03-19-2012 03:12 PM
i hope you heard something back by now. when do you fly out again?
03-19-2012 11:55 PM
kawaikochan i just saw ur edit to the 1st post in this thread. that's a smart thing u did. there.
@lady i did hear back last week but i've been so busy i haven't had time to really to visit the boards. i'm going to ogi city, saga prefecture in kyushu. it's south of fukuoka from what i see on google maps. i was told by someone that's there isn't anything exciting happening in ogi city but i can always take a train to fukuoka to have fun. i fly out tonight 8:20pm est. it's a lot of traveling.
st. lucia --> london gatwick (8 hrs) then transfer to london heathrow --> narita (13hrs) -->fukuoka (2.5 hrs). i'm only going to experience 4 hrs of wednesday.
03-20-2012 03:48 AM
I'm soooooo jealous! have fun for me too!
Originally Posted by boutux
03-20-2012 05:37 PM
kyaaaa.... i hope the trip is going well ^_^ that's a long trip =/ 13 hours from London? i'm surprised, i think it's like 14 hours from Toronto, going the other direction, so i guess going west from here Japan is halfway to England hahaha. for some reason i thought it was closer than that. it's too bad you couldn't get a direct flight, but in some ways connecting flights are better cause it gives you time to walk around and stretch and use a proper bathroom, buy some snacks etc... it makes the trip longer but less uncomfortable IMO
03-22-2012 07:06 PM
I am really late to answering this question: I am an Asian Studies major with a focus on Japanese Language and Culture. I have taken quite a few history classes and really enjoy it! Last semester I was exposed to Japanese literature and film. It was very interesting and I recommend courses or just reading up on Japanese history to even further your appreciation for Japan ^^
04-10-2012 09:37 PM
so update on my japanese language training. i have to admit 2 things.
1. due to stress of the last 3 weeks and lack of revision i forgot a lot of my japanese.
2. being in japan has actually made me feel intimidated to use the little japanese i do remember. so i have not said much japanese aside from hai, arigato, yoroshiku onegaishimasu and wakarimasen (i say this more than anything else lol)
the good news is i found a japanese conversational class. 2 hrs, once a week for 2 months and it's only about 12.50 usd for the entire run. i start today so i'm looking forward to it. time to get my study back on.
04-11-2012 11:36 AM
Ohh thatīs an relief you found an class to learn with. I just noticed I have been neglecting this thread here since I began my japanese studies!!!I must change that very fast...but for now GOMENASAI*~*
Originally Posted by boutux
Sorry everyone I will sure to come back here soon...*after the exams for sure,sigh*
04-11-2012 01:03 PM
good that you found a class, and it's cheap
i've been plugging along with Tae Kim's guide. a lot of my notes are written on scrap paper from work lol so i'm going to rewrite them and review at the same time, whenever I feel motivated to do so. sometimes it's encouraging that I can pick out some of the things I've studied in dramas or music, but then I realize, I remember the form but don't remember what it is/does. and the guide is starting to go into more indepth stuff now so I better backtrack a bit (I keep saying that but I keep pushing forward lol I guess I'm anxious to make progress)
04-11-2012 01:45 PM
I am trying to teach myself...very hard to do. Any help anyone?
04-11-2012 02:11 PM
Hmm I must admit that I just gave up and took an japanese lesson..That reminds me I wanted to do AN LOT review until tomorrow...
Originally Posted by Icetear8
I should do it after watching another episode from Risou no Musuko(which hopefully came out by now xD_PLEASE!)
I am getting more encouraged while watching J-Dramas and then I have much more fun while doing my studies
(Lol an loosly advice but I donīt have anything else )
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