Mon 21 Oct 13 - Tue 22 Oct 13 59 °F
Learning another languages should teach me patience, with myself. That it is a process of acquiring a new skill and it will take time. Immersion helps but it's only been a week! Today, I was annoyed with me because I could not follow what the library lady was explaining. It was too much effort to decipher her that I zoned out and just relied on the translation. made no extra effort to follow along. Shame on me.
However, the library is today's victory as well - I am in possession of a library card! And have checked-out my first book from the Zurich Central Bibliotheque. In a city where I think there is just one English-Language book store, Orell Fuessli, it's going to come in handy to have access to English language books.
In the spirit of immersing myself in the language, went to a German movie. Nicht so smart! Fell asleep in the first 30 minutes. Then woke up to realize that it was a German-French movie and the sub-titles changed between the two languages. So there was no real hope of me toggling between German and French. Now I don't feel so bad.
The highlight of the day was a hamburger cook book. See for yourself.