My replies for you too!!!
Aiya Amy, BBC team and the beloved readers,
Welcome to the blog today. And what a beautiful, wonderful, marvellous, spectacular, breathtaking, colourful, tropical, sunny Saturday was this!!!!!!!!
Wow Amy! What a pair of co-bloggers we are! I had the same idea. I love your comments, my readers. I read them all here and on the Amy's blog. Keep on writing my friends 'cause I learn many things with you all. As promissed, here are zillions of answers to my beloved readers:
Michel from France: Thanks Michel. Well, the Brazilians are a mixture of Europeans, Indigenous and Africans. I don’t know weather I have more European carachteristics or Indigenous or African in my genetic but I’m very proud of all of them. I hope to read more of your nice comments and communicate with you more times.
Binh from Viet Nam: Hi Binh, if you want to write down a comment, it’s just the way you have already done. But if you want to be a student blogger, you have to participate in a competition, unless you have the luck to be invited as me. In both cases, don’t be afraid of it. I was very shy at first to participate and I even thought the students were not real haha. :-D I thought they were carachters created by the BBC LE team. Now I see it’s real and it’s really wonderful this virtual space. Especially for me because I’m learning by my own. The teachers are the best I have ever had and what to say of the BBC LE team? They are really fantastic. Paul has the patience of a monk to answer your questions and help you in running a blog and a real gentleman. More over, I learn with the other students a lot of things. They have always a tip, advice and new words in their vocabulary beyond the cheerful comments. Please, stay here with us. Ok?
Ela from Poland: Thanks Ela, I’m glad you have enjoyed. Stay here, I want to know more about you and your country.
Farzan from Tehran: Hi Farzan. I’m really happy to have a friend here from Tehran in Iran, Middle East. You are right, we are in general warm people. I understand how it’s difficult to travel to a distant country and if it’s a dream for you, I promisse I’ll post more pictures from here just to make you feel as you are here. I don’t know which is your religion. I was brought up in the catholic religion but now I don’t follow any religion. I just believe in God and believe we all from any religion are the same family. So I wish God bless you too.
Paulo Henrique from Linhares, ES, Brazil: Hi Paulo Henrique. I’m looking forward to read more of your comments. Have you seen the pictures I have posted of the Japanese and Indian squares? They are planning to build a Spanish and Italian squares. Maybe in the future we will have all the planet to visit there. :-)
Yvonne from Ahaus, NRW, Germany: Hi Yvonne. Happy to know you liked our paintings and colours. I also admire the archtecture and the buildings in Germany. They are in harmony with the environment. We have a tv program here “globo ecologia” that always reffer to Germany as an example for us in the way they deal with the environment.
Silwal Kishor from Nepal: Hi Silwal. I am happy you are a fan of our football. What about the Brazilian women’s football? Have you ever heard? They are incredible! They do things that just put a smile in your face. I promisse to you I’ll write a blog about football and post some pictures of my team playing football in a match. We are not professionals though. We don’t participate in competitions but it’s a pleasure just to play for fun. I have already taken some pictures but I don’t know weather I’m not a good photographer or it’s my cam that must be replaced or maybe it’s dark because we play at night. But tomorrow we are going to play in the morning what I think is good for me to take better pictures. Just wait and see!
Pilar from Spain: Hi Pilar. Oh! What a pity! You are right in almost everything. I would have given you a chocolate if you have had answered letter a) tourism. :-)
Ammu from India: Not at all, Ammu. A good journey for both us.
Kitty from Thailand: I think I have already posted the pictures of the beaches before answering your comment. I hear many good things about your country like the beaches and the food. It’s good you like to see my pictures although I’m not a good photographer and don’t even have a good cam but even though I like to take pictures of interesting things for me . I’ll show you more, ok?
Adek from Poland: My age is out of question! Thanks Adek, you reminded me about a funny and unputdownable book written by a Brazilian math teacher that I read some time ago. In this book there is a part in which he describes in a funny way how the king Salomão had given a box with 529 pearls to Belquiss, a Sabá queen. Why exactly 529? The reason was the age of the queen. He calculated in his own way using her age number just to give a mathematic face to his gift demonstrating his politeness and intelligence. So, according to his calculation, you would have to give me 1600 chocolate bars
( what I’m going to do with 1600 pearls?) to discover which is my age. Ha ha...it’s a pity I’m in diet.
