(Original post by kashiya)
Yeah, I know
I like Miyazaki and Takahata, so I watch their movies in Japanese with English subs and I picked up a few phrases… One gets used to the language. One the beginning I couldn’t tell when a word finished an the other begun, but now it’s no longer a problem! Lol!
I did it when I was about 8~9 yrs old. I could do all the funny things, but I forgot almost everything by now... And you?
But I luv Bonsai
(Only, I have no Bonsai tree, coz every time I went somewhere for my holidays my parents forgot to water it...) But I want to buy me a Bonsai before I come to Notts and take it with me – coz I cannot live in a room without plants
The writing is great
It’s even more fascinating than speaking! The whole calligraphy-thing is so amazing… I must admit that on the beginning I didn’t like the sound of Chinese or Japanese, but the writing was so amazing that I wanted to learn it anyway. Now I like even the sound
Have you learned calligraphy?
Yeah, that’s why I want to learn Chinese… I want to work in an NGO or UNO (In the Human Rights Committee) or in the Polish Embassy in China or simply in a big company – I want to do sth where I’d have to negotiate with people (Asian People
It’s hard for me to say, I’m so used to it… Polish is a very poetic language. A poem in Polish sounds far better than in German… There is a lot of ‘sh’ and ‘cz’ (like in Czech) sounds in it. Have you heard someone form Russia or Czech Republic speaking? It sounds a bit similar, but only a bit.
I wonder, in which hall I’m going to be allocated…
Ahhh Miyazaki! Love him, love the music - so gorgeous!
although I don't actually like his newer movies... I watch it cus I know it's quality and I mean, it's Mayazaki, but I really do prefer his older ones, you know, like Laputa, Naussica's Valley of the Wind. Those two are my favourites.
Yep I do some origami
Started when I was 8 or 9 - it was in yr5 and I was friends with this Japanese girl. She made origami frogs and boxes and cranes and there would be queues of children queuing every single day, waiting in turn for Mika (the Jap girl) to make them their selection out of the 3. So I thought - I want one too, but why ask her to make it? If I ask her to teach me, I can make one whenever I want.
So she taught me and we both did the origami for queues of people for ages lol. I can make a couple of things, and have recently learnt a simple paper puppet talking fox
I can never find anyone to teach me though. Really wish I could cus I'd love to learn. You only ever have to show me it once and I've got it for life
Nah can't do calligraphy. They started teaching it in school in HK but I came over to England at the same time. My mum can do Chinese calligraphy though. She used to win prices at school for it. So can you write Chinese and Japanese? You gotta learn to write the traditional Chinese! It's far prettier and far easier to transfer and learn the simiplified version later. Lol, I'm just biased cus it's the one I learned and know
but it is prettier.
So does Polish sound anything like German? Is it a soft language like French or a harsher one, like German and Dutch? Chinese is really very poetic too, if you write it properly. I've forgotten most of it now though, but picking it up again by reading
Ahh whichever hall you end up in, if you meet the right people, you'll love it and think it's the best hall ever. I love Derby cus the rooms are enormous - you can fit a double bed in my uni room and still have tonnes of space! You get to see the sunset over the downs every time after lectures at the end of the day cus you gotta pass it to get to Derby. And Derby hall is 1 min from the bus stop
And then, all my friends except for 2 live in Derby, and the 2 who don't live in HuStu, which is 5min away from Derby. The main thing is the friends part - if all your friends live one block away, it becomes very handy and you simply grow to love it.
And nope, never heard the Cezh Rep speak! So you intend on going to HK or China?