Monthly Archives: February 2003

It’s been about a year since…

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It’s been about a year since I started learning Japanese at NACOS, and I do feel like I’ve learned a lot.  I think my accent has gotten a little better (at least, Michiko doesn’t laugh at it as much as she did when I first started .), and I’m definitely better at thinking of sentences than I used to be.  I still have a long way to go, though, because I have a hard time memorizing vocabulary words.

I think it’s funny that the knowledge I’ve gained at NACOS seems to be shoving out the knowledge that I gained earlier in my life; for example, when I was little, I used "ga" to connect sentences that had a "but" between them, but now I tend to end the sentence and say "demo."  Also, this morning it took me half an hour to remember the word for bathroom, and practically the only thing I used to remember from my high school Japanese class was how to ask to go to the restroom.  (The other thing I remember from high school is how to say "McDonald’s" in Japanese.) Continue reading

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It's been about a year since…

self-portrait add-on paragraph

It’s been about a year since I started learning Japanese at NACOS, and I do feel like I’ve learned a lot.  I think my accent has gotten a little better (at least, Michiko doesn’t laugh at it as much as she did when I first started .), and I’m definitely better at thinking of sentences than I used to be.  I still have a long way to go, though, because I have a hard time memorizing vocabulary words.

I think it’s funny that the knowledge I’ve gained at NACOS seems to be shoving out the knowledge that I gained earlier in my life; for example, when I was little, I used "ga" to connect sentences that had a "but" between them, but now I tend to end the sentence and say "demo."  Also, this morning it took me half an hour to remember the word for bathroom, and practically the only thing I used to remember from my high school Japanese class was how to ask to go to the restroom.  (The other thing I remember from high school is how to say "McDonald’s" in Japanese.) Continue reading

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よってこ!

■2003/02/27 (木)

実家に帰ったということで久々に
焼き豚丼がうまいラーメンやにいった。

メニューを見るとラーメンの種類が増えている!
最近有名になった塩トンコツのラーメンを頼んでみた。

どうもパンチがきいていない。。

やはりあの「やま・かしら・ひ」のラーメンを食べてしまうと
ちょっとやそっとじゃうまいと感じないのかも。
でもチャーシュウはうまかった!

やはり、よってこ●は「元祖屋台味」か「白湯」がいい!

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三原→実家

■2003/02/26 (水)

デリ号の車検が終わるという知らせを聞いて
2号線をひたはしる。

備前市あたりの峠道で壮絶なバトルを繰り広げつつも
4時間15分で帰還。かなり早いペースだった。

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合宿

■2003/02/24 (月)

debleが会長(代理)を1年間勤めた大学生協設立準備会で、
引き継ぎや今後の活動に向けて、またメンバーとの親睦を深めるために
松山で23、24日の1泊2日で合宿研修を行った。

新会長などの役員を決定したうえで、
今後の活動などについていろいろと話し合うことができ、
とても良い合宿になったと思います。

今後の活動に期待!!

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Violin弾きのお美っちゃん~27

ホノルルの早春に……

 常夏ハワイの冬に軽やかな春風が舞ってきた。北半球が春に傾いた。

 それでも2月は、ハワイに住む人々も風邪をひく。暖かいところだから風邪をひかないということでもない。また軽い風邪の症状は、時にはしつこく長引く。

 普通の風邪では「すぐにお医者さんに行きなさい」とは誰も言わず「ビタミンCと水分をたくさん採ることよ!」と強調し、激励する。そして「もっと悪くなったらお医者さんへ行く」と言い、結局、風邪くらいではお医者さんには行かない。 Continue reading

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Are you making money?

 
     Since I lived in Osaka and with an Osaka Family. I began to learn Kansai Ben. This came naturally to me and everyday I would learn new words. I had been studying Tokyo Ben for the last 2 years and knew the polite responses, but I got a laugh out of speaking Kansai Ben. A lot of other people laughed when I spoke as well. After about a month I began to get really good and would hang out at my Host parents business. They owned a dry cleaning business in Senrioka. I would sit at the front desk sometimes with my host father and talk in english and Japanese, but he always got a laugh when someone walked into his business to drop off their clothes. I would be sitting there quietly with my blue eyes, light skin and head full blond hair. They weren’t sure how to react to me, so I always broke the ice  by saying, "Mo kari maka?"  Then they would respond by saying "Bochi bochi den na!!" and we would all start laughing to together. Then I would say "Nandeyanen" and they would just look at me in shock and start laughing all over again. Continue reading

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