I wonder what hobbies others have?I like hobbies where I get a feeling of improving at something worthwhile, and that make me feel more confident. Some of my favourites at the moment are swimming, language learning and going to new places.Some things I'm interesting in trying are acting, indoor climbing and possibly martial arts. I am doubtful about martial arts because it seems to me that you either take it casually and don't learn practical self-defence or you take it seriously and mix with aggressive people and probably get hurt. It would be confidence boosting to be proficient at self-defence though.
Hi oktanol,I'm learning German currently, although I am interested in learning French as well. I am interested in travelling to various places in Europe and I think they are the most useful languages to know. Language learning is also good for the brain. I did study Norwegian for a while on Duolingo because I am interested in going there and to Scandinavia in general, but I have forgotten it all now.What things do you make?
What languages do you need to learn and why? What I like about learning languages is the feeling of progression and that if you keep studying it regularly you will understand more over time. It also makes me feel more cultured and worldly to be able to understand other languages (although I am not much good at any yet).
What's geocaching like? I like hiking so I have considered doing it before.
How funny, du kannst natürlich auch gerne auf Deutsch schreiben ;-)
And I'm learning Norwegian too - perhaps not exactly a language you need as a tourist, given that there are only a bit over 5 million people speaking it and most of them also speak English really well, but I live here now, so that makes it kind of important.
I like making things nobody really needs - cards, wood stuff, vases from broken lab glassware, amigurumis and other crochet/knitting, funny geocache containers... If you have thought about trying geocaching then you should simply give it a go! Start with something easy, and somewhere quiet because it will take you a while to find even quite easy ones in the beginning and you start feeling suspicious pretty quickly when there are people walking past all the time. It's great fun and a hobby that probably attracts a higher percentage of people with Aspie traits than there are in the general population. Until I tried it I thought I don't like any trainspotting sort of thing - well, changed my mind about that. I find it a great way of exploring interesting areas I would not find otherwise and to have a purpose when going out on my own (which I would otherwise do a lot less).
Ich kann ein bisschen Deutsch schreiben. Wie gut ist dein Deutsch? Wie ist Norwegen?The last time I looked at geocaching the app required a fee.
It was... digital DXing is possible but no fun really as signals are either there or not, you cant detect weak ones like with analogue. My best catch was Australian channel 0 during the sunspot peak around 1989/90. These days I concentrate on FM radio DX as its the last bastion of analogue.
I found that digital TV has even more channels than analogue.
When we set our satellite to the dual position of 19.2E and 13E with a monoblock. We had over 900 FTA channels from the Astra and Hotbird satellites. A few were English, others were just about every European language. About 50 German , 30 Italian, 20 French, etc. Euronews was enabled for 9 languages, I could switch between languages in a split second. Then we had the Arabic and north African channels, the useless advertising channels, religious ones and the very low quality porn ones, wanting our credit card details to subscribe to the hard stuff.