Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Monday, December 07, 2009
I did well in the vocabulary/kanji and listening parts but had some difficulty with the reading part.
But in general I did good! Results will be out in mid February .. aa long time to wait..
Next year will go for level1 !
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Today's best shots at SANSHIROU pond!
It was late afternoon when I took the pictures that's why they look a little dark.
I should have gone earlier today when it was still sunny. Anyway, hope you'll enjoy today's shots!
See you next post~
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
One week is left for the JLPT.
I chose to take level 2 this time.
Last week I was invited to take a mock exam for the NEW JLPT.
People who follow the JLPT news know that starting 2010 the test will have 5 levels instead of 4, with a new level between the original 3 and 2 levels.
I was assigned to take this new level in the mock exam. Completed all the sections and at last filled a newspaper large questionnaire , got 2000 yen for my cooperation in taking the exam and filling the questionnaire and went back home.
My feedback about this new level(called N3) : You can get the feeling it is between L3 and L2 .. but it's kind of closer to L3.
As an L2 taker for this year, it felt really easy.. in the sense that I don't expect my mistaken answers to exceed 3 questions.
Anyway, back to the real exam talk.
Two days ago I tried to solve the last year questions from the official 2008 L2 Questions&their answers compilation.
I set a timer for each section and tried to solve the questions as if in the real exam.
... so at last I scored my answers and figured out that I got [337/400] which means84% ...
..but the good thing is, while looking at my mistakes and their correct answers I could learn a couple of new grammar patterns that I've never heard of before.
Will do my best in the remaining one week to get a high score!!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Sorry for the lack of posts recently but I have been extremely .... yes you guessed it!
As you can see the blog became a whole mess.. no posts no updates, even the banner is missing due to the cancellation of the yahoo geocities service.. yes geocities is gone forever~ I used to rely much on it for my file hosting,, including the banner files.
Will try to fix and update the blog some time soon.. so until then!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
These were taken on the road down to Petra. It was very nice to see some Japanese language there! makes me wonder-happily-, why Japanese??
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
First MS Windows I ever dealt with. It was installed on the first computer my father had when he was a new engineer
This game used to freak me out .. when I grew up a little, I could clear it all..the final boss was really something!
I was taught how to run it from the floppy disk by entering commands to DOS.. I remember I was very young at that time.
Kids these days have easy technology!
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
For the time being I'm planning to take the 2kyuu but feel that the 1kyuu is not impossible either.
Will study hard until the time of application and decide which level I will take by that time.
Special thanks to M川さん who could secure an application form for me while I'm here! It's shown in the picture above.. ありがとうございます！！
More information about JLPT here!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Stayed in WadiRum for the first night where time seemed to be stopping while watching the amazing starry night sky in the middle of dessert with hundreds of shooting stars showing every now and then.
It was my first time to stay in WadiRum, such an unforgettable experience!
Sunrise @ WadiRum
Spent the next 2 days in Aqaba enjoying the nice blue sea.
ヾ(〃^∇^)ノわぁい♪ ＠ アカバ
In the last day, dropped by Petra on the way back.
It was such a great trip! I enjoyed every moment of it.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
BUT! It's so cute that I couldn't help but making it mine!..so seems that kagami chan is not destined to go to Jordan..she will stay in my room in Tokyo! w
Wish me a smooth safe trip!!
K-chan logs out!
Sunday, August 02, 2009
I'm not a Gundam fan actually, but what I saw today made me "re-consider"!
As an activity to the new made SOS-dan (short for Sごい日本の文化 wO Siるための団), today I went with two lab mates to Odaiba and met a real-life size Gundam!
The incredible detail level on this 1:1 model left me speechless!!!
It was built on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Gundam anime.
Pictures would have been much more nice if the weather was sunny...
I wish I can ride on top of it
Here is the official website : http://www.gundam30th.net/event/real-g.html
We also went to a game center and I played 太鼓の達人to my heart's content!
I proudly won easily over the DAN members but was disastrously defeated by this little cute genius we met there !
※Uh Can you hear me?
