- i love the names of some people here: Confidence, Pretty, Precious, Sunnyboy, Forgiven, Given, Mine, Enough.
- just as we have american slang and habitual speech that are idiomatic of the states, afrikaaner english is distinct. many north americans, including me, find it peculiar and amusing :p
- "just now" = anytime in the near or distant future
e.g. "we're going to the store just now" may mean 2-3 hours later... or tomorrow.
- "now now" = now
e.g. "we're going to the store now now" means Now.
- "how is it?" = hey! or what's up? (a rhetorical question)
i.e. "how is it?" elicits no response.
- "is it?" = really?
e.g. "there's a monkey in my bathroom." "is it?"
- "hectic" = intense
e.g. "that wasabi is hectic."
- "what what what" = etcetera
e.g. "as he goes out to meet people, fill out forms,and what what what..."
- except for the occasional phone conversations i have with my parents and the random words i spontaneously blurt out to myself, i haven't spoken korean since i've arrived. but i feel my spoken and perhaps written english are getting worse. it may be the afrikaaner english throwing me off or the portuguese i'm currently learning, but english grammar and phrase structure that seemed almost innate to me are not so obvious anymore. gerunds, past participles, contractions, appositives, comma splices -- should've payed more attention in class.
- i've developed an addiction for... chocolate milk! not coffee, not tea, not hot chocolate; chocolate milk. 3.5 teaspoons of nesquick chocolate powder + mug of cold 2% fat milk = perfect.
- i'm learning how to cut my own hair. trimming bangs = no problem.