Saturday, September 10, 2011

It's time to add something on my 'what I can do' list

*Nakakabaro ako hin Bisaya bisan na usa pa la ako ka beses nasingadto ha among probinsya.
Ginyayakan ining Bisaya ha among balay ng akong mga paryente.

*English has been part of the Filipino Education system. It has been taught starting from Nursery, and that way, most Filipinos become fluent in English, even better than other Asian speakers.

*Pag pagod na mag-English, magtatagalog na, nose bleed eh. Madali lang ang tagalog, pero marami ring rules at exceptions.

Ako ay isang pinoy, sa puso't diwa, pinoy na isinilang sa aking bansa.
Pero sanay ako sa isang wika ng mga banyaga, at iyan ay ang Ingles.
Naging napakalaking tulong nito sa akin, at sa pagsisimula ng aking career.

I've grown up in the city, far from my parents' hometown, but despite the distance, I'm proud to say that somehow I can understand and speak the Waray or Bisaya language.( Yes, it is not just a dialect. That's one of the regional languages in the Philippines.) Even if I didn't grow up in the province, my parents were generous enough to immerse us in the Waray language at home. And that's how I got to learn it, through listening, trial and errors in trying to speak it, eventually I got a bit better.

As for English, it has been part of the Education system in the Philippines starting from Nursery. And I'm thankful for that.

So all in all, I know 3 languages.Tagalog = proficient/ Waray =errr... basic survival to conversational / English = ehem.. I think proficient lol.

But I think it's high time that I would add some if I can.

English was my favorite subject back in high school.It wasn't easy to learn it. There are a lot of crazy things and exceptions in the English language. But through constant studying and perseverance, it gradually seem easy.

I think it's the same with other languages I might decide to learn.
Immersion is the best way to learn a language, but thank God the internet was invented, now we can find some useful information in the net on how to do it. Plus there are helpful netizens out there who are willing to help.

I believe God will not lead us to a dead end dream. Even if something might seem hard or impossible, it's only in our thoughts. The truth is, behind the door of that dream lies opportunities.

And if we give up just because the door is hard to open, we opt to leave the opportunities wasted.
And I don't want to do that.

I know, I myself, or other people might think that I'm 'already-old-for that-stuff', like learning another language or learning an instrument. But no, these are just lies in my head, and I shouldn't listen to them.

The truth is, as long as you're alive, you have a chance, so take your chance and do improve.

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