Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday Tid Bits...

Now that I no longer need to desperately study Korean in order to survive, I have devoted more time to studying Russian. And it's amazing. Seriously, this language is so beautiful, complex, full of depth and singular beauty and elegance. The thought of forgetting my first language terrifies me so I'm going to work extra hard to hold on to it and practice, practice, practice. The great thing is that this involves watching awesome movies and reading gorgeous poetry. With an English translation on the side, of course ;-)

This song is from one of my favourite Russian films, called 'The Irony of Fate'. It's kind of a romantic comedy, but as with many Russian things, it's also emotional and expressive and poetic and reflects on life and relationships in a moving way. 

On a different note, I also read Mindy Kaling's book 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me' and laughed so hard. She is hilarious and so easy to relate to and just super fun. 

Temperatures reached approximately 35 degrees this week (I still haven't wrapped my head around the concept of Fahrenheit, give me time please) so my pumpkin pecan oatmeal from Trader Joe's (woohoo, Trader Joe's!!!) wasn't quite as comforting as it has the potential to be. I almost worked up a sweat eating it, which could be deemed the opposite of comfortable.

Have a cozy weekend! :-)

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean about Fahrenheit vs. Celsius! I remember being a kid and talking to my aunt in Hong Kong, and she would say something like "It was so hot today, 40 degrees!" and I would say "But that's so cold!" lol ;) And then I went to college and learned the Kelvin scale, and then Celsius made a lot more sense :)

    Russian is such a beautiful language! It was one of the languages offered in my high school, and I think sometimes about what it would have been like to study it. Are you still studying Korean as well?

    Have a great weekend, Lucy!!