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Thursday, March 07, 2019

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If you like reading, I would like to invite you to participate in my event: Amazon Giveaways. Get Exploring My Ideas for Kindle Edition for free. Do not worry if you don't have Kindle because you can still read it on your any devices including your own computer screen by downloading Kindle App. It's easy and fast. To get the free Kindle App, just enter your phone number or email address. You will get a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

My Daughter Wants to be a Polyglot


My daughter came to me and said, "Ibu (Mom), I wanna be a polyglot. I want to be fluent in Indonesian, very good in Spanish, and good in Japanese besides my native language in English. I also want to learn French."

I responded her, "You can do it, honey, because you learn Indonesian from me, learn Spanish at school, and learn Japanese online by yourself. As you are at least good in Spanish, you can learn French because those languages are almost same."

I am so proud of her as we know in the USA so many colleges drop the foreign language programs and it is dangerous for next generations and national security, especially if they are the leaders. If you are a leader, at least you can speak one foreign language. In Indonesia all students must learn English from ES to College, so you won't be so surprised if many students in Indonesia speak English very well.

If you are able to speak more than a language besides your native language, you will have more job opportunities than others who don't have.

I myself, besides my native language in Indonesian, my other native language is Javanese Ngoko in Surabaya dialect. I am good in Javanese Kromo (most used by people who live in Java villages), and fair in Javanese Kromo Inggil (used by old-Java people or Kingdom environment). I also can read and write Javanese letters well.

Besides English is my second language, I ever learned French for over two years and reached Intermediate class. My friends and I could not continue to Advance class because we didn't have any available instructors to teach us at French Consulate in Surabaya at that time. Language is like muscle. If we don't use it, we cannot speak it. So, I forget most of French now. Only common words/sentences that I still remember. If I learn French again, it won't be very difficult because of what I had learned before.

Speaking about foreign languages, do you know that most people who only speak a language are from United States and British? Do you know, why? Most countries learn English because English is number one top international language, so the people in the USA and British feel they don't need to learn other languages. I wrote this based on what I read from national/international surveys and articles.

By the way, I read this interesting article titled A True National Security Threat--Foreign Language Programs Disappearing, written by Dan Hamilton, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and dean of Waldsee German Language Village, a program of Concordia Language Villages. What he wrote is true and I agree with him. I am so happy and honored because I am one of those who get an opportunity to contribute the Nation as an Indonesian language instructor for the most prestigious US military.

God bless me, God bless America, and God bless Indonesia! Amen!

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day!

Dear Family and Friends,
Happy Valentines Day!

Valentines Day is the best time to express our feeling to the ones we love: parents, grandparents, children, siblings, boyfriend/girlfriend, friends, or others.
My Valentines Day is simple. I just bought cards for my husband and my youngest daughter, and small treats: cookies, beer peanuts, chocolate, and cute character-lip gloss; I will also bring our two young adult daughters in my prayers; and my dear husband sent me a very romantic e-Card and I love it.

Although it's Valentines Day, I still have the last session for my Intermediate High class, so I spent my evening time with my student whom I gave the final review and integration. The interesting part was I read the lyric of one of famous Indonesian songs and presented its video.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please enjoy this video: Yogyakarta

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