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Douglas Triggs
13 October 2006 @ 06:01 pm
Useless fact of the day: Fidel Castro, Peter Davison, and James Ensor were all born on Friday the 13th.
 
 
In the mood: amusedamused
Now playing: U2 - Red Hill Mining Town
 
 
Douglas Triggs
13 October 2006 @ 06:07 pm
Some grammatical forms:

V-stem + たい: want to do something
V-て + ほしい: want someone1 to do something (also -- もらいたい).
N + が + ほしい: want something
X + は + Y + が + ほしい: X wants Y
V-stem + たがる/たがっている: someone else wants to do something
V-て + もらいたがる/もらいたがっている: someone else wants someone to do something
N + が + ほしがる/ほしがっている: someone else wants something

1 That someone is marked with に and should not be of higher status. Presumably that's also true for もらいたがる but I'm not sure how that works out.

A phrase to remember:

お腹がいっぱいです 「おなかがいっぱいです」 - to be full

Questions

What's the difference between ほしい and もらいたい anyway?

Which of these sentences is better:
コロラドでは冬に雪がたくさん降ります or
コロラドでは冬にたくさん雪が降ります ?
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In the mood: busy
Now playing: Tommy Heavenly6 - Ready?
 
 
Douglas Triggs
13 October 2006 @ 10:24 pm
...Was freakin' awesome.

Everything was good.

Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture. Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 (the only not-as-bright moment of the night -- no chorus). Camille Saint-Saëns, Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila (a pleasant surprise, not listed on the web page).

Then, Van Cliburn playing Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor. Totally awesome.

Then, two encores by Van Cliburn. Totally totally awesome.

I really wish I knew what the first piece was (sounded vaguely like Liszt), the second was Chopin's Polonaise in A-Flat Major. I must find out somehow, maybe somebody reviewed the concert or something.

Did I mention it was totally awesome? Because it was completely totally awesome.
 
 
In the mood: ecstatictotally awesome
Now playing: Chopin - Polonaise In A-Flat Major (Van Cliburn was better)