About the Syria Situation
Not to get too political, but that is the world we now live in …
Which camp are you in?
Now this is an interesting read … and thought provoking as well.
A Duke University graduate student secretly lived in a van to escape loan debt …
Dining ala Favela Chic?
It seems that the simple food of the Brazilian favelas is starting to become a draw unto itself …
Brazil’s Middle Class: Poised for Boom or Bust?
An interesting article from CNN about the potential for an American-style consumer/credit collapse that could be lurking in the deeper end of the pool for the Brazilian economy … but could also be avoided with some careful planning and firm action.
I am a bass guitar player, and I also enjoy playing acoustic guitar as well. Here in Brasil, I have noticed that while a guitar or bass body is called a corpo, the Portuguese word for body … what we English speakers call a neck is known as a braço (arm), and what we call the head is called a mão (hand).
Hence, “I love a Seafoam Green Jazz Bass with a maple arm and color-matched hand …”
<that just sounds funny to me!>
Check this out … native speakers can have challenges with English too!