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Konnichiwa Brazil – Interview with documentary maker Moritz Fortmann

  • 15 Sep, 2016
Last year I introduced a new feature to my blog, Meet the Locals. The idea behind this is that São Paulo is home to a number of characters with some very interesting stories. By interviewing these guys for my blog, I want to hear more about the relationships they have with this sprawling, concrete jungle. Well… Read More
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The Best Reason I’ve EVER Heard For Studying English

  • 20 May, 2016
It’s been a bit quiet on this blog recently, and I’m going to use this post to tell you why. So I leisurely started working on a writing project over nine months ago, but over the last few months it has really dominated all of my free time as I try to get it ready… Read More
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“Book Excerpt: Brazilians just want your extra time and your….”

  • 26 Jun, 2014
Last month I fulfilled a childhood dream of mine by releasing a book. This means I’ve now joined the ranks of Geri Halliwell, Thelma from Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and Kerry Katona as people who’ve published a memoir! What a group of people to be amongst! Almost as soon as Trying to Understand Brazilian Culture was… Read More
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Japanese Culture vs Brazilian Culture: The Similarities

  • 26 Mar, 2014
“Oh, you lived in Japan before coming to Brazil?” asked a student in response to me telling her I lived in Japan before coming over to Brazil. Then, without really allowing her first question to dry she fired another at me, “Brazilian culture is just so different to Japanese culture, isn’t it?” I nodded and confirmed… Read More
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