Looking up the Ladeira do Carmo you can see on the left hand side the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Blacks. This church was built by slaves and "for" slaves, during the time when blacks and whites could not worship under the same roof. It is interesting to note the many representations of Black saints in the religious imagery. Most members of this church are still of African descent, and the traditional organ has been mainly replaced by drums during Mass.
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
I don't think of myself as a role model. I do try to live in a compassionate, considerate and positive way. The only advice I can offer is to find what you love to do, find the joy in it, and express yourself through your passion.