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  • Hunting for books

    17 April 2017 ( #literature collection )

    Every once in a while, I stop by the flea markets to look for books to add to my literature collection. There’s only so much space I have to store them, let alone time to read them, so I try to restrain myself. This usually works out well since I have...

  • What Should A Person Do To Prepare For An Interview?

    27 July 2017 ( #interview )

    Once you have received a call that your resume has been selected and you are on the short list for a job, your hard work is not over. It is just beginning. While sending an edited resume was a great start to your battle to get this job, now you have to...

  • Small changes make a big difference

    17 April 2017

    I once heard this anecdote about a Russian teacher, who shall remain nameless. He was in a cafeteria and wanted to ask whether they had a tray, поднос (podnos). What he actually ended up asking was whether they had понос (ponos), or “diarrhoea”. One major...

  • Lost in translation

    17 April 2017

    A translator’s work is seldom easy. It is time-consuming when performed properly, and it requires a solid understanding of the original language as well as the target language. Translations must reflect the original text, but to what degree? A literal...