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Near Death Experience

  13.08.2018   Nikki   learning, living, Writing   No comments

This, the account of when I first met my now-husband, was first written on October 23, 2007 – Edited (lightly, for clarity and re-published in August 2018 as we come

on writing / j’écris

  21.07.2018   Nikki   learning, Writing   No comments

I have written in some form or another pretty much since I learned how to write. My writing has traveled through the early days of pencil and paper to Moleskins,

sans queue ni tête

C’est assez naturel que j’ai finalement choisi de m’immerger dans la langue française. Depuis aussi longtemps que je me souvienne, j’adore les films français, la culture, l’art, et bien sûr

voyageurs / viajeros / travelers

  30.04.2018   Nikki   languages, learning, places   No comments

¡Hemos estado viajando mucho, recientemente! El mayo pasado, estuve en Berlin durante un mes, la navidad pasada viajamos al País Vasco (en Francia y España), viajamos a Santa Barbara un

fin

Il y a deux matins, j’ai soumis ma demande pour obtenir mon diplôme! Je flippe, un peu. Et maintenant? Two mornings ago, I submitted my application for graduation. I’m flipping

le courant de conscience: je lis, j’ai lu, je lirai / leo, leí, leeré

I used to read an extraordinary amount. When I was a child, I would always ask for several books for Christmas, and my mother would always oblige and wrap a

UW Berlin Study Abroad – Summer 2017

This will be the link to all of my thoughts and posts regarding the UW Berlin Honors 2017 Study Abroad Program: Negotiating Identities and Mediating Communities. Stay tuned!

Take two!

If you’ve been reading along, you may remember me talking about a study abroad program to Berlin that I had been accepted to for last Fall quarter. I wound up

!لحَمْد لله‎‎ا

لحَمْد لله‎‎ا means “Alhamdulillah!” which literally means “praise God!” “God” figures quite largely within the Arabic language, but I (and many Arabic speakers) are atheists so in that case it’s an

الموسيقى العربية

These past couple weeks I’m consciously realizing that I need to begin to immerse in the Arabic language. As I’ve had to choose classes for the Winter quarter, I’ve decided that