Can you hear my RADIO?※
RADIO のボリュームを ちょっと あげて
今夜 デンパにノッテ 眠る街ぬけて…
RADIO のボリュームを ちょっとあげて
ゆううつな シュールDAYS こえるわ
FANTASTIC!! RADIO から 聞こえる…RADIO から…
Uh Can you hear me
Oh yeah, Can you,
Can you hear me?
RADIO のボリュームを ちょっとあげて
ゆううつなシュールDAYS ぬけるわ こえるわ
FANTASTIC!! RADIO から 聞こえる…
RADIO から Ho
Yeah yeah Ho
RADIO から Ho
Friday, July 31, 2009
I finished my Rinko presentation on 17th, finally submitted all the required 6 reports yesterday and attended the looooong poster presentation sessions (9:00AM~5:20PM) today, in which 2nd year master students present their progress in research.
This means I finished my first year of the master course.. It's time to switch my brain to the power-save mode and relaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaxxxxxx.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
What do you do after finishing a killing semester?
Ofcourse, GO ON A BIG ADVENTURE!!
Finally I had the honor to stand on the top of my beloved Fuji san, 3776m of elevation, the ultimate highest point in Japan!
Fujisan on Wikipedia
Then move by bus to the Fuji san 5th station (富士山五合目) .. around 4 to 5 hours (?). Highways were crowded that day so it took a long time to arrive.
So reaching the 5th station, what are you waiting for? LET'S GO!!!
Toooo many people made moving forward a slow process.. It was dangerously crowded at steep places..I was imagining if only one person slips down, he will take hundreds with him!
The amazing sunrays from whithn the clouds..about to reach the 7th sation
The climbing process was divided into 2 parts:
First day we keep moving until sunset time.. reaching around the 7th station and rest for about 4 hours in one of the mountain huts (..which looked to me rather like a war shelter! ).
Then at around 11PM the night of that same day we move again to reach the top by sunrise.
..But luckily, it took less than an hour to reach the mountain hut. And when we moved again that night, rain had stopped, no more clouds at that elevation, but instead very very strong wind was blowing!
The night view of the surrounding cities was amazing.
What's more amazing was the starry sky view! I've never seen stars as clear and as DENSE as that day. I was also lucky to see 2 shooting stars.
Hard times ~ SURVIVAL
I could not sleep well in the mountain hut..I think it was the same for everyone, so when we moved again I started to feel REALLY sleepy..which was REALLY dangerous..
Also as you move up, oxygen level gets low so it becomes hard to breath and you get tired and dizzy easily..luckily many members brought oxygen spray cans.. I think no body would have been able to go on without them. Personally I needed it tens of times.
We were literaly on a survival trip..
You really get dead tired.. so you stop by and relax there on the freezing ground in the raging wind..then you start to chill so you know you need to move to get warm eventhough you are dead tired...and so on..
Wind was getting stronger and stronger, and in each blow you get stinged in the face by the volcanic ashes it carries.
We also had to pass by many narrow and steep areas where one mistake would cost you your life.
Actually, It was scary to see some people condition getting bad along the way.. After we left the hut, I looked back at the distance we moved so far and looked up at the enormous remaining distance, I realised there was NO GO BACK.. You just have to move forward.
I was praying all the time to stay healthy at least until we reach the top since I was reaching my limits!
Amazing Reward ご来光
Thank God, everybody reached the top with no serious illness!
We were rewarded by the most beautiful scene I've ever seen in my life.
The view of the rising sun from the top of Fuji san in the country of the rising sun （T▽T）
This is not the actual summit. There was still around 200 meters to the top, but this was a good point to stop and enjoy the rising sun.
Pro photographers getting ready!
Alright everyone, sit down and get ready!
On the way DOWN ~ REVIVAL
I was really looking forward to feel the summer heat again!
With all the hardships, risks and tough times we went through, I don't regret going in this trip for a second. I'm glad I decided to go and more glad that I came back safe to enjoy summer again! To tell the truth I was never such happy to hear the sounds of cicada again!
I SURVIVED and I am a much stronger person now!!(≧▽≦)
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