Saturday, October 31, 2015

CENSORSHIP HAS NEVER BEEN THIS REAL

Today, on October 30th 2015, I was asked not to talk about the president in my classroom,  not with disrespect. FYI, I own a language school. It is my husband's too. It was not too long ago, I had finger pointed at in my job. My Friday mornings are getting way too exciting. I have no words to describe to what happened this morning. A student of mine who is 8 years old saw a youtube video, a funny and real youtube video with our president Dilma Rousseff saying publicly things such as: ''We need to create advanced technology to store wind so that we can use it to generate electricity," (!!!) OMG. Among other things, she compares children to Dogs, and she greets yuccas along with corn cobs; She is out of her mind. No need to be either a leftist or a rightist to realize that her speeches are nonsense. She can't connect any dot, and yet I shall never speak ill of her. How is this possible? Is this a dream? Wake me up when it is all over.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Get to know who Teacher Laila is, as well as her Video Classes on YouTube

http://www.facebook.com/hope.burden
Am a journalist, a blogger, a foreign language teacher who has owned this blogspot for a while. If you've finally made here, congrats. You will like me. Been married to another English teacher whom I`ve known since we were kids. I am a liberal. I am a member of MBL- Movimento Brasil Livre. I am the oldest one out of three sisters. I have lived with my husband Roberto for 18 years and 4 more delicious cats. I am a foreign language instructor since I was 14 years old. I am from São Paulo (Brazil). This youtube channel (link) has held my personal and professional videos since 2006. Hope you watch them. Like them, and Favorite them. I drink loads of coffee, hence I’m stressful and cannot 'samba'. I despise Bossa Nova and carnival. I have a problem saying 'yes' or 'no'... I stick with 'maybe'. Narrow-minded people cannot understand me. I have some good memory for names. I sometimes listen to music.


http://www.youtube.com/iamserelepe
I love YouTube videos. I learn a lot from them. I also mostly care for books and movies. I’ve carried the same pens in my pencil case for twelve years. I love handwriting. I guess I had to end up teaching youtube video lessons with flashcards. I am a good chef. I might make a cooking video to teach culinary actions in English.  I cook very well but the problem is I'm lazy. I love vegetarian deli platters. I like Christina Applegate just because Donnie Darko made me do it. I collect coins from different countries. I love helping my friends if there is something I can do. I don't retaliate - simply can't. I love colors. I can't stand work associates that set up plots to get themselves better positions or a mere raise. I don't want to be a victim of psychopaths ever again either. I am never punctual. I fear driving. I fear sitting on the passenger's side too.

We want Brazil into a free democracy!
I don't spend loads on books, but I do splurge on second-hand ones. I hate people with no sense of humor. I don't give alms but I monthly donate money to some institutions. I love The Legendary Pink Dots. I listen to Muddy Waters. I've got no patience for country music. I complain a lot. I hate when others think my mother tongue is Spanish and the capital of my country is Rio de Janeiro - I'll shoot any person who has ever thought of that. I mean it.

www.pbf.com.br - Teacher Laila's School
I've lived in Caxias do Sul for 14 years (Rio Grande do Sul state - Brazil), and has worked at a language school painted yellow, blue, red, orange, and green. I don't correct all tests and compositions myself. I sometimes do, but when I do it, it takes me way too long time. I am a procrastinator. For that, I've hired Vanessa Ventura (this was written so long time ago that Vanessa has graduated and is working as an English teacher by now) - my caring secretary, helper, student, and friend. I love working out but I'm very lazy. I like autobiographies. I hate knickknacks. I love Pollock. I loathe washing dishes. I sometimes need to be alone. I hate soccer. I'd rather watch sepaktakraw. I'd rather root for a hockey team. I don’t know how to play cards. I would love to know how to sing. I would like to play softball. I love Munch. I drink too much coffee. Did I mentioned that? I lurve air conditioner. My mother says I am pretty crazy. My sisters say it too. I’m gluttonous. I hate baby blue and all pinks. I love Clarice Lispector. I know how to play the piano. I play it terribly. I have lovely hands. Unfortunately, I never have them manicured. I've never watched "ET" but I've already watched this terrific documentary on the meaning of life: Watch me!. hehehe It is a joke!

Teacher Laila has been teaching languages in Brazil since 1990.
I detest making beds. I love the feeling of having them made. I love Camembert and Gouda cheese (oopsy, I am a vegan now). Fashion pretty much sucks, in my opinion. I have never known what to say in the presence of celebrities. My friends say I am a lot crazy. I have a hot-spot for musicians, jiu-jitsu wrestlers, and skaters. No more desktop PCs for me. By PCs, I mean Communist Parties in Portuguese. I have always been happily in love. I love Marlon Brando, Brian Molko, Jake Gyllenhaal, and River Phoenix. I love my father too. He's a freaking good grammarian. I can’t live without make-ups. I loathe Amélie Poulain. I hate experimental art. I do believe this is a cheap excuse for poor art making and understanding. I sleep less than I would like to. I write poetry. I have blue hair. I hate mystifying people. I don’t like trivial mysteries. I despise phony people... well... not so much! I love stripes. I've already given shelter to trespassers and outcasts. I was a leftist once. People learn better. I am a rightist pro-choice who believe in the individual free will. I’ve stopped eating meat for very long however I do not advocate that. I simply believe that killing animals for any purpose whatsoever is such a hedious crime just as pedofilia, rapes, and human slavery are. I believe in many superstitions. I have already wanted to have children. Wish is gone.

Coffee, Color, Stripes, Make-Up
Ich bin 39 Jahren alt und habe keine kinder. Jetzt bin ich sehr glücklich. Ich suche Freunde für Deutsch schreiben, sprechen und lernen. When I was a child, I loved birthday parties, not for the presents, but because I'd use the gift wraps to draw or write on them. I don’t like TV. I love my back. I love laughing at myself. I hate hip hop celebrities. My students say I am way crazy (I teach languages for a living btw). I despise people who take themselves too seriously. I hate aristocrats. I collect self-portraits of myself. I barely recognize people on the phone by their voices. I can’t stand stinginess. I hate Goddard. I love Fassbinder. I don't hate Mondrian. I love Frida Kahlo. I don’t like good taste. I am very hairy. I have lived in Florida on a peninsule by the Gulf of Mexico. I miss those days.

Needless to say that I like teaching languages with flashcards. I've decided on teaching online with flashcards. My video lessons are no longer than 6 minutes. So, take some time to watch them and learn with fun. :)