Many of us know the challenges of learning another language. For me, it’s Spanish because I live in a Spanish speaking country. But, many people here have learned, or are in the process of learning English. The country as a whole wants to be bilingual, I imagine because of all the international business here. English is required in school, and even my special ed teacher friend a year from retirement was required to take a 6 week English class.
English is difficult! There are so many thing that make no sense. Read this sentence out loud with all then”ough” words. Though I coughed roughly and hiccoughed throughout the lecture, I still thought I could plough through the rest of it. Google “English makes no sense” and you’ll find many more examples of things that must be really hard for an English student.
This video which starts with the sentence example above made me laugh out loud!
I’m so glad English is my native language! Spanish, which does make sense, has been challenging enough but it’s been so worth it. My life here is richer and more interesting, and my most cherished friends here are Panamanian. They say learning a language is good for your brain too, so maybe I’ve decreased my chances of getting CRS (can’t remember sh…). 😁
On other subjects, yes we had an earthquake last night and some after shocks since. All is well and everyone is fine. I heard it took down some utility poles in Costa Rica and Puerta Jiminez was without power for a while, and that was the worst of it. We were in the car on the way to a gig and didn’t feel anything. The gig was amazing. We played for four hours to dancing gringos and enthusiastic Panamanians! I still don’t have my feet quite back on the ground.
I’ll leave you all with a photo of a beautiful little gold bug that visited me one day.