You’re not learning the language…

…You already know the language. It already belongs to you. You’re just maintaining your knowledge. You’re not struggling and there is no “there” to get to. You’re not a foreigner; you’re just a remedial native speaker who was functionally deaf (not enough hearing hours) and is now getting speech therapy.

Think Like An Aristocrat, Act Like A Builder

“Mallory is famously quoted as having replied to the question “Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?” with the retort “Because it’s there”” [George Mallory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia] Growing up, I had the privilege of interacting with people from a wide range of social classes on a daily basis. I didn’t think…

Top Ten Essential Japanese Phrases, Vol. 3

どうも有り難う侍! Thank you very, very much! In Japanese, adding “侍(さむらい)” to the end of a sentence makes it more polite and formal. In fact, the Japanese word for Japanese people — 日本人 — means “people of the Samurai”. [Amazon.com: Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn, Grey Delisle, Kelly Hu, Kevin…