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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The Peaceful Bullet in Japan.

 
I remember travelling at over 150 mph on the ground while still being able to look at the scenery around me. It was very quiet and peaceful traveling at this speed. I was soaking everything up. I kept staring out my window to see every new village we were passing by. I was heading to Tokyo from Osaka. This was a weekend trip in between my classes to visit a friend that I had made in Hawaii.  He told me that if I ever made it to Japan to see him in Tokyo. So I was taking him up on his offer. I was really excited to go to Tokyo. I had never been and have always been curious as to what life was like in such a gigantic city. My thoughts continued to pass through my mind as to what was going to happen that weekend. Before I knew it the train stopped and we were in Tokyo it had taken a little less than 3 hours to get there. This was amazing to me. I felt much better getting off the train than I had ever felt getting off a plane.  My friend waited for me in a desinated spot and so did a great weekend of adventure in Tokyo. Continue reading

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見学実習

■2003/02/20 (木)

老人保健施設での1日見学自習があった。

おもに70歳以降のお年寄りの利用者が多く、
そこで働いているST(言語聴覚士で大学の先輩)も
ホットパックやマイクロなどのPTの仕事を手伝っていたりしていて、
いろいろなことが出来なければならないのだな、と実感した見学実習でした。

STの先生も就職後まだ2年目だというのに、プロの風格が漂ってました。すげー

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そんなタイプの人間には見えないはずなのに!

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