Hello :0). May I ask: what's it like teaching the Italian language to people who are completely illiterate in it (many of whom who don't even know how to speak English)? Is it hard? I imagine it'd be mind boggling because where's your base start? Like do you point at objects and go *state Italian name for said object*, i mean i find it fascinating i give you that but i reckon it's difficult
XDDD well it’s less complicated than one might think (if you look up communicative method it gives you pointers on how to teach a language to someone who doesn’t speak any of that) but like count that a good 70% of the people I get speak something in between spanish, french and english so there sort of is a second language to fall back on, and a lot do have a very basic basis so you can like communicate lol or if they don’t… well there’s a lot of people (esp. africans or the iraq/afghanistan area) who speak like… four or five languages overall so while some of them might not have gone to school they actually speak more languages than I do XDDD anyway the part where you point at objects also happen but basically the way *I* do it I make them read something and go over it and then explain whatever grammar thing I put in that text, or I make them listen to stuff fifteen times until they understand everything and whatnot. also showing movies is a good way because even if you don’t understand the dialogue you can infer what’s going on. it’s hard but most of them actually want to learn and it’s mostly adults which means I have a lot less problems than I’d have with people who don’t care or with kids xD anyway yeah it’s hard but less than one might think
((I mentioned it awhile back & earlier this month, but mun is going on a trip for two weeks and will be leaving tomorrow. The friend I’m visiting has a laptop I might be able to borrow off and on, but for most of the time I’m there, I’ll be on mobile. I will also be doing things/going places for most of those two weeks and I won’t be as active.))
i hate the way i look so much i always want to cry whenever i look at my body in the mirror, all i see is just pure fat
I struggled with this a lot too, angel, but know that you’re the only one seeing that. There’s so much beauty in you. Having fat on your body doesn’t equal ugly, fat on you doesn’t mean you are not beautiful. I know plenty of plus sized girls who are drop dead gorgeous. I told one of them and she was stunned, said “I can’t be pretty, I’m fat”. Well guess what, I was totally crushing on her. I’m just saying that even if you feel ugly, you aren’t.
But you need to feel comfortable with yourself, too. So if you want to change, change. If you want to diet or start working out, do it. But do it for yourself and not for others (even if they tell you too). Honey, don’t let this get you down.
Have a little story. I used to be on the heavier side as a kid/early teens due to medication, operations as a baby and me not being so tall but really loving pasta. I hated myself and I knew I’d never be pretty. All my friends were pretty, I had friends looking like models and I still think they do. Everyone around me was pretty and I was just an ugly nothing.
But I changed, my body changed and now I’m a perfect weight, nearly too light even and I still think my thighs are fat. It’s like Eugene Yang said once, appreciating/accepting your body is much more difficult than just changing your body. (context: they photoshopped him into the “perfect man” and he still thought his stomach was too fat while he’s like the most handsome person alive imo). It’s about what’s in your head and not (just) your body. I’m rambling way too much but sweetheart, like I said, don’t let this get you down- remember that you’re not alone in this and that most of all, you are beautiful.
Anyway, vorrei dire una cosa sulle elezioni. E' vero che il PD ne è uscito abbattuto, non ci sono dubbi a riguardo, ma c'è anche da dire che ai ballottaggi tutto il M5S ha votato per il centrodestra e viceversa. Entrambi i partiti (perchè SI, anche il M5S è un cazzo di partito, TRADIZIONALISSIMO aggiungerei) vedono il PD come IL nemico, quindi si coalizzano involontariamente contro di lui. Poi c'è da dire che la sinistra non sa vincere, appena avverte il profumo del potere da di matto 1/2
e si autosabota (vedi Bersani e articolo1). Ma poi Grillo come dovrebbe autodefinire il suo risultato se quello del pd è stato una Caporetto? Ciò che conta, e mi spiace, è che Berlusconi (che io avevo definito pazzo suicida quando non lasciò la sua potrona a Parisi) è tornato sulla scena più arzillo che mai, seguito da quel cane di Brunetta che io vedo eccessivamente simpatizzante della Lega.
