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October 5th, 2007 (12:24 am)
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current mood: sleepy

JLPT application is now complete and to be mailed in tomorrow. Really what I'm interested in will be my kanji literacy score more than listening. Grammar might also be interesting to see since I've never really studied that aspect. Shall see. I guess this means I need to study (and book my flight and hotel). ^^;;

The JLPT application form is one of the worst things I've ever had the displeasure of working my way through. It's clearly not meant for those who study on their own let alone for people who have lived in Japan compared to institutional study of the language. I have no idea how many hours I've "studied" the language. I "learned" because real life told me to either learn or I'd have no place to live. The literacy came from trying to read fanfics online and regular novels. Call it high-pressure osmotic learning if you will. You automatically start recognising characters and words after repeat exposure. (I'll also admit to sleeping on books (low-pressure osmotic learning?), but I don't think that was anywhere near as effective.) :P

Oh yeah! I don't know if the US page for Mighty Leaf shows the choco truffle teas yet, but I emailed them about when the teas would become available and they said they were hoping they'd come in sometime in Oct. (This is for the Canadian side. The teas were intro'd first in the US.) They said they'd email me when they came in, so hopefully I'll be hearing back from them about the teas. I can always hope. ^_^

Anyhow, time to sign off for the night. I'm going to try hunting down the paperback version of 屍鬼 (the novel I want to gain enough literacy to read) and see if it mightn't have a bit more furigana than the hardback version. I still don't have enough kanji to read this book comfortably. *sigh* At least I now have enough to understand why I had such a hard time reading the little verse before the actual prologue. >.>


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Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 5th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)

*waves tea banner* You want to drink teeeaaa~! :P (I've always been a low-level tea drinker, but it's taken over a lot more in the past few years. ^^;; )

Posted by: neigehilde (neigehilde)
Posted at: October 5th, 2007 10:39 am (UTC)

Oh, nobody is actually aware of the "hours", so we just marked something down at random. the wisest course. It's not like they are gonna check or anything, right?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 5th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)

^^;; I can certainly hope not! That's okay, there was the "name of institution" where you studied at part. Me: O_O;; "N/A". *laughs*

Good luck on the exam! ^_^

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: October 5th, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC)
tea - leaf-water siren song

I'm assuming Vancouver won? *pout*

OMG! Orange Dulce! *.* Temptress!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 5th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)

It squeaked through, yeah. Toronto was *so* tempting especially since the application process could be done online and paid online as well. I almost went with that compared to Vancouver's "no drop-offs accepted" policy. >.> However, since the focus for the trip is the exam, I figured getting to the exam should be my first priority and Vancouver really does win out on that point. *sigh*

*laughs* Turnaround is fair play. Especially after you linked to porn earlier! >.<;

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: October 5th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)

reading fanfiction online IS FUN :D
*if they are well writen* lol

good luck with JLPT !!!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 5th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)

Never underestimate the power of a good fanfic. ^^;;


(BTW, I'm hoping to finish off that first meep for you this weekend. ^_^ )

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: October 6th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)

yay *looking forward to it :3*
NEED my fix of saiunkoku smut lol

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: October 5th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)

XD I'm glad you took the proficiency exam! Can't wait for you to tell us the results!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 7th, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)

^_^ Will take. The exam's on Dec. 2 with results to be received in Feb or so. ^^;;

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: October 11th, 2007 07:07 am (UTC)

Stressful wait period. ~_~

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