MUSIC MONDAYS (on a thursday)

Oops. I was supposed to post this on Monday, but lots of things caught up with me (like it being a day off so we watched a stage-play and generally goro’d about)

 

Here are my 2 songs for the week!

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JLPT N3に合格する私の計画!ファイト!

七月のJLPT N4の結果はまだ知らないけど今からN3を勉強始めたばかりよ!
今私はすごく真面目の気分があるなぜなら私の未来の夢仕事はすぐに来ます。

毎日の計画は:
1。漢字を暗記する (Memriseのアプリで)
2。11の漢字を書きます
3。3の新しい文法点を習いますと
4。毎日少し日本語で書くと話す。

 

よく間違うを出来ますけどいつも頑張ります!

今、N3の本がないだからYoutubeで日本語の森チャネルを見る!
このチャネルの先生は日本語でだけ教えます。でも、説明は簡単な日本語を使いますから分かりやすい。今朝、見たばかりそして私は全部分かったー本当にびっくりします!

本当にこのチャンネルをお勧めします!

みんな、日本語検定を日本の試験のために勉強していますか?

頑張ってね!

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Music mondays

In my quest to improve my Japanese listening ability, I previously wrote that I was only going to listen to Japanese music on my iPod from then on to see if it would help me learn to pick up more.

I can honestly actually say that coupled with the other things I have been doing (grammar study, intensive vocab and kanji input and generally conversing as much as I can!) – my listening has improved ten-fold! I have recently found that while listening to new music, I can pick up on what they are saying more clearly while listening to familiar songs I can start to understand meanings. So, hurrah for music!

So I’m going to share some of my favourite music, old and new, every Monday. Besides getting me back on to the blog-train, it’ll also push me to keep on seeking out new music which is always good fun.

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失敗しました!!

Yes.. I did indeed fail the JLPT N4 in December.

I’m not going to lie, I did feel a bit gutted because I felt okay in the exam. I mean, I knew I wasn’t going to get a really high grade but part of me figured I’d have a good chance. And I mean, I didn’t get a terribly low fail (my score was similar to when I took the N5 so I mean, I knew stuff..) but it wasn’t enough to pass.

With that minor blow and a new fire in my belly I have decided to start studying harder and with much more structure! So here’s my plan and may my methods be of some help. I’m going to start review what I use as I go along and I intend to re-take the N4 in July.

Let’s see if this works!

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Tasty Halloween – Snacks in Japan!

If there’s one thing that I have noticed that Japan does really, really well – themed food! Halloween is no exception – there is an abundance of adorably shaped, decorated and flavoured food all to celebrate the holiday. This was pretty surprising to me, as apparently Halloween has only really picked up in popularity in the past 10 years, thanks to Tokyo Disney bringing the Halloween parade. So now everyone is at least familiar with the cuter aspects of the celebration and so we get to have lots of fun food!

I’ve made it my mission to devour as many cute and quirky Halloween foods this year as I can! I’ve already tried the McDonald’s Choco-pumpkin fries.. and since then I have had even more delicious nibbles!

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Summer Adventures – Part 1: Osaka

Hello everyone!

It has been a while since I last posted.. and with good reason! In August I went on an epic journey across Japan, visiting some of the major cities with my friend from the UK. However.. we did so in less than 2 weeks and on a shoestring budget! We spent around 3 days in each city – Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo and Fukuoka.

So.. I wanted to make a post about our epic adventure and give you an idea of the kind of things you can do in a really short space of time. For the first post, I’m going to write about Osaka!

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