Learned some interesting things. Like we need a bloody Visa to visit Russia! I Did Not Know That -- would have been embarrassing to be turned away at check-in. Hahahaha. There was other cool stuff, like...Russians traditionally celebrate Christmas on the 7th of January, and New Year a little later -- though they observe the Gregorian New Year as well, now. Father Christmas is "Ded Moroz" to them -- Grandfather Frost. I rilly like this lesson and am on best behaviour. I'm even looking forward to the surprise!exam.
There are only two drawbacks to this class:
1. Tonight, we learned that Russian for milk? Is the same as the highly offensive Greek word that basically translates to 'wanker'.
2. I realised, through my stifled attempts to control my hysterical giggles, that only Chris and I seem to be aware of the fact. I shall either force a stop to my gut reaction to laugh, or force myself to explain why I find milk so funny. I'll aim for the former. :|
ETA: I just killed a massive mosquito and there is blood along my shelf. In November. In England. WTF, global warming, wtf?
ETA PART II: Why on earth are mosquitoes in a harsher, grey, northern climate bigger than the mosquitos in say, Greece or Spain, anyway?