Last night I experienced my first full-length featured film all in Danish. That’s right, no subtitles, no English, just Danish. It was Disney’s animated film titled UP! I usually like good animated films and this one was amazing. The sad story line caught me off guard, but I had fun piecing everything together since it was in a different language. I am really amazed at how much the human brain picks up of a new language after a short 2.5 months with no previous exposure. I walked away from the theater having understood what had happened in the movie.

As successful as the movie watching was that I did with Myanna, Emily, and Noah, who are 3 of the 5 members of my Danish family, I had struggled a few nights before as Myanna began to teach me how to properly say 2 basic words: Bread and Green. Her and I spent an hour one night sitting on the couch as I tried to produce the correct sounds. It was completely unsuccessful. That night I ended up dreaming about these ridiculously hard words. Maybe come June I will be able to say them.

I start Danish school next Monday, November 19! I will be attending classes with other international people who are living in the area and who need to learn the language just like me. I will have class on M,T,W,F from 8:45-13.10 and Wednesday I have to spend an extra 1.5 hours in the language lab. It looks like I suddenly have a full schedule. I am really looking forward to going back to school and hopefully meeting some new people.

Last week my team traveled to Verona, Italy for the 2nd leg of Champions League. I will post next about that trip. For now I have to go meet the team bus to travel to Arhus for a match this afternoon. I played 55 minutes on Sunday at home in center-midfield, and was told I’ll be playing up top today. We’ll see what really happens.

More soon! I’m back to staying on top of this!Lonstrup LighthouseThis picture is from a town called Lonstrup about 15 km from where I live. I was out here in September, hence the beautiful weather. The lighthouse has been over taken and partly destroyed by the massive migrating dunes that you can see surrounding the structure. It was really fascinating to see and it was fun playing on the dunes. The coast line is also GORGEOUS!