Sorry I haven't updated in a while, it's been a little busy here. We started a really important verb form after the mid-term so I've been kind of distracted.
It is 4 weeks until the final...meaning 4 weeks and one day before I have to leave. What happened to all the time I thought I had? It seriously feels like I just got here 2 weeks ago, yet when I think about how much I've learned it feel like I've been here for months...does that make sense?
Although I must say I'm looking forward to dryers and the lint collectors in those dryers.
Something happened in class the other day when we where asking questions in group work. The word "roller costar" came up, although it sounds like 'rola costa' when a native Japanese/Korean/Chinese speaker says it. The teacher asked if anyone knows what roller costar is in Japanese...we all thought roller costar was what they called it. Then she says, "jet-o-costaaaa" while lunging across the room. As expected we all burst into laughter.
That's one thing I really love about the teachers here. They really get into it! They'll be asked the same questions we ask our classmates in group work and they answer. The only time there was any hesitation was when we where asking each others nicknames and somebody asked the teacher...it turns out her nickname is the name of a guy in our class. They also have a scary knack for picking up on what you have confidence in and what you don't. Within the first two weeks, 2 of the 3 teachers had talked to me after class about my speaking because they knew I understood what they where saying, I just got nerves when I had to talk.
Well...it's 12:30 here so I'm going to go to sleep now. See ya!
ps. I'm going to try and upload some more pictures soon!