About Bernardo

Who is this Bernardo chappie?

Rainbow Lorikeet (this subspecies is also know...

Rainbow Lorikeet (this subspecies is also known as Swainson’s Lorikeet) in a tree in Sydney, Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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!

Bernard Finantial News Austrália 014Coming 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. 🙂


21 thoughts on “About Bernardo

  1. My daughters freind is going to live in Rome this summer – I have told her she should follow your blog as you explain more than just the language & will give her some insight into Itallian…..

    • Hi, how was your trip to S.A.? It took me a while to twig that you had actually gone back. As for Italian, gosh the pressure is on now… Maybe I should go to Rome…. Take care

  2. Wonderful to go back for a quick visit – great to see some of my old friends again. Ha a trip to Rome right now would be amazing huh! Don’t we both wish …..

    • Hello, thank you too for popping in to visit. I hope all goes well for you in Brazil, I would like to live there one day too. And yes, the lorikeet steals all the limelight, but they are cheeky birds, what can I do. At least this week I learnt the Portuguese word for feather. Ate logo e boa sorte….

    • Hi, thanks so much for this. It has been in my in tray for a while and I haven’t had a chance to get round to doing what needs to be done …. it may take me a while I have just started a new job and am staying at a temporary abode where I have limited internet access, so it may take me a while yet. But I will get back to you on that. Cheers and thanks once again

    • Oh hello, welcome and thanks for that. It is an honour to be in the presence of the Lady of the Cakes. I have a sweet tooth. Your blog looks very interesting. I like the connection between Portuguese and going grey – it’s done that for me too! Cheers

  3. Hello BOS, great blog and perfectly time for those of us wanting to learn a few words in time for the World Cup! Personally, Portuguese seems to be a bit of a recurring theme lately. How do you say “my last three bosses have spoken Portuguese?” 🙂

    • Hi, how are you doing? Thanks for the comments. Well, considering the past history of your bosses, you should be the one writing the Portuguese blog! Recently I have been concentrating on Romanian but will focus on Portuguese when I get back home in a week or so. My Portuguese is a little rusty now! Cheers

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