Tips for raising bilingual children

Everyone has frustration towards their parents. One frustration I have toward my father is that he never taught me Japanese. Every time I say to someone that my father is Japanese, the first thing they ask me is: “Do you speak Japanese?” And I answer disappointed: “no.”

So, if you are a foreigner anywhere in the world and have a child, do yourself and your kids a favor and teach them your mother tongue.

Start immediately

Do not wait the child to grow to take it to the language school, the earlier the child is exposed to language the better. It doesn’t matter if the child is illiterate, the most important is to talk, talk and talk so he/she will internalize the language structure and will start talking. New-born babies already know how to distinguish between completely different languages. If the languages ​​are similar, the baby starts to distinguish them as of the sixth month. Continue reading

Movies about Brazilian personalities – Part 2

For now, the last post on Brazilian films. This time we will get to know a capoeirista, a soccer player, a child actor, a revolutionary and an artist of the colonial era.

Besouro – The Assailant

In Bahia the black community continues to be treated as slaves and their traditions are not allowed, including the capoeira. The Master Alípio (Macalé) tries to keep the tradition alive and chooses Besouro (Ailton Carmo) as his successor. And Besouro, after the murder of Master Alípio, will follow the instructions of his master defending his people against prejudice.

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Movies about Brazilian personalities

This time the post will be on great Brazilian characters outside of the music world. A president, a princess, a Formula 1 racer, a writer and a medium. Several characters from the same country.

Nao Pare Na Pista: A Melhor Historia de Paulo Coelho – Paulo Coelho’s Best Story

The film about Paulo Coelho shows in a non-linearly way, three different moments of the writer’s life. Paulo Coelho as a teenager (Ravel Andrade), who has a conflicted relationship with his parents. He as an adult (Julio Andrade), in search of himself and collaborating with Raul Seixas and, he already mature, successful, redoing the Camino de Santiago.

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Movies + Music – Brazil – Part 2

After making the first post on biopics of Brazilian musicians, a passion was stimulated, so I decided to do a series of posts about the Brazilian cinema. Today, the second part of Movies + Music – Brazil follows.

Raul – O Início, o Fim e o Meio

In the form of documentary, the film shows the path of Raul Seixas, the controversy “Sociedade Alternativa” and the partnership with Paulo Coelho. The movie features testimonials from colleagues, ex-wives, family members, musicians and critics.

Music genre: Rock, rockabilly, ballad, country rock, folk, MPB

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