Thursday, January 7, 2016

Time flies...

I made a New Year's Resolution... I'll cut my language studies to about 15 minutes per language per day.
Trying to avoid full immersion, and let it take time, so that I won't get distracted by another interest of mine... I find it really hard not to dive straight in and engage 100%.
That's not bad, it's just that I go in 100% for EVERYTHING I do.
Which means that when I am into exercising, I exercise several hours a day and brush up the form and technique and all that. Which means that I have no time for anything else.
When I'm into reading, I read 16/7 and the only time I don't read is when I'm sleeping. I read when I brush my teeth, I read when I eat, I read when I take my daily promenade.
When I'm into art, I paint 16/7. When I'm into crafts, I craft 16/7. And so on.
So - now I'm trying to engage myself to ALL my interests, 100% BUT only 15-60 minutes a day.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Oy... a year ago...

Anyway, I was watching this "Twins learning a new language in a week" and found it really fun and exciting and inspiring. I even recognized some Turkish words! Yay! :-D


Monday, October 20, 2014

Back to Maltese

*sigh*

Learning With Texts has lost all my data. :-(
I have lost my Maltese workbook and notes.
I have lost my links.

I need to start it all over again. From scratch. *sigh*
I don't want to. I want the 6 weeks' heavy studying to show, but I don't remember much. After all, it was a year ago. Or even longer back in time.

*sigh*

Bugger!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Feeling about languages

Isn't it interesting how our experiences of things not too connected to languages, influence how we feel about the languages?

I fell in love with a Norwegian guy. I wanted to learn Norwegian. I even developed a Norwegian accent. :-D

He made it clear that he doesn't want to know about me. Now the mere Norwegian accent irks me. Seeing text in Norwegian makes my upper lip curl. Right now I detest Norwegian and Swedish, and practically the whole North European Germanic language group, except Danish, and I'm not too sure about that either.

But this "adventure" enriched my language with a couple of words. Rumpetroll og rasshøl. And I do pronounce them with Norwegian accent.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hello, hello, hello...!

Again. Long time no seen :-)

I stopped the 6 weeks challenge - and I also stopped studying Maltese. Ha. Typical me.

So - the next one starts tomorrow :-D
I suppose I need to start participating.

I'm just very into FarmVille right now - and so is my hubby - and we have only one computer.
Well... there's always the library :-D

Anyway, I need to get better with my French and Italian, as I plan to travel a little next year.
Does anyone know how to get in contact with locals BEFORE a week's vacation, to make some contacts and get something wonderful to do during the vacation?

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Fascinating.
Æsop's Fables, as Romanized by Phædrus

BBC Quick Fix - Maltese 

I need to quit 6 weeks' challenge. I'm too competitive so I start stressing too much and cause myself too much trouble over nothing, and start neglecting important things like housekeeping and friends.
I will be doing the work, though, but I won't be recording my minutes.