Papagaio (:

I still don’t know WHY anyone reads this blog — and trust me, there aren’t many of you out  there — but to those of you who do, I feel kind of grateful. And a little embarassed that you must hear the majority my mispelled venting. I try not to bitch and complain in my everyday life, but on wordpress? Yeeeeah buddy, do I complain. & that’s okay.

I have a — well, now two — friend(s) from a major city in Brazil. I’ve known him for …months now, I think, but I’m just blogging about him now because he hadn’t started impacting my life very much. But thanks to my mother’s generousity and patience with me, the new computer that I bought myself (using her credit) has the program Skype on it — a brilliant, usually wonderful technological program. It allows you to “call” or “video call” any computer around the world, for free. You can also call telephones, but that costs $$$. Not much, but it’s still money.

& since I discovered the wonder that is Skype, I have been talking to Raph. That’s his nickname, Raph. Her name, who I only met tonight, is Bianca; & she’s a real sweetheart.

Raph is this dark-haired, funny, intelligent college boy that I met through Twitter’s “#nowplaying” trending topic, and I love talking to him. As I’ve told you before, wordpress, I have a …thing for accents. And this man’s accent? Oi. Combine that with the three different languages he knows other than English, and we have an Amanda-puddle. (: One of my friends has talked to him since, on Skype audio three-way, but no one has videochatted him except me.

Now that is a strange experience. You can see a little window of yourself, but you mainly see that person; and depending on the quality of their computer and how loudly they’re speaking, you can sometimes hear them crystal clear or not at all. Most of the time I can hear him perfectly, but sometimes I just guess at what he’s saying.

Portuguese is a complicated, albeit beautiful language — & it’s his natural tongue. Slowly but surely, he is trying to teach me phrases in Portuguese, like hello/goodbye, goodmorning/goodnight, mother, father, college, parrot (ahaha), etc.

I don’t see what he gets out of the conversation by talking to me, but for some reason he hasn’t run away screaming yet, and he’s seen me without makeup. Haha. (:  I adore this kid, as a great buddy, though the attraction factor is indefinitely there. It just won’t go away, and I’m not so sure I want it to. I mean, c’mon, are you going to pass up a hot Irish-Braziliah 19 year-old college student who can roll his R’s & who laughs like an adorable five year old? Nope. :] I’ll take his friendship if that’s all I can have.

Bianca is a super sweet friend of his that I talked to briefly today. She is slightly older than him, 20, and her English-speaking is a little less advanced than his, but not by too much. The three of us talking out loud in that chat room this evening was one fun experience.

He’s talking about visiting the U.S. sometime next year, though I’m not sure exactly when. He’ll stay in New York, New York for the first week or so, and then come down to Atlanta for…something like 11 days. My goal is to either have or be working towards my own apartment by then, and I’ve offered both him and Bianca a place to stay once they get to Atlanta. Stranger-danger be damned, these two are just people you trust right off the back, because of how honest and kind they really are. It’s like “no shit?”, put in layman’s terms.

I have to go to bed now, it’s 1am& I get up in 6 hours for school (early >.<), but I wanted to let wordpress know about a little important subject in my life right now. Who knows — might get more, might get less –, but I’m enjoying it for now. Viva la vida.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Raphael
    Mar 24, 2010 @ 16:36:40

    This one deserves a Pulitzer. You know that, right? 🙂

  2. amanda
    Mar 25, 2010 @ 01:17:22

    Pulitzer, eh?
    I could live with that 🙂

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