So the first class we all had was Japanese Communication. The teacher was really nice. It felt a little bit like a UWM Japanese class, except way more intense and instead of 50 minutes, it was 3 hours x___X. We went over あいづち (aizuchi), which is responses to things people say in conversations like
"I'm going to steal your apple!"
So kinda like sound effects, except some are actually sentences.
So we practiced responses, reading sentences, new kanji, and watched a video on how they make stuff in Japan, like fake food to display outside restaurants.
Well, I just have to remember that as long as a try my hardest and improve and go out of my way to really use Japanese here, then I should be proud of myself. I'm learning everyday and I have to keep trying and keep going.
After class, we had lunch. At this university, they have a lunch break for everyone at the same time. So we all headed to the cafeteria. I had brought my own lunch, so no piccies of the awesome-looking food that they have yet. The cafeteria felt like high school (and everyone looks so young). There were people looking at us gaijins (that's what they call foreigners/outsiders, though I feel like we're the only ones actually calling us that. I haven't heard anyone from Japan call us this yet XD). The food looked pretty awesome.
After eating, you rinse your plates and put them in that sink moat.
Hanaka and Megumi were also both in the class. I had met them at orientation. Sadly, I think I'm going to drop the class. It seems like it has a lot of lessons in history and that is something I don't have the attention span for. I was sitting there thinking, "Oh gosh. This is not for me. Please let it end." and the teacher started to assign reading parts for everyone. I had to say that I was thinking about the class still because I didn't want to take an assignment and leave them. Luckily, we got out early.
I went to see if the ATM would work today and it did! So I went to go pay the 2-months rent. It was a pretty huge relief to get that done.
After, I went to the gym to workout. I was the only girl there and there was hardly anyone using it. The only guys that were there were taking extremely long and ineffective breaks during sets. Some were just sitting around doing nothing. I was in and out of there and felt like I got a pretty good workout.
After, I made dinz and went out around town. I was thinking about going to Shibuya but it was later and didn't really feel like being around a big crowd tonight.
I felt like Lauren would really like this shop. And Courtney would really like the jewelry.
Here's decor that would look great in Lauren and Shawn's house when get one.
These rings reminded me of the rings in "The 10th Kingdom."
Then, I found a Library. Hecks yeah, Runner's Magazine
|I like the review|
And of course, the "Terminator 3" screenplay in English and Japanese. They also had one for "Maid in Manhattan" if anyone was looking.
Something about some stores in Japan though, is that when you buy something, they take you and your purchase to the door and thank you there.
I thought of MoMo when I passed these.
And this is from another one:
And I finally went in the Godiva by the station to see if my membership worked in Japan. Sadly, it doesn't. They also didn't have cookie dough truffles, but they did have some Japanese exclusive ones.
I hope everyone's week has had a wonderful week. Plz feel free to write me an email or letter! =^.^=