Foreign-language fun

a.k.a. I should do this more often!

Today, I had a wonderful afternoon and evening with one of my best friends and a bunch of strangers in a local bar. Brought together by our will to practise English, we spent over three hours doing just that, then switched back to French for a great night out. Tonight, I write to remember this day and the people I was with.
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How I found my calling

a.k.a. Reaffirming my number one passion

This post is based on a NaBloPoMo prompt: What was your best subject back in school? Did you choose a profession that uses that subject?

My best subject

My passion for English began around the age of 9 when I started listening to pop songs by British and American artists and learning them by heart. At the time, I either had just began learning English at school or hadn’t even taken a class, but it didn’t keep me from enjoying myself. My friends and I would re-enact music videos in the playground to the sound of our own voices. I am sure it was gibberish to trained ears, but I can still remember the lyrics to those songs.
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What I’m reading #01 – German edition

a.k.a. What I’ll probably still be reading in 10 years

As I wasn’t inspired by today’s NaBloPoMo prompt, I decided to start a new series of posts about my readings. From time to time, I will share my impressions on the books that I am reading, as a way for me to remember them and introduce you to those you may not know. Today, I will focus on three books that I am currently reading on and off in German:

  • The devil lies in the detail by Peter Littger.
  • Tschick by Wolfgang Herrndorf.
  • Zerbrechliche Dinge, the German translation of Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman.

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