Ana Paula from Brazil: Don’t worry Ana Paula, better days are coming! Maybe if Adek discover my age (read my answer to him) I’ll share the chocolates with you. Haha
Ernesto from Chile: Hi Ernesto. Thanks for your wishes. We are waiting for you here. Maybe you see me and recognize by the picture but my hair grows very fast. :-)
Christ: I hope you do the trip and enjoy in your stay. Thanks for commenting. Where are you from?
Stefan.email@example.com from Czech rep: Hi Stef. What a fantastic experience you have in your life. Please tell me more about it. Oh, I would love doing the same thing you did.
Antonio from Belgium: Hi Antonio. I think I don’t deal with time in the same way as you deal. Perhaps because you are European. I just like to see the things done whatever the time I spend in. I really enjoy learning English and sometimes I forget I’m spending a lot of time writing or reading. I think I have to controll better my time. What do you think? I use to write at night but I can’t avoid thinking about many things all day long while working, driving and the ideas are always folowing me. Sometimes when my boss is talking with me, for example, I am thinking who carachter from a book or film he looks like with. Sorry if you are tired of me but I think you should replace your book for my writings! :-)
Marianna from Slovakia: Hello Marianna. We are classmates for long time here. :-) I have already read a lot of your comments and can you figure out how I have been learning with you too? So, your english is not really poor. I understand clearly everything you write and I like the things you say here. You are a good friend!
Pilar from Spain: Hi Pilar. I’m planning to talk about the Convento da Penha some day. I hope you like it.
Ana Paula from Brazil: Hi Ana Paula. You are welcome here. You are right. Sometimes it’s more affordable to visit other country than to go to distant places in Brazil. Perhaps we can be each other guest some day.
Abdoulaye from USA: Hello Abdoulaye. Where are you originally from? Thank you for your advice.
Heinrich Stamm from Pomerode, Santa Catarina, Brasil: Hi Heinrich, your name is not a common Brazilian name, where are you originally from? Are you Brazilian? I hope if you are from Rio, you haven’t felt offended for the comparison I have used. If you are from Rio, we are in the same boat because we both are Brazilians and it’s a shame for both us what happens there. I have an uncle who lives there and I feel sad when I see the news on tv. It’s really surprising what you’ve said because I cannot see any shooting here. You are right concerning to the violence in the state of Espírito Santo due to the occurrences in Cariacica but Vitória and Vila Velha? I’m astonished. I’m not really a journalist. Are you one? So, I don’t know about the IBGE numbers (to be honest, I have a problem to believe in numbers...) although my father is a statistics teacher at the university here. And what if we had to believe in the numbers that the press spread here about the suicides on the Third Bridge? We live in a small city, it’s easy to know the truth. As an ordinary person and not a journalist, I cannot give precise information reffering to numbers. The only thing I can give you is my impression of what I see. I have been living here since I was born except for the time I lived in Rio to work with my uncle and I couldn’t stay there due to the violence for more than 3 months. Anyway, it’s good you are here with me and give me precise information no matter if you disagree with me or not. Your english is really good. I saw another comment you have written to Amy in which you say something about the Portuguese architecture. I’ll see if I have some pictures about this to show. Thanks and keep on giving me more ideas to write and show here for the readers.
Naheed from Pakistan: Hi Naheed, I have posted some pictures of my family but I’ll post more if you like. Yes, there are some differences between both spoken languages due to the accent but we can communicate easily with each other.
Ernesto from Chile: You are absolutely right although what the colonizers did to the Indigenous and the way they brought the Africans to here were not so peaceful at all. Tell me a bit of the Chile history, Ernesto.
Silwal Kishor from Nepal: Oh dear Silwal! Forgive me if you are confused concerning to capital letters. It’s my fault. It’s really difficult for me because in Portuguese nationalities are not written in capital letters. Thanks for reinforce Amy’s advice. I’ll try to pay more attention to this.
Beatriz from Brazil: Hi Beatriz. It’s good you like to celebrate this holiday like me. Come back again here, ok?
Ana Paula from Brazil: Hi Ana Paula, I learn lot from you too.
Monica from Brazil: Hi Mônica, thanks a lot. I learn a lot from you too. You have a great grasp of English. I hope to see you as a blogger some day to know more about Mato Grosso. Til there please write a bit about Mato Grosso for me. You are really brilliant when you write.
