To my dear sister the genius design-programming-hybrid-thing, if you are reading this, I tried fixing my blog and made it worse. Ahem. I love you.
[BGmusic: La Vie En Rose by Louis Armstrong]
Quote for the day:
“LALABAS NA TAYO SA EARTH!!!!!”
- little boy,
after takeoff on a plane from Manila to Davao
Many of you will be pleased to know that after months of searching, I finally have a job. Yes, friends, my six-month stint in limbo is coming to an end. I won’t tell you what company I’ll be working for and what I’ll be doing, because, you know, Google can be very dangerous in theÂ wrong right wrong hands.
I’d like to tell you guys that I have spent these months finding myself, spending hours in deep meditation, coming up with ways to end world hunger, discovering alternative fuel sources, etc. But if this isn’t your first time here in my blog, you probably know that it is highly unlikely that I, the foremost expert in the art of Rest and Relaxation [take note: capital R's], have done anything worthwhile.
Sure, IÂ have helped out with some miscellaneous projects for Campus Crusade… I won’t show you guys because really, I don’t think I’m proud of the fact that in my six months of bumming, I was only able to produce that much output.
But see, in between those days when I was busy doing nothing, I actually went out in the real world and went to several job interviews where I talked about how self-motivated I am, how dedicated I am to my work, and how I love learning new thingsÂ [I know, kill me now]… I had so many interviews that eventually, all that self-praise went to my head and I actually believed it!
So I decided to learn something new! I really regret not learning any languages in UPÂ [yeah, I took German10 but I forgot everything I learned], so… now I’m learning Japanese! Hurray for me!
- WAYNAT. Even the internet gets boring after some time, k?
- Wouldn’t it be cool to study in Japan one day?
- I learned how to speak Filipino in Japan! So it’s only makes sense to learn Japanese here in the Philippines!
FUN FACT TIME:
In my first two years of high school, I spoke hardly any Filipino because we had just moved back from England. Anyway, in my junior year, the lovely people at the Department of Education decided to ship me off to Tokushima in Japan for a week-long cultural exchange… thing. There were three other Filipino delegates, and I was worried that they wouldn’t want to talk to me because the kids at my school had a tendency to run away in horror when they found out that I spoke straight EnglishÂ [huhuhu... isso hard to make prens in da Pilipins]. So I literallyÂ forced myself to speak Tagalog, and when I got back to school after the conference, my classmates were like,Â “…haaaaa…?!”, all blown away by my slang-y but exponentially better Filipino. IÂ do love leaving people flummoxed like that.
- Anime and jdoramas: no more bad subtitles!
- ULTIMATE REASON: Takeshi Kaneshiro is part Japanese, and he speaks Japanese! How cool is that?!
Anyway, I’ve been learning via theÂ Pimsleur program for a while now, and I do recommend it for anyone who wants to learn a new language. And no, they are not paying me to blog this.Â [Ooh and guess what?! They even have Tagalog! My sister tells me our uncle-who-is-German is learning Tagalog with the Pimsleur program too, which is very cool (and cute) of him.]
I am proud to say that I now know how to tell my husbandÂ [and wife!!!] that I want to go shopping to buy a Japanese hat. Ho ho ho. Iz very cool.
The only thing is, the Pimsleur program only teaches you to speak and listen to Japanese, so I have to find another program to learn how to read and write. So if any of you know of an effective one, please, do recommend.
Aaaaand I have to wash the dishes now so I’m going.
Sayonara!Â [FYI: That's goodbye in Japanese - how cool am I?]