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Where did I come from, Where will I go, Where did I come from, Cotton Eyed Hoe

A long time ago, in a land far away, lived the pineapple princess Tiki…

Okay I’m just kidding, I have no idea on how to officially begin my blog so I figured a High School Musical reference was a good starter; it was not. 474 more words

Angela Merkel and The Wake of Political Non-Feminism — from We Wave Mag

In response to “The World’s Most Powerful Woman Won’t Call Herself a Feminist”

Postfeminism?

It seems paradoxical that Angela Merkel, “the world’s most powerful woman”, does not identify as a feminist.

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Reality of being bilingual

I feel like bilingualism is a tough word to define. It probably means different things to different people. 428 more words

Miscellaneous

10 Reasons Americans Should Learn Spanish

Before I start rattling off the reasons, you should know that more people speak Spanish than English. Spanish is the second most-widely spoken language in the world (after Mandarin Chinese). 326 more words

Travel

Why Do You Want to Learn a New Language?

I’ve been teaching private English classes in Santiago de Chile for the past month and a half (more to come on that later). With all my new students, I start with the same question: “What is your motivation for learning English?” This has led me to start asking myself (with all the effort I’ve been pouring into a skill that does not come easily for me): “Why am I trying so hard to learn Spanish?” 691 more words

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Puns that poorly translate for a bilingual baby announcement

Punnery is a dangerously narrow slice of comedy. It’s a double play on words, but you’re setting yourself up for double trouble. Expected outcomes:

  1. Blank stare: they didn’t get the joke, and now you feel obliged to explain it and even further lose their interest…
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Coffee

Aadat

Aadat ho
Haqeeqat bhi.

You think it false
When I say that all
I care for
Is you, and your pulse.
When I think to care… 724 more words

English Poetry