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It’s 2023 summer, and high season for tourists on the north coast of Sao Paulo BRL after two years of dealing with covid-19, people are ready to decompress at the beach.

Itamambuca Beach, Ubatuba, SP BRL 2023 photo by Pedro Diaz

We will investigate a place called Ubatuba, known for hundreds of beaches and home to World Surf League champion Felipe Toledo. What does it take for this city to accommodate a multitude of visitors? Ubatuba, with a population of around 92 thousand, is popular with middle-class Brazil on the north coast of Sao Paulo. The coastal town will have to work overtime to accommodate 1,5 million visitors in Praia Grande in the Christmas & New Year holidays, which is just one of the many beaches it offers. The north coast of Sao Paulo expects up to 5 million visitors this summer.

Three necessary pieces of information to enjoy your summer vacation to the fullest on the north coast are 1. Traffic, 2. Safety, 3. Waste.

How to avoid traffic?

Wake up early, you will have an early start to your day, and you will beat everyone to the best spot on the beach. The best option is a bicycle that’s how locals get around. The next best option is a small car or motorcycle. If you are stuck in traffic, remember Brazil is a vast country and there is space for everyone stay patient there’s space for you, your friends, and your family at the beach. The image below illustrates a typical traffic flow for a Saturday afternoon in Ubatuba.

                              Image 2.0 Traffic Flow Average day

Below is live traffic, and today is Saturday, 1/07/2023

                                         Image 3.0 Traffic High Season

You can tell that Praia Grande and Itagua turn into bottleneck areas, and traffic occurs. The big problem is that many pedestrians cross back and forth in Praia Grande. Part of the solution is pedestrian bridges to solve the pain point. Leaving Ubatuba on Sunday afternoon is a mistake and a hellish traffic experience.

In addition, the BR 101 Rio Santos is undergoing paving recovery improvements at various points along the route to the capital of Rio de Janeiro. In Ubatuba, the works for applying asphaltic micro-surfacing will take place from km 52.1 to km 8, with a completion forecast for January 10th, 2023.

How to stay safe?

1st, don’t drink too much, which is easier said than done on vacations.

The State of Sao Paulo will have Operation Verão (Summer) +(Safe) Seguro will be carried out in two stages, December 22, to January 30, 2022 and the second, from January 31 to March 6, 2022. The actions cover Baixada Santista, North Coast and Litoral Sul (in Vale do Ribeira). The municipalities covered are: Guarujá, Santos, São Vicente, Praia Grande, Iguape, Cananéia, Peruíbe, Ilha Comprida, Itanhaém, Mongaguá, Cubatão, Bertioga, Ilhabela, São Sebastião, Ubatuba and Caraguatatuba. All 16 cities have the reinforcement of teams from the Highway Policing Command (CPRv), Fire Department (CCB), Traffic Policing (CPTran), Environmental Policing (CPAmb), Shock Policing (CPChq) and Aviation (CavPM) .

2,939 military police are committed to reinforcing patrols in coastal cities, with 2,327 in Baixada Santista and 612 on the North Coast. Part of this force is made up of 1,838 soldiers trained on the 17th. To carry out the activities, the MPs have the support of 270 vehicles, 74 vessels, five aircraft and 25 drones. The Civil Police also participate in the operation and has full force committed to the streets, police stations, and investigative actions.

Please don’t drink and drive, which seems part of many cultures in many countries (USA, MEX), not just Brazil. Please don’t go into the ocean after drinking much alcohol, especially at night. Take lock your car don’t leave any belongings visible to eye.

Who is going to pick up the waste?

SANEVAP Saneamento Ambiental offers the public and private sector modern solutions in ​​sanitation, urban cleaning and waste management. The City Hall of Ubatuba reinforces that Sanepav will double the staff for the services in the 2022/2023 season. Summer season is on December 19th and will remain until March 1st, 2023, the company informs that in low season there are eight trucks, 48 ​​collectors and 16 drivers. And for this summer season and the new collection schedule, 98 collectors will be working, 32 drivers with 17 trucks.

