Feb. 8, 2007, at around 7pm, I had my first introductory Spanish lesson. Hopefully in the following months, I'll be able to pick up the language, at least well-enough to converse at an elementary level. At the same time, I also wish to sharpen up my Japanese, Korean, Chinese and French. Oh, and English... only a few people know what an ironic/agonizing situation I'm in -teaching English and having problems expressing myself more... expressively. There is always room for improvement in any kind of knowledge, but Time ... just doesn't have enough room for all our daily chores, plans, and dreams. That's why I need to be more picky and only keep the priorities which I deem to be important. But then again, how I do that is yet another homework. Which daily chores, plans, or dreams are worthy to be stored in that room? - do I measure them with a Realistic Ruler, or by the intensity of my Passion for these things?
I'll need some time to figures things out. At least... for now, I need to "Hablo español".
And ... experience Japanese culture in greater depth. And the best way to do that is to wear a Kimono? ... nah. But the pain (the waist, around the waist...) did pave way for some cultural insights, though. Japanese women in the past were incredibly refined, patient and STRONG. I don't know how they withstood the tying of the OBI --- everyday.
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