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French progress: week of 7-13 July 2014

July 14, 2014
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French progress: week of 7-13 July 2014

Earlier this month, I decided to intensify studying French and scale back on Japanese and Hungarian. I used to spend an equal amount of time and effort in all 3 languages. But the divide-and-conquer strategy wasn’t working too well for me, especially with my busy work schedule. I felt that I am making great progress…

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Language learning update – 8 May 2014

May 8, 2014
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Language learning update – 8 May 2014

A rundown of my language learning activities for the past few days: 1. Filipino – my boss will be back in Manila next week and I have a few more days to prepare for lessons. I’ve been meaning to make some more Brainscape decks for him and improve the existing one for adjectives to include…

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Language learning update

April 12, 2014
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Language learning update

Bonjour à tous! お元気ですか?Ako, keri lang Just a bit of an update from the language learning front. I know that I haven’t been writing much about the topic since quitting my Alliance Française classes. But I assure you that I have not stopped studying at all. 1. Filipino/Tagalog - My tutorial classes with my boss…

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It’s always a good time!

April 11, 2014
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Did you see the weather forecast this week? The mercury is inching up. You know what this means, right? Summer is bustin’ out all over! I love summer and somehow, I associated it with the song “It’s Always a Good Time” by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen (aka the Call Me Maybe girl). I…

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Thoughts about my stint as an English reading volunteer

March 22, 2014
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Thoughts about my stint as an English reading volunteer

Teaching is one of our company’s activities for corporate social responsibility (CSR). Every Friday each week, my teammates, boss and I worked as volunteer teachers. Together with other volunteers from the company, we go to a public school in Taguig to spend one hour teaching grade 1 pupils how to read in English. Normally, grade…

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A multi-pronged approach to learning French

March 7, 2014
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I have a confession to make. I am bored with my classes at Alliance Francaise. Not only bored, but also a little disappointed. I am not satisfied with the fact that I still cannot express myself orally using simple sentences. You only get a maximum of 2 lessons (2 chapters of the book) for every…

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“I love you” in 20 languages

February 14, 2014
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How can I say “I love you”? Let me list down 20 ways: 1. Japanese – 好きです (suki desu) 2. Korean – 사랑해 (saranghae) 3. French – Je t’aime 4. German – Ich liebe dich 5. Spanish – Te amo 6. Italian – Ti amo 7. Dutch – Ik hou van je 8. Brazilian Portuguese…

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Back to language teaching?

February 13, 2014
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Almost 3 months into my job as an economic specialist, I got an additional role at work: Tagalog teacher for my boss. As he will be based in Manila for 2 years, he is very keen on learning the language. He is married to a Filipina but she is from Cebu. I doubt she’d teach…

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Une carte postale

February 3, 2014
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Last week, our teacher made us write a postcard as a class activity. Just a pretend postcard, addressed to somebody (real or not) living somewhere outside the Philippines. Apparently, the French love to write postcards when they travel. Filipinos rarely do this — why use snail mail when Instagram and Facebook will do? I do…

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Basic French, week 1

January 17, 2014
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Basic French, week 1

There isn’t much to report here. Classes just started this week and I have only made a bit of progress with Coffee Break French. As of now, I don’t think I will need to get a paid subscription to the podcast as the lessons are fairly easy. But I suspect that in the near future,…

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Frenching it in 2014

January 10, 2014
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I declare that 2014 is the year of le français. I did the first module at Alliance Francais last year, albeit halfheartedly. Maybe it is because I have yet to discover the beauty of French as a language. But eversince purchasing Assimil New French with Ease, I have fallen madly in love with la langue…

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I have forgotten my brain – week 1 of The Ten Week Journey in French

May 23, 2013
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I have forgotten my brain – week 1 of The Ten   Week Journey in French

In the week 1 email of The Ten Week Journey, Aaron introduced Livemocha and advised to use it. Um, but I didn’t. I read a few reviews about it and what made me decide against it was Benny the Irish Polyglot’s review. I am not about to waste money on high-tech flashcards. I browsed through…

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My journey through foreign languages

May 8, 2013
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Just recently, I had a realization: I badly wanted to be a polyglot. This came to me one day when I was browsing through language forums. I was shocked to learn how many people speak 3, 4, 5 or more languages fluently. Many of them were even self taught. Wow. Just wow. Now I am…

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Language schools in the Philippines

