Question: Have you ever had a pen pal?
When I first started studying English in 1995, I subscribed to a pen pal service announced in a magazine. I remember receiving a long letter from an American who had once read Macunaíma, and I had a tough time explaining to him that things in Brazil were a bit different from what is shown in the book, and that that entire story is kind of folkloric.
The magic about having a pen pal was to write a letter very carefully to someone we had never seen; imagine his life, share experiences about our contries and cultures. Most of times the letter took long weeks to reach the addressee. No instant messaging, no webcams, no Skype. Very… nostalgic
Now it’s your turn!