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The first term is over


It's over! The last day was really moving. First, my main teacher, Honda-sensei, couldn't hold his tears while making his final speech in class. I kind of understand, because our class was exceptionally great and I will certainly miss this atmosphere too...

Then we attended the ending ceremony. All the students going back home made their speech, and I felt weird seeing all those people I knew leave...

As for my grades, well I'm pretty happy and fully satisfied, because I got first at all tests: written test, listening comprehension, conversation and daily quizzes! Sure, one of us moved to the upper class recently otherwise I'd probably be second, but I'm very happy about the way I improved: I was around the average on the first test, then I just kept improving until I reached the lead.

Yes I'm bragging, but that doesn't mean I'm overall better than my classmates. Several of them have a much better ability to express themselves and know more grammar and vocabulary than I do. It just means that restricted to what we studied in class this semester, and on those particular tests, I did better than the others.

Last thing: you can now email me directly at, it'll go straight to my cellphone.

I have to go, I need to find a place to stay in Nagoya tomorrow night!

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Welcome to an izakaya


Welcome to an izakaya

Friday evening, I went to an izakaya with my classmates and teachers. In Japanese, izakaya is written as 居酒屋: 酒 is the character for "alcohol"...

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School starts

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