In an effort to broaden my horizons for the new year, and to watch my anime cartoons without subtitles, I begun a quest to learn the mystical and ancient language of JAPANESE! I've always wanted to learn a 2nd language, and I even took two years of Spanish in High School. But for some reason, I could never remember any of it once I left school! Probably because I didn't have much chance to practice with anyone in MY old hood.

Now the language learning bug has bit me again, and it must have been a Japanese bug. So to get things started, I downloaded the Rosetta Stone app for my LG phone from the Android market. It's a pretty cool app that has a WIDE variety of words and conversational phrases to learn. I figure buy the end of the year, I should be pretty good at since I've always been a good student (NERD)!

Both my second oldest and my middle son have taken Spanish as a 2nd language in school but I never hear them practicing with each other. I even tried to encourage them to watch television and movies with the SAP feature on but to no avail. As long as they passed the class I guess.

If you could learn a new language, what would it be and why? Let me know in the comment box below! Arigato!