Little Adventures in Tokyo
Being Clueless - Adventures
Near Home - Studying Japanese
Being here in Tokyo is very different from London. Strangely enough, we
asked for Tokyo! One of the reasons we wanted to live in Tokyo instead
of Singapore is because we thought it would be more of a challenge - well,
here are some of the challenges and adventures we've faced!
#1 - We find that we are clueless about
everyday life since we don't speak much Japanese and we read even less.
This makes for many day to day "adventures" and some very interesting stories
about what you did because at the time you didn't know any better. When
we moved to London, we had similar problems, but the language barrier makes
the stories all the more bizarre.
#2 - We tend to stay home or near home
much more because there are so many interesting things to do close by.
Another reason is that whenever Tara tries to get us away for the weekeend,
we find that it is either impossible since we didn't plan six months in
advance or it is impractical as the cost is prohibitively expensive!
#3 - Tara is obsessively studying Japanese
on the balcony and Seth is perfectly happy to stay inside on the weekends.
Taking the Japanese Proficiency Tests 4 and 3 - December 1998 and December
Days out with Shiozaki sensei: Furin Festival - July 19th, 1999, Kamakura
and Enoshima - early Spring 2000, Cherry Blossom Viewing - April 2, 2001
OLJ Japanese Speech