So, basically, the Brazilian and American governments decided to give me some money to study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Rio de Janeiro. Crazy, right? I know. So I’m here in Brazil until the end of November 2013.
Things I do with my time: train Jiu Jitsu, think about Jiu Jitsu, get annoyed with Jiu Jitsu.. attempt to improve my Portuguese, make friends, practice doing handstands, train aerial silks, go to the beach, learn the words to my favorite Brazilian pop songs, look for better apartments… and nap.
It’s not bad. :)
”I agree that it works in practice. But how can we be certain that it will work in theory?”
”Language is not an insurmountable barrier; it is a frontier. Learning the other’s tongue, or the other’s dialect, means establishing an elementary symbolic relation with him, respecting him and joining him; crossing the frontier” – Marc Augé