My first semester for this academic year started a week ago and I realized that this is indeed a hell semester! It’s always a hell semester in our university but with my load this semester, it is like HELL raised to the NTH power. Anyways, I am still happy that I was able to get the subjects that I need this semester. I got 18 units with PE so, huzzaaahhh!
After four years of spending my college days studying Korean, I finally got reunited with Japanese! I took my Basic Japanese 1 on 2009 and I just continued Basic Japanese 2 this semester! Just imagine the amount of headache that I had while reviewing my Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. It was really difficult to review my old notes because I can’t really recall my basic Japanese! But thanks to my sensei (who was my sensei 4 years ago), I was able to catch up with our current lessons.
We are using Genki Textbooks in class. These Genki textbooks Updated version are quite different from the Genki books that we used 4 years ago. The funny think is that Mary and Takeshi are still the characters of the stories. After dealing with Rie-ssi and James-ssi in Yonsei textbooks, I am now back with Mary-san and Takeshi-san! I am still having weird feelings that I am now studying Japanese instead of Korean but I need to get over with those because I need Japanese courses for me to graduate!
The only reason that makes me excited in studying Japanese are our Kanji lessons. I wanted to learned Kanji and Chinese characters for me to have a deeper understanding of Korean. I still have to finish my Japanese Intermediate courses so good luck to my Korean skills. I am planning to take the TOPIK Level 4 on October and JLPT N5/N4 on December but I am not sure if my brain can still handle both languages at the same time! HAHA!