Ehsan Ghanbari

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Learning a new language by Pimsleur method

It's for two or three years that the Pimsleur method has been a big part of my language learning plan. At the time being, I'm practicing French, German and Spanish via Pimsleur. Unfortunately, I just can pay time in my way to work in the morning and evening and my progress in learning the new language is so slow! But it's an inseparable daily schedule of my life.

In fact, the Pimsleur method has been created by Paul Pimsleur which is an audio-based course. It presents the different phrases and words and grammar in the language you are going to learn and then in your mother tongue or English (it's is handy). By repeating every phrase and words and grammar for several times in a different form and situation, it forces you to learn the new language; and that's the main point and advantage of the Pimsleur method. The motioned method is great for starting. In order to get familiar with the structure and spelling of the language, it would be helpful! For more information about the supported language, you can refer to https://www.pimsleur.com



Music plays an important role in everybody's life 

I personally enjoy music, either by listening or by playing. A piece of music can change the entire mood of mine, and that's mostly because I'm a sort of emotional guy, but the effect of music cannot be neglected. There are lots of art in the world, and, we may be interested in some of them or maybe not; But music is the only art that everybody likes it, and it's Impressive. You listen to music while driving, eating, exercising or even working. I've listed and sorted my music library and they have been specialized for place and time! I do believe that you shouldn't listen to every music every time and everywhere, despite if you would be interested in that.

Although I'm not a professional player, since I've started playing an instrument, I've added another big nice challenge into my life. If you are a player or have an experience of playing music, you know, it's really hard to become a professional musician and it takes a lot of time and dedication. In my point view, every professional player is a successful person, because getting progress in playing music requires effort, perseverance and of course the fondness! I suggest you to start playing music rather than listening and continue it forever, It would be more flattering!



Before you quit your by job Robert Kiyosaki is unparalleled!

             

It was about 16 years ago when I was only 13 that I found a book with the title: "Before you quit your job" by Robert Kiyosaki. I had read several books by Antoni Robins, Brian Tracy before that time, they were great and I still respect all of them and read their books and use them in my daily life. As a matter of fact, "Before you quit your job" was a sort of story, a real-life experience, enthusiasm, power, inspiration, expectancy and anything you can imagine that motivates you and empower you to achieve your goals! it was a kind of miracle for me! This book means a lot to me! I really don't know how many times I've read this book so far and it's again in my "Should be read" list and it's start time would be the next weekend!

I will always love this book! If you like reading motivational books, I recommend you to get around to this one!

 



10 interesting and strange Idioms in French!

I'm listing 10 strange idioms in French that could sound a little bit weird in English literal meaning!

 

French: il fait un temps de chien!

English: The weather is so bad!

 

French:Avoir un poil dans la main

English: to be lazy

 

French: Avoir un chat dans la gorge

English: to have a frog in your throat

 

French: les doigts dans le nez

English: Doing something easily

 

French: L’habit ne fait pas le moine

English: To judge something by appearance

 

French: C’est dommage

 English: that's too bad!

 

French: Appeler un chat un chat

English: To tell the truth!

 

French: Être à l’ouest

English: Being out of something

 

French: Avoir du pain sur la planche

English: Having a lot to do

 

French: Poser un lapin à quelqu’un

English: to stand somebody up

 



Surround yourself with the people who are better than you

Maybe you have heard that Jim Rohn says: "You're The Average Of The Five People You Spend The Most Time With". If you follow this agenda, your life would be really nice and full of success! Since I've tried to remove the negative and non-valuable people from my life and surround myself with eminent people, a lot of good things have happened to my life. I'm trying to be like them, I learn a lot of things and I'm improving my life. There is no any privilege on spending the time with junky people. The people we surround ourselves with are the biggest influence on our life, attitudes and the future.

Just look at the people you know, I mean, in every field of activity and social position. You can't find an entrepreneur who is dealing with a murder or you can't find a neurosurgeon who has a friendship with an epicurean. Try to make friends with people you want to be like them.  Your thoughts and actions are influenced by the people around you. What kind of person do you want to be? Answer this question and choose your friends base on that. If you want to exactly get the effects of thought and the people around, read the book: "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiosaky (@theRealKiosaky).



About Me

Ehsan Ghanbari

Hi! my name is Ehsan. I'm a developer, passionate technologist, and fan of clean code. I'm interested in enterprise and large-scale applications architecture and design patterns. I spend a lot of time on software architecture. Since 2008, I've been as a developer for different companies and organizations and I've been focusing on Microsoft ecosystem all the time. During the past years, Read More

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