[Day 473] Being a non-native English speaker writing in English

I was enjoying a hot spring in Utah when a red-haired lady came to join me. Small talks ensued. I told her I was a creative writing student and I wanted to become a writer. She seemed confused.

“Do they teach Vietnamese writing here?”

“No, I’m studying English writing.”

“You want to write in English?”

Now she was really confused. I had an accent, I still do, and she was probably wondering how a person who didn’t even speak English could even dream of making a living out of it. Continue reading “[Day 473] Being a non-native English speaker writing in English”

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[Day 473] Being a non-native English speaker writing in English

[Day 13] Weird things English speakers say

As a non-native English speaker, I always find the English language fascinating. People keep saying things that make absolutely no sense at all.

“It helped me grow as a person.” Like, seriously, what else could you possibly be growing as? A freaking tree?

“I have a runny nose.” OMG where did your nose run to? I can’t see it on your face.

“You do you.” I would rather be doing someone else, but I guess in the meantime I will have to keep on doing myself.

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[Day 13] Weird things English speakers say