I've been neglecting this blog. It's not intentional. It's just that I've been focusing my energy, time, and thought to my other blog (the one in wordpress). There, I write dailly. Many times I write more than one blog entries in a day. The lack of update in this blog is just a casuality.
Then... I notice is that I am losing my English vocabulary. Oh, man!
I don't get to use my English as much I wanted to. I can use English in my daily activities but I consider this rude. Why should I talk to Indonesians in Indonesia in English? Wierd, isn't it? I should use Bahasa Indonesia. Not that it is not uncommon to mix-and-match languages. I've seen people use English and Bahasa Indonesia in a mix-match fashion. I don't like it.
I don't know if they do it (mixing the languages) unintentionally or they just do it to show off. I said unintentionally because it is possible. I happened to do it many times in the past. English words, phrases, idioms and such just blurted out of my mouth. Now, I am trying to control this unacceptable behavior (in my opionion). Ocassionally, I still think in English though. Yes, it is true. In many cases it is more difficult for me to explain certain things in Bahasa Indonesia. Now that I am losing my English, I am in a difficult position. Picture this ... I am trying to explain things but I am struggling to find the right (English) words. Ha!
Now, I see that my English is slipping away. A few days ago, my son asked; "what's the English word for 'gerhana'." I just stunned. I could not answer it right away. The word was in the tip of my tounge, but I just could not recall it. Dang! I reached for a dictionary. Sure enough, it's easy. The answer is "eclipse."
Incidentally, in our group we were talking about eclipse - the integrated development environment (IDE) for software development. How could I forget that word?
I've got to write more in this blog to keep my English intact. I just gotta ...!