Hi all.. I'm new here.
First of all I'm Vremita, 18 years old, from Indonesia.
I found this site unintendedly when browsing through internet.. And when I took a look, I just thought, "This is just what I need.."
I love to learn foreign languages. I'm native Indonesian. My mother languages are Indonesian and Javanese, and I speak English as my second language.
At the age of 10 I learnt Arabic at school, but didn't find the joy of learning foreign language yet.
I started to learn Russian at 13 when I got into junior high school, and continued with Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian afterwards.
When I was 15, in 9th grade, I got interested with Romance languages, such as Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and I learnt them, but I only master French and Italian.
When I was 16 years old, in first year high school, I met some Turkish people in town and learnt Turkish with them. It was very fast; never thought I'd learn Turkish before..!
The next year I got a boyfriend with Chinese background, then I had to learn Chinese in anyway.
When I was 17, I joined a cultural program in Singapore and learned a little Thai, Tagalog, and Kazakh.
Now I am 18, and I'm studying Dutch for some family reason, german because I'm planning to continue my study there, and Greek, just for fun.
It's fun to speak many languages; I'll never know when I'll need them. And I do find the benefits of it.
Many people had told me that I should do something more with my languages. For example, in international politics, translating, or linguistics, etc.
But I'm not interested with those. I'm into science, I love Biology and Chemistry and want to get into medical school. I want to be a doctor. This seems to be funny, and poeple always regret it. My parents, however, always let me do my best.
I often get offerings to translate books, or some notes, etc, but I seldom found the fun in it: I had to adaptate with pages of passage for doctoral studies, in a language which is not my mother tongue, while I'm still a high school student with limited knowledge of such topics. I should be studying for my final exam..
But if I reject the offer, people would likely say such "With those languages, she won't help with this..? It's just no use"
All these times I learnt languages just for fun, it's one of my hobbies, to refresh my mind after dealing with Biot-Savart, gene control, etc.. and to make friends with people from all over the world, know their cultures, try their special food recipes, enjoy their songs and music..
When I see professional translators' work, here at proz, I often think, "what a good work, why can't I enjoy translating like them..?" I know I'd benefit more if I do translating, but.. I just don't find the sould in it..
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