Sunday, August 30, 2009

Want to Learn German Language with me?

Dear Friends,

I admit, I am one to procrastinate about learning my native language. It's been a year and I'm still on Lesson 27!

There is no way around it, I must learn German fully well! I believe that, to fellow Germans, it's a disgrace not to speak our own language. Yes, even if I'm a half-Filipina residing in the Philippines, it's still imperative to learn this, believe me.

It was quite unfortunate that I do not speak German fluently. Just "nur ein bischen" which means "only a little" But as a toddler growing up I remember speaking German, it's indeed my first language. But since my father and grandmother died in a fatal accident, over the next few years, my mother and I moved here to the Philippines. Despite her speaking to me in German until I was 8, I didn't learn. I suppose it's because she spoke the language to reprimand me. (and I still didn't understand)

We still spoke German when we first came to the Philippines and resided in my mother's native province. My uncles and aunts surely know a few German phrases listening to my mom speak to me. Sometimes they would speak German to me too, like "nach oben schlafen!" It may be grammatically incorrect,I suppose, but to us all it meant " sleep upstairs". However my other cousins would laugh and think "oben" meant the oven. So there were times I think of German language as a means to tell a joke.

But it is of a serious matter now that I'm an adult. Many times I've been reprimanded, though rather kindly, about not speaking German. It is especially important in attending to business matters. It has cost me a lot with the paperwork I had to settle, and the translations from German to English and vice-versa.

I'll let you all know how it goes this time. I'm listening to Lesson 4 today again.

Would you like to learn too? Please feel free to click on the free download links below. Those are the first few German lessons I'm sharing and will add more on my sidebar in the next few days. These lessons are 30 minutes each of audio.

Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5

Auf wiedersehen!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

In Memory Of President Cory Aquino


As the nation grieves for the loss of a great woman who lead our nation during the most memorable times in Philippine history, I am also saddened. She was indeed someone we can look up to. Her meekness, humility and quiet strength stood out during her lifetime.

Watching the hourly news of her wake and procession, my mind goes back to 1986, the yellow confetti, the Laban sign, even KBL's slogan "Walang Alam" and the opposition's slogan "Tama Na, Sobra Na, Palitan Na!" I was still in my 2nd year in highschool during the snap election period in 1986. I deem it as one of the great times in Philippine history. It is amazing too that the gap between the Aquino and the Marcoses will begin to close. I believe this is one of God's mysterious ways, something we must always pray for.

I would like to remember Pres. Cory most thru this Youtube video I found by Jcgosj (Thank you for posting!)

Thank you, Pres. Cory, for the courage and strength, for being a good example and for leading the nation. I am awed by your leadership, now that I think of it, how you were able to do it inspite of all the odds.

Pres. Cory, we love you! Rest in peace!

Magkaisa - Virna Lisa

Shopaholic the Movie

I just love this movie I watched on DVD recently! It sure made me laugh so much!

I've only read a few first pages of the Shopaholic Series and I loved it. Unfortunately, I don't get the chance to sit down and read it up to end so I rented the DVD instead. I've waited for this to come out since we don't go to the movies anymore.

It is a very entertaining movie, teenage-wise, yet it teaches kids and the rest of us to be wise with credit cards and money. Ha-ha, sorry I forgot I never had a credit card.

I'm featuring the Shopaholic Series for free download this week. Women - young and old alike- feel free to download =)

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Confessions of a Shopaholic (MS Word) (Notepad)

Shopaholic Abroad (or Shopaholic Takes Manhattan) (MS Word)

Shopaholic Ties The Knot (Adobe.pdf) (Notepad)

Shopaholic and Sister (Adobe.pdf) (Notepad)

Shopaholic and Baby (Adobe.pdf) (Notepad)

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