We have our main class (AIJP) final tomorrow, for chapters 5-12. We’ve all been studying like crazy, too! Most of our classes have been review, and I’ve been reviewing whenever I can, including on the train.
Today I was awesome in JBPP.
I have fully mastered the art of saying nothing.
It’s important to know how and when to use filler words. Even in formal situations, there are times when they’re necessary.
I really have come a long way!
But I still have a lot of things to do before I can leave town.
Last Excursion to Nagoya, For a While, Anyway
After class, I went to the post office to pay some bills, get some cash, and then I headed to Nagoya for (probably?) the last time until I leave for Tokyo.
When I got to Nagoya, I stopped by Maruzen, and found some good æ›¸é“ books, then went to the æ›¸é“ supply store in Sakae to get things like stones for carving seals, knives for carving, etc.
For dinner, I made my last trip to Mokumoku. That food is great, especially the beef stew. I’m going to miss it!
Then I went down a few floors to Tokyu Hands to get a few more æ›¸é“ supplies for me, and some souvenirs for family members.
By then it was getting on 9 pm, so I grabbed a train back to Okazaki. I wanted to say “home,” because really, by now Okazaki feels like home to me, but in a few days I will be leaving home to go to Tokyo, then back to my other home in the US.
This is all kind of bittersweet for me. I have had an incredible experience here, and a wonderful time, but it’s a little sad, too.
It’s also incredible motivation for me to get back here as soon as I can. I’m not sure how long it’s going to take, but I will come back to live here for a while. (More than three months, I can assure you!)