Kent from Hong Kong: Hi Kent, thanks for commenting. Keep it up and you’ll see the result.
Ela from Poland: I’m so sorry about your parrot too.
Mauricio from Brazil: Hi Maurício. Yes, it was really sad, particularly for his mother. Sorry for answering too late. I think most of the questions I have already answered through the blogs. Keep on writing comments to me, Maurício. I like to read them.
Abida Mujahid from Pakistan: Thanks Abida. You are welcome. You are already part of this blog. I’m looking forward to read more of your comments.
Dusan from Slovakia: Yes, it’s demanding but I’m having a lot of fun communicating to you all. It’s like a real intensive English course.
Mauricio from Brazil: Thanks a lot, Maurício. You are very nice. I feel like in family among you, Ana Paula and Mônica. I don’t know Curuca, the restaurant in Meaípe, yet. What a shame for me! I’m curious to go there.
Mike from Russia: Thanks Mike. Please write more about Russia and about you.
Ana Paula from Brazil: Hi Ana Paula. I’m planning to talk about the football very soon. Huumm I’m having an idea. :-) I think I’ll have a surprise for you all on the last blog, but between you and me, don’t spread...
Ana Paula from Brazil: Hi Ana Paula, his website was http://www.spoiler.blogger.com.br but there is a link there to the new Spoiler. You will find everything you want there about movies. Marfil is my friend since the time I was a blogger.
Ana from Poland: Hi Ana. Yes Macunaima is a carachter only seen through Mario de Andrade's eyes. I don’t have the same view though.
Heinrich Stamm from Pomerode, Santa Catarina, Brazil: Yes, it’s a good place indeed to practise your English which is already brilliant. Little by little, you’ll see through my blogs that sometimes I like to make jokes. Don’t worry, of course I love my native language. It’s easier to learn English being Brazilian than learning Portuguese being non-Brazilian.
Judit from Hungary: I have the same impression as you’ve described when I see them dancing. Yes Judit there are people that know german there. They are really nice people.
Mauricio from Brazil: Actually I’m from Vila Velha but it’s pretty much the same. The cities are so connected that even we get confused and sometimes we say we are from Vitória. Tell me more about you. I remember you’ve said you are you from SP and you are a math teacher. Am I right?
Silwal Kishor from Nepal: It was my fault. They had advised me at the hotel that they would have had a party of that proportion but I had never been to a rave party before. This hotel belongs to a couple and only the woman had agreed to host such party for the annoyance of her husband. I don’t think another party will take place there again.
Ana Paula from Brazil: Ana Paula, you would love to see his statues.
Ana Paula from Brazil: I know that. Luckly people have dentists in the public health care system at their disposal but people should have the right to choose private dentists and can afford them whenever they want.
Mauricio from Brazil: Yes Maurício, absolutely right. I took from the top of the building. When you visited the place, did you see the indigenous there? Maurício, I’ll give 50% of discount for the BBC LE community members. Oops I’ll not make profit! Anyway we can discuss the payment here after you open your mouth and cannot say anything anymore. What do you think? :-D
Ela from Poland: Nice Ela for sending me a brief overview in dentistry in your country.
Pilar, Spain from Spain: Thanks Pilar. It’s nice only because you all are supporting me.
Ernesto from Chile: Lucky you for having natural fluor. I bet the population there don’t have many problems related to decays. Why everybody here is saying I’m an actress? Perhaps I should participate on the Big Brother. Ha Ha :-D
Marianna from Slovakia: There is no need to have the same number of medical microbiologist here. Is that what you mean?We are able to maintain high standards avoiding cross infection here. It’s in our own best interest to do that. Do you know we take care of a lot of people from Europe? I think it’s good for me to know english. Once an Italian made an appointment and I didn’t know almost nothing of Italian. Fortunatelly,my English and his English helped a lot.
Ana from Poland: How interesting to know that, Ana. The situation in Africa is really a shame for all world. Have you seen The Constant Gardener, the film? The director is a Brazilian, the same of Cidade de Deus.
Way from Malaysia: I have already said in one of the blogs. Please, read. Thanks for commenting, Way. I’m happy for your visit.
Ricky Ricardo from The Rocky Mountains: You are welcome. Could you tell me about the place from where you are?
