New work and challenges in Japan

2 months ago Nebby 0

Source: BonTsai Blog.

It’s been quite awhile since my last update. My typical day runs down as follows: 5:00-6:00 AM Wake up                          Study Japanese or LINE (skype equivalent more popular in parts of                                          Asia) call to the states 8:00 AM           Begin work at Kouka-en 5-6:30 PM        Finish work and bike back 7-8:00 PM        By this time I try to finish grocery shopping, cooking, and household tasks 9:00 PM           Self study Japanese or oversea internet calls at this time 10:00 PM         Ideal sleep time In reality my schedule varies quite a lot and recently I have not been consistent in my language studies as well as cooking. The latter I blame because of cheap half price grocery store bentos. They are a godsend. Cheap, delicious, and much healthier than the equivalent dollar menu hamburger from the states. All in all I have been doing well though. My Japanese listening skills rapidly improved and my speaking (although still quite grammatically poor at times) has become passable for basic communication. I was quite terrified of getting haircuts here for awhile but I’m able to get the approximate cut I want only using Japanese now. It’s still quite a long road to fluency but it’s a start. I’ve also…

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