language journals

And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.

Introducing Awkwafina, a Chinese, Korean American rapper from Queens, New York. She is known for her quirky, extensive satire and comical rap verses and music videos. She went to LaGuardia High School, where she played the trumpet and was trained in classical and jazz music. She adopted the name Awkwafina, and began rapping and writing songs in GarageBand at age 17. From 2006 to 2008, Awkwafina attended the Beijing Language and Culture University in Beijing, China, where she studied Mandarin language. She majored in Journalism at SUNY Albany. 

She gained a lot of attention with her songs “Vag” and “Queef”, which went viral on Youtube. 

Music Videos: 

 note: obviously it’s not the biggest masterpost ever, but it’s made up of tons of other masterposts and important info so keep that in mind! also i’ll add more as i go :)

general study/school tips: x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

helpful youtubers & videos | tips & websites  | back to school tips (!!!) | dealing with a bad grade | huge masterpost (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) | free SAT & AP books | study guides for most subjects | useful websites | download literature legally | things top students do | studying math (1) (2) | proofreading | creativity | becoming a morning person | SAT & ACT sites | mindmapping | learning styles | geographically accurate names of the world | amino acids | APUSH (1) | essay checklist | make an A in AP | more descriptive english words | learning how to code | powerpoints | 100 things to do on a study break

language: learning new languages (1) (2) (3) | helpful apps | resources (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) | etc (1) (2) (3)

employment/work/The Real World: x x x x x x x x x x x

college/college prep:

tips for entering college | general tips (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) | scholarships (1) (2) (3) | the no bullshit guide to college | packing guide | textbooks (1) (2)

general health\mental health/self care: tips (1) |  feelings of inadequacyanxiety | living healthily w/ depression | avoid stress from school | general life advice | small ways to improve your life

organization: organizing your study space | printables (1) (2)|  handwriting | supplies (1) (2) (3) (4) | annotating (1) (2) (3) (4) | extra tips (1) (2) (3)

(bullet) journaling: x x x x x x x x

productivity: ios apps for studying | tips/resources (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) | sunday night productivity | how to use microsoft onenote | how to take notes from textbooks (1) (2) | how to take notes in general (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) | apps for going paperless | summer productivity (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) | how to beat laziness | how to make flashcards | more apps | study music (1) (2) (3) (4

i wanted to create something fun for langblr that will keep people actively using and advancing in their target languages. feel free to complete these either by writing or speaking, and please be open to constructive criticism, as well as giving it out in order to help everyone reach ~fluency. ♡. most importantly, have fun with these!

the object of this challenge is to write or speak a short segment on each of the 30 topics listed below. your answers don’t have to be too personal or revealing. upload them in a text or audio post and tag them as #30daylangblrchallege or just #langblr, or even tag me! the 30 topics are journal and writing prompts that i’ve collected, and are also great for keeping your own journal in your target language. there is no word or time limit, no deadlines. if you skip a day or two, it happens! i am looking forward to seeing your posts!

what should i write/talk about?

{01} write about your favorite animal
{02} research your favorite time period and write a short segment on it
{03} translate your favorite song into your target language
{04} talk about your favorite movie
{05} what is your favorite season, and why?
{06} talk about your favorite food, and see if you can find a recipe in your target language… if not, try to make one!
{07} describe what is in your bedroom/any room really
{08} talk about your job or major in school, or dream job
{09} describe your morning or night routine
{10} pick a color and list as many things as you can that are/have that color
{11} what are your biggest pet peeves
{12} describe your dream house
{13} can you create a grocery list in your target language? use foods you actually eat
{14} describe a dream you had recently or that you remember vividly
{15} describe your perfect vacation
{16} pick a country you know nothing about, do a little research on it, then do a short segment on it
{17} what would you do with one million dollars?
{18} come up with a joke
{19} try to rhyme!
{20} what superpower would you want, why, and what would you do with it?
{21} what is your favorite time of day?
{22} if you could create your own country, what are some traditions you would have?
{23} describe your biggest fear
{24} what would you do if time froze and you were the only one not affected?
{25} make a vocabulary list relating to something you love (pet, job, hobby, etc.)
{26} would you rather travel to the future or past? why?
{27} invent a monster and describe it
{28} design a gadget or technology you think would be useful
{29} if you were a king or president of your current country, you would…
{30} write a short story about literally anything.

Originally posted by missuchiha

And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.
What writers and creative people crave most is to feel something. When their emotions can’t be contained any longer, that’s when their true spark can be seen. That’s when their words have no choice but to light up the entire novel.
—  “Writers and Emotions”

{4•08•2016} 11:25am
My bujo spread for the first week of August! On Friday, I fly from Stuttgart to Paris to Seattle to attend a gaming event with my boyfriend. When we come back we’re getting another kitty because our current only furchild is quite lonely and often spends hours trying to find another cat to play with. I can’t wait to go see my internet friends and indulge myself in amazing coffee! I’m also looking forward to starting Volkshochschule to learn German in September and make some new friends!

Have an amazing week guys! 🌱

ideal jobs for the signs (midheaven)

aries: a job where you can help people, psychiatrist, counsellor

taurus: a job where you will get a lot of money, law, business, finance

gemini: a job involving language, journalism, performance, business, PR

cancer: a fulfilling job, in food, housing or retail, social work, politics

leo: a job where ambitiousness is useful, government, acting, management 

virgo: a job where their courage is used, medicine, teaching, science, literature

libra: a job where they can balanced everything, law, writing, diplomacy, politics

scorpio: a job where they search for truth, criminology, therapy, psychology

sagittarius: a job that gives them independence, politics, sales, writing, agenting

capricorn: a job with structure, law, business, teaching, banking, finance

aquarius: a job with freedom, medicine, astronomy, engineering, communication

pisces: a job in the arts, music, theater, film, literature

Bad linguistics journalism bingo #2

Do you feel like crying every time you read, see or hear anything concerning linguistics & languages in popular media? Does the n-th installment of the Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax™ make you cringe? Are you tired of writing letters to editors correcting them about ling & lang facts? Then this is the game for you.

If you have suggestions for further sheets, please contact us.

More of this:

According to the New York Times, Spencer – who claims to have coined the term “alt-right” – “railed against Jews and, with a smile, quoted Nazi propaganda in the original German. America, he said, belonged to white people … As he finished, several audience members had their arms outstretched in a Nazi salute.” The crowd joined Spencer in a cry of “Heil victory!”

And yet, still, headlines were tentative. The New York Times gesticulated wildly toward Nazism without actually using the word (“Alt-Right Exults in Donald Trump’s Election With a Salute: ‘Heil Victory’”), and a CNN panel managed to avoid saying “Nazi” entirely, despite discussing a chyron that read, “Alt-right founder questions if Jews are people.”

But if declaring the superiority of the white race, quoting Nazi propaganda, calling for “peaceful ethnic cleansing”, and provoking Nazi salutes from his audience isn’t enough to qualify one as a neo-Nazi, then where on earth is the bar? What is the hesitation? And, given the close ties between the “alt-right” and Trump’s cabinet, how is the top story on every front page not some version of “NEO-NAZIS ATTEMPTING TO SEIZE CONTROL OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT”?
If we are unhappy without a relationship, we’ll probably be unhappy with one as well. A relationship doesn’t begin our life; a relationship doesn’t become our life. A relationship is a continuation of life.