Who is this Bernardo chappie?
Bernard, sometimes known as Bernardo or Bernardinho to his friends, or Bernie or Barney to other friends, is a writer, journalist and sub-editor based in Sydney, Australia. He has a pet rainbow lorikeet, and since the lorikeet is better looking than him (although not by much) the lorikeet gets to be in the main picture. You can read some of his travel stories here if you so feel inclined.
Although English is Bernardo’s specialty, he was taught French and Latin at school (most of it forgotten, particularly the Latin) and for the past decade has been trying manfully to master Portuguese. He eats a lot.
This blog is designed to refresh his knowledge of those long forgotten languages, and put some new knowledge into his brain. Soon he will be a genius!
Coming soon will be a travel blog and a music one. You can follow Bernardo on Twitter if you want, just look for bernardoofoz. But I think you will have more fun following him here. Oh, if you really want to know what he looks like, here he is on assignment deep in the jungles of Brazil, trying to look calm and collected while the piranhas nibble at his feet. I told you the lorikeet was more attractive. 🙂