When I was 17 years old, ten years ago, I started...
Some Thoughts – Happiness and Frustrations
It’s been a while since the last time I came around here to put my thoughts forward, but I am back and ready to do so. Being in America for almost 3 months has made me realize how much I love Brazil. I am not trying to say that Brazil is better than the United States or the other way around. Brazil and the USA are two different nations which face different types of problems and social issues:...
Why is a building called building when it is already built?
Reflexões do Dawg
Reflexão: Honestidade e integridade profissional são adquiridos em casa. É de berço. Não se aprende em cursos de graduação. Já qualidade profissional sim! Essa é adquirida através de estudo, muito esforço, palestras, certificações, cursos e muita leitura. Todo aprendizado é adquirido no decorrer dos anos. Chama-se experiência. Porém, alguns estudos da psicologia mostram que caráter e personalidade...
Nunca se deixem enganar pela imitacao barata do sotaque nordestino, o que,...– Rodrigo P. Honorato
Nao ha, em nenhuma lingua, no mundo, uma escrita que consiga, com fidelidade,...– Marcos Bagno
1. What do you think about English Language teaching in public and private schools in Brazil? 2. What kind of electronic devices do teachers use in classroom where you teach? Do these devices help teachers and students? 3. Do you use Social Networking in order to improve your English skills? 4. Do you think using Twitter may help improve students’ writing and reading skills? 5....
Am I who I am because of what I am, or I am who I am because I am made to be who...– Rodrigo P. Honorato
Racism only exists because people are labelled by what they look like, not by...– Rodrigo P. Honorato
You’re probably naked under all those clothes.– Rodrigo P. Honorato
SIT and COMe read this story
Three days ago I was having a conversation with my classmate and she asked me how “My Wife and Kids” were I said Ashley was fine but my son had problems in school because you know, “Everybody hates Chris” and because of this he has been so depressed and did not want to do anything since he had no “Friends” and that people used to have that “Glee” when he was feeling down or did something wrong. I...
If I were American, I would not vote for Barack Obama because he is black. That...– By Rodrigo P. Honorato
I hate it when Americans think I speak Spanish,...
Many Americans make the mistake of confusing Portuguese with Spanish. On behalf of many Americans, I apologize for this misinformation. Some of the reasons for the confusion are, the United States currently has 30-40 million native Spanish speakers living in the US, some speak both English and Spanish and some speak only Spanish. So, It is very common for a non-Spanish speaking American to hear a...
The Haterz Poem
They’ll hate you if you’re pretty. They’ll hate you if you’re not. They’ll hate you for what you lack and they’ll hate you for what you got. Rodrigo P. Honorato
Is there an ideal student or teacher?
Throughout the years I have come across a plethora of kinds of students who taught me, somehow, to become a better professional. I have had shy, nervous, anxious, easygoing, annoying, smart, lazy, slow, lazy, intelligent, genius, young, old, lazy, sporty, serious, and lazy students. As you must have noticed, I have had some lazy ones who really make my life a little hard. However, they really...
Why is learning English in Brazil so hard?
Yesterday, I started off teaching a group of Basic I level at my favorite private school here in Belo Horizonte. They asked me a couple of questions about language, translation, and how to learn English fast. But the one who really grabbed my attention was “Why do Brazilian people have to struggle really hard in order to learn another language while Africans, Asians, and Europeans learn...
Teachers are those whose time is spent on helping society achieve their goals.– Rodrigo P. Honorato
AskHole: a person who constantly asks for your advice, then does the exact...
Life is as short as your dreams.
#BrazilianSwagg - The Legendary Team
Before we bounded for New York City, we had been working our behinds off at summer camps throughout the USA. We made friends with people from all over the world, had some nice and weird experiences, and surely enjoyed camp life to the utmost. Some of us traveled to different places before we got here. Some of us will leave for other places after it, but one thing I can assure y’all readers:...
It’s been a while since the last time I came around here to put my thoughts forward, but I am back and ready to do so. Being in America for almost 3 months has made me realize how much I love Brazil. I am not trying to say that Brazil is better than America or the other way around. Brazil and the USA are two different nations which face different types of problems and social issues: racial...
MUSIC IN ENGLISH →
English is a beautiful language. Many people don’t understand it, but still listen to music in English because it sounds nice. If you don’t understand English, it might sound really cool. Listen for yourself! Rodrigo P. Honorato
Trying to speak French! →
As you might know, I love languages and nothing makes me happier than trying to communicate with other people in their own language. This time, I’m on trying to learn French… Rodrigo P. Honorato
Life is not supposed to be easy. However, you were not born to be a quitter....– Rodrigo P. Honorato
A True Story
Tell me this one doesn’t put life in perspective. In Phoenix , Arizona , a 26-year-old mother stared down at her 6 year old son, who was Dying of terminal leukemia. Although her heart was filled with sadness, she also had a Strong feeling of determination. Like any parent, she wanted her son to grow up and fulfill all his dreams. Now that was no longer possible. The leukemia would...
Life is like that!
Throughout the years, I’ve met real niggaz and bitch niggaz. I’ve met loverz and haterz. I’ve met people who admire what I do and people who’d love to be able to do what I can. I’ve met people who stick around and stand up for me whenever I need and other people who talk people into hating on me for no reason, these are the ones to be expelled from your vicinity. ...
‘Morning sex’ is more sufficient than coffee when trying to wake up...– Rodrigo P. Honorato
Ça roule! Je m’appelle Rodrigo P. Honorato. J’ai 26 ans et je suis professeur d’anglais. Je parle portugues, espagnol et un peu de français. J’habite à Belo Horizonte au Brésil avec ma mère. Elle s’appelle Marília. Elle est chanteuse. Je travaille beaucoup, mais j’ai du temps livre aussi. J’aime chanter et écouter du rap et hip-hop. Le rap cést simple...
Sex is 10 times better without condom, but life is about 11 times better without...– Rodrigo P. Honorato
I am black and it has nothing to do with skin color.– By Rodrigo P. Honorato
Click here to watch Black English Vernacular →
Have you ever heard of African American Vernacular English? If so, you might be familiar with this kind of speech. AAVE is also known as Black English or vulgarly Ebonics. The latter is a portmanteau of the words EBONY and PHONICS. That’s the most beautiful English I’ve ever heard in my life. I love African American Vernacular English and she speaks it fluently. She might not even know...
J’aime le Rap et le HipHop.
I’m a communist. - Sent from my iPhone.– By Rodrigo P. Honorato
One of the reasons why I have to be the best professional is that if I am at the...– By Rodrigo P. Honorato
Teachers in Brazil make less money than the police. Perhaps if the government...– By Rodrigo P. Honorato
Nomination - Accelerated Degree
Hey y’all, Flabbergasting English has been indicated by Accelerated Degree as one of the Most Fascinating English Teacher’s blog. If you can, please vote for flabbergastenglish.blogspot.com Click on the link below and vote. Thank you in advance. http://www.accelerated-degree.com/2012-fascination-awards-english-teacher-blogs/ Rodrigo P. Honorato
This is my About.me profile →
It is a very interesting way to promote your social networks by sending only one link to your friends.
Acquisition (picking up a language) requires meaningful interaction...