This past Tuesday evening I (Matthew) was helping at a discussion club our church hosts for university students. It’s called Potichu Nahlas (Quietly Outspoken). As part of an icebreaker game everyone had to make up a story about the person to their left. So my friend got quite a few laughs at my expense as they told tall tales about me…of which I understood enough to know that I was getting razzed pretty good.
Then it was my turn. Speaking in front of a group of strangers in a language in which they are fluent and I am not is a humbling experience at best.
Though I struggled with my grammar, I got in a good joke. People laughed at what I said and not just how I said it (or mispronounced it). I’ve missed being funny. It was a good feeling.
That said – there is still so much to learn!