Week One - Hello… Olá…

Hello everyone, 

My name is Lisa, I am 23 years old and I'm a first year student in Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian studies. My goal is to become a certified Portuguese translator. The whole reason I chose this field is because I love the Portuguese language and culture. I lived in a Portuguese island named S.miguel from the Azores for 11 years and just moved to Canada 5 years ago, but the traditions from back home will always be a huge part of my life. To keep the traditions alive in my life, I joined a Portuguese Folk dance group here in Canada, and the practices are what I always look forward to at the end of the week. Other than my whole cultural side, I also love reading, watching movies, watching shows, listening to music and singing along while listening. I’m also a crazy cat lady, well not like everyone imagines a crazy cat lady to be, but just a girl who loves cats, I brought 3 cats with me to Canada from the island I used to live at, because they are my furr babies. My family members say that I have a wild imagination because I can take one topic or word and make a whole scene or story off of it, and just start imagining the weirdest out of the box story, most of the times unrealistic stories, but still a story.

This course makes me a bit nervous because I know how hard its gonna be to get out of my comfort zone, but thats also what makes me excited about it, because it challenges me. I chose this course because research comes in handy in many aspects of life, not only for professional writers, and there is always room for learning more. When it comes to research tactics I am a bit of a newbie. Most research I do is through google, which can be difficult because of the deceptive information you can find there sometimes, so its always important to be careful, if possible, it would be best to find a direct credible web page to get the right information.

Week Two - Opinion… Opinions…

Having facts is good and makes topics credential, but having opinions makes things a whole lot more fun, specially in such a diverse country we live in. Seeing other people’s opinions helps us learn about them, and yes opinions can be biased but there are enough people in the world to cover both the ‘for’ and ‘against’ of each topic, we just need to learn how to accept that not everyone is gonna have the same opinion, because how boring would the world be if we did?

About knowledge only being based on facts, I don’t agree with that, I think opinions although subjective can be considered knowledgeable, but then again that is just my opinion. 

Lisa Raposo