I UNDERSTAND YOUR ANSWER TO NUMBER 5 VERY WELL. Also I will be lazy and ask you here: what’s YOUR 10 and 11?
10. A list of your favourite words in any language.
Paradoxically, Gott (German - I just like the hard “t” for God), any French word with a pronounced “r” in it.
11. A song you like in a language other than English.
Can I cheat and do two?
Silja - Ma demence (which I may have to temporarily upload, since Google is not coming up with a link)
Siti Nurhaliza - Bisikan Asmara (hello 90s fashion flashback!)
2. Which languages you know.
English, obviously. I was almost fluent in French when I graduated high school, but then I decided to learn Japanese in college instead of continuing my studies with it and at this point can barely muddle through reading it. My listening comprehension is completely shot. I had to drop Japanese due to scheduling conflicts with my major after one year, so I’m limited to really basic vocabulary there.
3:Which languages you are learning, or want to learn.
Not learning anything right now. I’d like to refresh my French, but if we’re talking new languages, I’d have to go with either German or Welsh.
5:Your favourite language to listen to.
Huh, this is hard to answer. If it’s a language I can parse even a little bit, I stop hearing it on any kind of aesthetic level. I tend to get more excited about differences in grammatical structure than the way a language sounds when spoken. It usually take a song in another language for me to appreciate its tonal qualities.
Okay also on the duck topic: If you’ve never had Peking duck, find a well-reviewed Chinese restaurant and go eat it. asap. omg.
There is Peking Gourmet at Bailey’s Crossroads. They do the whole tableside carving and everything.
Ooh their veggie options look mouth-watering too.
Eeeeeverything is delicious!
Woah. That place is totally going on my list for the next time I’m in NOVA. (I grew up in central VA/my family still lives there, and I went to Tech, so I occasionally find myself in NOVA. Though probably not for awhile :/) The menu looks SO GOOD.
It is so good! I’ve never had a meal there that wasn’t wonderful.
DUCK. YES. It is my go-to eating out food because I never make it at home.
Oh my gosh, yes! The first time I ever had duck I was like, how did chicken beat this out for my country’s poultry of choice? Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.
I really need to stop watching Iron Chef late at night. It makes me want to cook (until I remember my kitchen does not have half of the fun stuff the Iron Chef kitchen does) and/or eat really good food Trummer’s On Main is my local standard for that, but unfortunately it’s not an every-weekend restaurant price-wise. (It’s one of the few places I can reliably count on to have rabbit or duck on the menu.)