marugoto A1

Posted on: July 5, 2015

finally decided to take nihongo classes some months ago, was lucky because the japan foundation, manila had marugoto A1 classes at the time and the school was very close to where i work, so eun, i enrolled and it was one of the smartest things i ever did this year…

marugoto A1 1

the first half of A1 started last january 20 and ended march 3. the class usually starts at 6:20 in the evening and i’m usually in lethargic cat mode and imamura sensei would always say that i’m kawaii, char.

i’ve got a lot of classmates and they were so nice, we’d help each other out with the lessons and then we’d have the occasional inside joke… because nihongo and filipino are worlds apart and some japanese words can be awkward in filipino… i also had three classmates named renz just that their names are spelled differently and they’d all look at sensei when she calls renz, lulz.

i specially liked the food lessons, it was fun pronouncing ‘furaido-poteto’, which is ‘french fries’ and ‘chizu baagaa’ which is ‘cheese burger’ (duh) repeatedly. on a side note, we ended up very hungry after that class.

on the final day of module 1, i took the exams last, and they left me all alone in the library with all those scary masks, for the love of buddha.

marugoto A1 2

the second half or module 2 started march 10 and ended april 23. some of my module 1 classmates enrolled and we got new ones. the lessons were a bit more complicated… i didn’t like the lesson on directions… i still get lost in ayala malls, hahaha.

and then guess what, they made me take the exams last again. i got a lot of free japanese candy… matcha and white lovers are absolutely the best, and fun stuff like magazines, post cards, and event flyers during class but nakagome sensei gave me a bag when i got best portfolio, huzzah!

the japan foundation had offered a moji (writing) class after module two but i had to go to davao at the time, hopefully, they’d offer another one, so i could take A2. teehee. on a final note, learning nihongo was so much fun. i was able to prank a cashier in a japanese restaurant, nyaaa~ it is also very helpful during kendo practice, since the instructions are in japanese. ureshikatta desu ne!

yun lang.

♥ melai


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hello, my name is melai and i write to document the places i’ve been to, the things i’ve seen, and the books i’ve read. sometimes, i also write about food.

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