Thank you. I learned different dialects and languages because of need. I grew up in this island called Panay, Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines and has a very specific sound. They replaced the letter L with e (tilde). 200 kilometers away, I was born in Iloilo City, Philippines and their dialect is very different. They sound very loving and tender even if they are angry and not very happy. After high school, I enrolled in the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. Founded in 1611 by the Dominican Priests and is a Pontifical University. My first few months in the University, I was speaking in English because I did not know Tagalog, the National Filipino Language. Because of need, I learned it pretty quickly.. Four years later I came to United States for further study. I went to Little Rock, Arkansas. That was very different. I remember sitting in the front and watching the lips of instructors. I have 4 years pf Spanish in High School and 2 years in College. Somehow, I never got to be proficient in Spanish. That's why I'm here learning Rocket Spanish. The point of this sharing is realizing how much enjoyment one can have in learning a new language. Here's an example of the translations of a sentence.
English: The carabaw likes to play in the muddy water or having a mud bath
Aklanon: Ro anwang nag gaeog gaeong sa eugan eugan\
Ilonggo: Ang carabaw nag hampang o nagpaligo sa mahigkong o mabasang lupa
Tagalog: Ang kalabaw hay naglaro sa putik
Spanish: El carabaw se gustaria jugar en la terra mojada (wet)
I actually enrolled (very ambitious) in Rocket Spanish, Rocket Italian, Rocket German and Rocket French. Most of my studies is doing Rocket Spanish right now. I figure, I can spend my retiring years learning all these different languages, God willing. The problem with aging is when, Alzheimer, strokes, heart attacks also comes. But then, my philosophy is not to worry about those things. Aging and death is part of the circle of life. One won't know what the future brings, so just continue enjoying the memories of the past and appreciate the present.........Sincerely, Aurora