Friday, October 31, 2008



I don't normally use this expression, as I'm not a big fan of acronyms, but this is exactly the way I feel today!

It's been a long, long week for me, and I'm soooo glad that it's Friday today at last!

Come to think of it, the entire October has been a whirlwind month for me (and for people around the world), and I'm really glad that it's finally coming to an end!

Had yet another stressful day at the office yesterday, and I had to stay there until 2:30 a.m. I was able to get a lot done, but there are still some pending issues waiting to be resolved at work!

I hope that in November things will start to calm down such that everyone can lead a normal life.

I have around 1 hour before leaving for work, so I'll get to my French learning as soon as I finish posting this.

Wish you all a nice weekend, and a very prosperous new month!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Passed the Halfway Point!

Good morning!

It's now 11:30 a.m. here in Singapore. (I still haven't figured out how to change the time and date settings, so when I post this, it will show a completely different time on this blog, probably that of the US time zone. As I'm not very computer-savvy, this presents a bit of a challenge!)

I have just woken up, and am sipping coffee now while I dash off this new posting.

It's been a really tumultuous week at the office with my immediate boss away on vacation, but it's great to know that it's already Thursday today! We are already past the halfway point of the week!

As I still have some time today before leaving for work, I'll study some French as usual. It's always a lot of fun to study foreign languages!

Talk to you later!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Finally, There is Some "Traffic"!

I posted the announcement last night in my Japanese blog about the launch of my English-language blog, and went to bed at 4:00 a.m.

I woke up this morning at 11:00 a.m., and the first thing I did was to check whether there have been any visitors to this English blog through the link from my Japanese site, and lo and behold, there has been some traffic, and from so many different countries!

I am really encouraged! Many thanks to everyone for visiting this new site!

Going forward, I will strive to make this blog an immensely interesting site! I hope you feel that it's worth your while to visit this blog!

A million thanks once again to my dear readers for your support!!!

Uncle Polyglot

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Taking a Break Now!

Hello, everyone!

Though it's only Tuesday, it already feels like half a week has gone, because I had a particularly stressful day at work yesterday. I even dreamt about it last night!

Went to bed last night at about 4 a.m. without studying French, and woke up this morning at about 10 a.m., after dreaming about the client's order that I was supposed to place. I can hardly stand this level of stress!

Anyway, to make up for last night, I began to make French flash cards at 11:30 a.m. I am already halfway through today's portion, and am taking a break now for just a few minutes, so I can dash off this new posting on this blog. Expect to make around 100 cards once again today, and I will get them memorized over the lunch!

Talk to you later!

Home, Sweet Home!

After a hard and stressful day, I've just returned to my apartment from work.

As I am working on late shift this week, I begin work at 3 p.m., and get off work at 12:30 a.m. (30 minutes after midnight).

But that's when things go smoothly at the office. For tonight, as there was some extra stuff that I urgently needed to take care of, I stayed in the office until 1:50 a.m. I am really exhausted!

Feels really great to be back in my own apartment, a humble abode as it may be!

Tonight, I will rest and surf the Net for a short while, update my Japanese blog, and get to my French learning as usual before going to bed.

As soon as I've mastered how to post a photo in this blog, I will start posting some pictures to visually demonstrate to everyone how I study the French language!

Talk to you again soon!

Monday, October 27, 2008

No Visitors Yet!

I've noticed that there haven't been any visitors yet to this blog.

According to my StatCounter statistics, there has been a page-view by someone in Galicia, Spain, but that page-view only lasted a split-second, so it doesn't really count as a visit.

But I'm sure that there will start to be some visitors within the next few weeks, probably those who follow the link from my Japanese blog. That will be a start.

I think I will buy Blogging for Dummies and learn how to market this blog, so that it will be known to more people.

In the mean time, I will be patient.

This morning, I will study around 100 new French vocabulary words.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Went to Books Kinokuniya Today!

I went to Books Kinokuniya at Orchard this afternoon.

The reason why I went there was that, I was looking for a beginner's manual on starting an English-language blog.

I flipped through a beginner's manual titled "Blogging for Dummies", and found that might be a good place for me to start my first English-language blog.

Also in this manual, I've learned about, a website which provides a web tracker service. I have just embedded their tracking device into this blog site; it allows me to check how many visitors have come to view my blog site, and where those visitors are from. It's a really cool device!

I have yet to notify anybody about the launch of this blog site, but today I have put a link to this site in my Japanese-language blog ( in an inconspicuous place, so it's possible that some curious readers will eventually find out about this English blog, and start visiting this blog on a regular basis.

However, I would be more delighted if my readership can grow into non-Japanese speakers of many different countries, as I do not content myself with getting my messages out to Japanese readers only.

In the beginning stages, I am going to take this nice and slow, but when I get into the swing of things, I will start to make serious efforts to make this blog an immensely popular blog among non-Japanese readers!

Started My English Blog!

Hello, everyone!

My name is Uncle Polyglot.

I am a 35-year-old Japanese male living and working in Singapore.

I am a lover of languages, and have so far learned English, Chinese (Mandarin, Shanghainese, Cantonese), Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean and Russian, achieving varying degrees of proficiency, aside from my native tongue, Japanese.

In this blog, I would like to share with you my everyday life in Singapore, with particular focus on learning foreign languages.

I hope you enjoy this blog, and share with me the joy of learning foreign languages!