bah guarda non ho niente da aggiungere specialmente su quel cretino di grillo che è ipocrita fino al ridicolo, l’unica cosa che mi consola è che se ci ritocca berlusca (pls no tenemose gentiloni fino al 2018) almeno non finiscono antivaccinisti al ministero della salute e quando QUESTA è la conclusione a cui arrivi siamo veramente alla cazzo di frutta
there's a post on insta from the skam finale party talking about how marlon and henrik were both really shocked and upset when they found out skam was discontinued does anyone know if there's a video please :) i feel like it probably still hasn't sunk in
To go with my guide on baby toads I’m going to start working on a list of general tips for caring for adult toads. [I’m sick in bed so I might as well get started.] Does anyone have any specific questions they’d like me to cover, or topics they’d like reviewed? It’ll be less of a care guide and more of a long list of things that have worked for me.
Tumblr won’t let me do the “let people reply to this” thing so send me an ask or reblog this post please!
Hello ! 💕 Do you think it would be possible to create a special tag for your ask answers ? You often post long answers, not that it bores me but it takes lot of space on the dash sometimes D: just a suggestion, ofc, don't want to sound rude or bossy D: have a nice day 💗
Alright, I was thinking about doing it already. I’ll tag them #askblvnk then!
I don't watch games of thrones, but I don't understand why people say brienne is ugly? She's very attractive and good looking... I'm confused
because gwendoline christie is a goddess upon earth but in the book, as the asoiaf wiki reports,
Brienne is unfeminine in appearance and is considered unattractive by Westerosi standards. She is tall, muscular, flat-chested, and ungainly, with straw-colored hair and broad, coarse features that are covered in freckles. Brienne’s teeth are prominent and crooked. Her mouth is wide, her lips are swollen, and her nose has been broken more than once. She has large, beautiful blue eyes.
I admittedly don’t think she’d cut it by our standards either but tbh that’s… the point of the character so XD
(sides: given how hard would it be to find an actress WHO LOOKS LIKE THAT I’m 100% fine with the casting bc gwen has the right height/eyes/hair and they do try to make her look uglier up to a point so I’m 100% down with her, but yeah in the book she’s a helluvalot less attractive)
Thank you for answering! But is 20k not a little low? I mean there was such a hype? (Or am I delusional?) I heard SNSD korean album sold 100k in japan and their first japanese album was a million seller. And Kara was even bigger than SNSD. So I thought Twice gonna sell 100k. Isn't it even more proof that kpop is such a niche in japan? Plus I feel a little sad for the non japanese members of Twice since Japan is only giving attention to/talking about JLine.
Like I’ve said, you can’t compare groups, especially without realizing everything else going on. But if we must, I’ll do an explanation again… SNSD debuted in Japan at the height of the Hallyu wave, after Psy’s Gangnam Style too mind you when the world and their grandmother “knew kpop”. Also, SNSD was an established group that had been out for over 3 years before they debuted in Japan. And their album sell count of 200k on Oricon also isn’t an instantaneous count. This is us looking back at history to see total accumulated album sales. Also, SNSD averaged much less albums per year compared to Twice, meaning their albums didn’t have to compete against themselves for sales as much as Twice’s do. And it wasn’t until later SNSD albums that they eventually topped Oricon. (But if you look at digital sales as well as streaming counts across all different websites, which arguably matter more right now than physical album sales everywhere in the world besides Japan, you’ll actually see how stellar Twice is doing as oppose to other contemporary groups. They’ve even won several awards for it.)
