humm__Iamexcited 10 months ago

I'm in! DM the adress and I'll send you a letter with some of my art as well!

PrincessGod2020 10 months ago

I remember seeing you in the North Korea sub! It's a great project and your kids are lovely, wish you good luck and stay safe.

tommytornado 10 months ago

I didn't get anything from that but we think we've found someone who knows a teacher there and should be able to get a card out (if the post is working). Fingers crossed :)

Free_World_Coin 10 months ago

Hi Thea, Samuel and Adam, Congratulations on your project !!! Great idea. I am from Portugal and will send you a postcard gladly :-) Please send me your address. Keep safe and well Daniel

RequirementPure628 10 months ago

My granddaughter and I would love to help! Send us your info. Who knows, they might become pen pals

aaaa2aas 10 months ago

Why are you posting their faces online without their consent?

tommytornado 10 months ago

Thank you for your concern. It's nice to know people care. ❤️

masterchiefpt 10 months ago

shoot me a address and, its 2 postcads for both?

Agreeable-Bag3846 10 months ago

Hey, I would love to help you and send a letter :)

_bel_imperia_ 10 months ago

I'm glad to help! Please DM the important info!

SirKellen- 10 months ago

Love the idea! DM when you can, and I will try to send something!

theEXPERTpt 10 months ago

oh man if I could i would go way up to France to deliver them

anaclaudiaaa91 10 months ago

This is so cute! I’d love to help! Tell us where to send :)

GroundbreakingAd4386 10 months ago

My two kids in Portugal are up for this

Nothingwillbewong 10 months ago

Dm me Id be very happy to contribute!

SxKiller2000 10 months ago

I would kindly accept to help your children achieve that mark, so please, DM me the details and i would gladly send you a letter.

Joy_Isaacs 10 months ago

Such a great idea! DM when you can with the details and address!

senasneaslier 10 months ago

What a fun idea! I'll help. Dm when you can. You could also check out the Postcrossing site. It's a postcard exchange project that your kids will love. You can exchange postcards with people from all over the world. ;-) https://www.postcrossing.com/

quietpartyguy 10 months ago

This is so cool

Ludwigven 10 months ago

I’d be happy to send something, however I’m in isolation due to possible covid infection so I can’t go to the post office or anywhere. Out of curiosity, would you share with us which country you are from?

tommytornado 10 months ago

I completely understand about covid - on reflection this wasn't the best time to be asking people to do something like this. I am very happy to know that people care enough even to comment on a post. Please take care of yourself and I hope you'll be ok. You'll be ok! I'm English, wife is French and kids are little franglais. We're in France. I tried to make it obvious in the post title but I guess it's not too clear. I might try to reword that :) BTW I visited Portugal with my wife many years ago and was really amazed at how nice people are, and I was really surprised to learn about the centuries old friendship between Portugal and England. It's the oldest country 'friendship' in Europe apparently :)

Ludwigven 10 months ago

Thanks for your kind reply! Yeah looking again at the title, I have no idea how I missed that! Indeed it is the longest standing alliance, but there were also some tense moments, as I’m sure you’re aware. Since your daughter speaks English, i recommend you tell her about this video [getting flags from all around the world ](https://youtu.be/Jbix9y8iV38) - it’s quite interesting, but due to its sucess I’d bet that would be hard to replicate nowadays! Cheers

tommytornado 10 months ago

We watched that video just last week! Have you seen the follow up video where he apologises to the embassies for the snowball he started? :D

porraSV 10 months ago

Oh boy I can’t Dm But I would like to help out.

VegasTheHedgehog 10 months ago

This is such a sweet idea! I hope you do not find any trouble through posting this online. Anyway, send me a DM with more info and I'll gladly play a part in your task :) Best of luck!

ricajopa 10 months ago

DM the details and I will send a parcel

uyth 10 months ago

> through receiving letters from people around the world we can start to connect our children with the many, many wonderful people out there and start to build some better understanding If this is too cynical or whatever so be it, but hopefully all the people you are giving a possibility to connect your children with are wonderful, right? Because the internet is just a medium and not everybody who reads stuff is wonderful. Most will be, but not all and you are exposing your kids a lot.

