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Sunday, 14 August 2011

Lost in translation

My shadow in the river canal.
The sharp mid-morning light shows it as clean, which is nice. I cropped a good deal of over-exposed concrete wall from the top of the picture.
This is to give you an idea of how deep it is.
When it rains, it overflows and floods the highway running alongside.

Sunday morning and I'm sitting watching Youtube videos with no inclination whatsoever to attend to the pile of dishes, pile of ironing, pile of laundry, pile of papers, pile of... well, you know...

It started with me briefly visiting the social network sites to see if anything new was happening. Facebook - check. G+ - check. Twitter - ... oh wait... huge miscommunication! Twitter in English is bad enough. I usually only follow people who at least attempt complete sentences. Thing is, I do know some Brazilians and they're there too. My Portuguese is stellar, of course *koff* but my Portuguese in Twitter unspeak? Ha! A guy posted that I had 'accepted' his story and I haven't even spoken to him in a few months. I responded, thinking he had a bit of a cheek mentioning me that way. Turns out he was just rejoicing that a magazine had published his story and was sharing his joy. Oh... Oops! What a difference a tilde makes! A tilde, by the way, is a common part of Portuguese, like the ã in São, for those who are wondering.

Then a colleague posted this video. It's hilarious! Welcome to my world! Note, it is adult humour for the most part, so I wouldn't watch it with the little ones, though they wouldn't understand it anyway.

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And then I watched this... also funny and So true!

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Ooh! And on the subject of language, I wanted to show you the latest gem I found in one of the clothing chains here. If it weren't for the sequins, I swear I'd buy it to befuddle the world (outside of Brazil, that is).


  1. No sound on my old laptop right now----so I'll have to catch the videos later. Good shot of your shadow!!!

  2. Nice pic on top, Miss Tint and nice blog! Sequins are for all people and all ages, silly woman!

    That is a VERY funny video LOLOL

    I miss you lately, know that means that you are busy and working, so that is good, but know that you are missed!

  3. Utterly brilliant x 2.
    That tshirt is truly, ya know?!

  4. *laughing* at the videos and the shirt. Awesome, all of 'em. I keep looking for YOUR shadow in the water and I can't find it! I think my eyes are too tired tonight. I understand, being a queen of avoidance myself, how you can lose yourself in YouTube, rather than household chores. ;)

  5. Thanks for sharing this. Hilarious.

  6. Giggle - it was worth waiting to load.

    You have been busy. I have been busy. and now spring is coming - yay and I am also back on line. Huggles to you and hope all is well in your world.


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