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Normality Does Not Make for Good Storytelling

On one hand, normality=yay, me becoming a successful part of Japanese culture has been achieved! On the leaves me with nothing to tell you guys about.

So I figured, now that I'm more or less a part of this all, what have I achieved? So I went back two months to my Bucket List.
Here's what was on it:
1. Learn how to make miso soup
2. Go to a Maid-cafe
3. Return to Chiiori (What's that? Click HERE. No, seriously. CHECK IT OUT IT'S REALLY COOL.)
4. Go to a movie in Japanese
5. See Kabuki theater

Here's what I added to it:
1. Go to Tokyo Disney
2.Go see From Up on Poppy Hill, the new Ghibli movie

And here's what I checked off:
1. Sushi and ramen (I've had each about five times. Yummy, every single time)
2. Go see From Up on Poppy Hill, which covers both that and "see a movie in Japanese"

...long way to go, folks.

Language. Ah, language. How I miss effortlessly speaking!
But on the plus side, I've gone from knowing next to nothing to being able to hold coherant coversations. I can now,
1. Conjugate some verbs, past/present/future though sometimes I get them mixed up (like the verbs to write and to buy: kaku and kau. In the present tense, to write is kakimasu, while to buy is kaimasu)
2. Conjugate adjectives, past/present/future (WHY DO ADJECTIVES NEED TO BE CONJUGATED?)
3. More vocab and generally more kanji, though I can't read for my life
4. Expressing I want to do something/have something
5. Particles (to, from, subject etc.) in the most basic sense. I'm not lying when I say that this is the most confusing thing for me (besides kanji).

Could be worse!


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