Monthly Archives: October 2014

Brussels Buildings (@brusselsbuildings)

Just signed up for a Tumblr page (no offense, WordPress) for my new Instagram blog, BrusselsBuildings. It’s pretty self explanatory. Hope y’all like it. Follow me on Instagram at http://instagram.com/brusselsbuildings or at brusselsbuildings.tumblr.com. Here’s a little sprinkling below: Rue du Berger, Ixelles Place … Continue reading

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Accent of the Week: Wisconsin (with some Minnesota thrown in)

A recent early morning Gawker session led me to unearth the greatest Youtube rant of all time and subsequently spurred the birth of my new blog segment, Accent of the Week. Angela, or Az4angela, is a Youtuber from the Green … Continue reading

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Easiest Foreign Languages for English Speakers – Afrikaans

Basic Facts:  Afrikaans was for a long time referred to as “Cape Dutch”, as it was spoken by Dutch people who moved to South Africa only to be altered and birthed into a language of its own right after being … Continue reading

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Everyday Sounds in Lots of Languages

He’s back at it! James Chapman, the man who brought us the cute little drawings of various animals noises in different languages, is back in action. This time he’s introducing us to everyday sounds like snores, kisses, drinking and applauding, … Continue reading

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Catalytic Communities Survey Project

My good friend Inés is moving back to Rio de Janeiro where she worked for an NGO in one of Rio’s favelas. She’s now working with Catalytic Communities, “an empowerment, communications, think tank, and advocacy NGO working on behalf of the … Continue reading

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