Friday morning shots

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The fresh stretch of the powdery blue morning sky, light of the glorious sun, with the huge white clouds floating with no worry in the world. A beautiful sight to start the day, no?

My night-owl study session extended to the wee hours of this morning. I didn’t sleep all last night but I’m doing fine. I’m like that, I love the night and the early morning after, it’s so serene, quiet and relaxing (if you minus a few mosquitoes). I was working on AS English, I’m studying it independently right now and I have exams in November so I’m trying to finish the book.

English is such a joy to study! Before I didn’t pay much attention to grammar and the likes but now … I find it fascinating! How figures of speech, sentences, and more come together and cooperate to form language as we know it! I’m taught how to analyze excerpts, how to break the various components of the text down and make sense of it all, to read between the lines and realize that how intricate the writing craft can be. I know my writing and book reviewing will benefit greatly from going on to study advanced English.

Oh well, I’m working a couple of posts but now I think I’ll go and get some shut eye for my shift around 4 PM. *Yawn and stretches*

Cheers!

Random Word Ramble: Sunday

A month or two ago I’d came up with this idea for a post series called ‘Random Word Ramble’ originally it was ‘Random Word Ramble Tuesday’ then it became ‘Random Word Ramble Wednesday’ because I always end up posting it on Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays. Then I stopped, because I didn’t really have much time to sit, think and then write, that’s why regulars would notice all the re-blogs. What happens is that when I find an interesting word that I’d very much like to use, I make up sentences with it and then it turns into a paragraph and usually leads to something more. I normally round up words from either my own dictionary or Dictionary.com.

So last night I curled up with my Oxford, flipping through I found some really interesting words which I promptly wrote down and made sentences with. My version is the Compact Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus Third Edition, and it had British spellings and alternate American spelling as well. I found today’s subject word on Page 122 and it happened to be a British word:

  • Cagoule /kuh-gool/ noun

- Brit. a lightweight hooded waterproof jacket.

At first this might seem pedestrian enough, but I came up with something that was quite the contrary. Dig my vocab :P Here goes …

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