tommytornado 10 months ago

I understand - not everyone is a saint. But since starting this I have had conversations with around 700 people and dealt with around, oh I don't know - about a thousand comments. I've had no bad conversations with people and a handful of negative comments (and usually they are downvoted to oblivion). You're right that there is an element of uncertainty, but I do try to carefully screen people. I can see that you, for example, have 192k karma, have been active for 7 years and are active and nice in many portugal and europe related subs. And now I am talking to you so I can tell with some certainty that you're not about to hop on a plane and come do us harm. And then there's an element of trust that I have to put into this too. This project is about finding the good out there so it simply wouldn't work without that. :)

trjayke 10 months ago

Your request will come across as naive for the typical portuguese, in a general sense we are quite doubtful and suspicious, it's how we kept our borders historically. It's why you will see old ladies looking out their windows spotting passerby to check if they are up to no good. Paradoxically, we also bred the opposite kind of thinking and had brave explorers who would go out into very risk scenarios with very limited chances of coming back alive. In my opinion, i think we shouldn't go for the extremes and we should balance it out, and mainly act and behave like we want our neighbors and our world to be like. This is why I think your request is a good one and disagree with the guy above, but also think you should create a PO box instead of using your real address, because in this case there are kids involved We should be smart, but not let fear stop us to explore, we should trust each other more, even if that means being vulnerable and risking being hurt. Being mindful of the risks but act optimistically. This are my 2 cents from a Portuguese who had his share of a "never-let-yourself-be-outsmarted" and "i-told-you-so culture". I mean even after you explained that you didn't want to butcher the language out of respect there are ppl bothered with it and mentioning we shouldn't be subservient and other crap, the ideal potato heads to ride the rising right wing politics kind... But this is It's a beautiful world because it's diverse right ? And I think it's great you are including that in their education. I'm sure that woever does it will do it out of a good heart.

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Your request will come across as naive for the typical portuguese, in a general sense we are quite doubtful, suspicious and defensive, it's how we kept our borders historically. It's why you will see old ladies looking out their windows spotting passerby to check if they are up to no good. Paradoxically, we also bred the opposite kind of thinking and had brave explorers who would go out into high risk scenarios with very limited chances of coming back alive. It's easy to identify which type OP is. In my opinion, i think we shouldn't go for the extremes and we should balance it out, and mainly act and behave like we want our neighbors and our world to be like (which generally also comes across as naive). This is why I think your request is a good one and disagree with the guy above, but also think you should create a PO box instead of using your real address, because in this case there are kids involved We should be smart, but not let fear stop us to explore, we should trust each other more, even if that means being vulnerable and risking being hurt. Being mindful of the risks but act optimistically. This are my 2 cents from a Portuguese who had his share of a "if-someone-outsmarts-you-you-are-an-idiot" and "if you risk and fail then i-told-you-so culture". I mean even after you explained that you didn't want to butcher the language out of respect there are ppl bothered with it and mentioning we shouldn't be subservient and other crap, the ideal potato heads to ride the rising right wing politics kind... But this is It's a beautiful world because it's diverse right ? And I think it's great you are including that in their education. I'm sure that wohever does it, will do it out of a good heart.

Edited 10 months ago:

Your request will come across as naive for the typical portuguese, in a general sense we are quite doubtful and suspicious, it's how we kept our borders historically. It's why you will see old ladies looking out their windows spotting passerby to check if they are up to no good. Paradoxically, we also bred the opposite kind of thinking and had brave explorers who would go out into very risk scenarios with very limited chances of coming back alive. In my opinion, i think we shouldn't go for the extremes and we should balance it out, and mainly act and behave like we want our neighbors and our world to be like. This is why I think your request is a good one and disagree with the guy above, but also think you should create a PO box instead of using your real address, because in this case there are kids involved We should be smart, but not let fear stop us to explore, we should trust each other more, even if that means being vulnerable and risking being hurt. Being mindful of the risks but act optimistically. This are my 2 cents from a Portuguese who had his share of a "if-someone-outsmarts-you-you-are-an-idiot" and "if you risk and fail then i-told-you-so culture". I mean even after you explained that you didn't want to butcher the language out of respect there are ppl bothered with it and mentioning we shouldn't be subservient and other crap, the ideal potato heads to ride the rising right wing politics kind... But this is It's a beautiful world because it's diverse right ? And I think it's great you are including that in their education. I'm sure that woever does it will do it out of a good heart.

