Creative Approach

To learn something new requires innovative approach. Like many things in life, one type of learning approach isn’t suitable for everyone. When it comes my studying, in particular my learning of French, I like to be pragmatic. In other words, I would like to learn the type of french that native-speakers use on a daily basis.

One of the ways to achieve this specific goal is through reading. Ever since I started reading in french, autobiography has certainly been my favorite genre. I have been enjoying reading life journey that accomplished people that I look up to have traveled to become who they are of today. Besides, I thought that most of the shared stories in their books would be first-person narrative. It’d be so helpful for me to pick up the original expressions and commonly employed words in this particular language.

Last Saturday, I decided to pick up a new french book. While browsing in the Books in French section at a bookstore, I was intrigued to purchase a french novel, entitled “L’amour et Les forêts.” I was soon made to realize that I was no longer reading an autobiography.


The language of this novel is so much more sophisticated, which comes with a thought-provoking maturity and a complexity of human psychology that force the reader to slow down and be challenged intellectually by the embedded brilliance in every paragraph, as the author has intended, of the book.

I have just started reading its first three pages. Already I can feel the sophistication and depth that this book carries. I’m sure that when I’m done with this book, I’ll be linguistically enriched.

Published by Robbie's Blog

I am a third-culture person who's navigating his way around Hong Kong and beyond. Come join me on this rollercoaster ride.

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