Learning a new language is not easy, as I painfully realise here in the Philippines. Slowly, little by little, I am learning the Visayan language and would listen to conversations in Visaya. I try to listen for familiar words and try to interpret the gist of the conversation. I try to use the language as much as possible.
Having travelled through 30 countries, I have learned one thing: It doesn’t matter if one does not speak the same language as the other. There is one thing that can be understood in any language and can cut across language barriers: A SMILE