Wednesday, October 31, 2007

日本語 (にほんご : nihongo) class times

The new class times for the Japanese language course are every Tuesday and Thursday with two sections :

1) 11:15~12:45
2) 2:15~3:45

You can choose the section that suits your time.
And for those who asked about a 3rd section for Mondays and Wednesdays, there will be one inshalla after mid November.

...How popular nihongo can become sometimes! (笑)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Future Boy Conan opening (^▽^)

I was curious to see how does the opening of this old Japanese anime look like.
In the arab world, this is Anime is widely well known as (عدنان و لينا).
Well, in the original Japanese version, the boy's name is Conan, and the girl's name in Lana.

Anyway, i found that the opening song has the lyrics in both hiragana and romaji.
Those who would like to see and hear the hiragana they learned in action are encouraged to see this video! :p

Actually this reminds me of the old childhood times when anime graphics were very simple, but yet the stories were solid and very interesting. Unlike most modern anime where the focus is on the graphics and fancy characters with no convincing story (at least most of the time, i know that alot of modern anime are great ^^ )
Thats all.

Best posts

Hi again minasan! Here i will provide some useful links on the best old posts about Japanese language and Japan.

My favorite kanji
Back from Japan
Pictures in Japan (1)
Pictures in Japan(2)
Pictures in Japan(3)
Discussion with Japanese delegation to Jordan
Japanese delegation activities in Jordan
A useful plugin for nihongo learners

That's all!
mata ne!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

My first Japanese class

Today i started giving the Japanese language course in J.U.S.T.
What can i say, things went far better than i expected!^^ I could see a great interest in the language. I even found some people who have a light background about the language because they watch Anime or J-drama and participating with what they learned from them.

In todays section, 40 or more students attended the class.
The topics were : writing systems, daily life and class expressions. I used both hiragana and romaji for the expressions since i didnt teach hiragana in detail yet. This will be the topic of the next class..

Using hiragana before totally teaching it to students,as i believe, is useful. This way they will come to the next class with some background about hiragana that was learned from the expressions.
One active student actually wrote his name from the hiragana he collected from the expressions we used and showed it to me.

Actually there is something crazy about me : I love teaching Japanese language very much, and when i start i can hardly stop. For example, today after the actual class time ended, some students who had lectures left. Others who had no lectures stayed and asked for more, and i gave like 30minutes more..but i had to stop after that because i had to leave for my network security lecture. i would continue if i didn't have that lecture :p

My Japanese is not perfect. But i think my level is enough to teach a beginner and lower intermediate course...
I'm taking this class seriously, it's a great responsibility and i want everyone to benefit from it. I will utilize all the tools i have to deliver correct and accurate information.
I'm enjoying it, students are enjoying it, それは何よりです!
Let's see how many more students we can add to the growing nihongo learners community in Jordan! (^_^)y
mata ne!

Saturday, October 20, 2007


I'm just posting something.
hope u enjoyed today's "something" post. Feel free to share your opinions on this very hot global issue :p

Friday, October 12, 2007

Happy Eid!

Greetings for every one on the occasion of Eid! May you spend the best times with your families, friends and beloved ones.

Since my blog is visited by many ppl around the world, I'm gonna explain a little more :

Today was the last day of Ramadan. Muslims celebrate the happy occasion of Eid Al-Feter after the end of Ramadan. In Eid people visit their relatives and friends and have fun times..
In the early morning there is a special prayer hed in mosques called Al-Eid prayer. Its really nice to hear these prayers in the Eid morning.
Eid is also a really great time for those who like sweets!(cough!)like me.
Alot of sweets, cookies and chocolates are served when people visit each other.

By the way, in Jordan (and maybe other places) it is very common to eat something called "gras el eid = bread of eid = イードのパン" as part of the breakfast on the eid morning. It is some kind of bread with special patterns on it. It is "painted" with a thin layer of oil. Personally i love it very much specially when it's home-made! Grandma usually sends us some of her home-made eid no gras...最高だよ!^^

Some eid cookies pictures :

hmmmm..whats more? Yea in Eid kids like to play with alot of fireworks! Sometimes this can become annoying!:p
That's all, i hope somebody learned something new by reading this post!
For more info, wikipedia :
Happy Eid! :)

Monday, October 08, 2007


It has been like more than 2 years since i last held a pencil and drew an anime sketch! I used to enjoy it very much..and I'm sure i still do..but so far the problem has been TIME >_< ..maybe i can find some time during this last not-very-busy semester. Here are some sketches from the old days(and notice the nihongo mistakes :p )

A missing 「う」 at last

Same missing 「う」 mistake

A major particle mistake!^^; (おいおい that was more than 2 years ago)
And yea, not so good one.The left eye is a little larger

hahaha i remember i drew this during one of the boring sociology lectures. It was one of the University elective courses.



A large cloud of dust came out through my screen when i opened this page!

懐かしい~!my old not-so-attractive blog!lol (^o^)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

It's official! (^_^)

Starting from Sunday 21st of October, I will start giving a free beginner Japanese Language class in the CSDC (Civil Society Development Center) in J.U.S.T.
Classes are Sunday,Tuesday,Thursday from 11:00 to 1:00 pm.

This is the poster that I designed, very similar to the one designed by the center except that I added the chibi maruko chan image and the "k-chan" logo.
This is not my first experience teaching Japanese language as I have individually taught some friends who were interested. Also in my training office, I gave some lectures for 4 or 5 students but it didn't continue because most students finished their training period.
I'm looking forward to start the new class!(^_^)

Monday, October 01, 2007

誕生日おめでとう!恋しいブログ!!(^_^) Happy birthday my blog!

Like this day one full year ago, i did my first post on this blog^^
Alot has happened since then! Its a great thing to come back and read the old posts and see stuff that were dreams for me at that time, and to see that some actually became a reality! ^^

I dont know for how long i am planning to keep blogging, but for now i know that i dont want to stop (^o^)
Anyway, Here is a link to the first post :

mata ne~!(^o^)/