Back from work
I’m sorry for the last days. I had to work hard. Now the work is done and I can return to write here. Unhappiness, I could not travel at Easter because I was working. My girlfriend went to her parent’s house, so I stayed alone at home – working like a mad man!
Easter is an important holiday here (the most important for Christians). Some traditional celebration occurred. It is common here to have plays with actors representing the crucifixion of Christ and His death at Calvary.
Here in Brazil the holiday was last Friday. Monday was not a holiday. The Good Friday is a day dedicated to fast and meditation. Some bakers gave breads for the poor. My grandmother (her name was Josefa and it is an honor to me remember her while writing these lines) usually cooked food and gave it to the poor and to friends.
But Brazil is a large country. People from different places of the came here and leave their ways to celebrate the Easter. I was watching TV when I saw a celebration in a cemetery. In another small town in Brazilian Northeast a group of men practiced the self-flagellation. They beat in their backs with ropes that had pieces of metals on it. They said that the self-flagellation was nothing comparing with the Passion of the Christ. It was unbelievable.
I know that other religions have other kind of celebrations. I’m curious to know more about the Hindus, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists… Can someone tell us more about important dates and celebrations in those religions?
Well, I want to thank to Rachel for the explanations about multi-word verbs and all tips about its use. It is really helpful and, for me, you showed it in a different and interesting way. The suggestion to learn phrases is a good idea. However, I made some confusion using a multi-word verb. And when I speak, I can choose use a multi-word verb. When I read a book, an article or, worst, when I speak with someone, I can’t choose the way that the interlocutor speaks. I agree that the multi-word verbs give a different dynamic to a conversation or a text. But sometimes it seems redundant (like “please sit down” and “please sit”).
I have to tell you, Rachel, that I dislike the picture of the cake. Let me explain. I was working and I had to finish a report. When I finished I immediately opened the Teacher Blog and I saw that picture. I was starving and thougth with myself that I can not eat a piece of that cake... I could feel the taste of it in my mouth… I have to confess it was one of the most frustrating experience reading a blog :-).
It´s 11:30 p.m. here. I’m really tired and I´m going to bed. But tomorrow I will reply the comments.
I’ll see you!
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