Vocabulary Differences

With a kind contribution from Marlon Mendes who found this on http://www.sk.com.br/sk-usxuk.html American —————— British —————– acostamento (de estrada) advogado agenda aluga-se alumínio apartamento armário aspas auto-casa auto-estrada avião shoulder lawyer appointment book for rent aluminum apartment closet quotation marks motor home freeway airplane hard shoulder solicitor, barrister diary to let aluminium flat wardrobe speech marks caravan motorway aeroplane balas banheiro batas fritas (formato longo) batas fritas (em fatias finas) beringela biscoito, doce bombeiros borracha de apagar candy lavatory/bathroom french fries potato chips eggplant cookie fire department eraser sweets toilet chips crisps aubergine biscuit fire brigade rubber calçada calças cama … Continue reading Vocabulary Differences

Funny The Way It Is – DMB

Lying in the park On a beautiful day Sunshine in the grass And the children play Sirens passing Fire engine red Someone’s house is burning down On a day like this Evening comes And we’re hanging out On the front step And a car goes by With the windows rolled down That War song is playing “Why Can’t We Be Friends” Someone is screaming and crying In the apartment upstairs Funny the way it is If you think about it Somebody’s going hungry Someone else is eating out Funny the way it is Not right or wrong Somebody’s heart is … Continue reading Funny The Way It Is – DMB

Evolved or Clueless?

Some days ago, a friend of mine, who has lived in Europe for years, and I were talking about Europe, more specifically about Germany, Belgium, England, the English, European people in general and their behaviour as well as their beliefs. He told me about how women behaved, comparing Europeans to Brazilians. He also told me he had seen loads of shite that people do not tell anyone. Sexual orgies and that kind of stuff. I got shocked. He called them hypocrites.  He said we Brazilians have evolved a lot as far as sex is concerned. Brazilians are more sexually evolved than Europeans. … Continue reading Evolved or Clueless?

The Dreamt Master’s Degree

Today I’ve come to know I’ve passed the Master’s exam at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS. As I read my name on that 5-name-long list, 3 thoughts crossed my mind: First, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I didn’t believe I would actually pass it for I have written loads of nonsense on that paper, in my opinion, of course. Second, UFRGS must be a dreamland. I dreamt during my exam and was woken up by a hand which picked me out. Finally, I must have more knowledge than I supposed. Perhaps I’m too modest for I always think I know nothing and have loads … Continue reading The Dreamt Master’s Degree

A Thread of Hope

Everything shows me a way But that bloody thread of hope Leads me into the other one The one that seems not to be right The one that will bring only dispair and pain The one I would love if it was to be true But it doesn’t seem to be though. What kills me is not the answers I never get It’s that bloody thread of hope Which keeps dragging me into the opposite direction Telling me I still can dream. LASS Continue reading A Thread of Hope