Friday, October 1, 2010

Looking foward to next week.

Voice is Perfume's latest song, the dance is particularly cute but the English bugs me a bit.

I've decided to go home for fall break, which is next week. I haven't really stayed in touch with my family back home so it'll be interesting to see how they respond to me coming home. I really want to see my friends from highschool, see how well I can handle speaking Japanese outside of scripted scenarios, and just generally be lazy, if only for a little while. I'm still really shy about my Japanese, even when speaking to people whose level I should be at. I think I need to start speaking Japanese outside of class to get rid of this shyness, and also get used to trying to say things I normally would say.

This morning I was still sick. I drank some medicine and slept some more. At around 12:30 I ate lunch and went to class. Tomorrow is the apple festival! I think it'll be fun to go with my friends and buy some apples. I really want to drink some apple cider. I'm looking foward to it.

I still have one drill class left today so I should study for that, hope you enjoy the Perfume video :D

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Miserable Day

Hey guys, it's been pretty miserable up north east. It's been raining since 7am and now I think I'm coming down with something. It's been raining really hardcore but one of my friends got me a gift that made me so happy I forgot how to smile. It's the Perfume Livefolio. This is seriously the best gift I've gotten in a long time, it's a collection of photos of Perfume, mostly from their country wide triangle tour, my personal favorite Perfume Tour. It also has a lot of photoshoot photos, and pictures from backstage and the tour bus.
This is one of the pictures in the livefolio. A~Chan is my favorite member.

病気になってしまった。一日中雨が止まらない。漢字クイズの時に漢字を忘れてしまった。絶望した… Today I went and got sick. It's been raining all day. During my kanji quiz I forgot some kanji. This has left me in despair....

Normally I would write a better entry than this for this blog but I'm drenched and upset. Future post will be better :D

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

First post

I'd like to keep this an anonymous blog. All I'll say is that I'm a Japanese student and will use this blog to help relieve the stress of the program im in. It's truly a great program, I can't imagine learning Japanese anywhere else, but I've been struggling to keep up because of all my other commitments. It's a one year program of only Japanese class at the full immersion level, with only lectures given in English, using the wonder textbook Japanese: The Spoken Language. I'm a frat guy and also a board member of a Japanese club and my conflicting interest have kept me from excelling in any field. I have class from early in the morning till about 4:30, and then dinner and class again from 7-10 again. It's all in Japanese, so I've had great immersion but it's really drained me.
My favorite group: Perfume

Why learn Japanese? I have some friends in highschool who were Japanese and I'm really interested in staying in touch with them once I get out of college, if I get out of college. I have a long track of engineering ahead of me once I get out of this program but I hope the transition back will go fine. There's a lot of Japanese music I like, especially the J-pop group Perfume, and I like a lot of Japanese anime, drama, and games. I'm a huge monster hunter fan! I think this is good for my first post, I'll let you guys know how my studies go, especially since I have an oral exam tomorrow >_<