Egle




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  1. 1. learn Latvian
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  2. 2. work for Doctors Without Frontiers
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  3. 3. see Bjork performing
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  4. 4. stop caring so much about what other people think
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  5. 5. improve my ECG skills
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  6. 6. get a new white coat
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  7. 7. communicate with my group-mates more often
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  8. 8. get a scholarship
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  9. 9. live more ecologically
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  10. 10. learn to be more forgiving
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  11. 11. learn to fly a plane
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  12. 12. give blood
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  13. 13. forget the bad and remember the good
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  14. 14. feel the fear and do it anyway
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  15. 15. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
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  16. 16. overcome the fear of flying
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  17. 17. find love
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  18. 18. see the aurora borealis
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  19. 19. see my grandfather
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  20. 20. be a better friend
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  21. 21. visit iceland
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  22. 22. visit Riga
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  23. 23. become a surgeon
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  24. 24. finish decorating my hallway
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  25. 25. become a better guitar player
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  26. 26. learn propedeutics during my holiday
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  27. 27. visit Finland
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  28. 28. know myself better
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  29. 29. be more patient
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  30. 30. understand other people better
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  31. 31. see a waterfall
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  32. 32. learn more Latvian songs
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  33. 33. get more sleep
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  34. 34. relax more often
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  35. 35. play guitar and sing with my friends on the seaside
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  36. 36. not to worry about minor nuisances
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  37. 37. communicate with my friends more often
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learn Latvian
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My grandfather is originally Latvian though he was born in Lithuania where now I and my family live. Unfortunately, he didn’t pass his mother-tongue to my mother so I can’t speak Latvian as well. Now I’m trying to find the lost part of my family identity by learning this beautiful language. I’m very interested in Latvian culture and history too.
Learning Latvian isn’t hard for me so far as it’s is very similar to Lithuanian language. Sometimes it becomes a source of amusement for me, because there are a lot Latvian words which sound the same like in Lithuanian but the meaning is totally different. For example, “debess”(in Latvian)=sky, “debesis”(in Lithuanian)=”a cloud”, “smags”(Latvian)=”hard”, “smagus” (Lithuanian)-”fun”. “Bauda” means “a pleasure” in Latvian, while the same word in Lithuanian means “a penalty”. It’s amazing how two languages can be so close and so different at the same time.




 

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