8/30/2006

今週、終えてください | Not particularly genki

まず、書くテストは90点だった。

昨日、彦坂先生は「愛してる」のことを教えてくださった。普通のアメリカ人の習慣はよく言うことだ。でも日本人は言わないね。僕の意見はアメリカ人と日本人と間だと思う。言いすぎれば、だんだん弱くなる。でも時々それが聞きたい。

クラスメートはみんな一緒にお好み焼きを食べているだろう。ワ~!さびしい~。とにかく、今テレビのバラエティー番組を見ていた。モーニング娘。の矢口真里もいた。インタビューされていた女の子は矢口さんが「ヤンキーみたい」から、好きじゃないと言った。いたいね。今、ほかの番組をみている。外国人がホストしていて、うらやましい。彼は日本語がとても上手なんだ。僕の場合はそれが可能?そうじゃないかもしれない。

最近、いろんな問題がふえて、気分が悪くなった。見やすいね。

Well, my test went all right. I made a 90 on my written test. If I hadn't made some dumb mistakes, I'd have made a 94. Not so bad. The listening test was a bit less good, but it was tough.

I'm feeling rather bummed at the moment, actually. I'm suddenly dealing with some unpleasant and inconvenient issues and it's draining me. But I got to speak with my parents this morning and that perked me up a bit for while. Class was fine today. I do wish that I could have gone out to the post-test dinner with my classmates instead of being cooped up in here. Maybe I should go for a bike ride or something. Nighttime bike rides are pretty enjoyable, I think.

I was watching this show co-hosted by a foreign guy earlier and began wondering if I'll be able ever be fluent in Japanese. I think I'm too impatient sometimes. I think, actually, that I'm just thinking like this because I'm feeling kind of crappy on and off this week. But it's rarely as bad as it feels like it is, I've learned (or tried to).

3 comments

Tikka (ティカ) said...

Hey! Cheer up, my dear firend!
最近、日本の生活は大変だけど、頑張ってくれ。元気じゃない時、私達と話して(相談して)くれ。
I do wish things are going smoothly with you.

ajf said...

That sucks about your cash-card. I'd be more than happy to lend you cash if you need it.

If it's any consolation you did better than me on the test...I only got 82% on the kaku :)

I know exactly how you feel in wondering whether or not you'll ever get your head round this language. Right now it feels like I will never achieve any degree of fluency. I try to keep reminding myself that it will take a looong time and a lot of work.

Also, about the teaching - this probably sounds patronising since I feel much the same as you, but...try not worry. I'm fairly certain you would make a much better teacher than me, and I'm doing it somehow. Plus...giving a few private lessons is not really a big enough of a deal to get worked up about. It's not like you are teaching an entire class gaijin-phobic beginners or something. It's just like chatting to someone about your language, really.

On a completely unrelated note...a friend of mine sent me this story, I thought it was cool: http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/japans-corporate-cowboy-sings-the-blues-for-25-years/2006/07/07/1152240489763.html
I really like the line "There was discord in the office mandolin club"

Jonathan said...

Thanks for the well wishes, guys. これからもがんばらないと! As for the teaching, I'll just do it and try not think about doing it too much. Once I actually do, I bet things will be pretty good.

That article was interesting indeed. I think Japan needs more people like him.