Meanwhile, years later, all artists are really struggling to sell physical albums everywhere across the increasingly digital world and Kpop is all but a gone fad in Japan. “Gangnnam style what? SNSD who?” - actual quotes from current non-kpop stans. Twice’s entrance into Japan is a reintroduction of Hallyu. They literally have to remake the market that is practically non-existent now and even Oricon and NHK have acknowledged this. Also, if you consider that Twice is still less than 2 years old but already have four mini albums that have all sold over 20k and counting practially right away in Japan (and we don’t know how well #Twice will do yet since it literally just dropped), doesn’t that basically equate to SNSD’s record or at least come close. Really though, idk why it always comes back to “are they doing better than SNSD did?” The keyword here always is “did”. Times are different, and everything needs to be taken anew. Kpop wasn’t always a niche market in Japan, but now it definitely is. And that’s part of the major change that we have to acknowledge before we begin comparisons.
And while Jline are getting the majority of the attention now just for convenience sake, I’m sure the rest of the members will catch up. They’re all continuously studying, and have already made great improvements. Sure Jline is the most popular now in Japan, but everyone will have their chance eventually. Especially after Twice themselves get more comfortable promoting abroad.
1. What is you middle name?
2. How old are you?
3. When is your birthday?
4. What is your zodiac sign?
5. What is your favorite color?
6. What’s your lucky number?
7. Do you have any pets?
8. Where are you from?
9. How tall are you?
10. What shoe size are you?
11. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
12. What was your last dream about?
13. What talents do you have?
14. Are you psychic in any way?
15. Favorite song?
16. Favorite movie?
17. Who would be your ideal partner?
18. Do you want children?
19. Do you want a church wedding?
20. Are you religious?
21. Have you ever been to the hospital?
22. Have you ever got in trouble with the law?
23. Have you ever met any celebrities?
24. Baths or showers?
25. What color socks are you wearing?
26. Have you ever been famous?
27. Would you like to be a big celebrity?
28. What type of music do you like?
29. Have you ever been skinny dipping?
30. How many pillows do you sleep with?
31. What position do you usually sleep in?
32. How big is your house?
33. What do you typically have for breakfast?
34. Have you ever fired a gun?
35. Have you ever tried archery?
36. Favorite clean word?
37. Favorite swear word?
38. What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep?
39. Do you have any scars?
40. Have you ever had a secret admirer?
41. Are you a good liar?
42. Are you a good judge of character?
43. Can you do any other accents other than your own?
44. Do you have a strong accent?
45. What is your favorite accent?
46. What is your personality type?
47. What is your most expensive piece of clothing?
48. Can you curl your tongue?
49. Are you an innie or an outie?
50. Left or right handed?
51. Are you scared of spiders?
52. Favorite food?
53. Favorite foreign food?
54. Are you a clean or messy person?
55. Most used phrased?
56. Most used word?
57. How long does it take for you to get ready?
58. Do you have much of an ego?
59. Do you suck or bite lollipops?
60. Do you talk to yourself?
61. Do you sing to yourself?
62. Are you a good singer?
63. Biggest Fear?
64. Are you a gossip?
65. Best dramatic movie you’ve seen?
66. Do you like long or short hair?
67. Can you name all 50 states of America?
68. Favorite school subject?
69. Extrovert or Introvert?
70. Have you ever been scuba diving?
71. What makes you nervous?
72. Are you scared of the dark?
73. Do you correct people when they make mistakes?
74. Are you ticklish?
75. Have you ever started a rumor?
76. Have you ever been in a position of authority?
77. Have you ever drank underage?
78. Have you ever done drugs?
79. Who was your first real crush?
80. How many piercings do you have?
81. Can you roll your Rs?“
82. How fast can you type?
83. How fast can you run?
84. What color is your hair?
85. What color is your eyes?
86. What are you allergic to?
87. Do you keep a journal?
88. What do your parents do?
89. Do you like your age?
90. What makes you angry?
91. Do you like your own name?
92. Have you already thought of baby names, and if so what are they?
93. Do you want a boy a girl for a child?
94. What are you strengths?
95. What are your weaknesses?
96. How did you get your name?
97. Were your ancestors royalty?
98. Do you have any scars?
99. Color of your bedspread?
100. Color of your room?