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Re: Ani's 2018 Log

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:52 am
by Xmmm
Ani wrote:
Gemuse wrote:
Ani wrote:I did used to speak

:mrgreen: :?
Toddler(s) effect?

Meh.. I consider that a perfectly valid construction :)

I also consider that valid, even if it's somewhat uncommon. 'did' is there for emphasis, or if your veracity is being challenged.

Re: Ani's 2018 Log

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:11 am
by Ani
Almost finished with season 3 of Good Witch. Guess I just need some really banal tv to get me to binge. I think this makes over 35h in a week. It's close to that but I lose track of days and maybe it was more like 10 days. Idk. I feel like my speech is greatly improved this week and I'm back to thinking in French in my head most of the time. Or rather, talking to myself in French most of the day. I don't know if I really think most often in any language so to be sure to be "in French" I have to deliberately think of things or have fictional conversations.

Dropped my streak on Clozemaster just so it wouldn't go to my head lol.

Think that last part of my post was a little too personal so <clip> The gist was -- might get some French convo tomorrow!

Re: Ani's 2018 Log

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:34 am
by Ani
Oof I fell to page 4!

Not much to report. Not much studying I think, or nothing interesting. Some health problems with some people I am close to might mean less time studying & less posting right now.. or it might mean I'm glued to the forum since this is my stress release :-p

Either way my goals have just been bumped down several notches. I guess we'll just see what happens.

Re: Ani's 2018 Log

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:38 pm
by MamaPata
Thinking of you! Hope everything comes out ok.

Re: Ani's 2018 Log

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:43 am
by Ani
MamaPata wrote:Thinking of you! Hope everything comes out ok.

Thanks! I'm trying to focus on being grateful that I have people in my life that I care enough about to be worried/wrapped up in their struggles and also in a position to help. I could go through life with no friends and no family -- I'd have no one to lose and no one to worry about, but I certainly wouldn't choose that path. I think gratitude might be the only cure for fear :)

Also now I need to learn Romanian. :-/

Started reading a book that's been translated from Romanian. The English title is "cancer, my love". There was a very brief pronunciation guide at the beginning and that's about all it takes for me to be ready to add a new language. I get the letter ș? Yes please.

Really, I've been gently plugging away at all my languages admittedly gravitating toward the mindless activities like Clozemaster, French tv etc. I really want to get more organized with Russian. :-/ I need something external to keep me consistent. I might even be silly enough to try Assimil just because of the built in schedule of it.

Oh and I'm going to gently put in a plug for Like Father on Netflix. You should go watch it ;) Those who've been reading for log for a while might know why but I'm trying very hard not to make my log too personal since the internet is so searchable.

And on a totally different note, I have a friend who has never left the US. She'll be making her first international voyage this November to Kenya. She'll have a layover in either Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam or Paris -- which she'll find out later, it's not up to her -- and she/we were talking about extending her trip and having a mom's vacation for just a few days, or maybe DH comes too and we do two days with her and two more days alone. So.. London or Paris, I think I'd know what we'd do. What does one do for two days in Amsterdam or Frankfurt?

Re: Ani's 2018 Log

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:35 pm
by Lawyer&Mom
Amsterdam: Walk around a charming city with major museums. Eat Rijstafel.

Frankfurt: Head straight to Mainz and visit the Gutenberg museum. It’s amazing! There is also a Chagall chapel. Otherwise, I have no idea.

Re: Ani's 2018 Log

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:08 pm
by Adrianslont
Amsterdam: cycle in the Vondelpark

Re: Ani's 2018 Log

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:22 pm
by PeterMollenburg
I totally recommend the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Don’t miss it if you enjoy high quality museums.

Walking alongside the canals, and jumping on a tourist boat to see the city from the water so you can take in the unique architecture is also worth doing, despite the supposed tackiness.

Also the Amsterdam Historisch Museum is great for getting an understanding of the city itself, how it was contructed, the influences on its growth and different periods throughout its development.

Stop off at Febo and buy some fast food out of the wall, even if its a one off (as its not highly healthy, not sure where your diet regime is at), otherwise just take a look. Great city! Love it :)

Get into Assimil ;)

Re: Ani's 2018 Log

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:35 pm
by Elenia
Ani wrote:Almost finished with season 3 of Good Witch...

Ani, what have you done to me? This show is so silly, and yet... I'm watching it?

Re: Ani's 2018 Log

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:49 pm
by Adrianslont
Adrianslont wrote:Amsterdam: cycle in the Vondelpark

I wrote that in a real hurry as I went through the door. Just to add, as PM has suggested, the Rijksmuseum AND the Van Gogh museum - both excellent if you are an art lover. The park and the two museums are all very close to each other.

And I also second PM’s canal boat suggestion. I think I took a one hour trip but would have happily taken a two hour trip.

Sit in a canal side cafe terrace in the afternoon to rest your weary feet after a day of sightseeing.

I only went to Amsterdam last year for the first time - it was better than I expected.