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*blink* I passed

March 4th, 2008 (12:15 pm)
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Just a quickie note that I passed JLPT-2. I was a bit surprised because I did better than I expected (especially since I expect I bombed the first reading comp question amongst several other silly errors). I guess this means I'm writing JLPT-1 in Toronto this year...? (I didn't do exceptionally well, but I did reasonably well.) Eep!

In any case, fair warning for folks over there I guess. ^^;

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Posted by: CountLibras (countlibras)
Posted at: March 4th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)

that's awesome!

I know someone who took it. (I'm pretty sure it was the JLPT-2) Unfortunately, she did not pass. And she has no idea what tripped her up. (She took it last year and missed the passing grade by 1%. And she said that she thought that she knew what she was doing better this year.)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)

Cheers! ^o^

Ouch! Missing by 1% *really* bites. >.<; From the prep work I'd done, I did find the exam a bit more difficult than what I was expecting, and it seemed to test finer points a bit more, too. The listening was at the limit of, if not a bit over, my attention span, so I *know* I'll have to take notes for the next level. (I didn't this time and heartily regretted it for a couple of q's.) Those are probably the two things I most noticed about the test. ^^; Hope she keeps at it and tries again this year. ^_^

Posted by: Ysabet (umadoshi)
Posted at: March 4th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
TS tea before work (flamika)

Yay, congrats! (When's the Toronto test? December?)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)

I think it's around the first Sunday in Dec., but the actual date hasn't been posted yet. This year's test date should be up some time this month though. ^_^

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: March 4th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
Naru&Mai

Congrats!

Offers a Valentine red foil Purdy's chocolate heart from (now rather empty) lunch bag.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)

Thanks!

Choco always appreciated. :P

Posted by: asrai (saa_ri)
Posted at: March 4th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)

wow congratulations ^^ JLPT-2? wah I'm so envious..you're so smart..hehe

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)

Cheers! ^^;

Posted by: sharibet (sharibet)
Posted at: March 4th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Emperor Aji-tae

Congratulations, Kage-chan! That's a terrific accomplishment!

Pardon me for asking if you've already explained this elsewhere, but are you planning to teach Japanese? Or work abroad in Japan?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)

Thanks!

Neither actually. I'm taking the test to get a feel for my own proficiency in the language. It's not a real indication because if you asked me to *write* this stuff without a computer, I would be completely and utterly sunk. :P

Posted by: Hezziwig (hezziwig)
Posted at: March 4th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
lesson for today

Congratulations! I knew you were awesome ^__^ I'm working on level 2 right now, and even though I can tell I'm learning, it's so slow! I'll take it this year in New York, but I'm not counting on passing. It's ok, I'm only now wrapping up year one of my five year study plan!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)

Cheers! Good luck with your studies for JLPT2! ^_^

I have to look at getting materials for JLPT1 now... ^^;; ...Or just read more. :P

Posted by: Sandra L. (silverygit)
Posted at: March 4th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)

!!!! awesome congratulations :3 <3 *is soon going to try and do the JPLT 4 >>;
-just started-

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)

Thanks!

Good luck with your studies! One step at a time! ^_^

Posted by: 水野あやめ (nishitamachi)
Posted at: March 4th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)

..I forgot it's March... ^^;;

Congrats ^__^ (I haven't got mine, tho ^^;; )

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)

^^;; I knew it was coming sooner or later, but I wasn't quite sure when it'd arrive.

Cheers! Hopefully you'll be getting good news in the next few days or so. ^_^ (I can't remember, which level did you take?)

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Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)

Cheers! ^_^

Posted by: neigehilde (neigehilde)
Posted at: March 4th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)

Congrats!))) I think you're already qualified enough for JPLT-1 what with all your reading, so good luck with that!)))

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)

^^;; I think if I only had to deal with one or the other of +1000 kanji or +10% to pass, I might've tried JLPT-1, but needing both makes things much more iffy. I suspect I have ~1200-1500 kanji at the moment, so... Yeah. I need to work on that a bit. ^^;; (And keigo... Doom to keigo... O_O;; ) ^^;

Are you aiming for JLPT-1 as well this year? I remember you were thinking about it.

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)

Posted by: neigehilde (neigehilde)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 6th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)

Posted by: neigehilde (neigehilde)
Posted at: March 6th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: March 4th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
happy_dance

Congratulations! I knew you were stressing about the test as it approached. Now you can shift gears and stress about the upcoming JLPT-1. :D

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)

^^;; Well, folks on my writing journal will get more of my stressing since I'll be switching gears and am definitely planning on writing one long story plus NaNo in Japanese now. ^^; This could prove quite interesting really. I won't know where my head is until everything's over. :P

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)

Congratulations! I knew you'd do well. ^_^

Good luck with JPLT-1. Sounds like it'll be a blast! XD

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)

Cheers! *laughs* I suspect it'll be like watching a train wreck in progress. ^^;;

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 6th, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 6th, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)

Posted by: A faint shadow in the void (soruk)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
SHnY: Haruhi 1

Congratulations :)

Onwards and upwards!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)

Thanks! ^o^

Posted by: Hybrid Paradox (yunaura)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
DTB

おめでとう~^^

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)

どうもっす。 :P

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
Toronto - Stained by this town

Wheee! Congratulations! I knew you'd do fine.

Tea party in Ginlandia! (And tea-store crawl, yarn store tour of Toronto, and pen shop visits galore!)

[edit: I've no idea why only "tea-store" is hyphenated. I stand by it, though. Lalala!]

Edited at 2008-03-05 12:47 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)

Cheers!

Yay! Tea! P0rn! And Pens! Wa~i! ^o^

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)

Posted by: sakura_h_chan (sakura_h_chan)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
YAY

Congratulations!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
Re: YAY

Thanks! ^o^

Posted by: Althea SaDiablo (grey_damaskena)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)

Huzzah for passing! ::wild applause:: You might have surprised yourself, but you certainly didn't surprise me. Well done indeed, and good luck studying for the JLPT-1!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)

Cheers! ^o^

Posted by: Ladaymyst (fallenfor_lurke)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
Atan Hadas green

*grins* Congratulations! Now you have -proof- you know what you're talking about. ^^

My faith remains unaffected, however. ^_~

...Funny, I'd just had a conversation with my mother about the JLPT and mentioned I knew of someone waiting for the results. She was very impressed, thought you were a brave soul. Me, I thought you were insane. And awesome. ^^

*offers celebratory cake (from local Japanese bakery) to help Shadow study*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 6th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)

*laughs* Or rather, I have evidence that others are silly enough to think that I know what I'm talking about. :P

Cheers! ^o^

Posted by: Evil Neko of Mischief (sapphire_18)
Posted at: March 5th, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)

that's just awesome! congratulations! ^_^

*throws confetti around*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 6th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)

Thanks! ^_^

Posted by: Evil Neko of Mischief (sapphire_18)
Posted at: March 6th, 2008 09:34 am (UTC)

Posted by: Parsnip (parsnip_chan)
Posted at: March 6th, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)

Congratulations!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 6th, 2008 06:35 am (UTC)

Cheers! ^_^

Posted by: ArianaTaniyama (arianataniyama)
Posted at: March 7th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)

I know I'm late to the party, but I wanted to congratulate you. That is a great achievement. :D

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 7th, 2008 05:45 am (UTC)

Cheers! ^_^

Posted by: カイロンスター (chironstar)
Posted at: March 27th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)

Congratulations on your JLPT2 and good luck for JLPT1! :D

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