Settling in Japan

ToriiSo, after a few awful mishaps that shall not be named, I’m in Japan, in my place, have power for my computer, and just waiting for classes to start on Monday. For kristy, since she asked in the previous thread, I’m going to be at this school for 1 to 2 years (however long it takes me to become fully fluent) and then I hope to find a job and work here for a few more years.

I’m not quite returning to blogging yet, as the classes will be intense and I’ll need to catch my stride (here’s to hoping I can get a good sized study group going…) but I wanted to update all of you and send out the love. I’ll try to respond to comments on the Male Gaze thread as soon as possible.

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By tekanji on April 8, 2006 · Posted in Personal

2 Comments | Post Comment

spotted elephant says:

Wow, I’m very impressed (and just a tiny bit jealous). You’re going to become fluent in Japanese! My brain could master neither Spanish nor French, so I’m in awe. I think that’s great. Hope you get fully settled in and enjoy yourself.

Posted on April 10th, 2006

tekanji says:

Thanks :)

What I’ve realized after several different false starts with Japanese that it’s imperative to go to the country for at least some of your education. Practice, practice, and more practice is the only way to learn a language. Some people can learn better than others outside of the environment, but I (for one) am crappy at self teaching. At least this way I have to go around listening, speaking, and reading whether or not I want to.

Posted on April 10th, 2006