I like to think that my writing has improved greatly over the last few years. In Norwegian that is. In English it has detoriated with the speed of the Concorde. How on earth did I get a 6 in English because my writing was so good? I write like a student in elementary school. Gah.
It’s interesting to me how some friendships are so different from each other and others are so similar. The two friendships I have at the moment that are the most similar in content are the most different in history. Marthe I have known for 14 years (We’ve known each other for 14 years, Marthe! Do you feel old yet?), Sierra I first started talking to in the beginning of March...
needsmoregreen replied to your post: Stop, please That sucks, and parents suck. I wish I could help… I have cake if you want some? (btw you’re amazing Thank you! I actually have cake here too, but thank you! <3 needsmoregreen replied to your quote: You’re 20 years old now, and you have to expect… >< like I said, parents can really suck. I know. My favourite part of that...
You’re 20 years old now, and you have to expect people whispering behind...– Geez, thanks, dad!
Parents. Stop it. Please. None of your business. I told you, with great difficulty. It is not okay for you to tell other people. Or to tell me to tell people. Or to tell me not to tell people. You are giving me an anxiety attack via e-mail, both of you. Please stop it. Please just let me tell whoever I want whatever I want whenever I want. Please stop this. Please.
I just saw and heard Aung San Suu Kyi. It feels so unreal. I honestly didn’t think we would get to a point where she could leave the country without fearing being denied return. Certainly not this soon. She gave her Nobel lecture today, and after that she appeared on an event outside the city hall with with music and speeches. Towards the end she made a short speech herself. I have never...
It is proposed that happiness be classified as a psychiatric disorder and be...– R.P. Bentall of Liverpool University | U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (via kateoplis)
What? Why on earth would you do that, you had to understand that we would discover it? I thought you cared about the organization, I thought we were friends? I just, I don’t understand. Why would you steal that much money from a child’s rights organization?
nymeth replied to your post: hobnobsunrise replied to… Don’t worry, you’ll do just fine on the IELTS! I had to take it before starting grad school in the UK, and 6.5 is VERY easy to get. The problems with my English are very similar to the ones you listed and I still had 8.5 with minimal preparation. Oh, wow, this is actually becoming a conversation! Ana, of course you did well, you...
hobnobsunrise replied to your post: magarim replied to your post: How good/bad is my… Nobody knows how to use the semicolon. This is a secret truth of the language. Anyone educated enough to notice the mistakes you make should know better than suggest any applicable concepts of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ to this language. This is a good point. I made an attempt to study French at university...
magarim replied to your post: How good/bad is my English? Your English is seriously impeccable, I have never ever noticed any errors, I always forget that it’s not your first language! Thank you! That’s not true, though, my English is far from impeccable. Problems I am aware of: There are frequently used words that I never remember how to spell: Appropriate, necessary, apliccable,...
1900 pages Sanderson? Really?
Well he did say that 2 manuscript pages = 1 hardcover page, but that still means 950 pages. He also said they would do a couple more drafts, though, so it might be shorter than that. Not that I would complain if it actually turns out to be 1900 pages.
How good/bad is my English?
So, still doing research about U of T (I really, really want to go there) and realized I need a 6.5 on the academic IELTS test. You people communicate with me in English, do you think I can do that with a little practice, or should I take a course? I could do other language tests in stead, but TOEFL and IELTS were the only two I had heard of and to do TOEFL I would have to travel out of the city....
Dilemma: Hide my entire Canada trip from my parents or tell them about it and hope they don’t freak out too much?