Welcome to the blog! I thought I’d give an introduction to me and my experience with, well, everything. This post will be updated over time as the blog changes and maneuvers around various subjects.
So, hi. My online moniker for this blog is Mono, and I’m here to introduce myself. Let’s make this quick, okay? (Maybe we can set a world land speed record—get ready, dial-up.)
Current focus language(s):
- Spanish and Korean
Other dabbling language(s):
- Too many to name, but will be mentioned over time. Let’s just say my interests range from Cherokee to Malagasy.
Time spent learning languages:
- Over 10 years
First language experience:
(Main) Language learning philosophy:
- Blend all types of learning to create your own path
You might ask what else about me is special and why you should be reading what I’ve got to say. I have no answer, really, other than my greatest talent, even if I end up still mediocre in a lineup, is analysis. I love to pick out the themes in movies, analyze interactions between my fellow humans, and go deep into the implications of actions I or whole societies might take. There is no objectively better world, just one that fits the circumstances for a certain person or group more keenly (or worse) than the previous set.
I think you’ll find I am a pretty calm person, and I hope my analytical mind is refreshing to be around instead of a burden. Arguing is never fun, as it never leads to productivity; what helps in the end is open discussion of an issue through logic.
But I’m no Spock. I’m rather more of a Napoleon Dynamite.
There you have it! I hope that sheds some light on what I’m like as a learner. Let me proudly cut the ribbon ✂️ to commence the opening of a new journey with this blog!
I welcome any and all who care to learn about cultures different from their own and are willing to step outside their comfort zone to meet great people. Hopefully we’ll all realize we’re not too dissimilar after all.