Today we had our last conversation and writing tests. I already wrote my sakubun, so that part was pretty easy. The only tough bit for me was conversation, and I’m getting better at that.
Really, since I got here, I’ve come such a long way, it’s surprising. I may not have nailed the grammar, but I’m a lot better at expressing myself in Japanese, both in writing and in speaking, and I’m getting better at “Reading the air,” as they call it here. It means that I’m learning all of the little social things that you need to be able to do so you don’t come across as weird/creepy/intimidating.