Sunday, October 30, 2011

How to live a double life

Nope, am not teaching you how to break the law and create a new identity and neither am teaching you how to balance them if you already have two lives (so if you are looking for that you can stop reading, or go on if u want to)

I am from Angola Born in Huambo but I live in Luanda, the only language i grew up speaking was Portuguese, I went to South Africa when I was 17 years old, I became of age there, I started to know myself there, I learned how to express myself there and I learn how to speak English there. After spending 8 years in Cape Town being around English speaking people all the time and doing all my readings and TV watching in English I found myself only thinking in English!

I could have a normal conversation in Portuguese but it was never without the odd English word thrown in much to the dismay of my non speaking family because I wouldn’t even realise I was throwing English words in until they asked me “what?”
Well, that wasn’t really a problem, (who am I kidding I still do it LOL but not so much) until I decided to start this blog, well I was in South Africa and I thought my readers would be only English speaking readers, but then I came Home and boy did I get a wakeup call!!! I mean I wanted to express myself and involve my family and colleagues in my journey, but some of them didn’t understand what I was saying thus couldn’t read the blog but I didn’t want to write in Portuguese only because I also didn’t want to alienate my English speaking friends! Talk about a double life LOL!

Me being the proactive person I am decided to create another blog ( boy it was not a good idea! Not that the blog wasn’t good or anything, but if I can hardly keep up one blog how in the world am I going to keep two? Oh boy...

Anyway, after much consideration and thinking, I decided to Delete my Portuguese blog and keep my English Blog BUT I will write in Both Languages on one blog!!

Basically this is a BEAR WITH ME post because from now on it will be in both languages... maybe later, i will be able to see whether my readers are more fluent in English or Portuguese and stick to one language but for now i will live my double life right here!!

Have a blessed Sunday y’ all and I promise to post more often!!!

Much Love and Peace
The Princess


  1. I understand the struggle, Chica. Most of us in our forum can relate so we can possibly serve of some support to this new journey.
    I'm just glad you'll keep blogging.

  2. Aww thank you Lwsinha!! i'll definitely need all the support i can get! and i will definitely keep blogging too!!! thanks!!

  3. Oi Chica. hoje em dia com os programas de traducao e etc no google, isso ja nao eh um problema. Aqueles que realmente querem ler o teu blog, conseguem se eh o que realmente querem. I believe that we should express ourselves in the language and manner we are more comfortable with. Viver uma double life, eh para mim, uma maneira de evitar lidar com o que realmente nos afecta. Eu vivi a double life por muito tempo. E no fim eu aprendi que tudo o que eu precisava para viver, eu ja tinha dentro de mim. So precisava de coragem para viver! Boa sorte com o blog! Life is good!


  4. Ola Kizzy!!
    sim por acaso com estes prgrams ja e muito mais facil fazer isso, mas me pergunto se as pessoas mesmo se dao o trabalho de o faze-lo? i do love writing in english and i will continue to do so and at the same time translate till it gets too much!LOL thanks for stopping by! (so depois de acabar d escrever e que dei conta que mudei para o Ingles mid sentence!)

  5. Uma das melhores coisas num blog é que ele permite a interação dos internautas uns com os outros e com você fazendo comentários sobre os artigos do blog..... como este ... bjkas


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