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Me Talk Pretty One Day*

  When I am speaking in Portugues, I seem like this. People can understand me, but is obvious that I am foreigner. Not Brazilian. For certain, nothing of Brazil, haha. For example, the other time I spoke a story with my friend. I spoke, I said, I have said? “So remember I told to you […]

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Portuguese Immersion – How’s It Going?

When I arrived here in Jundiai, I was having a really hard time understanding what anyone said in Portuguese. I was really disappointment with myself. I had expected to be just fine since we’ve lived in the country before, and had become quite proficient before we left just a year ago. I know a year […]

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The Edinburgh Farmer’s Market

Oh, Edinburgh, I am thoroughly enjoying this brief fling we’re having. We won’t be here long. Maybe another month, maybe two? We don’t know, our lives are sort of a roulette wheel right now. We’ve been here for about three weeks so far, trekking all over the city. We walk everywhere, and every time we […]

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Damn Foreigners and Their Bad English

I’m in Houston right now, here to spend a couple of months with my kids over the holidays, and I’m noticing something I never noticed before. I hear it everywhere I go. The store clerk with the Korean accent. The woman in front of me at the check out line with her Eastern European accent. […]

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Scotland – Where My Vocabulary has to Change

Living in Brazil has given us a new language. In a place where almost no-one speaks English, we have learned to speak Portuguese. Sometimes badly, but we can hold our own during regular conversations. Now we’re moving on to Scotland, where Brian will be right at home and I will be in a whole new […]

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