Thursday, October 7, 2010

Because I am Brazilian

When I first came to Holland, I had to hear all kind of stupid, double-sense, aggressive silly, disinformed and humourous questions. Sweet things such as: How many times have you been in the Amazon ? Are the snakes (sic) very big in Brazil ? Why are you white ? Are you scared by cars here in Amsterdam ?

I have just seen such cartoons in The Good Blood blog and found them brilliant. They are from Iris Yan and her blog is Pigs in Maputo. Check out more cartoons and cliche' questions here. The last cartoon of the series is simply the best. Oh, and do not forget to read the comments. Enjoy !

8 comments:

Liana said...

nossa, nao aguento mais responder essas perguntas...

Invader_Stu said...

What a great blog. I get asked silly questions sometimes about being English but I tend to play along just to mess with their heads :p

Anita said...

Stu: can you believe I was asked whether "chocolate eggs existed in Brazil ?" What do you answer to that ? The obvious: "Only those brought by the Easter bunny".

Jaboticaba Preta said...

the worst I've ever heard was that Hugo Chavez was our president :P

Daniduc said...

Anita (sim eu sempre leio o seu blog, embora nem sempre comente), você precisa ler isso: http://hbdia.com/wordpress/2007/08/19/descrevendo-o-brasil/

:)

Anita said...

Dani: genial o texto do link !! Ah, a melhor coisa mesmo e' falar coisas estapafurdias com cara lavada de inocente igual a eles.

Lilian said...

Tudo acima soa familiar. No Japão, alguém também me disse: " Você é brasileira? Mas é tão branquinha..."
Cabe a gente educar, né? Adoro quebrar esses estereótipos.
Abs!

Anita said...

Lilian: acredito sempre nos nos educamos uns aos outros e aprendemos todos os dias. O "pobrema" e' que muitas dessas questoes sao completamente irrelevantes, de mau-gosto ou apenas para desestabilizar psicologimente o brasileiro expatriado.