The Saudades of Christmas

{Jimin Kang Diary} With the approach of Christmas comes saudades for home. Although I don’t celebrate Christmas back in Hong Kong, the familial mood surrounding Christmas is pretty universal. As lights are strung up on trees and Christmas music blares from the radio, families are planning meals, present exchanges and opportunities to enjoy each other’s company before the arrival of…

As saudades do Natal

{Diário de Jimin Kang} Com a aproximação do Natal, vem a saudade de casa. Mesmo que sem estar com minha família em Hong Kong, o sentimento dessa data é universal. As pessoas ornamentam suas árvores com luzes, a música natalina preenche as estações de rádio, e muitas famílias preparam refeições, trocam presentes e curtem a companhia de parentes antes da chegada de um ano…

The Fallen Tree

{Jimin Kang Diary} This December, we´re beginning the Jimin Kang Diaries: weekly first-person reports from Princeton University´s Bridge Program Program (BYP Brazil) exchange. Jimin will collaborate with Canteiros Coletivos until April 2017. Jimin Kang Today a tree was chopped down in Candeal, the neighborhood in which I live. I watched as a grand tree, whose leaves had shaded and protected the entrance…