Thursday, February 04, 2010

My New Toy

Finally Finally FINALLY our family's starting to get out of this debilitating recession and I can only hope and wish that this upward mobility continues. In that line of thought, I've been wanting a new iPod for about half a year now. I still slog around a CD player now and then and I miss out on interesting podcasts and I know I don't listen to music as often since it's not as convenient.

Well, I was looking online at the prices for used iPods, but Golf told me that for my belated birthday present (December) I could get a brand new one, latest generation. Woo hoo! Wow!

So I've been having fun exploring new music and downloading my favorite CDs.

On a side note, when Benjawan came over the other day to pick up the manuscript I was editing for the latest Speak Like a Thai series and she was showing me on her iPhone that she has all the Speak Like a Thai volumes downloaded. She's also perfecting her Spanish and wishes to learn Chinese and Russian. Benjawan is a real linguaphile!

She's a busy woman and I had asked her how she manages to find time to learn languages and she says that with all these language learning programs downloaded, she listens in her car and learns in any spare time she has.

Well, I'm quite addicted to my tiny portable radio and I listen when I wash dishes or take Aidan out for a walk. But now that I have this iPod with Thai language learning downloaded, I can practice and learn Thai instead! I need to become more fluent and this is the perfect way to do so.

Anway, thank you Golf for my new toy - I'll be getting a lot of use out of it!

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