Monday, 14 December 2009

Til Danmark

December 2009 Til Danmark (mp3)

another free tune on Peter's flickr photostream.

"Well, I'm happy to say that my work visa in Denmark has been extended again, and this time for two years. Which means, I can actually move into a place and stay there for a while, and spend some more time in this lovely country.

One of the things that bothers me most about myself, is that I can't really speak any other language than English. Just little bits and pieces of a few languages, but nothing fluently. I've been in Denmark for about two years and still I'm afraid to go to the super market because I can't speak Danish. I've gotten a lot better, but I still have a long way to go.

More and more I try to test myself, and sometimes I'm surprised at much I know, but other times it feels like I could never, ever grasp it. Anyhow, I'd really like to make an effort to learn, especially if I'm going to be spending so much more time here.

Last night I wrote a little song, just with voice and a little percussion (well, the clicking sound of the pen I wrote the words with), and forced myself to write every third line in Danish. I'm pretty sure they are incorrect, but I wanted to try and see how I would do without looking anything up. Today, after two years, I finally learned how to check my voicemail on my Danish phone! The instructions are in Danish when you call to hear the messages, and I've never been able to understand it well enough until today! So, I think I might be making some progress.

Anyhow, I'd like to dedicate this tiny song to Denmark. Thank you for having me."


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