Friday, May 29, 2009


Remember how Ivan makes me laugh? Well I just found his personal blog (one of several sites he's maintaining), and excerpted this:

Anybody going to live in a different country has the problem of looking a bit out of place.
At the beginning it is because you are marvelled for everything you see: "Oh, a weird bird ... oh, a strange tree ... oh, a dodgy vagrant, ..."
You look lost even with a map: "Excuse me, could you tell me where is the north?"
And you get into the wrong toilets: "HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII"
So funny because it's so true. But he forgot one thing... being outsmarted by doors. The Portuguese word for pull is puxe, which is pronounced dangerously close to PUSH; the word for push is empurre (engh-poo-hay, kinda). Ahhh, if I had a dollar for every door I've smacked into...

As my Irish mates would say, "ya look like an ejit"!

You can find Ivan's blog at the link on the left, under "Friends On The Road." Happy reading!