§214 Vacation in JerusalemAugust 18, 2008
My wife basically wrote everything already, but I guess I’ll just say the same. On Friday we went to my wife’s parents’ apartment (they’re away in Sweden) and borrowed their apartment for a few days. I got Sunday-Monday-Tuesday off from work (Yeay! I have a normal job now!) so we were there Friday-Monday (today). It was great being somewhere else for a while. Reload the batteries, take more time with the family, and just be with one another. No TV, no computer. Just us.
On Saturday we went to the park and let the kids run around and play. On Sunday we walked to the Old City, and I helped Efraim write a note to put in the Western Wall. I pointed at the dome of the rock and explained the difficult political and religious reasons (on a four-year old’s level) why the temple is not rebuilt, and why we only have the wall left.
And, as my wofe wrote, it’s official. We are learning Spanish. It’s such a huge and useful language, and so EASY, it would be a waste not to learn it. Why easy? Well, first of all, NO CASES! (I almost killed myself over all the cases in Latin and German), only two genders (NOT three as in Latin and German) and the pronounciation is the same as the writing (NO swallowing half the letters as in French and English). Also, VERY few irregularities (In English I think the regularities ARE the irregularities…) and huge usefulness (a bunch of million speakers). The real advantage here is that my wife did study it for 2 years in high school and still has the book. It’s a great start. Me llamo Tuvia. Vivo en Israel. Tengo veinteseis años. That’s basically my level at the moment. But it’ll be better.
I’ve started to write the post about life philosophies. Work is in progress. Stay tuned. Get the expectations high and rolling. When you read it – it will exceed all your expectations. Because it will be a huge dissapointment.
Be like a duck