October 20th, 2009

kanji diagram


An amusing moment from class today... After explaining そちらは、もう紅葉も終わったころではないでしょうか ["the leaves have more or less already finished changing there, haven't they?"] while we were doing the whole reading comprehension thing by drawing a tree with red leaves on the board (using the black and red markers), then a tree with no leaves, he then wanted to explain how it was currently different in Japan (it just so happens that the letter we were reading was supposed to be written right about this time of year), so he drew a tree (in black marker) then looked around for a green marker, and not finding one, grabbed a blue one and said 日本では青ね before drawing the leaves.

野口先生 cracks me up sometimes. He seemed really strict and humorless before we started, but he's really hilarious. And a good teacher, besides. I'm pretty happy to be here.

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sophia university


No practice today; six people out with the flu. There were a couple people in my class, before, too, but so far the wood-knocking has been effective.

I had a feeling, actually, before I left. I had a much stronger feeling when I got there and saw a sign (even if I couldn't quite parse it). But I decided I'd wait around a bit, surf the web on my iPhone, and see if no one showed up... Someone did and told me.

I don't particularly mind; I don't have to run and got back a few hours of my time. One of the advantages of a fifteen minute commute is that going to campus is a now a fairly minor time commitment.

I think I might take a nap.
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