Friday, February 12, 2010

Festive Friday (sort of?)

Weeell, today wasn't overly festive, but it was lovely all the same - some fun clothes shopping to be had (at an outdoor mall called Fashion Valley - you can shop and still get plently of fresh air, sun, and palm tree action!), some good eating to be...eaten (crepes with a savoury filling which included ground turkey, onions, grated carrots, and sauce), and a possible new opportunity to be contemplated.

Ever since I learned English upon leaving my homeland (such a romantic word...homeland :) ) and arriving in England, I have had a great passion for the English language. Whether it's literature or grammar, I'm fully engaged. I have thought often about teaching English as a second language as this would combine many of my passions into one, but somehow I hadn't gotten around to it before. Now I am doing some research and planning on going somewhere with this.

Oh, and a bit of a reading update - I am about halfway through 'Villette' and am trying to savour it as I may not be able to get another book before leaving California (mainly due to lack of luggage space, eek!). It has gotten progressively more interesting, suspenseful, and intriguing.

Here's wishing everyone a lovely, healthy, and fun Friday night :)


  1. I've always thought that teaching English as a second language would be so rewarding. Where are you thinking of teaching?

    I never finished Villette because I think I was too young to read it. I should try to pick it up again :)

  2. Villette is a bit tricky since it's pretty much the opposite of pleasant, cheery, amusing reading - it's gloomy and full of suffering. But it's also amazingly raw and passionate and full of human feeling and truth. The characters are fully developed and the main character is so different from a typical heroine that she's quite fascinating.

    I would love to teach in Vancouver to start with and maybe also travel to Australia or New Zealand. Someday I'd like to live in a place where it's warm and sunny most of the time :)