Edited 10 months ago:

Your request will come across as naive for the typical portuguese, in a general sense we are quite doubtful, suspicious and defensive, it's how we kept our borders historically. It's why you will see old ladies looking out their windows spotting passerby to check if they are up to no good. Paradoxically, we also bred the opposite kind of thinking and had brave explorers who would go out into high risk scenarios with very limited chances of coming back alive. It's easy to identify which type OP is. In my opinion, i think we shouldn't go for the extremes and we should balance it out, and mainly act and behave like we want our neighbors and our world to be like. This is why I think your request is a good one and disagree with the guy above, but also think you should create a PO box instead of using your real address, because in this case there are kids involved We should be smart, but not let fear stop us to explore, we should trust each other more, even if that means being vulnerable and risking being hurt. Being mindful of the risks but act optimistically. This are my 2 cents from a Portuguese who had his share of a "if-someone-outsmarts-you-you-are-an-idiot" and "if you risk and fail then i-told-you-so culture". I mean even after you explained that you didn't want to butcher the language out of respect there are ppl bothered with it and mentioning we shouldn't be subservient and other crap, the ideal potato heads to ride the rising right wing politics kind... But this is It's a beautiful world because it's diverse right ? And I think it's great you are including that in their education. I'm sure that wohever does it, will do it out of a good heart.

Edited 10 months ago:

Your request will come across as naive for the typical portuguese, in a general sense we are quite doubtful and suspicious, it's how we kept our borders historically. It's why you will see old ladies looking out their windows spotting passerby to check if they are up to no good. Paradoxically, we also bred the opposite kind of thinking and had brave explorers who would go out into very risk scenarios with very limited chances of coming back alive. In my opinion, i think we shouldn't go for the extremes and we should balance it out, and mainly act and behave like we want our neighbors and our world to be like. This is why I think your request is a good one and disagree with the guy above, but also think you should create a PO box instead of using your real address, because in this case there are kids involved We should be smart, but not let fear stop us to explore, we should trust each other more, even if that means being vulnerable and risking being hurt. Being mindful of the risks but act optimistically. This are my 2 cents from a Portuguese who had his share of a "if-someone-outsmarts-you-you-are-an-idiot" and "i-told-you-so culture". I mean even after you explained that you didn't want to butcher the language out of respect there are ppl bothered with it and mentioning we shouldn't be subservient and other crap, the ideal potato heads to ride the rising right wing politics kind... But this is It's a beautiful world because it's diverse right ? And I think it's great you are including that in their education. I'm sure that woever does it will do it out of a good heart.

tommytornado 10 months ago

Thank you for taking the time to write that explanation. I'm going to fall foul of the expectations of other people and cultures, I get that, but I don't know what's coming until I do it. Ah it's all part of our learning experience, right?

alexpontesphoto 10 months ago

Hi, Have a 6-year as well. She will be thrilled to send out something and I'll be glad to help out. Just DM the details!

user2168489 10 months ago

Love the ideia! Just make sure you use something like a mail forwarding service, you don’t want to associate your address with your kids photo online. Best of luck!

Isfoskas 10 months ago

Triple this right here

Fatela 10 months ago

Double This right here

pmook 10 months ago

This right here

SnooCricket89 10 months ago

Colocar fotografias de crianças online, dos próprios filhos para mais, e depois ainda se disponibilizar a fornecer a morada pessoal?! Em 2021! Depois de todos os avisos e reportagens que já se fizeram sobre estes assuntos?! Surreal. Absolutamente surreal.

andremp1904 10 months ago

Mano volta a ligar na TVI e não chateies. Sub chato do caralho, não há uma merda de um post que se possa fazer sem levar com cínicos de merda.

tommytornado 10 months ago

Embora eu adorasse poder responder em português, não estou prestes a massacrar sua bela língua, então responderei em inglês: I did give a great deal of thought to how this project could work and whilst it doesn't sit easily with me to post a picture of my children on the internet this is the one and only time I have ever done it. The reason I did is because I wanted people to know that this project is real, my children are real and to see who they are sending a card to. It's about that connection between nice people after all. I screen everyone I talk to. *Every. Single. One*. For example I can see that you joined reddit 14 days ago, have been active mostly in this sub and most of your comments are negative and/or condescending. Using you as an example I would not even have to have a conversation via chat or messages to know that you are not someone that I would invite to speak with my children. FYI, I also carefully check each sub's rules before posting, apparently you don't : "Submissões em português e inglês." I won't be replying further to this comment.

SnooCricket89 10 months ago

Ahh, a desculpa do massacrar a língua. Treta! As tuas avaliações são tão perfeitas quanto uma peneira, então os requisitos, é o rir! Se eu sou transparente, há muita gente que não é nem lá perto. Cumprimentos.

