Don't Talk to Strangers

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

...they'll think you're strange.

So, in my never ending attempts to make more friends, I have tried several times to strike up a conversation with a stranger. It has never once worked. They always freak out and get really nervous and pretty much try to run away as fast as they can.

On the other hand, I am always quite pleasant when any sort of Tom, Dick or Harry comes over to chat with the token gaijin. And I've gotten some real weirdos too! But conversation is almost always welcome so I don't mind.

I just don't understand why I'm so scary to these people.

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I've decided to take the JLPT level 3.

The JLPT is pretty much the official Japanese language proficiency test (hence JLPT). There are 4 levels with 1 being the toughest. If you can pass that, there is nothing you can't do in Japan. You can even read a newspaper!!!!

Level 4 is stupid easy. So I'm taking level 3 which is also a bit on the easy side but I'm still going to need to study a lot for it.

Surprisingly, the difference between level 3 and 2 is amazing! There is no way that I could ever pass level 2 right now but 3 doesn't seem all that bad. Weird.

Before my time in Japan is up, I'd like to be able to pass the level 2 exam. That is my ultimate goal. That won't happen by sitting at my desk ready "The Time Traveler's Wife" either! (Crappy ass book! I just need to know how it ends so I can start a better one!)

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For now, my new obsession is Diner Dash (#1, #2, and# 3). It's quite addictive. Enjoy!

2 shared their love:

Christina said...

dude, you're STILL obsessed with playing dinner dash? You were playing that when we were in college!
oh and by the way, LOVE the new pretty site!

Nina said...

Dude! If you're reading my blog why haven't you answered any of my emails?! bah! And here I was thinking that you just never went online.

 
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