When I was 11 years old, I was almost completely fluent in Spanish.
When I was 13 years old, I learned French. By the age of 15, I was fluent in the
When I was 11 years old, I began learning Latin. By 13 years old, I was fluent in the
dead language. At Westover that year (2001), I came up with a slang that included
English and random Latin words, and people spoke in it for a while.
When I was 13 years old, I tried to teach myself Russian (the written script)… I
don’t know if it ever worked (even a little bit).
And in boarding school, I learned some Korean, Japanese and Chinese.
I liked to play Chinese chess, it was interesting. And I liked to play Chinese pokerafter
a while I used to change the rules when teaching it to others, in order to win
Sad Fact: I don’t really remember any of these at all.
There was a game, at NYMA, I played with other kids, which was fun. You had to
hold your hands in a prayer position and the other person would hit the hands as
hard as they could, also with hands in prayer position. If you flinched, you had to
endure a penalty, more hits.