So, today was my first day at school. We were storted into classes and could take a look at the lists this morning in the foyer of the institute. I’m in class F and like I had hoped (desperatly wished for, prayed for…) I’m in Beginner Class 3, which means till the end of this term I will be at an intermediate stage and can continue from there! Yeah!
This is our classroom before everybody arrived. All together we are 13 students, eight of those are from Tawain O.o I was able to follow my teacher very good, but very soon it was clear I’m not able to use the grammar I can understand. In other words the level they put me in is perfectly fine for me. I can repeat ceratin topics I have forgotten ‚cause I’ve never used them and from now on learn to talk in everday life!
Right on the first day we were able to choose our elective classes. There are four every week and at the beginner level I’m allowed to choose half of them, the other two are „class communication“ for all of us. As I hoped they offer Japanese cooking, but it’s two hours, so I wouldn’t be able to take anything else. Next semester I can choose all four lessons freely, and as my Japanese will be better than i decided to leave the cooking for next semester and turned to „Writing“ (of letters and diary) and „Reading of longer Texts“ in which we bring our own novels and mangas and learn how to read them fluently without using a dictionary all the time. Exactly what I want to reach!
This had been my lunch bento and you can see the umeboshi on the rice just before I ate it. It’s often put there to represent the red dot on the Japanese flag and it’s supposed to be very sour. Of course I only knew it from animes and when people eat it there it looks something like this:
Some mates told me I looked exactly the same XD
After two hours the teachers changed and we started to learn the vocabulary of the first lesson and repeated some grammar (agemasu, kuremasu, moraimasu) in preperation for monday. There’s already a bunch of homework and time went by pretty fast. After school two other girls from Germany (Sarah and Anna), to whom I already felt close…I mean, we survived a typhoon together and using the washing machine/rice cooker/oven etc., and I went to buy bicycles for them. By coincidence we all ended up with a red and rusty one, so we were very proud of them and rode them on our way to the Aeon shopping mall with a lot of laughter ^_~
We spent hours and hours shopping…well, not really, we just looked and tried to keep each other from spending our october budget!
We took some crazy pictures of us, the red-bike-gang in front of the mall. It’s Sarah to the left and Anna to the right. It’s almost scary how good we get along, I mean we are talking of me and other girls here. I’m not the best with female friends, but it feels so good to have some fun with other people who share the same tastes and interests!
Here you can see me to the left in my new coat.
One thing we all three couldn’t resist to buy (and there were only three left) was a small bike reflector in form of Little Red Riding Hood. It’s our „Friendship-Reflector“ like Sarah called it
When I inspected the packaging at home I discovered why it’s in that shape. Nowadays evil wolves seem to drive by car XD
Today the new calendars for 2010 arrived at the 100 Yen shop so the old ones of this year were given away for free. I chose this Din A 3 one:
Some usagi-coaster to protect my desk…
and a notebook, pen and two postcards.
I love the little details of everything here like the jewel on the pen!
And you should all know I LOVE food with faces! Daisuki
By the way I bought four kinds of trashbags (there are even more), but I still don’t get how to sort everything correctly. Where the heck should I put my used juice and milk cartons???Alles Liebe,