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Jonhn
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11/06/2002
09:23:22
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Attention: Pork-Chop

..." I am living in Canada, a first generation Portuguese-Canadian. When my parents immigrated here, most Portuguese would have immigrated here, or most anywhere else for that matter at a drop of a hat. Not any more. I don't see any new Portuguese immigrants in my city, unless it's really old folks joining their children. Not may people want to come anymore. In fact, I seem to sence that the Portuguese community is actually shrinking. By contrast, I see more and more Brazilians on the streets and shopping malls year after year. At first, when I hear them speak, I sense something familiar, then when I listen carefully, I detect that they are speaking Brazilian accented Portuguese."...

It is interesting.
And you? Have you learned the Portuguese language from yours parents or not?
And the traditional food? Do you know to cook typical Portuguese food or not?
The Portuguese community preserve the cultural life and the traditional things from the Portugal or not?



Pork_Chop_1
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11/06/2002
11:18:40
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Hi John.

Yes, I can still speak Portuguese, but probably vey badly, mainly because my accent is so Canadianized. Very hard for native Portuguese speakers to understand me. And I struggle to find the right words. But I can read Portuguese text pretty much perfectly, even the harder stuff.

I was 8 years old when my parents immigrated to Canada, so I already had 2 years of schooling there. My brother was born here, but he still manages to speak a little bit. And every time he visits Portugal he learns to speak a little better. My mother still has her house there, which we use when we visit.

I am a computer programmer/analyst. Just after I finished college, I actually worked in Portugal for two years, where I met my wife who was a "retornada" as they say, that is returnees from former African colonies. She was born in Mocambique. We still speak a little Portuguese at home. My wife is an excellent cook! And yes we still eat traditional Portuguese cuisine, which I love. I love bacalhau, and most other seafoods, as my family background is that of fishermen.

I have many extended family members in the USA, in New England. My wife has many old distant family members who went to Brazil in the 1940's and 50's.

In the future, I would like to retire or semi-retire in Brazil, somewhere close to the sea, cause I have to be near the ocean.



crackers
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11/06/2002
11:57:11
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haha! when this was here, i saw it and was think it was for
pork chop to eat! haha! good name pork chop and so good for
food too! pork chop hello! pork chop yum! pork chop!


BRENT
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11/06/2002
11:58:08
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Once again....... YAWN!


Jay Trennoche
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11/06/2002
12:09:49
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Os meus sonhos que me da saudades e' retirar a meia distancia de Rio e Paraty. Algum lugar perto do mar, melhor num moro muito perto uma baia pequena onde eu gostaria de ter um barco ao ancoraduoro para pescar por o bacalhao e o atum.

Entao os meus amigos no Rio e em Paraty posso ir ver quando quero visitar eles.

Angra dos Reis e' bonita, mas a coisa do Nuclear nao e' bom en caso ela vai "BOOM".

Um abrao,

Jay (practicando a brasileira)


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