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Jimmymac
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 Message 225 of 3740
31 December 2009 at 2:44pm | IP Logged 
ymapazagain wrote:
When it's 30 minutes after midnight on New Year's Day and you're getting ready to do a unit of Pimsleur


That is, without doubt, the geekiest thing so far.

Well done!
I envy you.
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ruskivyetr
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 Message 226 of 3740
01 January 2010 at 2:04am | IP Logged 
Another...

when your family is celebrating the New Year and watching the latest Harry Potter movie on BluRay (in which you can change the language audio to like ten different languages), and you sit in your room to study because they won't let you change the language.

and...

while sitting on the ski lift, you test yourself and try to think in your target languages as much as possible as well as do a bit of case drilling for Russian out loud when no one's on the lift with you :).

Edited by ruskivyetr on 01 January 2010 at 2:06am

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genini1
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 Message 227 of 3740
01 January 2010 at 2:44am | IP Logged 
The newest Harry Potter I bought only has like 3 options which sucks, I liked 2-5 because I could watch it with my L2 subs on.
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ruskivyetr
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 Message 228 of 3740
01 January 2010 at 2:51am | IP Logged 
genini1 wrote:
The newest Harry Potter I bought only has like 3 options which sucks, I liked 2-5 because I could watch it with my L2 subs on.


I know. They have only western European languages on the one that has all the languages. NO Russian OR Czech :(. And not all the languages that have audio have subtitles. Only the BluRay discs have it though, which sucks because our BluRay player is really bad and won't play correctly.
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Levi
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 Message 229 of 3740
01 January 2010 at 6:51am | IP Logged 
ymapazagain wrote:
When it's 30 minutes after midnight on New Year's Day and you're getting ready to do a unit of Pimsleur

I just came home early from the New Years Eve party (it's 12:43). I got bored and faced with the decision between learning more Japanese characters and hanging out in a noisy bar with a whole bunch of drunk monolingual English speakers, the choice was clear.

Bring on the kanji!

EDIT: How weird is that? The first kanji my SRS drilled me on was 歳, whose Heisig keyword is "year's end".

Edited by Levi on 01 January 2010 at 6:58am

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ymapazagain
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 Message 230 of 3740
01 January 2010 at 8:36am | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
ymapazagain wrote:
When it's 30 minutes after midnight on New Year's Day and you're getting ready to do a unit of Pimsleur


I just came home early from the New Years Eve party (it's 12:43). I got bored and faced with the decision between learning more Japanese characters and hanging out in a noisy bar with a whole bunch of drunk monolingual English speakers, the choice was clear.


I'm glad I'm not the only one!
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pookiebear79
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 Message 231 of 3740
01 January 2010 at 9:43am | IP Logged 
ymapazagain wrote:
When it's 30 minutes after midnight on New Year's Day and you're getting ready to do a unit of Pimsleur


From the past few posts, I'd say you're in good company. It's 33 minutes past midnight in my neck of the woods, and I'm sitting here catching up on this thread. What a wild party animal I am. :P
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Levi
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 Message 232 of 3740
03 January 2010 at 7:15am | IP Logged 
...when the highlight of your day is digging through a box of discarded free books outside a shop, with a few centimeters of snow on them...and finding an old Teach Yourself Swahili book from 1966! :D


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