April 10, 2009
It was July 2008...
I had just finished writing an emotionally draining piece—yet
another installment for my Forth of July Communiqué
series... To relax and cheer up, I hopped onto
Basic French series on YouTube, which I had
been following. He mentioned his blog during that episode, which I promptly checked out.
Among other things, he was
- A music video Je suis jalouse by French singer
Loizeau—a catchy, crisp, very upbeat and
humorously cute song. Shortly afterward, I went on to become a fan of Emily Loizeau.
(Her mother is British, which
explains the English first name) Merci, Rémy !
A video clip by fellow youtuber
SpeedConKiwi. Kiwi was teaching basic conversational German,
which at the time I watched with only mild interest, even though I
was intending to learn it at some point. I just wasn't
prepared to take on another language, until I've mastered basic French. As fate would have it, 7 months later, I
dived into German head first (unrelated to this video).
recommend that her viewers check out this cool new site LiveMocha.com
in beta; and the rest was history...
[edit: MARCH 2010]
6 weeks after I signed up, I became very active, for 8 solid
months. Then I took a full-year hiatus, before returning again...
TO BE CONTINUED
Since I first discovered this site,
I've deemed its community unique and unmatched. The highly
motivated crowd of linguistic learners and experts alike,
naturally coincide with the demographic group which is:
international-minded, intellectual, adventurous and friendly.
Incidentally, as one starts
learning languages and cultures, immunity against xenophobic
deceases builds, and there's no turning back.
On behalf of appreciative
Mocharians everywhere, I'd like to take this opportunity to
thank LiveMocha for its valuable service to humanity.
Nov. 8, 2008