Language learning update – Week ending 1 March 2015

March 3, 2015
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Language learning update – Week ending 1 March 2015

As I said previously, I have re-evaluated my language goals and have put together a daily plan to ensure that I am on track with these goals. My reaction to this first week? Whew! I survived!! It wasn’t easy, especially at the end of the weekday, when for some unknown reason, work started to pour in.…

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Circle of Five

March 2, 2015
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A writer once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” If this is true, which five people would you like to spend your time with? Inspiration from Daily Post I didn’t even have to think hard about…

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Super Language Overhaul

February 23, 2015
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Super Language Overhaul

I have a confession: I don’t think I would succeed in my very first italki challenge. It was going well and I had this plan of taking 5 sessions of French first, then Hungarian second. I finished all my sessions for basic French almost midway…

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Gong Ci Fa Xai! Happy New Year!

February 19, 2015
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Gong Ci Fa Xai! Happy New Year!

May this year bring us lots of happiness, bigger successes, better health…greater lives! I am not Chinese (obviously) but I have many Chinese friends. Hopefully, I can study Mandarin within the next couple of years…and then I will rock Taiwan! That reminds me…I haven’t written…

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JLPT now twice a year in the Philippines in 2015

February 10, 2015
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I was just thinking of the exam today and how I really need to start studying soon. Ogata-sensei explicitly told me to take the N1 exam in 2015, instead of proctoring every year Ack. But probably not N1… ============================== The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)…

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Backstreet Boys in Manila!

February 6, 2015
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The greatest boy band in the world is coming to Manila in May for a concert! I want to go….I missed their concert with the New Kids on the Block a couple of years ago. But this time, I really want to. I have to!…

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Sometimes, we should do some math…

February 1, 2015
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It’s very early in the morning and the January air is cool, your bed warm and comforting. Your phone alarm goes off. You sleepily reach for it and you hit the snooze button the first time. Your brain is nagging you to wake up. Time…

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Reality

January 14, 2015
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I don’t usually like consecutive music posts on my blog but this has been my earworm for the past several days. Yes, it’s your fault, Prince Turo Rudi I’ve listened to this song countless of times before but I didn’t know what its title was.…

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DuplaPé – iMeg

January 9, 2015
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As I said before, I do not usually listen to rap music. But hey, rap it in Hungarian and I will be your fan. I am liking this song the more I listen to it. I like it more now that I can understand bits…

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Happy 2015!

January 1, 2015
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Happy 2015!

Whew! It was a whirlwind in 2014! I didn’t realise how much has happened until I narrated my entire year to my surfing sister, Desiree. Last year was big, fast and fun. I feel that 2015 will even be bigger, faster and more awesome! To…

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Christmas wish list 2014

December 16, 2014
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Christmas wish list 2014

I am really trying to reduce the number of items on my Christmas wish list, and that means I won’t wish for the Harry Potter set with redesigned covers. But the below are the bare essentials of gift giving to me. So when you pay…

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Language learning backlog :(

December 8, 2014
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Language learning backlog :(

I was away for a 2-week vacation (too short!) and while I did try to study a bit every day, I let things slip. Most of the time, I just sleep without cracking open the Duolingo or Memrise apps on my phone. When I checked…

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My first French lesson on italki!

November 24, 2014
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My first French lesson on italki!

Today, I had my very first italki session with a French teacher. I was so nervous that I actually thought of rescheduling. Plus, I have a headache since after lunch so I wasn’t feeling too well. But I thought I had to suck it up…

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My daily Hungarian battle plan

November 20, 2014
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It took me a fair amount of time but I think I found a workable study plan for Hungarian. As there are considerably less available materials, I needed all the help I could get. Compared to French, I am having a more difficult time with this…

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CNA Language Exchange

November 18, 2014
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WARNING:  Before watching, make sure you are alone at home (and not at work, school or any public place). Also, you need tissues. LOTS of it. This project brings the concept of language exchange to a whole new level. Why just learn a language when…

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