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  1. These are a few poems from Rupi Kaur's book 'Milk and Honey'.

     

    perhaps
    i don’t deserve
    nice things
    cause i am paying
    for sins i don’t
    remember

     

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    it takes grace
    to remain kind
    in cruel situations

     

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    there is a difference between
    someone telling you
    they love you and
    them actually
    loving you

     

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    i want to apologize to all the women
    i have called pretty
    before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
    i am sorry i made it sound as though
    something as simple as what you’re born with
    is the most you have to be proud of when your
    spirit has crushed mountains
    from now on i will say things like
    you are resilient or you are extraordinary
    not because i don’t think you’re pretty
    but because you are so much more than that


  2. On 1/3/2019 at 2:33 PM, Breeze said:

    Bird Box

    Bird Box was interesting but left far too many questions unanswered. I was expecting some kind of explanation as to why this happened suddenly. What exactly was it? How will the remaining few survive long term? The better explanations I've read are all metaphors for depression.

     

    Aquaman

    I loved the fight sequences but it wasn't exactly the best DC movie.


  3. On 11/30/2017 at 12:32 AM, Spider said:

    I started reading a book titled Trying Not to Try, by Edward Slingerland.

     

    The book elucidates on a Chinese philosophical concept called "wu-wei" (pronounced oo way), which has been given a paradoxical meaning, roughly translated as "doing through non-doing" or "effortless action." I was specifically looking for a book on this subject because it piqued my interested while I was reading articles about wu-wei on the internet.

     

    Essentially, the author talks in length about the counter-intuitive effects of trying too hard or striving too much in life, and explains that instead there is a 'right' way to try, a kind of trying which is more natural, spontaneous, and effortless - or, in short, a matter of commitment vs. manipulation.

     

    This is interesting. So what did it teach? What did you learn?


  4. I saw this too. And I agree.

     

    it was over all a fun movie to watch BUT, the story was not so great. Ben affleck was amazing as batman, really loved what he did.

     

    We're you just as confused as me when they breifly showed the other DC characters? And there were some scenes where batman was dreaming or something where I had no idea what was going on, like that guy telling batman that he was right about suoerman. Do you know the scene I'm talking about? Apart from that confusing stuff and the not so great storyline I enjoyed this blockbuster.

     

     

     

    Yeah there were lots of weird moments. As a child when Bruce falls into the hole in the ground and he's surrounded by bats. He said he dreamt they lifted him out. So what was the point of that scene? Then the part where he falls asleep in front of the computer while searching for the white Portuguese and dreams of the flash (only found out now that it was the flash), weird winged people and accurately guesses that Clark Kent is Superman. That was odd.

     

    I know they tried to explain why Batman hates superman and vice versa but it was too boring. Aliens come on planet Earth and you blame the one good alien trying to save you for the destruction caused by others? Weird. And since when did the police start getting scared of Batman? What was the scene with the girls in the basement about? He saved us. It's still up there. Err, what?

     

    They ruined Batman and Superman in this movie and the reasons are so ridiculous. I also hated the movie's Lex Luthor. I'm not sure what he was supposed to be like in the comics but in Smallville, the tv show, he was not deranged. And he was bald most of the seasons.

     

    Also, those weird videos on Lex's drive. Weird experiments. What the heck was happening?

     

    I also didn't understand what Lex was doing with Zod's body. What the computer was going on about and why she agreed to create the monster. :rolleyes:

     

    Probably the best thing about the movie was the unexpected entry of Wonder Woman.

     

    They could have made the dirt on the coffin levitate a few seconds longer. I almost missed it.

     

    This is somewhat long.


  5. WOWZA you're on a roll. if there are words that you already know then you can ignore them. under the little flower/plant thing on the top right, click the three dots and choose IGNORE. the word won't come up again.

    on the app you can also choose how many words you want to learn per session/how many words you want to review per session. not sure about the desktop. also you can just stop the session midway and your progress will be saved.
    damn now i have to catch up to you lol. i'm usually #1 on my list haha. i follow like 3 friends and my mom and now you.

     

    I like knowing that there are known words in the mix so I don't feel overwhelmed but this particular course of Arabic is a bit weird and random. It's got animals, things, body parts, numbers, shapes, instruments, etc thrown in all together which doesn't make much sense. I might have had a hard time had I not known some of the things.

     

    How's the Spanish lesson? Which one are you taking?

     

    I went through a basic Italian course and I knew at least 50% of the words. I'm considering taking it to learn the rest. Although the annoying bit is, they have phrases like "I must drink some wine" but no mention of water. :rolleyes: I guess no course is perfect. :P


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    Each course is different. I use it for Spanish and it teaches both vocabulary and grammar by way of examples. If you really wanna learn proper grammar through you'll have to look elsewhere. I don't know what the Arabic course is like. Memrise has official courses as well as user made ones. You have to dig around and see what you like. There's a desktop website and an app too.

     

     

    You can if you want. Or just use your email address which is what I did.

    I just started an Arabic course. It's nice. How do I add you as a friend?

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