The gloomy day but bright colors of flowers and rainbow flags make you happy playlist

Normal // The Petticoats
Listen to your heart // Half Japanese
Leaves of Spring // WEEKEND
Rainbow Flag // Matmos
Grand Senshuraku// Soichi Terada
Le Jardin // Hans Joachim Roedelius
Brian Eno Another Green World album or Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy
Lapin meimei // Klimperei
The Jangling Man // Cleaners From Venus
Frog // Versus


Everyday at work, forgive my hiatus

I’m back working as a canvasser with For Nevada’s Future and it has been great work to do again. Instead of political campaigning for Hillary Clinton and Catherine Cortez-Masto for senate in Washoe County, which was successful in Nevada and I’m very proud to have done the groundwork and to have talked to thousands of voters and being able to connect with real issues to families, It’s now a matter of canvassing against school vouchers in some districts of the county.  This issue is important and I try everyday while knocking on my doors to make sure people understand that this bill is going to hurt schools and low income, working class families the most and benefiting the wealthy at their children’s expense. I’ve been getting mixed views, I lost someone when I mentioned I didn’t go to school here and that I’m from San Diego, which hurt me because I’ve been in Reno for a year now and have been working hard on this canvassing journey. I fear that this bill will pass and that the states will follow.

My other job is Dairy Queen and they basically pay me like $30 and ice cream everyday but I like it for now.

I have to work and study by myself for now, I’m earning money again which means I’ll be able to cover my small credit debts and work on going to school. A lot of work to be done !


Learn Esperanto for a week (Part 1)

I’ve been using Esperanto For Americans, Duolingo and Lernu this week to gain a familiarity with the constructed international language Esperanto. Through association and recognizing similarities in other languages in Esperanto, it’s been fairly easy.

La Gramatiko- La vorto kaj la radiko (the grammar, the word and the root)
There are four word classes in Esperanto: Primary, Simple, Compound and Foreign.

La Artikulo- the article is always “La” and La Substantivo- the noun always ends in O
La Patro- the father, La lampo- the lamp, La plumo- the pen, La tablo- the table, La hundo- the dog, La papero- the paper

La fiziko estas scienco- Physics is a science
Tiel blanka kiel la neĝo- As white as snow
Venu je la oka hora- Come at 8 o’clock

No indefinite article- pomo is an apple,  seĝo is a chair, krajono is a pencil, kuniklo is a rabbit, arbo is a tree, lando is a country

Clauses: Nominative and Accusative
In the accusative an -n is added
La pupo de la infano- The doll of the child
La patrino la infanon nutras- The mother feeds the child

ĝis- till (as far as), al- to
Mi iras ĝis la ĝardeno- I go as far as the garden
Ili iras al la restoracio- I go to the restaurant

Mia frato amas mian filinon pli ol mian filon- translates into My brother loves my daughter more than my son.
Mi amas mian filinon pli ol mian filo- translates into I love my daughter more than my son.

La adjectivo- add an -a to the noun
oro- gold, ora- golden
ligno- wood, ligna- wooden
ĉielo- heaven, ĉiela- heavenly
tuj- at once, tuja- instant
en- in, ena- inter
tro- too (much), troa- excessive

ĝentila knabo- a polite boy
hela stelo- a bright star

pli- more, plej- most
forta- strong, pli forta- stronger, plej forta- strongest
dolĉa- sweet, pli dolĉa – sweeter, plej dolĉa- sweetest

Degree may be expressed by suffixes eg and et:
varma- warm, varmeta- lukewarm, varmega- hot

Pronomoj- pronouns
Mi- I, Vi- you, Li- he, ŝi- she, ĝi- it, Ni- we, Ili- they
Pocessive pronouns
Mia- Mine, Via- Yours, Lia- his, ŝia-hers, ĝia- it’s, Nia- ours, Ilia- theirs
Ci- thou, Cia- thy, thine
Si- him/herself,itself, themself, Sia- his/herself’s
Plurals- add a -j

Ilia domo- their house, iliaj domoj- their houses
Miaj krajonoj- my pencils
Ili diras al si- they said to themselves
ĉiu por si- each for himself

Oni devus pensi bone- One ought to think well.
Oni diras ke voyaĝo estos tre interessa- they say that the journey will be very interesting.

La Verbo- Transitive: cause an action to be done to a person, object either concrete or abstract. A word which receives which receives the direct action of a transitive verb, receives also the accusative ending. Intransitive: Actions that begin and end with the doer, has no object or passive voice.
12 word endings, 6 inflections, 1 auxillary verb

Infinitive ends in -I
Esti- to be, legi- to read, dormi- to sleep

Present tense ends in -as
Estas- is, legas- reads, dormas- sleeps

Past tense ends in -is
Estis- was, legis- read, dormis- slept

future tense ends in -os
Estos- will be, legos- will read, dormos- will sleep

Conditional tense ends in -us
Estus- would be, legus- would read, dormus- would sleep

Imperative tense ends in -u
Estu- be, legu- read, dormu- sleep

I am, you are, he is- Mi estas, vi estas, li estas

Impersonal verbs express fact/ action:
pluvas- rains, neĝas- snows, frostas- freezes

Participoj- Participles
Active: action being performed
Present- -ant-
Past- -int-
Future- -ont-

Passive: action being received
Present- -at-
Past- -it-
Future- -ot-

Mi skribas- I write, am writing
Mi estas skribanta- I am writing
Mi skribis- I wrote, did write
Mi estas skribinta- I have written, been writing
Mi estas skribonta- I am to write, am about to write

Vi ludas- you play
Vi ludis- you played
Vi estis ludanta- you were playing
Vi estis ludinta- you had played
Vi estis ludonta- you were about to play

Li laboras- He works
Li estos laboranta- he will be working
Li estos laboronta- he will be about to work

Mi estas helpata- I am helped
Mi estas helpita- I have been helped
Vi estis helpata- you were helped
Vi estis helpota- you were about to be helped
Li estos helpata- he will be helped
Li estos helpita- he will have been helped
Li estos helpota- he will be about to be helped