In addition, we have independent recycling companies around the city, like Boomerang recycling, which collects, separates, and bales recycling materials here in Ubatuba. There also people of collect aluminum cans around the city. Please separate your organic waste from your recyclables in different bags.

Company Basic Sanitation do Estado de São Paulo S.A (SABESP) is preparing a series of actions to serve residents and tourists along the entire coast of São Paulo during the high season. On the North Coast, which should receive nearly triple the number of visitors over the next three months, Sabesp is carrying out a series of actions to ensure water security and the entire functioning of the sewage infrastructure. R$ 34 million were invested in actions aimed at more excellent reliability in the region’s water supply and sewage collection services. In addition to this equipment, the population will be able to count on 58 power generators, 9 tank trucks and 14 trucks for cleaning and unblocking sewage networks.

Most important, pick up after yourself! Please separate your organic waste from your recyclables. Dispose of your cigarette buds correctly don’t just toss them on the floor. We should all be thinking of zero-waste and recycling and reusing everything. Have fun but respect your environment. Use sunblock and drink a lot of water, and you will be ok.


Journalism Homework

What are the topics that science and technology reporters might cover?

Science and technology reporters might cover topics such as electric cars, self-driving automobiles, energy transitioning, sustainability, space, astronomy, physics, aircraft, and the list can go on and on. Science and technology seem that can be part of any field because we need science and technology even when it comes to farming vegetables and or data.  Science and technology reporters seem to be ahead of the general population regarding what our future will turn out to be.

Speaking from your own experience, what science and technology topics are the audiences most interested in?

In my experience, audiences are interested in science and technology involving social media, banking, and entertainment. The question is vague because each audience is looking for science and technology to help their specific field. Depending on the audience, the topics will change. In general, I would say audiences are interested in science and technology topics regarding health and well-being. Also, any technology or science that can make your life more convenient is something audiences would be most interested in.

Do you know what a follow-up story is? What are the reasons for writing a follow-up story?

A Follow-up story is going back for results, diagnosis, and plans based on the original story/hypotheses. The main reason for writing a follow-up story is to understand the results and conclusion of the original piece. Also, a follow-up story’s purpose is to find out If the plans have been executed and to determine if the hypothesis is true.

In your opinion, what does it take to be a good science and technology journalist?

If you are interested in your subject matter is going to make you a good science and technology journalist. To be good science and technology journalist, think you must be able to take complex ideas and simplify them to the general public and create examples of the application of science and technology for everyday use.

Who is the person that controls you?

I am reading the Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual by Jocko Willink, and there is a part at the beginning titled “The person you can control.” These thoughts from Jocko apply 100% to how to deal with my family members.

I have been living away from my family’s house for two years. When I got back, I started giving shit to my sister on how she should live her life. Starting from having green grass in the desert is not sustainable. In addition, I was criticizing her consumerism; why do you have some man TVs and not a lot of books? Finally, my better half told me to stop being annoying, and it hit me, shut the fuck up! It was exhausting, so why do I do this?

First, it was because I thought that my perspective could help improve my sister’s life. It’s not coming from the wrong place, but most of the time, please, you just got to shut up.

The importance of shutting the fuck up. OMG, please stop oversharing your opinion. I almost want to get a tattoo “why don’t you just shut the fuck up?

It brings me to meat potatoes and this post about which person you can control.

“People are not who you want them to be. Kill your idols. Sure there are things we can learn from people – but people aren’t going to be what you think they are- what they should be.

People, even those you have put up on a pedestal, will be faulted, weak, egomaniacal, and condescending. They are going to be lazy, entitled, and shortsighted. They will not be perfect, far from it.

That’s fine. Learn from their weaknesses. Of course: Learn from their strengths and mimic and copy them in what they do well. But equally as important: Learn from their faults.

See what not to do.

Because you can’t control other people, you can’t make them what you want them to be. You can’t make them who you want them to be.

