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Posted on 2005.07.30 at 01:36
Current Music: listening to my joints crack
So, you ever do something stupid? Like say, start exercising after not being able to walk for about a month and don't wear socks with your shoes and the shoes have laces which you haven't worn a shoe with laces in about eight years? So now you have these welts of blisters on your feet and yet you drag your butt back in there again to do it all over. And you still have adjusted your eating habits to accomodate so your blood sugar plummets and you are forced two eat but you can't quite get rid of the headache--although I'm sure that Long Island didn't help. And now you sit there and just go "ouch." I seriously bought food, came home, sat down and forgot I had it until 11:30.

I did get a Sony Psych...kewl little piece of audio right there. Downloaded my Stand Alone Complex OST 1 and FMA soundtrack into it. Much better to run in place while listening to music. It's a lot smaller than IPOD and is a dark blue. ^_^ And I have Al in Armor attached to it, so it makes me happy.


ex_rong at 2005-07-30 12:37 (UTC) (Link)
U are mad! O daiji ni! (am I correct?) heh
akiko_kalla at 2005-07-31 03:48 (UTC) (Link)
Hehe, hai hai!! tadashii kotoba desu ne! arigatou gozaimasu! ^_^ Only one way to get in shape though...*sigh*
ex_rong at 2005-07-31 06:01 (UTC) (Link)
Hehehe thank you! Where did you learn Jap from?

I shd learn to install the software and write in hiragana... too lazy too lazy.... *kicks myself in the butt*

akiko_kalla at 2005-07-31 06:28 (UTC) (Link)
I'm currently studying it actually. I will start my third year this September. you? I only installed the software because I got sick of having to type out romanji...and tired of reading it. I hate having to read a lot of romanji; some is ok, but a lot at once--especially with the ha/wa, o/wo, etc. and spacing can really drive me nuts. It's never consistent.
ex_rong at 2005-07-31 06:30 (UTC) (Link)
I have only learnt it for... 5 mths? ;p

akiko_kalla at 2005-07-31 06:32 (UTC) (Link)
Hey, you learn a lot in the first year of a foreign language. You should see the learning curve...hehe.
ex_rong at 2005-07-31 06:34 (UTC) (Link)
Eh? U mean it will plateau off?
akiko_kalla at 2005-07-31 06:40 (UTC) (Link)
Umm...yes and no. :P The start of the curve is almost a vertical line simply because you usually come to a new language with little or no knowledge of it. After you learn its phonetics, basic sentence structures and some vocabulary, it starts to level out. The curve still goes up, but just not at a 95 degree angle anymore. You focus on the finer and more complex grammar, new vocabulary and colliquial nuiances within the language. I'm certified to teach French, that's the only reason I know what the curve looks like. But you shouldn't plateau unless you stop studying the language or you get to a point where you are more fluent than its native speakers. However, the plateau would change the moment you started studying again if that was the case. I hope that makes sense...hehe.
ex_rong at 2005-07-31 06:43 (UTC) (Link)
Woah u are a ... linguistic person huh?! *amazed*

I was tempted to learn French before, till I decided that learning Jap would probably be more useful since I don't live in Europe and I watch anime. ;p

U know, I hate the grammar. And the particles! *tears my hair out*

akiko_kalla at 2005-07-31 06:50 (UTC) (Link)
Don't study German then. hehe. Instead of just needing to know if you use ha, mo, wo, ni, etc. You have to take into account the gender as well. der, den, dem, des are the four cases for Masculine: subject, direct object, indirect, (and a weird case). In French it's similar with gender but it's not quite as complex when it comes to parts of speech. Unlike French and German however, Japanese is the only language I've studied where you learn how to say everything only to have them totally leave out most of the sentence when speaking casually. I mean, they literally cut the dialogue in half or more. And of course Japanese has the politeness levels too...that makes it fun. ^_^
ex_rong at 2005-07-31 06:52 (UTC) (Link)
Hahaha yes that's why I like it! U basically use the least amount of words to say what you want. rather efficient huh? hehehe..
akiko_kalla at 2005-07-31 06:56 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. you point and go suki da. you can't get much more basic than that..hehe. Ahhh, 日本語が大好きですね!
ex_rong at 2005-07-31 06:58 (UTC) (Link)
ee, atashi mo! =) *raises hand up*
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