Fresh New Start

OK ...first of all, I lost a bet so.....i have to restart my blog....this time in English!.....
Normally that would be no problem for me.....except I have now another interesting task,....wich has to do with another language...and here's why I have a problem with this! The language in question is German language....which I must learn to speak in several months....because I moved to Germany, ofcourse. Most of you at this moment will say...wtf? But that's probabilly because you don't know that Romanian language is in fact a latin language.....very similar to Italian....and the way we speak , even the pronunciation, the speed we talk, all these are very, very different than the language I try to learn! The only consolation.....I speak well English, it's the only true international language, and apparently there are some similarities between the two languages....but the main problem remains the pronunciation.

If someone would have asked me a year ago where did I think I will be in 1-2 years, I would have answered, without a shadow of a doubt, in Romania, trying to make a career and a future and trying to have my own family. But....I ended up in Germany.... why and how....are now irrelevant, specially for this post, but as it turned out...it's also quite an adventure!

Now....this is not the kind of country someone will ever choose to spend their vacantion.... maybe in a tour or something.... for a week and that is it! And I can see why! Most of the young people here speak English, but older people don't...and even if they do understand English and what the hell you want from them....they will answer you in German, because you are in Germany...and this really is a proud and patriot nation, but in a serious way,...not the flashing, enthusiastic american way. So if you come here you better have a guide or some knowledge of German language....or ask someone young for directions....or have a very good navigation system ( I discovered this little tip, after getting a nokia with navigation, it's quite handy specially while driving, but also when walking, however don't forget to get the latest maps!) I can tell you many things about this country...I will reveal them in time, in future posts here.

Now however, in this post I will tell you of my goal, because ever since I arrived here people told me it will take me years to speak the language and properly integrate here...they almost gave me the feeling they try to scare me off this country! Unfortunally for them... I am Romanian, that means I am smart, adaptable, proud and I can easily learn somethings new, if I have to.... like in this case.... So ...let's see how fast I will be able to learn German language ...remember, I have never spoke or learned any word before, and to see the tipically long German words, like... half the page row in lenght, didn't help encourage me, if I'm honest! But I have a course (audio and written) and it has 32 lessons... so for one lesson / day, 5 days / week (ofcourse I want the week-ends off, and have a break!) I should be speaking German language in about 7 weeks...that will be almost 2 months....NOT years! So I will keep you posted on my progres(I am determined to win this bet!)...and with other things that might happen here.... because I know it will happen, in this country, a normal life is very different than what I consider to be actually normal...!
So if you have tips on how to learn that faster (most of the times I just wish I could learn to speak this language in 1 day!), or any comments what so ever, feel free to write! Meanwhile...all of you,... stay golden!