Friday, February 2, 2007

Every x begins with a single y

This is what I looked like Monday evening, after having had only 3 hours sleep or so since Saturday afternoon. I look and feel a lot better now.
A few months ago, I decided I wanted to go to Egypt and teach English while learning Arabic. I left home on Sunday and have been visiting friends from school here in London for the past few days. Next week I start a 4 week TEFL certificate course in Alexandria.

Tomorrow morning I am going to wake up very early and go to Heathrow to fly to Cairo. At this point, my internal clock has completely lost its battery and I don't know what time it is (I mean, I know what time it is by looking at the clock). So I'm not sure how getting up so early after so little sleep is going to affect me.

Yes I know I should be asleep already if I need to get up early in the morning. It's just I've discovered this about myself:
I'm not bad at getting out of bed early. I'm bad at going to bed early.


I'm going to try to write a little something in Arabic for each entry. Right now it's pretty bad but eventually it should be much better as I remember what I already know and pick up grammar and vocab. Initially I'm doing a bit of looking up but eventually I'm going to try to do it all on my own. I'm guessing this has mistakes, but apparently that's totally cool

العربية: ذهبت إلى مطعم واتقابلت صاحبي فذهبت المكتبة بريطانيّة وبعد ذلك ذهبت إلى الشعق وإشتريت فواكه
I went to the restaurant and met my friend. Then I went to the British Library and then I went to the market and bought fruit.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

good luck jordan!