Thursday, January 12, 2017

Throwback Thursday (TBT): Circular Train @ Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar, is an unforgettable place. For this TBT, I'd like share some snapshots from my 5-hour circular train ride. It was an awesome experience to be in the train with the locals!

So many activities were happening in there and it's like a mobile supermarket with people selling vegetables, eggs, all types of fruit (I particularly liked the watermelon lady), brooms, and so many other things. You will also see the locals loading and unloading sacks of fresh produce onto and off the train, sorting vegetables onboard... Truly amazing.

I actually went onto the wrong train (a linear one instead of the circular) and because of that I decided to disembark at one of the stations (Gyogon), which is about five stations before the circular train makes "the turn". It's a good thing I had mobile data, so I was watching the blue dot on my Google map as I journeyed along. It was when the blue dot went past the circular line and in a linear manner all the way to the final station, then headed back to Yangon in the same straight line that I knew I was on the wrong train.

All's well, ends well!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Top 25 Swedish Questions You Need to Know (Part 1 of 5)

I'm progressing well with my Swedish language self-study. I'm currently using the Absolute Beginner module on trying to tackle the Top 25 Swedish Questions You Need to Know.

This is my current progress at 32%.
In this post, I would like to answer the first five questions in the series. Here goes!

Q1: Vad heter du? Jag heter Alice.
Q2: Var år du ifrån? Jag är från Malaysia.
Q3: Var bor du? Jag bor i Singapore.
Q4: Vad gör du? Jag är projektledare.
Q5: Pratar du svenska? Ja, jag prata lite svenska.

That's all for Part 1. The next five questions are coming soon (as soon as I've tackled them...).

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Simon's Cat Exercise Book for My Swedish Notes

Learning Swedish and making study notes become even more fun when one is using a... Simon's Cat exercise book! I absolutely love, love, love these wonderful notebooks.

Do you have a favorite notebook that you use be it for language learning, recipe writing, or you know,  just about anything?