Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Getting ready!

Seems like this adventure started so long ago, but in fact, it's just starting NOW.
The thoughts of making the first intro video, the anxiety to make the challenge video... they're nothing compared to what's coming now! And at first I thought it was probably just a trip to London with random blog posts... but it's a bit more complex than that.

So the first group of the Samsung Global Bloggers arrived TODAY in London, and they have already been briefed on some of the activities, teamed up and given names to each team...
All these things just help build up more and more anxiety - I'm so excited for them!!! I have NO IDEA what are the activities they'll do and HOW they'll do it... but I'm happy and counting the days until it is my turn to go there and have to run around to get all the juicy good stuff to people and blog about it!

So make sure you follow me on my London2012 Olympic Games blog!!! New updates coming real soon!!!

Some of us bloggers... see me??? 

Saturday, July 7, 2012


As I posted a while ago, I was running for a spot to be one of Samsung's Global Bloggers in London for the London 2012 Olympics.

The competition had two parts.
1. The auditions, where hundreds, maybe thousands of people from all over the world posted a 30-second video introducing themselves and saying why they should be picked as one of the #SGBloggers. Here's my entry:

2. Challenge videos. Twenty bloggers from each of the participating countries were chosen  to be in the finals, where they had to, again, record and edit with the best of their knowledge a video where they talked about a sporting event that took place in the city they lived. I guess the biggest challenge here was to do it all in 30 seconds. When I talked about it here on my blog I only posted the bloopers video, so here's the official challenge video:

Yes, I won!!!
Well, me and three other Brazilian girls. And four other people from the other participating countries. But still, YAAAAAAYYYYY!!!! 

I've already done this on social networks but it's never enough: I wanna thank everyone who supported me, voted on my video, cheered for me and sent me AWESOME positive vibrations! And I'd specially like to thank my sister, who was the one who pushed me into being part of this, and my two buddies Marco who is an awesome director and helped me filming my second video, and Japinha who besides being the best Brazilian drummer and RockGol's striker, is above all an amazing friend and a very charismatic person - he's a national heartthrob and has even won over a few international fans!!! hehehe :)

I already have so much more to write about this whole experience, but I will leave it for another post... coming very soon!