|And, so it is... the 1 year birthday, in my German learner life!
Jaaa: The original inspiration that started it all. Your early lessons,
and all the resources you provided are still being used to
this date. Truly, you've broadened my horizons on many levels and opened up a whole new world
for me. Naja, Nadja... I shall forever treasure our FfL pact.
Jess: I'd have remained a sideline learner, had you not compelled me to just dive in and start practicing.
You got me thru awkwardness,
surviving on broken sentences. The rest just seem to have come naturally. And,
what a monster you've created! For that (and the beautiful friendship)... I
thank you! Hey, it's a long way from "O Tannenbaum" ;)
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Coco: What an amazing youngster with advanced
skills! You rapidly
became my primary tutor. I've learnt the bulk of my nuts-and-bolts from you.
Incredibly, we've become unlikely buddies, where I morph between your clever
little brother, and a cool uncle figure. Voll toll, ne?! :D
I can never thank you
enough, for being so generous, dependable, patient and fun!
when I thought I couldn't possibly top the dream team I've assembled... you came
along—a Gymnasium Lehrerin in English and History with
years of experience! I'm fortunate to have my own authoritative advisor. My deep
gratitude and admiration, to my great last-but-not-least mentor, "big sis"
and fellow thinker!
Special thanks to
Steve, for taking the time to explore my
other endeavors; and to Dagmar, for introducing me to
Annett Louisan. Both of you have
contributed many rounds of substantive quality advice. I'm moved by such
heart-warming altruism. Though I have regrettably failed to keep in touch more often
(due to sheer lack of time), you have been in my thoughts.
To camaraderie, enlightenment and joy!