Friday, January 20, 2012

Convert to islam, repent later

I was going to title this post "Too boring to blog" But then I stumbled upon this movie quote and like it better.

It's been a year since I joined the Navy, and it's amazing how much and how little has happened since then. All in all it's been an adventure, but my day-to-day life is pretty routine and boring.

The hardest thing has been learning Arabic. I've always considered myself a linguist; interested in language for the sake of language. But boy am I in love with Japanese. Even while I'm sitting in class taking notes in arabic, I'm still daydreaming in Japanese two years after graduating college and saying good-bye to that language. Sigh.

It's not the I hate arabic. I'm just not in love with it. But I'm trying really really hard.

I've even started to read a few english-language blogs about living in various middle eastern countries, and I've dipped into reading non-fiction books about Iraq. (It's hard to get into though, since they are all political/ War related. )

I've ordered a few arabic-related books from amazon too, not wanting to rely totally on the base library, so maybe I'll post about those when they come in the mail ^^;;
Anyway, just wanted to poke the blog and commemorate/commiserate a little.

اشوفك بعدين

1 comment:

Sixer said...

Please blog about your books when they come!