Eazy Foreign Languages

This blog is about German and French Language in Vijayawada. Articles, poems, songs and experiences of poolabala

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Alaska Cat Mayor

Despite having no experience, no platform to speak , no real power he became the Mayor of a small town in Alaska. Who is he? He name is Stubbs. He is the cat, leader of Talkeetna, for nearly 20 years.

Talkeetna is a small town  with fewer than 900 residents, In fact, as an unincorporated territory, it’s not even really a town at all.  it is a village”   In 1997, the mayoral election sparked apathy in the community, with no candidate deemed worthy enough. 

The manager at a  General Store, picked a kitty from a box full of unwanted cats. She selected a little ginger kitten whom she fittingly called “Stubbs.”A political star was born. The people of Talkeetna accepted the cat as their  Mayor. Mayor  Stubbs  became the town’s new leader. According to the manager  “He doesn’t raise our taxes — we have no sales tax. He doesn’t interfere with business. 

He’s honest.” Mayor Stubbs led a fairly scandal-free reign, until he had a run-in with an unleashed dog. The dog mauled Stubbs, who was left with a punctured lung, and well as broken bones and deep cuts. The mayor survived and kept up his career until he died four years later, in 2016, at the age of 20.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Author Poolabala Visits Chukkapalli School

Today I went to Chukkkapalli School near Nunna as chief guest of English and foreign languages skills program. I have taken leave from my work to meet the big group of young learners located 40 kilometers from my house in Vanukuru.  

Kesarapalli to Adivinekkalam Via Mustabad.  

The astounding beauty of nature is eye catching. Many a pleasant scenery dance before your eyes.          I went to kesarapalli from Vanukuru and from there I took the road to Adivinekkalam where Chukkapalli School is located.  In the sprawling campus with  tall green trees I parked my car.  I took all my major books and  got down.  The school looked like a big ashram. 

The principal of the school Mr. Sharma  received me at the car. He welcomed me into a tatched canopy.  We sat under the canopy  with my books. He was pleased with the biggest Telugu novel Bharatavarsha. He asked it for his school library. He wanted to have copies of most of my works. 

 Meantime all the teachers and staff assembled in the auditorium. The principal has taken me into the auditorium. Two little girls offered me bouquet. while the projector was showing my Bharatavarsha program on ETV.  I spoke in six foreign languages and entertained and surprised the children. The children loved foreign languages. 

The focus was on How to learn English.

The most important secret behind English learning is  listening to the rhythm of English and enjoying its beauty. This requires learning the following. 

1. The 44 sounds of English

2. Word pronunciation

3. Word stress ( where the words is stressed) 

4. Pronunciation of phrases ( entirely new to us)

5. Voice Modulation or intonation. 

The program went on like a work shop. involving the students and the teachers. The program lasted two hours. the children enjoyed the program. I have received many rare honours . This is rarest of the rare. The sprit of the founders of such an institution and their munificience is a blessing for many generations. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Subliminal power - Improve faster

 Have you ever heard the word Subliminal? I guess you haven't. Those who haven't heard are disadvantaged. This disadvantage comes naturally when you are born in Andhrapradesh. It is true. Language defeciency is acquired by birth in Andhrapradesh.  In case you have heard of the word subliminal, you are in the micrscopic minority of somewhat learned or educated people. How many of those who heard it have known the meaning of it completely?


The answer is very very few actually know the meaning completely.  Just read the meaning. It is explained  differently by different dictionaries. It may not be possible to understand clearly if you follow only one dictionary.  Here is what Webster dictionary says about subliminal 

Now let us see Oxford dictionary

How many of those who know the meaning can really interpret read further about it.  The answer is known to you. Think of yourself. It is individual. Have you read something about it? 

How many people have the habit of reading? Many people say that they have no time to read and escape. That is only a lame excuse. They don't know that they are escaping from their life, living in the darkness and ignorance. Ignorance is like slum. People are scared of poverty not slavery to money.  Actually they must be scared of slavery or lack of freedom. People hate slums. Actually they must hate ignorance.  If you analyse you can clearly understand and feel your subconscious mind. 

Have you gone deeper into reading?  An unwilling man answers " If only I had time I would read."  But person who has quest for knowledge will always find time to read. This is what researchers think 

If it pleases you try to know more about subliminal that is nothing but knowing yourself. What did Karl Marx say about consciousness of freedom?  How can you apply it to knowledge? Wite a feedback.