The only person you can control is you. So focus on making yourself who you want you to be:


Discipline your body—free your mind. Get up early, and go. Get after it, and you will become the person you want to be. And you become that person through:

One. Small. Decision. At. A. Time.” – Jocko Willink

Excellent advice because you can’t control your siblings, you can’t control your spouse, you can’t control your parents, and you can’t control your boss. So what can you do? You can barely contain yourself sometimes. So you need to focus on yourself and shut the fuck up.

Word of the week



Characterized by constant change, activity , or progress.

A force that stimulates change or progress within a system or process.

A force or factor that controls or influences a process of growth, change, interaction, or activity a dynamic force or factor – Webster Dictionary


Buddha’s first teachings.

“Because there’s no perfect place anywhere. One of the Buddha’s first teachings was that life is suffering. He didn’t just mean heartrending, painful, traumatic suffering, but something more basic than that. It doesn’t matter how good we have it or how basically happy we are, things arise every day that leave us feeling discontented or disappointed.”

Excerpt From The Dude and the Zen Master Jeff Bridges & Bernie Glassman This material may be protected by copyright.

You cannot appreciate truly what’s in front of you until its gone. You truly don’t understand what you have until its gone. When its gone you remember the details that made you feel happy or special.

One of the best feeling in life for me is the feeling of gratefulness. When you are feeling down or sad its hard to see and realize our blessings.

June 20 -26 2022 Notes

Exercise morning and evenings.

Become a teacher in this society. Be critique of the nation, a critic of society doing it systematically & sharing with people.

Achievement : a thing done successfully, typically by effort, courage and or skill. The process or fact of achieving something .

Diversifying financial portfolio.

Psychology research and counseling

Medical Certificate

Guy Ritchie Quote

This is a quote from Guy Ritchie from the Joe Rogan Podcast talking about the essence of storytelling.

“You can’t escape yourself, so return to yourself, and accept who you are.” -GR

“You have to leave yourself to understand the value of yourself. you have to loose stuff before you realize all the stuff that you are loosing its ephemeral & transitory it’s not yours, you are enough your are always enough but you’ve got to somehow prostitute yourself before you realize your own value that is the essence of all stories.” – Guy Ritchie

Journalism Class Introduction

Greeting from a place with hundreds of beaches …  UBATUBA Brasil

I was born in raised in El Paso TX USA and my nomad lifestyle has brought me to South America.

Living the nomad style has opened up the world for me and writing has become my frien.

For work currently, I’m a language interpreter Spanish to English.

I want to be able to share with others the beautiful scenery, songs and stories you see and hear when you are traveling in foreign land.

I want to take journalism class because it will give structure to my ideas. Furthermore, with focus and hard work I can turn it into a career.

On my free time I like to draw, paint, hike, bicycle rides, sports and party once in while with a churrasco/BBQ with my wife and friends.

You can check out my most recent work and travels at  

Free Speech Comments

Think about what you know already about free speech within the context of journalism. Please go to the Forum below and post your thoughts on these questions:

What is the relationship between free speech and fair speech?

Free speech in relationship to fair speech are both presenting an idea, a message and one of them is showing different sides of the story and letting the public decide for themselves. Free speech and fair speech are related because both are expressing and sharing ideas. Free speech has few boundaries and fair speech has more parameters, facts and reason to back it up.

What are the “Do’s and Don’ts” that a journalist should be aware of when considering the free speech issue?

Do and don’ts I would say in journalism is to lie and make a story up without checking out any of the sources. Saying whatever to get a reaction.  Do’s is to remain unbiased not matter the story to say the truth even its not convenient for your side.  

What is the difference between free speech and hate speech?

Free speech in general I want to say its constructive but hate speech is to bring the destruction of something. Hate speech there are few facts and reasons its more filled with strong emotions. Hate speech it’s used to attack a subject.

Copywriter test


The two-best feeling

1. leaving home

2. arriving home

Think about the time you left home for a school test.

