Fancy a slice of toast?

languagethings:

how do people go to a foreign country without knowing the language and without anyone who speaks the language? the idea of it just terrifies me, I could never do that.

Ya chicken. YOU CAN LEARN IT WHEN YOU GET THERE!

languagethings:

one thing that really frustrates me here, and also I had a big problem with in Germany, is that Europeans do not realise just HOW big Australia is.
a sample conversation goes like this:
"so why don’t you just take the boat to the bay in Sydney? it looks really nice there? you go to Sydney often?" “um Australia is actually really big, so it’s not as easy to travel around.” “oh so you haven’t even seen the Great Barrier Reef?” “have you been to Moscow? no? Finland? why not?”
South Australia ALONE is more than 300 000 km2 bigger than France, so no, “popping over” to places is not as easy. the closest city is Melbourne, and it’s about 6-7 hours by car non-stop.STOP asking me why I haven’t seen that much of Australia. have you been everywhere in Europe? Latvia? Ireland? no? why not?
UGHH.

DIZ IZ TRUTH

languagethings:

one thing that really frustrates me here, and also I had a big problem with in Germany, is that Europeans do not realise just HOW big Australia is.

a sample conversation goes like this:

"so why don’t you just take the boat to the bay in Sydney? it looks really nice there? you go to Sydney often?"
“um Australia is actually really big, so it’s not as easy to travel around.”
“oh so you haven’t even seen the Great Barrier Reef?”
“have you been to Moscow? no? Finland? why not?”

South Australia ALONE is more than 300 000 km2 bigger than France, so no, “popping over” to places is not as easy. the closest city is Melbourne, and it’s about 6-7 hours by car non-stop.

STOP asking me why I haven’t seen that much of Australia. have you been everywhere in Europe? Latvia? Ireland? no? why not?

UGHH.

DIZ IZ TRUTH

My favourite words list, updated for mid-2012!

fancyasliceoftoast:

Excellent words:
Juxtaposition / Juxtapose
Sycophant
Incongruity / Incongruous

Good words:
Dastardly
Cacophony
Vitriol
Disingenuous
Aesthetics
Esoteric
Poignant (its pronounciation is what makes it awesome).
Ostensibly

Alright words:
Purview
Hybrid
Repetoire
Chagrin
Malicious
Preposterous
Pedantic
Hellenic

I haven’t added to this list in ages. Maybe it’s because I started studying other languages?

For some reason I wanna try reading comic books.

Back in the USA!

whereismichaeltranintheworld:

Waiting at PDX (Portland) for a connecting flight to Seattle. Japan, it was a blast.

This blog will now return to it’s regularly scheduled programming… which is nothing.

Super random times in Osaka! (staying at the osaka hana hostel!)

Get on it friends!

I’m posting on tumblr!

I’m so excited that I’m coming back to my blog…with a vengeance! I’m flying to japan in seven hours and my excitement level is off the bloody charts.

I can’t wait to experience the culture shock!

So a friend of mine has a ritual where they teach their partner a new fact every night.

That is just the best. Teaching! Cuteness! Ahhhhh.

I think next month I’ve finally got enough emergency cash to start investing! 

Pity that’s going to last for only a single month because then I gotta monies into planning more TRAVEL!