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This Blog has Moved September 18, 2008

Posted by Edwin in Blogging.
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… for good.

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8 Facts July 18, 2007

Posted by Edwin in Blogging, General.

OK, Geoff, you got me! Now I am in this meme thing. Here are the rules:

1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write in their own blog about their eight things and include these rules in the post.
4. At the end of your post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

I don’t even know this thing is still going on. I thought it used to be 5 facts, instead of 8 now. Anyway, I will try to keep my facts non-language related and succinct.

1. I can juggle with 3 balls.

2. I can solve the Rubik’s cube in 3 minutes on average.

3. I am a Star Trek Next Generation fan. I am not really into the other Star Trek series though.

4. I am not used to team sports. I play several racket sports, and I skill keep up with playing tennis every week.

5. I play the flute, guitar, bass-guitar, drums, and piano, not at the professional level of course. I have a band room in my basement, but it is all dusted now.

6. I love science and mathematics. I used to be crazy in Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. I can recite Pi to 52 digits under any condition. My record was 110 digits many years ago.

7. I was born a Catholic, turned Atheist at high school, Agnostic at university, and then converted into Evangelical Christian in grad-school.

8. I am against the Iraq War, and I think the Bush Administration is a disgrace to the American People.

I am going to break the rules a bit here, just want to be less intrusive. All the bloggers in my current blogroll are automatically being tagged by me.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all my fellow language bloggers and readers for your supports in the past few months. I have a lot to talking about, just that I don’t have enough time to write them down. I will try to post more often in the future.

To all of you language learners out there, keep it up!

Choosing Between Language Learning and Blogging February 9, 2007

Posted by Edwin in Blogging.

Two days ago, Kelly the Aspiring Polyglot has decided to retire her blog, which has been running for almost a year. On one hand, I feel sad to know the departure of one of the finest language blogs around. On the other hand, I am glad to know that Kelly has decided to put more time and effort into her language learning.

Personally, I think it is the correct attitude to put your language learning first, then blogging. I have been telling myself since the launch of this blog that I would continue blogging only under the condition that it will not hinder my language learning progress. Learning a language does take up a lot of time. When the two come together, blogging becomes secondary.

To my fellow language-learning bloggers, there is one message I want to convey here. Kelly has already put it nicely in her post: put more time and effort into actually working on your languages rather than just write about them.