Thursday, June 25, 2009

Vol 26

So right now I'm working on something, but I won't say what because I don't want to curse it.
When the time comes, I'll post it.

Anyway, I went to NY recently, again.
This time because Lena flew over from Wisconsin to play in NY.
Although, I didn't hang out with her as much as I expected.

I just got back from South Carolina a few days ago, where I visited my brother on his military base.
I won't get into too much detail about that 5 day trip.
Just know that I did not enjoy myself.
I'm a city girl.
A Mid Atlantic City Girl.
Down South is just not for me.

The opening exercise during Family Day at Fort Jackson was the best thing.
I liked how the soldiers came from out of the trees, even though I already saw them back there.
And need I mention that out of 5 days worth of meals, only 4 meals were good.
That's like saying only 1 out of 5 days did I enjoy my meal.
But I said I wouldn't get into too much detail so I'll end it there.
I have some things that I need to take care of, so I'll wrap this entry up right here.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Vol 25

I have a new blog.
This blog will be entirely in Japanese.
I don't have many people around me who can speak Japanese, so I created this blog to help me practice.
I'm starting to forget a lot of what I learned, and I'm not happy about that.
Especially since I paid $7000 to learn the little that I know.
My intention is to take and pass the JLPT level 1 by Summer 2011.
JLPT is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
Basically it is a test that has 4, soon to be 5, levels that you can take to test your knowledge.
It test how fluent you are in Japanese, with Level 1 being the highest level.
Right now I know I could pass level 4, the lowest level, and I could probably pass level 3 by the end of the year.
The different between level 3 to level 2 and level 2 to level 1 is huge.
In order to pass level one I have to know a minimum of 10240 words.
And no...I didn't just make that number up.
I actually have the list of words that appear on the test, and it totals 10240.
You know how much Kanji that means I need to know?????
I have to study/memorize/learn 15 words a day if I intend on passing this test in June 2011.
I'm already falling behind, so...