Yvonne from Germany, NRW, Ahaus: Hi Yvonne. I hope you’ve gotten better. Well, I speak to them a lot. I’m very calm and sometimes I say funny things to make them laugh and relax. Thanks.
Pilar from Spain: Whatever you decide, I wish good luck to you. The inportant thing is to be happy. If you aren’t so happy in this profession, it’s not a problem for you to study another thing.
Manoj Pandey from Bhopal,India: No, unfortunatelly I have never been to India before but I’d love to go there. Maybe some day...who knows? Tell me more about India.
Kirsti from France: I know there is a lot of places in lack of dentists. The English language broaden my horizons. I read the news in many countries. It’s wonderful to surf trough the English language and the internet.
Marianna from Slovakia: Of course I understand everything you say. Your English is good, Marianna. I wish my son to be whatever he wants since it makes him happy.
Mauricio from Brazil: It’s in Anchieta beach. Currently It’s rare to make one. If I make it’s only for me and only as hobby. Thanks Maurício. Sometimes I think you are the Maurício who works with me. :-)
Silwal Kishor from Nepal: Thanks Silwal for your supportive words. I agree in everything you’ve said here. You are absolutely right. But don’t think I’m rich. Dentists here don’t earn the same as in developed countries. We work here for pleasure. If we want to be rich here we should be a congressman.
Ana Paula from Brazil: Thanks Ana Paula. I think you are a hardworking and intelligent woman. We Brazilians know how is difficult for us, especially women, to face this huge gap. I am already proud of you and I wish the best for you in your life.
Ana from Poland: I understand what you meant. No problem, ok!
Halima from Bangladesh: Thanks Halima. Do you believe your words made me cry? But don’t worry, we Brazilians cry easily.
Stephen Keeler from London: Stephen, what a pleasure for me having you here in my world! Thank you. Thank you so much! It’s important for me because you were the first teacher that gave me confidence to write comments and helped me a lot with your smart lessons. Much of this blog comes from you. For this reason I have a special feeling for you.
Ana from Poland: Tell me more about your son, Ana. I like to hear from you.
Pilar from Spain: Some day I’ll post his most recent drawing.
Yvonne from Germany, NRW, Ahaus: Thanks Yvonne. Yes I am having fun and learning at the same time a lot here. It’s incredible this space.
Kirsti from France: Thank you Kirsty. It’s good you liked it.
Naheed from Pakistan: I’m really lucky Naheed. He’s the best gift that God has ever given to me. He is always surrounded by his friends and has never been in a fight with other child. I’ll talk more about him and you’ll see how marvellous my boy is. I call him “my small strong son”!
Hyoshil from lincoln: Yes I had many challenging situations with him because he wanted to know everything by the age of 4. Once he wanted to know how God was at the heaven and why he could be there without falling. He wanted to know if there was a special glue to keep him there. It’s hard to be a mother at this age. Now he's 7 and a very good boy. Everybody likes him. On the weekends, when the sun brights for the first time, there is already a boy shouting for him outside and my house is always full of children with him. I’m proud of myself to have taught him how to respect everyone from different, religions, races, backgrounds and nationalities as well as their culture. I wish you good luck with him.
Mauricio from Brazil: Hi Maurício and you? Do you have children?
And finally Marfil from Brasil: Haha :-D
You have really liked this story Marfil, haven’t you? But it was not a story at all. It was real.
My friends, Marfil is my trusty old blogger friend crazy for movies from São Paulo. His website is:
He knows everything about movies and when I had my blog we had a group of very good bloggers to discuss many interesting things and also foolish things
(I was responsible for the foolish things). :-)
So he liked especially when I wrote about my neighbour that had bought a plenty of gooses to protect his property rather than dogs and the noise they had made was terrible for me to sleep. I am a calm person and rarely something annoys me but it was not only with me but with all the neighbourhood.
So, one of the neighbours in protest had cut all the trees of our street in a goose shape with their head and beak in his house’s direction.
The intention of telling this story to my bloggers friends was to seek for advice because I couldn’t sleep but Marfil cannot forget this story, haha. :-) You should make a short film about this, Marfil, what do you think?
I think I have answered all the questions just because tomorrow I’ll play football and today is Saturday!
The first sentence the action is on the past. She has already gone. The second the action has occured for many times. I'm looking forward to see the answer. Thanks Amy and have a great Sunday. Phew, I did everything!
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