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May. 4th, 2010 02:36 am
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So I've been reading discussions about modesty, and acknowledging your own awesomeness (like here), and the comment threads with people listing their awesomenesses (yes, I know it's not a word), and I thought "Oh, I don't even have anything to list"...

And then I paused and thought about what I'm doing here. Like, on DW and on LJ. And realized something I forgot.

Hey, you know what? I can write pretty well in a language not my own. I can use idioms, play with language, that sort of thing. It took me a lot of practice to be able to do that. Can you imagine how many books in English I'd read to get a decent wordhoard? (not that was a hardship, mind)

And more than that, I can do more than blog and have conversations online in English (with people often not realizing I'm not a native speaker). I can write pretty decent stories in English. Stories that people have read thinking not 'Damn, this foreigner can make grammatically correct sentences in English' (which wouldn't always be true, btw - Past Perfect is not my friend) but 'Damn, this person can tell a story'.

Am I awesome or what?
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