My name is Tayana, I’m 28, and I would like to tell you a little bit about my life so that you better understand my beautiful country. First of all, music and colors are all over the place; that’s essential for us to keep up the joy of living.
Brasil o pais do otismimo, we are the 200 Million most optimistic people in the world; we believe in the future and are not afraid of innovation. Tomorrow will certainly be better than today. As a proof, for the 10 last years, we have had “The prodigious decade” that has allowed a great number of very poor people to move into better circumstances. In 2015, we became the 6th strongest world economy.
Last year, like 10 million other Brazilians, my parents took our airplane for the first time in their life and they were also able to buy their first car like 7 million Brazilians. We live in the huge city of Sao Paulo -24 million inhabitants-. We have a lot of traffic jams as we continue to build new streets.
Each day, I spend 6 hours on Internet and more than 2 hours on my mobile: we Brazilians are the most connected people in the world and that helped democracy during our protests in 2013.
Brasil, um pais de todos. Yes, I’m a Brazilian Japonese. My parents came from Japan and here it’s no problem because we are 138 different communities all living well together. We all speak Portugese. No discrimination is the word, nobody is left aside; blacks are equal to whites, a man equals a woman, all the buses are accessible to wheelchairs… Our social programs such as La Bolsa Familia inspire a lot of countries around the world.
My country is part of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and of the 77 countries group . Brazil is the leader of the South-South relationships. We cooperate a lot to develop our countries.
I do hope you’ll enjoy this Sparkling Rendezvous season where Brazil is the guest star and the innovations that have been chosen for you, dear Future Shapers. Até-Breve ! (That means see you soon!)