I am a voracious reader! How passé this statement sounds, isn’t it? I love reading and this is how I learned English. I never knew how to speak in English since I cannot recollect my studying regularly in one school at one place. Sounds strange, I know, but for few years I didn’t study in any school instead hopped in between places my father shifted owing to his job changes.
When I was 11 years old, our family shifted to
Mum went back to
I got hold of a Dutch fairy tales book from one friend of Pinku and hid that in my cupboard for long time so that he forgets about it and I need not have to give him back. But, one day he came home and asked and I had to give it back so that God do not punish me. Sad! The same friend of my brother, Pradip Ghimire, came back another day with a book with Red cover and some image in white on it. He brought ‘The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz’ and gifted that to me. I still have this with me. I was so happy and glad that I have a wonderful thing with me. I was happy for so many days after that.
And, today I have read hundreds of them, books. I even cannot recollect the names of many which I have read in past few years apart from the ones in my course. If, there wouldn't have been those story books in my life, I could have never been what I am today. Even if I am not a big personality yet I did graduation, post graduation, and that too with English Literature as the main Subject. I have never dreamt of myself speaking or writing in English and I am doing this now.
I am my own teacher. I read re-read and utter difficult words and feel them. I find out meanings and observe with intense concentration how different words are spoken by different people and how come one word can be used for various contexts. It's amazing! Learning a language is brilliant. Above all teaching oneself is so exciting. I still love hearing and knowing new words. Though, I never use too sophisticated words while I write because I feel I still, am not good at the Language. I think in my mother tongue- Hindi!
Amazing! Amazing will be the chronology of my life which I may post in next blogpost.