April 17, 2013
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It’s summer — and I am reminded once again of how I missed those days of no school, just bumming around the house, or hanging out with friends. It was fun but doing the same things every day does get boring after a while. One of the most productive summers I’ve ever had was when…

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Why you should study every day

April 8, 2013
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If you are aiming to take the N2 or N1 level of the JLPT in December this year, I would suggest that you start studying now. Do not wait until it’s July until you actually pick up your books and cram as many Kanji and grammar points as you can every day. Why? Here is…

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Top 3 things I want to learn in 2013

February 6, 2013
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1. French – I recently enrolled in basic French classes with Arol at Alliance Francais. This course marks my “return to the classroom” after many years, although now I get to be a student again. (I miss teaching terribly but that’s another story for another day). ^_^ I find French a little difficult compared to…

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Living Language Platinum – Italian

October 19, 2012
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Living Language Platinum – Italian

This is NOT an impulse purchase. Well, sort of. For weeks, I’ve been visiting Fully Booked because I saw that they have new Living Language stuff. I was seriouly thinking of studying Italian since I got that Godfather bug. Unfortunately, Italian laguage learning is not big in the Philippines and I don’t know if there…

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Extremely affordable Japanese language lessons from NCF and Ensogo!

April 24, 2012
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Today, I received an email from Betty Mojica-sensei, my mentor and principal of the Nihongo Center Foundation. She told me that the NCF has partnered with Ensogo (be still my heart, haha) on a groupon deal for Elementary 1 Japanese lessons. What does an NCF elementary 1 course cover? Study of basic grammatical patterns Simple…

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Calligraphy lessons at the Nihongo Center Open House 2011

September 4, 2011
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When Kouchou-sensei invited me to this year’s Open House, I begged off doing the Trivia Booth. While it remains to be one of the more popular booths, I have been doing it for the past 4 years now. Also, half a day of asking shouting questions makes me hoarse for the rest of the day.…

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Nihongo Center Open House 2010 pics, finally!

October 25, 2010
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Nihongo Center Open House 2010 pics, finally!

 I managed to grab a few of the Open House pictures that Joy-san uploaded to Facebook. I’m still waiting for Hermie’s. She took a lot since she was the official photog of the day. At di na daw sya uulit magphotographer next year, haha. Book sale booth – I think Jimmy-san took turns with someone…

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Nihongo Center Open House 2010

October 4, 2010
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Nihongo Center Open House 2010

A shameless plug for my school It’s that time of the year again! Everyone is invited to the annual Open House of the Nihongo Center Foundation! October 9, 2010 (Saturday) 9:30am – 4:00pm 3/f Dominion Building, 833 A. Arnaiz Ave (Pasay Road), Makati City Activities for all visitors (partial list) - Origami / Kirigami -…

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2010 Japanese Language Proficiency Test

June 29, 2010
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It will be July in 2 days, and that only means one thing for Nihongo learners: it’s CRAM TIME! The JLPT application period opens on July 7th (Wednesday). The new levels will be used starting this year - N1 – The ability to understand Japanese used in a variety of circumstances. Approximately the same level…

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The Lord’s Prayer in Nihongo

March 22, 2010
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天におられるわたしたちの父よ    天におられるわたしたちの父よ、 み名が聖とされますように、 み国が来ますように、 み心が天に行われるとおり地にも行われますように。 わたしたちの日ごとの糧を今日もお与え下さい。 わたしたちの罪をおゆるしください。 わたしたちも人をゆるします。 わたしたちを誘惑におちいらせず、 悪からお救い下さい。Source: Prayer.su Here is a video of the prayer being sung in Japanese – I have it on my Favorites list now I want to learn a lot of prayers in Japanese (and hopefully, in German). My boyfriend also prays The Lord’s Prayer in Greek; maybe I’ll…

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Pic spam from the 2009 Nihongo Center Open House

December 13, 2009
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Pic spam from the 2009 Nihongo Center Open House

Because I don’t have anything to do and I can’t sleep because I’m insomniac (slight).

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A super belated NCF Open House post

November 22, 2009
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A super belated NCF Open House post

Was finally able to read Mamu’s Facebook message after trying for so long — due to stupid internet connection, my inbox won’t open. If she hadn’t mentioned it in her message, I wouldn’t know that John-san had posted a pic of us in his Facebook album. I went and grabbed it (left). Haha. Japinoy.com was…

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