So I’ve been accepted into Konan Daigaku’s Year in Japan program, and I’m super happy. It’s been 5 years since I started learning Japanese (99% of what I’ve learned has been in the last two years.) Now I have a million papers to fill out and mail ASAP, the work never ends.

In my Ritsumeikan application I wrote that the way I understand Spanish and the way I understand Japanese are different. When I listen to someone in Spanish, I understand what they are saying immediately. This wasn’t the case with Japanese. So I started getting non-subtitled episodes of Japanese soap operas and started watching them. It’s been a week now since I started this. This morning as I watched episode 9 of Gokusen I realized that I was getting much better at immediately understanding what people are saying and I was very happy. I hope that my skills don’t decrease when I go to PR for summer vacation. I hope I can get a job where I can use Japanese, but I doubt it.


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