Monthly Archives: March 2012

Originally posted on Falar Ler Entender:
Today I’m taking some time to work on the Falar component of my language mission to learn Brazilian Portuguese, working on my pronunciation of vowel sounds especially. time to learn to speak! First: My…

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Brazilian Challenge Day 89: Native Tongue

So I’ve finally admitted to myself that I’m not going to be learning Portuguese on my own any time soon and I’ve arranged to have an instructor come to my apartment once a week to help me. (Going to yoga … Continue reading

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Why Mulheres Ricas will never be great…

Mulheres Ricas just doesn’t have personalities that are as much fun to mock as Bravo TV has…

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Originally posted on Brazil Weekly:
ECONOMY Brazil’s jobless rate climbed to 5.7 percent in February but still marked a historic low for the month, the government’s statistics agency IBGE said (Reuters). Employment and production statistics indicate a significant slump in…

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Brazilian Challenge Day 88: Nanny Battle 2

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I know. Silly that two days worth of Brazilian experience would involve fighting about a nanny. I agree. But this is all about cultural immersion. Right? The fighting is really one sided, meaning I’m not fighting, I’m just laughing. But … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 87: Nanny Battle

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I think I mentioned that we now share a nanny with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law (see Ahhh Baba!). We have her Wed-Fri night and they have her for the weekend.  Knowing what I know about the characters involved, I foresaw … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 86: Estreia da Novela

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So here is a Brazilian first for me and a contribution to my challenge of doing something Brazilian every day, all leap year long. Tonight I watched the estreia, or premiere, of the new Globo 9-o-clock novela Avenida Brasil. All … Continue reading

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