Some time ago I was having an interesting conversation with Umir, a friend of mine who I was helping learn Spanish. He was just getting started but he had an inquisitive mind and was curious about finding ways to make things easier and one of those things was learning Spanish.
It was a sunny day of summer, the sky was blue, Lake Chelan’s (Washington State) water was a little cold, and the boat’s engine sounded like a lion that was getting ready to devour its prey. Continue reading Why is learning a new language often seen as boring and difficult?
I hated mayonnaise while I was growing up. If someone made me a sandwich and it had mayonnaise in it, I just would not eat it.
If I ordered a sandwich at a restaurant and I forgot to request a mayonnaise-free version (which often slipped my mind,) I would just eat the French fries even if I was still hungry after finishing them.
Although it was not a huge problem, this is something that troubled me for years because I couldn’t understand what was the cause of it.