When I forget a word in Spanish, my brain immediately switches to Portuguese. When my brain forgets a word in Portuguese, it subs in a Spanish word. My brain knows they’re not the same, and I can sort of feel that it’s settled on this one word […]
Just know, that while celebrating my friend’s birthday in Pelourinho, we were verbally ambushed by some Brazilians who wanted to speak to us. One of them was very drunk! He asked us how we liked Brazil in English and we would respond in Portuguese. After […]
It’s raining, and I’m sad. I had prepared to walk to class in this and now…. NO. I’m resolute. I have a guarda chuva, I will walk. Well anyway. Here’s one of my favorite songs about rain, by Jorge Ben Jor. Sing along if you […]
July 5, 2012
PhD student. Lover of learning. I write a lot, I think a lot, and I eat a lot of pastries. I write semi-regular updates about my life and travels, personal essays, and fun fiction about my favorite songs.This blog is about all of that, and a bit more. Come for the embarrassing stories, stay for the introspection.