漢字日記 Day #11

わあ、疲れた~

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毎日13語漢字を勉強している。ここまで150語を勉強できた。

時々ユーチューブを見たり記事を読んだり新しいの漢字を見てすごくうれしくなる。今ANKIを使う。クイズをやって漢字は覚えられる事簡単になる。でしょう。

日本語のオンライン記事とか、ショートストーリーとかおすすめがありますか?もしあったら、コメントしてくれてください!

おねがいします~

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My JLPT Journey: Please Help Me Pass!

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The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (or JLPT) is something I always knew about but never really considered taking.

My Japanese is OK. I can order at a restaurant, have a conversation and get by just fine.

Recently, though, my motivation kicked up again when I realised that I want to live in Japan forever. And being ‘OK’ is simply not good enough.

The JLPT will be held at the University of Edinburgh and the University of London on July 3rd 2016. Edinburgh is closer, so I’ll be going there. Registration begins in March.

That gives me just over five months – or 155 days, to be exact – to study and prepare.

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The JLPT comes in five levels – N5, N4, N3, N2 and N1, easiest to the most difficult, respectively. I’m going to go for N2. That means studying every day until the day of the test.

My Kanji textbook is wonderful. I love this thing. 13 kanji a day at my currect level = 2000+ by 3rd July.

I also just ordered JLPT prepatory textbooks from Amazon, but since they’re shipping from Japan, they won’t be here until mid-February.

Looks like writing for FluentU is going to pay off.

Please post some goodwill comments to keep up my motivation! I’ll be posting my progress as time goes on. Much love ❤

 

水族館に行った事

2016/1/17

もし外国に行ったら、ホームステイをやる事はおすすめです!

やさしくて面白い人を会って、日本の家族生活が見えます。私のホームステイ家族はすばらしいですよ!3年前ぐらい会って、よく家に遊びに行きます。

昨日、一緒にさいたま水族館に行きました。楽しかったですよ!カメを持って、鯉に食べさせて、いろいろな魚の種類を見ました。

楽しかったね!

Bye bye, Japan…

It’s official. As of 21st January 2016, I will no longer be in Japan. This is really sad because it’s honestly my favourite country ever to live in. But with an important family member being sick, it’s what I have to do right now. I also realised that teaching isn’t for me, although everyone at work, including the children, said it was really sad I’m leaving. This is really sweet, of course, but working afternoon-evening Monday to Friday and then just wanting to play/drink at the weekends has made me extremely lazy when it comes to writing.

I met someone wonderful here in Japan, and leaving him behind is hard. Maybe one day I’ll see him again. But writing is the most important thing in my life right now and I really think I can do well. And on the bright side, I get to spend some quality time with my family.

Sayounara, darling Japan. I will miss you.