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We just got word that Bubby's website was featured in Rio de Janeiro's biggest newspaper. Well, that explains the jump in visitors from Brazil this morning. If that's how you found us, please let us know, since it's news to us. Even better, send us a link to the article.
5 years ago my mom died. Since then I haven't had very much guidance on personal things. My dad doesn't like to talk about things like this so please answer my email.
I am 17 years old, and I think a girl I like likes me. When I am around her I can be myself and she makes me feel great inside. She has a great personality. I am too shy to ask her if she likes me though. How can I find out and how should I go about asking her on a date?
A Shy Guy
Dear Shy Guy,
I am sorry about losing your mother but that is what life is all about - you pick yourself up and go on.
If you like this girl, why don't you ask her to join you for a soda or coffee. If the answer is YES - make up a time with her, pick her up and go. When you are settled you might spend a minute telling her about your mother. Then tell her you like her a lot and everything about her and hope she feels the same about you.
At this point - do not mention LOVE. That is for a later date. If she likes you - she will tell you about herself. If she says nothing, you will know she is not for you. If it goes well - ask for a date to the movies. If she says YES - you are in. If she gives you a lame excuse - she is not interested in you. Give her up.
Don't be shy about being honest.
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just a little bit of information!
I´m from BRAZIL and would just like to inform you that in BRAZIL we do not speak spanish, as you seemed to believe. Therefore, words as "que bueno" and "habla" are not part of our language. In BRAZIL we speak PORTUGUESE.
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that was silly of us!
I liked this blog!!!
I live in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil and I saw the link of you in the newspaper...
Congratulations for blog, very interesting!
I'm from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and I read about your blog in the newspaper. The name of the journalist who wrote the story is Sérgio Maggi. Here is the link: www.oglobo.com.br.
Your blog is very good. Congratulations!
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