Light Diet

                Three girls talking in a room. Some people are afraid of so many women together because they may be conspiring especially against men. But not this time. You wouldn’t believe your ears if you heard everything that’s said in a room with more  than one woman in it!                    There they were, talking about unimportant things when, suddenly, one of them looked at the belly of the one who was standing next to the doorway and said:                  – You didn’t have that (pot)belly, did you?                 The girl who receives the compliment got … Continue reading Light Diet

Almir’s Tourist Info

    Uma mulher elegantemente vestida, na faixa dos seus 40 anos, aproxima-se e pergunta:   – O Sinoscap fica pra lá, né? – apontando para sua esquerda.   – O restaurante?   – Isso!   – Ah sim, fica logo na próxima quadra.   – Obrigada.   À medida que a mulher se afasta, Almir acrescenta:   – Olha, querida, segue até o fim da rua, se não encontrar o restaurante, pode ficar tranquila que é pro outro lado.  Apenas mais umas 8 quadras, coisa pouca!   Ninguém se conteve.     LASS Continue reading Almir’s Tourist Info

Brazil 3 x 1 Côte d’ Ivoire – Brazil Classified

                     It was high time Brazil showed some real football, the football as we all know. Although it was a good match, it was also a very aggressive one, not to say violent. I totally disapprove of Ivory Coast’s lack of discipline. They started to get so nervous and irritated for being in a disadvantageous position that they started to become violent, showing and sticking their shoes soles on the Brazilians’ shins. They provoked so much that Kaká, who had been suffering with dozens of fouls which the referee simply didn’t see or pretended not to, wasn’t able to keep calm … Continue reading Brazil 3 x 1 Côte d’ Ivoire – Brazil Classified

Elegance Champions

  Campeões de elegância                                                por David Coimbra Desci à Zona Mista de entrevistas de Inglaterra versus EUA, neste fim de semana, e constatei: o English Team é deveras elegante. No vestir, digo.                                             Cada um dos boleiros súditos da rainha saiu do vestiário trajando um discreto e bem cortado terno cinza, com camisa igualmente cinza, só que mais clara, gravata fina, porém não muito, e sapatos pretos, lustrosos a rebrilhar. Todos estavam com os paletós fechados, exceto pelo último botão, como prezam as normas da distinção que aprendi com dona Célia Ribeiro, que, espero, me lê aí do outro … Continue reading Elegance Champions

World Cup 2010

         This week there will be the opening of a worldly important event, the FIFA World Cup, and Brazil will stop for at least 90 minutes next Tuesday, as usual, because it is a time (the only time) for Brazilians to show all their patriotism. Shame it lasts only a month…     Nearly 180,000,000 people will have alternative work schedules and many appointments will be called off. Since we can’t fight this nor cancel our classes, my colleagues and I have thought of a pleasant way of joining English classes and football: after teaching the predetermined lessons we have to, we will watch … Continue reading World Cup 2010