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 書道 books, then went to the 書道 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 書道 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!)