I spent some time this evening engaged in candle-making which is super fun but also totally ghetto as I don’t have any molds or real wicks, I just use some braided leftover embroidery thread and the remnants of candles I’ve already burned. Tin foil is your friend.
Other than that, a new tactic for learning Hebrew has arisen. Since pretty much nothing sticks in my head except for song lyrics I figured if I pick a hebrew song, learn the lyrics, and look up all the words I don’t know, pretty soon I’ll know the meanings of all those new words.
I picked a song (won’t tell you which) but it’s really catchy, and now that I’ve started looking up words, kind of disgusting.
There is a REASON I try not to listen to secular music. I guess I assumed that maybe things would be slightly tamer because this is Israel but instead it was WORSE. I think I need friends who understand Hebrew and listen to the radio to help me out on this one.
Seriously, though, someone should start an ulpan based on this principle. I can still hear my dad’s voice in my head (heard this at least once a day throughout highschool) “If you would spend even HALF the time you spend on memorizing song lyrics on schoolwork, you’d be a straight A student.”
The truth is that I didn’t spend ANY time memorizing song lyrics. Half of nothing is still nothing. But I did get the point. And maybe now this will help me get somewhere on this long road to being bilingual (IY”H!!!)