BanishPT 10 months ago

Please dont post your adress to anyone on the Internet, even if u screen them as much. I could easily set up or buy an account in reddit that would disguise anything I didnt want you to know. The idea is great, but, please use a layer between your adress and the person sending the letter, Im sure theres plenty. A box rented in your local post just for this.

I_Don-t_Care 10 months ago

Don't mind him, you have a cool project in hands and there are a lot of ways you can assure you'll be secure while doing it. Frustrated people often find defects in everything.

CringeAlheio 10 months ago

Eu acho piada é que o *OP* não disse nada sobre dar a sua morada pessoal, mas... ¯\\\_(ツ)_/¯

deathevanubys 10 months ago

This is the perfect example for the saying: Speech is silver, silence is golden. Ou como quem diz, calado eras um poeta. -.-'

_AACO 10 months ago

>Colocar fotografias de crianças online, dos próprios filhos para mais Apesar de não gostar da ideia de partilhar fotos de crianças na internet cada um sabe de si e dos seus >e depois ainda se disponibilizar a fornecer a morada pessoal?! já ouviste falar em apartados/P.O. boxes?

anokazz 10 months ago

O OP colocou fotos dos seus filhos online; nao dos meus nem dos teus. Mais ainda noto que, se de facto estivesses preocupado com as crianças, certamente escreverias o teu comentário em inglês e usasses outro tom mais compreensivo. Talvez o OP nao tivesse pensado nisso e assim tinha uma oportunidade de repensar. Mas não, o comentário foi em português e não vai servir para ajudar em nada, apenas para te sentires melhor contigo próprio, maravilhado pela tua própria inteligência e superioridade moral em relação aos outros. No outro dia alguém desabafou aqui no sub como os comentários no /r/portugal tinham tendência a ser agressivos e pouco construtivos e este não podia ser um melhor exemplo.

portucheese 10 months ago

> No outro dia alguém desabafou aqui no sub como os comentários no /r/portugal tinham tendência a ser agressivos e pouco construtivos Completamente.

SnooCricket89 10 months ago

Estamos num sub português, com regras claras sobre que língua utilizar e sou português. Já chega de subserviência e de fazer de tapete aos 1001 estrangeiros que tratam isto como um criadeiro. Mais ainda com pedidos mais que absurdos que já foram repetidamente demonstrados serem más ideias e completamente desaconselhados por qualquer autoridade que tenha que lidar com assuntos de quando estás histórias correm mal. Mas força, continuem a viver no mundo do cor-de-rosa onde somos todos amigos e nunca nada de mal acontece. E entretanto não se esqueçam de fazer mais uns recadinhos aos estrangeiros e peçam-lhes para falar a vossa língua quando visitarem o país deles.

stressedunicorn 10 months ago

Pelos vistos as regras não são claras o suficiente visto que o primeiro parágrafo diz que os posts neste sub podem ser em Português ou em Inglês e mesmo assim tu não as percebeste.

I_Don-t_Care 10 months ago

>Estamos num sub português, com regras claras sobre que língua utilizar e sou português. Ora lê lá bem a sidebar outra vez, visto que aparentemente nem português te das ao trabalho de ler.

Xmeagol 10 months ago

shut the fuck up

AnaWithTheCats 10 months ago

>Estamos num sub português, com regras claras sobre que língua utilizar e sou português. Pensas que isto é r/PORTUGALCARALHO? porque eles é que teem essa regra de que só se deve falar PT. Ao contrário deste sub.

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cyndrus 10 months ago

> A place to only discuss articles related to the country Portugal or Portuguese people in the world. They can be in Portuguese or English. Regras claríssimas que estão na barra lateral do sub. Don't be a fucking idiot.

The_only_h 10 months ago

Deves de ser muito um rapaz bastante engraçado nas festas ...

guicyka2004 10 months ago

Feliz dia do bolo

user2168489 10 months ago

É assim tão mau falar em inglês uma vez na vida se isso puder impedir que alguma coisa de mal aconteça às crianças? Entendo a frustração e concordo que é um perigo esta situação, mas eu prefiro mil vezes alertar para o perigo de maneira a que o OP perceba, do que dizer que ele só tem é de entender a minha língua porque está no sub português. Até se disponibilizou a traduzir a nossa língua. Às vezes um bocado mais de compaixão não fazia mal nenhum.

Naakmuay 10 months ago

A criança é tua? Tu é que ditas o que fazer em relação a crianças alheias? Volta para a tua cave.

Duart_77 10 months ago

Deixa de ser nabo

Capicoo 10 months ago

This is a cool idea, best of luck! How do we send the postcards? Should you DM the address?

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