Memorable First Day

I had a memorable first (full) day yesterday.  I met a new friend and we went to Kamakura and Enoshima. I believe the first place went to was Myohonji temple and then we went to Enoshima Island.  On the way to Enoshima Island we stopped for a meal since we were hungry and have been walking all day.  I was really surprised that my friend was so thoughtful and unselfish she was.  We went to a restaurant to eat and she doesn’t even eat shellfish.  She said she wanted me to enjoy since I’m a visitor.  What a surprise it was.  I’m so lucky to have met a great person. I woke up early again, well super super early at first, but I went back to sleep since I have a run later this afternoon.  I’m currently hanging out at a Starbucks in Shinjuku.  Completed my kanji lesson and was waiting for the JR Travel center to open up at 8 and it’s now 8:41.  I better get going.

Yesterday and today was a great reminder to be greatful for what I have and to count my blessings.  I’ll login later and post a bunch of photos.

Memorable First Day

I’m in Japan!

On the plane to Japan, I realized the a lot of my Netflix downloads for a few shows failed.  I ended up rewatching a couple episodes of Terrace house, a Japanese movie called Sakura Guardian in the North from the in-flight entertainment, and an english movie – that for some reason I can’t remember the name right now.   I tried practicing some kanji but during the time it was a little challenging due to the little turbulance.  So I ended up watching a few things on my never ending youtube playlist, which, I can now cross off.

I think it was my first time in a while that I rode on ANA.  It was great.  I sat in premium economy so I had extra leg room.  The gave a few meals and plenty of snacks.  Also, they gave us a face mask, toothbrush, etc..it was prety cool.

It’s now Monday morning April 2nd in Japan.  I woke up super early at 4:30am. My host family is still asleep. I decided to get up and get ready. Then I took a stroll down the street to family mart to pick up a few things. Of course I bought mentaiko onigiri, canned coffee, and a egg salad sandwhich.  I was looking forward to it when I went to bed lol.  I also picked up a few toiletries that I forgot to bring.  Here’s a few shots I took on the walk this morning on the way to the konbini (aka Family Mart).

 

I’m in Japan!

Level 5

I hit level 5 on wanikani exactly a week ago today.  I’ve been thinking about different things to post.  Last week was an insanely busy week as I went out of town for work.  Followed by a company party during the weekend.  I think I’ll start telling folks in Japan (like my teachers) about this site.  I’ll blog during my trip and post pictures.  There’s a possibility that I’ll also meet up with a very popular youtuber so I’m pretty stoked about that.

Here’s some pictures from last year’s trip.  I’m reviewing a bunch of them and will post more but it will take a while as I have somewhere near a thousand pictures.  lol.

 

Level 5

Post Weekend Check

Welp, it’s Monday.  I didn’t get much studying done.  The other class that I’m taking consumed most of my time during the weekend.  I’m still on level 3 in wanikani but am just about to bust through to level 4.  I still attend my weekly Japanese classes along with 8-10 hours of lessons online each week.

Here’s some words, that I learned or asked about before.  However, couldn’t recall them when it came time to use them.

あまい – sweet
すっぱい – sour
にがい – bitter
からい – spicy
よく – often
よる – night/according to
何か – something
なんでも – anything
ほぼ – almost
あきた – boring
きまずい – awkward
だけどう – but, however
ですから – because
だから – because (informal)
りょうしん – parents
きが いる – change clothes
ひどい – terrible

oh i guess I have another question.,,

ほか に も?

also, is あきた more common than おもしろい

Post Weekend Check

pre weekend check

The month of January isn’t over yet.  I’ve taken around 42 lessons, each with a 30-60 minute duration.  I still wani kani daily but not obsessively.  I’m still on level 3.  I have a few things I’m juggling at the moment but I’ll check in with more progress at the end of this weekend.

pre weekend check