Thank you for your warm welcome
Thank you for your warm welcome, Teacher Helen Mehta! It will be nice to work with you during this month. I read some of your entries last November. When I saw you are from Sri Lanka immediately came on my mind: "the country of the little lion". I will explain. In my childhood my father showed me flags from all countries of the world (in a World Atlas). And I never forgot the flag of your country because the image of the lion with a sword always came in my mind when I heard "Sri Lanka" (or “Ceilão”, the other name of your country in Portuguese). But, to tell you the truth, I don’t know many things about your country.
Well, let me start to answer your questions. At Christmas I went to my parents' house in Pereiro. From Fortaleza (where I live) to Pereiro (where my parents live) is about 340 km. We had a great time there. My parents, my two brothers, my sister, my nephew, my sister-in-law, my girlfriend... Everyone was at my parents' house at Christmas night. It was a special night.
On New Years' eve I went to Iracema Beach here in Fortaleza to watch the fireworks displays at midnight. After that, there was a big party on the beach to celebrate the coming of the New Year! It was amazing!
I saw the pictures from your daughter. She is so cute! And I have to tell you something: we eat ‘milk rice’ here in Ceará. It’s delicious! In some places this kind of food is named “arroz piamontese” (piamontese rice).
In the next post I will tell you more about the city where I live.
Ana Paula, Naheed, and Ewa: thank you for your comments!
Ewa: I think your country is really cold (specially during the winter). What do you think about came to Brazil next year? It will be a pleasure for us.
Naheed: Yes, I knew that the Statue of Christ the Redeemer was elected as one of the 7 new wonders of the world. Thank you for remember. But the picture that was published in the previous post is not from the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. The Statue of Christ the Redeemer in that picture is located in Pereiro, Ceará. The Statue in Rio de Janeiro stands 38 metres (120 ft) tall. The other statue in that picture stands 12 m (39 ft) tall. Many cities here in Brazil have replicas of Statue of Christ the Redeemer.
Ana Paula: I'm telling you more about Fortaleza and my life here soon. And I will publish some pictures too.
Thank you once again to everyone!
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