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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Puttin' It Back Together... (Again!)

I'VE BEEN TRYING to put my life together of late. I'm learning Japanese again. (Dropped Arabic. Me and Semitic languages do not get on.) As some of my longer-term friends will know, I've been circling around the Japanese language for years. Trying and learning a bit and stopping... But finally I gave up on the Teach Yourself type book/CD combos and went for the type of books they use at evening classes and beginner's uni courses, ie: Japanese for Busy People (the most frequently recommended textbook but not necessarily the absolute best), Yōkōsu! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese... and so on. Japanese for Busy People came complete with stuck-on 70-minute CD and is completely in Japanese kana. Book 2 is in kana + some kanji, which are the Chinese characters...

O I'll shut up about this. Suffice it to say I've learned so much I can understand entire written sentences in full adult-style script. Wow! Even the introduction to the advanced-level dictionary I found in Sainsbury's carpark years ago is no longer just an exotic mystery of characters, I scan through and see 新語、古語 etc  which means new words, old words etc... or in more dictionarian language: neologisms, archaisms etc... So wow I can read Japanese! (A Bit!)

But I'm still feeling kinda lost, miserable, depressed deep-down... and not so deep-down... I really want to get a dog. A furry waggy doggie with a piggly curled-back tail. A Japanese 忠犬, an Akita-inu or a shiba-inu (which is like a baby akita that never gets big...)

I don't even know what to write now because I just want to get offline. But isn't this cute? It's an Aussie marsupial called a quokka. About the size of a housecat, it's only found on certain small islands off the Western Australian coastline... (not far along from Perth):~~~




This is what came direct to mind when I keyed in that title Putting It Together... 
This is live (studio) singing in real time... 
... Pretty Professional, isn't she!...


This Aussie documentary dates from 1994 when Burma was the world's biggest poppy-grower... which stupefied crown is now of course proudly worn by Afghanistan...


This is a stupid portrait of Mozart but I love the tune.
It's Lacrimosa from the Requiem Mass, which of course means tearful and sad, but it doesn't sound sad to me... More uplifting &c...

OK I have to go now. Sorry I haven't got a lot of stuff to say but hi to y'all and I hope y'all are doing well...

6 comments:

Anna Young said...

My darling, thank you for the comment. It has been too long!! You gave me the kick in my fat arse needed to get me to write a new, original blog post. In May I wanted to update my blog, but had nothing to say, or rather too lazy to say it. Instead I looked through old drafts I never got to finishing and posted as was, so at least there would be new material.
I must admit I haven't popped by your blog in as long. Japanese...finally! You've meandering on and on for ages about wanting to learn the language.
I read atop that you are without heroin, if this is still true, GOOD FOR YOU!! I have suffered a set back in that arena. I'll have to go and read your blog posts back log to catch up. My phone has just 2% battery, so I must bid you ado, but as soon as it is charged, and if I don't get distracted or high I'll come back and read my cyber hubby's blog.
All my love,
Anna Grace Young
xoxo

Furtheron said...

DON'T show that to my daughter - she'll kill for one of them!!!!!

Good to see you back - hope you get over the depressive state and forge ahead

Syd said...

Glad that you are still here. Hope that you can get a dog, even a small one would be a lot of comfort and help with the depression. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Ich liebe Deinen Blog. Noch nie habe ich so viele goldige Tiere wie hier kennengelernt. Vielen Dank dafür.

Beste Grüße,

AleX (Hamster-Mum)

karl said...

Hiya
Hope you're feeling a bit better,I know it's all too easy to get depressed at this time of year.
Take care of yourself mate.

Gledwood said...

Thank y'all ++ wishing y'all a Very Merry One and a Fantastical 2015 ;-)