More sad than silly
I had to go to PetSmart again to buy more litter for Minkelina, and I saw this little hamster there, alone in his cage. He seemed to be chewing and kept it up the whole time I was looking at him. Perhaps it is a nervous habit. I like this photo because it shows his cute little paws.
Another lovely day at the library. Thanh was not there, but I worked with a Taiwanese man named Boh who has the same focus - pronunciation and fluidity of conversation. He turned out to be the husband of Nada, with whom I worked a few weeks ago and we talked a bit about my advice to her to look into online degree programs. Then he read an article from the New York Times on my smartphone and I corrected his pronunciation and defined some of the words. Like so many speakers of Asian languages, he lets the ends of words trail off instead of pronouncing the consonant - that makes it much harder for others to understand him. I suggested he look for some articles that interested him and bring them to tutoring next week. We had a very enjoyable session and I would be happy to work with him again.