I've completed yet another semester in my quest to be able to speak effective Japanese. We took our test last week, and we're moving on to Upper Intermediate 2 next week after a short break this week. As opposed to previous tests where we were supposed to grab a partner and to come up with a short conversation, we were supposed to write a short composition on 1 of 6 topics provided. Me, being the lazy one in class, chose the easiest one of course: self introduction. Although lazy, I still put in some effort and came up with a 1 page essay ok.... Here's what I wrote and read for the test:
I'm too lazy to translate and type again in English, and I doubt many of you are interested in what I've said. Basically I talked about me and Mabel, my interest in manga and anime, and also some stuff on Morning Musume. I end off by saying I'll not quit and also got for my JLPT 3 this year because I had to sit out on last year's exam.Mabel's returned from her company sponsored trip to Osaka, Japan. And as expected, she didn't get me my Rakuten Eagles jersey. I ordered it online, only to have the company return my mail the next day saying they do not send products to Singapore. How sad. I've asked my sensei for help and hopefully she can do something to help import the shirts over. Anyway, Mabel got lots of Japanese snacks back, and it makes up for the majority of her harvest. She didn't take an awful lot of pictures, due to the fact that she took a smaller sized memory card with her for the trip. She visited a couple of Japanese temples and shrines, and also Universal Studios Japan. There are some videos of otters swiming around and biting Kelly's jacket, but I'm not sure whether I want to convert and post em up on youtube. And there's also a lot of publicity such as huge posters for the new Spidey movie, since the world premiere will be in Japan this time round.
And because I'm still bearing a grudge within my heart that she got to go to Japan this year without me, I've already gotten her to agree to another Japan trip at the end of the year. Similar to last year, it's going to be free and easy, and most probably we're going to check out other parts of Tokyo we've missed out the previous 2 times. Time to start doing research and to plan for more places to visit. Mabel wishes to go during the winter period, which I prefer as well since we went during the spring and summer time the previous times. I've been saving up on my vacation incentives, and this will be the trip to let go. Muahaha!
Behold! Mabel's latest dish: the ever famous chicken-egg-noodles! No, not the Oyako-don, but rather the chicken and egg combo noodles dish based on the popular meal sold in the OCS canteen. Not that it's a copy though, cause I only told Mabel about the uncanny resemblence after she had prepared the meal. And as usual, I gobbled it all down within minutes. It tasted heavenly, especially with a dash of smoked Tasbaco sauce thrown in. No complains from me, and I'd go for seconds if I didn't have to watch my weight for the upcoming IPPT.
Okay, that's it for this post. I'd like to urge you guys to make full use of my tag box. It's easy! Just type in your name, your message, and hit TAG! You don't even need to enter your email. Feel free to drop a note of two, of what you think about Mabel's cooking, my wastage of money on figures, manga, etc. And do vote in the poll if you haven't done so. I've put in more photos because most of the voters opted for more photographs. See, I listen and make improvements too. Until next week, take care!