I teach Japanese people of all ages to repeat stock phrases. And to rhyme.
making insurmountably long lists of books to read and music to listen to
Music: Fleet Foxes, A$AP Rocky, Edith Piaf, Das Racist, Kool AD, Django Reinhardt (preferably with Stéphane Grappelli), Erik Satie, M83, John Legend, Sam Cooke, Claude Debussy, Lil' Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Vladimir Horowitz, Franz Liszt, Vladimir Horowitz playing Franz Liszt, The Beatles, Clams Casino, The Temptations, The Unicorns, Pablo Casals, Shabazz Palaces, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, The Dirty Projectors, Action Bronson
Movies: The Seventh Seal, Bellflower, Zombieland, Seven Samurai
I sing "I Believe I Can Fly" frequently, and with great relish.
that's how this works, right?