Yoko sensei surprised us 2 weeks ago by saying that she'll be leaving Yano Language School, and will be heading back home to Japan for good by the end of the month. Naturally, all of us were saddened by this news, as many of us kept on going because of her. She was truly a joy to be taught by, due to her joyful nature, and always picking fun of us by using us as real life examples in her lessons. It was also due to her that many of the students in Yano are striving their best for each year's JLPT. It will be sad for us, but it's for the better the reason to return to Japan was because of health reasons. Once again, on behalf of the Upper Intermediate 4 class, I would like to thank Yoko sensei once again. 容子先生、本当にありがとうございました！私たちはこれからも一生懸命勉強します。今年のJLPT2は先生のために合格したい。先生、またメールで連絡してください。よくなるよ、先生！
I've been hooked on a song this past 2 weeks. It's a new version of a previously released song, by AKB48. The song title is "Sakura no Hanabira-tachi" (桜の花びらたち), which translates to "The pedals of the Sakura". The lyrics of the song talks about the feelings of a graduating class, and how growing up feels like, blah blah. The video is ok, but I thought the song was very catchy. Check out the PV and the live performance here:
Finally, the new Macross series: Macross Frontier has began. The raw for episode 2 is out, but I'm still holding out for the subbed versions. In the meantime, I'm still watching the rest of the tokusatsu series. Sad to say Cutey Honey: The Live has concluded, but hopefully they'll decide on a "adult action" series similar to Garo soon. Other than that, I'm still going for Engine Sentai Go-Onger, Kamen Rider Kiva, and the new Tomica Rescue Force series. More about these series soon. Also, I've went back and bought figures on the Magirangers, just because it was on sale at Seiyu. Haha, perhaps the Boukenger series will go on offer soon enough too. The little Go-Onger figures are awfully cute, but costs $3 each. More to come soon, as I've made reservations for more figures (another $100 gone), and will be collecting them by next week.
This week should be pretty packed as well, and I've already cancelled some appointments and most probably I wouldn't be able to meet the new sensei in class too. I might even end up staying in for the course, and poor Mabel might have to make some other arrangements to work. Well, it's a short course so hopefully things will return to normal pretty soon. Back to my reading for now, so come back next Sunday!