Compared to yesterday today was quite dull...but what could top throwing soybeans at people dressed up as red and green Oni.
We have our first Kanji test tomorrow...not looking forward to it. We started learning kanji on the 29th and we are already having a test. It's not just the symbols we need to know but the multiple meanings in hiragana. One of the kanji has four basic uses; student, birthday, to live, and to be born. In total 30 kanji and 51 meanings (12 of the 30 kanji are numerical so I didn't include them into the 'meanings' category).
Don't get me wrong, it is very interesting and makes reading much faster. But seeing the Chinese student write out a kanji in .25 seconds when it takes me 3 minutes to write the same thing...it's a little...hhhmmmm...anyway, I really want to lean this. On average we learn about 6 new Kanji per day, except on test days.
I don't mean to scare anyone away from this program...it really isn't impossible, it just sounds a lot harder than it is.
I'll be upload pictures starting tomorrow. The kanji test is our last test this week, and we just finished chapter 9 today. Usually we have more homework towards the end of a chapter than the beginning. So I'll have a little more free time tomorrow to play around with TypePad.
J'ya mata ashita!!