leaders started to  get engaged in the meetings, as they recognized and realized that they are witnessing a historic moment. This occured on April 19, date which  laterwards became the Dia do Índio on the American continent. The Dia do Índio is celebrated in various manners: –       in schools, students are investigating on the indigenous culture –       museums offer thematic expositions –       communities organize festivals Commemorating that day should also remind us of the importance of preserving indigenous tribes, maintaining their lands and respecting their culture. We also should recall repeatedly, that indios already inhabitated Brazil when the Portuguese colonization started in 1500. Since then, lack of respect and diminuation of the indigenous population could be

  • Ladies’ Night at the Restaurant “L’Atelier du Chef”

    Dec 8, 12 • Marion • Entertainment, Social integration, TopicsComments Off on Ladies’ Night at the Restaurant “L’Atelier du Chef”Read More »

    The next “Ladies’ Night” will take place on Tuesday, December 11, at 8 p.m. at the restaurant „L’Atelier du Chef“, 405 SUL Chef de cuisine Lionel Ortega   created this special menu for HOM-ing: Entrada: salada de tomates marinados ao manjericao, bolinhas de queijo e vinagrete do castanha do para   Prato principal: (2 opcoes) – File de linguado assado, pure de abobora e legumes ao molho de curry OU – File mignon saute, risotto de tomates secas e molho de cebolas caramelizadas   Sobremesa: (2 opcoes) – Carpaccio de abacaxi e mango, sorvete de limao e biscoito de laranja OU –       Brownie acompanhado de calda de morango e sorvete de creme   Bebidas (incluidas): Agua, refrigerante, cafe, cha e vinho rosé. Manobrista e taxa de servico incluidas.   Special HOM-ing price: R$ 95 Please make your reservation with HOM-ing until Monday evening (December 10)  

  • TANDEM: Interview with Lionel Ortega

    Dec 4, 12 • Marion • Partner Coaching, Social integration, TopicsComments Off on TANDEM: Interview with Lionel OrtegaRead More »

          Lionel Ortega (age: 37) from France is married to Alice Rocha da Silva and lives in Brasilia since 2010. They have one son, Rafael (1 and a  half year old), born in Brasilia in 2011. Lionel is a “chef de cuisine” and runs his own restaurant “L’Atelier du chef” in Brasilia   1. Where and how did you meet your wife? I met my wife in France when she did her master in law. I knew her during a birthday party in a jazz club in Aix-en-provence.   2. What was the reason for you to chose Brasilia as your domicile? The reason of my choice was simple, Brasilia is the city where my wife comes from.   3. What was your profession in Paris before moving to Brasilia? I was a private chef-de-cuisine for an English family.   4. Which hurdles did you have to overcome to continue your professional career in Brasilia? The difficulties were to learn a new language, to discover a new city, a new culture, to learn and understand all about the habits of the Brazilian people.   5. What was the most impressive experience at the beginning? The most impressive experience at the beginning was to adapt my style of cooking for Brazilian people and others, too, using Brazilian products / ingredients.   6. Do you miss anything from France? I miss

  • TANDEM: Interview with Daniela Stieff da Silva Tostes

    Sep 14, 12 • Admin • Partner Coaching, Social integration, TopicsComments Off on TANDEM: Interview with Daniela Stieff da Silva TostesRead More »

              Daniela Margareta Stieff da Silva Tostes (age: 47) from Austria (Vienna) is married to Luiz da Silva Tostes and has been living in Brasilia since 2003. She is an ENT-specialist, singing teacher and singer, and the founder and responsible person for the singing studio „Salto Vocal“.   1. Where and how did you meet your husband? We met in a course in Italy in July 2001. 2. What was the reason for you to chose Brasilia as your domicile? I really fell in love with Brazil and Brasília and Luiz had a very good job at the federal senate. In those times, I would have to find a new job anyway, as I finished my ENT residence in 2002. And finally, Luiz’ daughter was only 16 years old when we met and he wanted to be close to her. 3. What was your profession in Vienna before moving to Brasilia? ENT-doctor (resident) and singing teacher 4. Which hurdles did you have to overcome to continue your professional career in Brasilia? I had to revalidate my diploma as a doctor and to do the residents’ exam to be recognized as an ENT-specialist in Brazil. It took me 5 years and was one of the most stressfull tasks in my life. 5. What was the most impressive experience at the beginning? The friendlyness, heartfullness, playfullness and sympathy of

  • TANDEM: Brazilian bi-national couples in Brasilia

    Sep 14, 12 • Admin • Partner Coaching, Social integration, TopicsComments Off on TANDEM: Brazilian bi-national couples in BrasiliaRead More »

    Talking about a TANDEM (bike) and what it means for two persons handling it, the following associations come into my mind:  One of the characteristics of the Brazilian society is its multi-nationality, – which explains to me why Brazilians are so tolerant, curious and open-minded when dealing with different traditions, religions and ways of living. The huge variety of nationalities in Brazil is the result of immigration processes in the past on the one hand, and the consequences of the mobility of today’s world-citizens and the opening of societies on the other hand. So far, bi-national couples (Brazilian / non-Brazilian) are a constituent part of the modern Brazilian society and reflect what happens all over the world. Since travelling, studying or working nearly without geographical limitations (cross-border) enable or sometimes exceed a high mobility and flexibility, bi-national couples are the smallest functional unit of an international integration process. Independently where these couples met – or in Brazil or abroad – they decided to settle down in Brasilia. One can imagine that this mind-making process and decision was / is the first hard test of a partnership. Moving to Brasilia, naturally, has more consequences for the non-Brazilian partner, both with regard to private and professional life.   The word and image of a „TANDEM“ symbolizes what it means to form a bi-national couple and what is needed to overcome the hurdles

  • Living Gaia – a new way of being?

    Aug 7, 12 • Admin • Social integration, TopicsComments Off on Living Gaia – a new way of being?Read More »

    A holistic healing biotope emerges in the Chapada dos Veadeiros, some 15 km from Sao Jorge. It will be an open community, a seminar and training center where people encounter in trust, truth and kindness and take responsibility for the whole. Trust and cooperation between people, between men and women, between adults and children, between humans and animals, between humans and all life is our vision for a healing path into the future. In Living Gaia, there are no religious or ideological commitments. There is a shared dream of creating a new existence on earth in co-operation with all forms of life. These are the pillars of the new way of being: – respecting all life, – developing self-responsibility, – being truthful in expressing love, – authenticity in relationships, and – transparency in the community.   HOM-ing was invited to know the project during the open-house weekend July 14 – 16. The camp actually consists of common and individual tents, an open-air kitchen, toilet and shower run by water of the land-owned rivers. Imagine taking a shower with the most splendid starry sky you’ve ever seen above you! What an experience!   As no electricity is yet available, we started to prepare dinner before sunset. After having finished our „candle-light dinner“, we gathered around the fire-place and practiced the „forum“. This communication instrument is used by projects where mutual understanding and

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