Think about when you left for a summer trip

Think about the time you left home for a job interview,

Thinking about when you went left your city on vacation

Think about the first time you travel out of state

Think about the first time you travel internationally

Think about coming out the door and pulling away from the driveway. (Sometimes we are in a hurry that we rushing we have confidence that we got it all in our bag and wallet and prayer for good sign

There’s nervousness, risk, adventure and unknow. The risk of leaving your comfort home. But you are ready because you went to Walmart for fresh food, ingredients, and provisions necessary for your adventure. You go to Walmart bc of trust, every dollar matters their prices, quality and flavor are second to none.

I go with Walmart because Walmart doesn’t not accustomed to fail.

You grab your fresh food and ingredients at Walmart your whatever provisions are needed

Now, think about the feeling when you arrive home from work

Think about the feeling when you arrive home after a long trip.

Think about the feeling after camping for 2 days and you are yearning to shower home.

Think about the feeling when you arrived home after a long drive.

Think about the feeling arriving home after rush hour traffic.

It’s a feeling of relieve that you made it, you are safe, you get to rest, and your level of stress reduces.

This thanksgiving dinner come to Walmart for safe location, where you can find everything you want and need for dinner. It’s the flavor everyone at home is accustomed too.

Now the convenience of an app technology allows you to pick up fresh food, ingredients, and provisions from your car at curbside.

Walmart is part of our journey leaving home and arriving.

It’s not only about price anymore it’s about the experience, flavor and a feeling that we trade with families in Americas and the rest of the world.

Don’t Forget to get the great value cranberry that your dad likes so much.

Assignment 1


1. What are the feelings you have when you leave home?

2. What feelings you have when you arrive home?


1. Arriving home after a long trip?

2. Don’t forget the great value cranberry sauce!

3. Organization of fresh food and ingredients

4. Get the option we all love growing up, Great Value.

5. Remember leaving home for an extended period of time?

6. Reduce stress and use curbside pickup.


1.You choose Walmart not only because of convenient but also the sense of relief that we are getting all we want in one place, right price and now from your car. You only truly appreciate this level of convenience and when you don’t have it you are living in another place far from it. Don’t take for granted Walmart mission to help people save money to live better.

2 To all Walmart A pillar in the community with jobs and schedules ready to serve the community by getting fresh food and supplies when the future looks weary. This Thanksgiving we given thank to you all that keep counting on Walmart to open up and serve the community.


1. use curbside for your convenience and safety

2.Pick up the great value original cranberry sauce your dad likes.

Assigment 2:


1.Everything you want for holiday decoration inside a Walmart

2. Organization of ready to use decorations for your holiday season          

3.Don’t forget the tree stand!

4. Natural or Fake? This year let’s check out Walmart selection on Christmas trees?

5. Love or hate Walmart is in the holiday decoration game


1.for a festive outlook this holiday season Walmart has the decoration for you

2 experience world renounce supply chain from Walmart for your holiday decoration.

3 Lets just stop at Walmart, they have everything we want and need for the holiday season including decorations.

4. Give the experience of decorating a Christmas tree to someone. You might think everyone has a Christmas tree to decorate but some family haven’t had a Christmas tree to decorate in years. If you have friend that doesn’t have Christmas tree this year. Buy her or him and get Christmas decoration is what you give. Celebrate your holidays with decorations of another year you can appreciate your surrounding little bit more


Headline: 26 characters

1. National Lipstick Day

2. New Lipstick bands and color

3. Pink Lipsticks

4. Lipstick Freedom

5. Red lipstick

Subhead: 50 characters

1. What is the best lipsticks for kissing?

2. What is the best lipstick for summer?

3. What is the best lipstick for a casual Sunday?

4.  What is your favorite color lipstick?

5. What is the best lipsticks hot summer weather?

Mother’s day

Push notification

1. thank you mother…

– for doing everything possible for me to live and to progress

2. mother earth,

pick up your phone you have notification saying how important you are.

Thank you for the water, food, and shelter. I promise to protect you as far as I’m here.

 A mother is son’s first true love, and the 1st son is most likely the mother’s last true love.