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Reisverslag Yay! Sooo happy! Read this why :-D
19 januari 2014
Yay! Sooo happy! Read this why :-D
I will start with school.
I could find the school easily as everything was almost the same. When i arrived at school i had to wait downstairs on the 1F in the lobby and saw a dorm mate who also had to take the test. Then we received the notification that we had to go to the 6F. On this floor were several lists with people and i had to go to class 607 for all new Visa students.
After a while a received a form which i had to fill in. I do not know for what kind of purpose.
Then i had a writing test and conversation test.
The test consisted of Particles, Adjectives, using Verbs in a sentence, Verb forms, Sentences and the formal (keigo, this i had not learned yet) sentences which you use at work, a party or on the telephone.
In the beginning i had black out with writing words in katakana (bakku, game, disneyland). It came back to me later on.
The test felt easy on some parts, but it became more difficult when i went further in a practice. Those were the things i did not know yet.
After the writing test i had the communication test. I became a bit nervous while waiting. Next to me sat a French girl who could barely speak english and well... also japanese. Still i tryed talking to her in japanese and a bit english. We had a simple conversation.
The test with the teacher could be better. She was really nice and was trying her best to let me feel comfortable. The conversation test mostly consissted of questions. Each question became a bit more difficult and the level rose. I noticed that listening is not that difficult i could follow her, but the only diffifult part was the vocabulary in verbs forms (-reranai) which she used and how i answere them. I sometimes put the sentence in a wrong order...
In the end she was not sure where to put me. Class no. 1 or 2. I knew already the grammer of the book Japanese of busy people 1 and a small part of 2, studied 4 weeks at Kudan before in class 1 and had been learning by myself the grammer of the book i received at Kudan.
BUT Kudan has a new book since a few months and therefor a new learning method. When i go to class 1 it is really easy in the beginning (about the first 10 weeks out of 12 weeks).
When i go to class 2 then i have to study a bit harder she said. It would depend on the writing test.
Then i had to get back to the class were i had the writing test to wait. There we/i received information about the school, activities and so on.
When i got to school i saw on the notice board that i am part of class 2!! Yay!! ^_^ I am really happy about this. Although i probably have to work a bit harder to keep up, but i will try and do my best! :-) *HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY*
The teacher of the first lesson/day was the same as the teacher who questioned me with the conversation test. I think she will be a fun teacher this period as she has patience, humour and really helpfull. I have her two times a week. On Monday and Wednesday
The next few days i had the same male teacher as the last time i was at Kudan. He tries to be to funny (which is sometimes annoying), but he is still a nice guy. I have him on Thursday and Friday.
At the moment i do not yet know what kind of teacher i have on tuesday.
What i can remember;
Nora (Taiwan) and really sweet
Kjong (roots in China, raised in America)
Harrie? (Indonesian, can speak a bit dutch. His grandmother was a hollander)
Part 1. 9:10 – 10:00
Part 2. 10:10 – 11:00
Part 3. 11:10 – 12:40
O = on time and in class
V = later x3 => X
X = not in class
80% attendance, if it is smaller then that then i will be kicked out of school. This is part of the conditions to have a student Visa.
Januari 20 : Calligraphy
Januari 23 : Exchange students come to Kudan to talk Japanese
Januari 24 : Calligraphy
Februari 07 : Outing to mount Fuji
You can chose between onsen or amusement park.
One lesson/chapter from the book will be learned and practiced each day from Monday to Thursday. On Friday everything will be reviewed.
As stated in my last post i had to sign the contract and make a payment for the lodgings etc. with the manager. As i did not want to wait for him (he should be in the dorm 08:00, but was not there) i went to shop for some neccesary stuff at some supermarkets which were really close. Around nine o'clock i was back and still he was not in the dorm. Thus i had my own plan as i did not want to wait at the dorm doing nothing. Strolling around close to the station to learn a bit more of this district of Tokyo and were i can find several things. After a while i went back and saw that the manager was in.
I don't know why but he was as my dorm mates had described him. I had to wait as he had to organise some documents. He said that he would be finished in 15 minutes. You would think that Japanese are going to be puntual. Well... he was not... He still had to prepare and i had to wait a bit more. I think it is his age...(probably 57-64 years).
After he finished we were talking in the really cold lobby of the dorm. Then we discussed the contract. He wanted that i had to pay the whole amount of 1 month and 23 days. This i did not have on my account and i told him so. It took a while before he understood that. After talking further we split the costs. Also, i found one mistake which was beneficial for me. Yes, a mistake...
Then i went to my room for the credit card to pay the rent, but in the meantime he found another mistake which he had made... (this was also beneficial for me).
I had to wait a long time before it was done...
He even expected me to known a looot of kanjis (japanese signs) as the information forms with rules and such were full of them. Luckely he could change that to forms written in the english language.
There are some dorm mates who are not interested in other people and stay in their room and i see them sometime when they go to the toilet. There are also people who say hi when you walk past them, but i do not see them in the general room.
Then you have people who are a lot in the general room. Those people i know better. Well... ofcourse. Those are some really nice Japanese people (they can speak a bit english) and also international students. From, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Australie. There is even a Dutch person from Rotterdam XD
I cook as much as possible as it is interesting what i can make with the japanese stuf. Although it is sort of limited what to cook as i make it only for myself... Still i do my best ^_^
I have eaten a few times a meal which is made by japanese people. Like Okonomiyakki and Curry. Oishii!! (delicious)
By the way i get most of my food at
TOBU store - supermarket
I heard from a few dormmates that at TOBU store brown bread is sold (mostly early in the morning as they are fast sold out). Still i wanted to know how to get there and went on gut feeling as i had only seen the location on googlemaps were this supermarket is located.
I have to say that it went fine and i found it immediately. Yay! No one can say that woman have bad intuition! Although there are exceptions XD
Only the way back was a bit more difficult as there are just to many streets and corners...
For the people interested in it. A looot of details of things i bought at the supermarket to make dinner on one evening XD
In the supermarket i bought several things... olive oil (this i will need for cooking, because yesterday i forgot to buy it and had to use some from a dorm mate), Soja sauce, bananas (i went sort of crazy, because in the supermarket broadcasted the whole time thatthe bananas were cheap :-S. Thus i heard only the word bananas while i was there.), cabbage, sort mushrooms with a really small ''head'' and really long ''steals'', brown bread, sort fish 3x a small part (no idea what kind, just looked edible and a bit like as fish in The Netherlands), rice (i only have to warm this up in the magnetron), umeshuu (japanese alcohol drink) and eggs (they are smaller then in The Netherlands).
22 januari 2014 16:17 | Door: gusta
Wat een belevenissen allemaal. Het is óók goed voor mijn engels om het te volgen !!
Nu vandaag zit ik er echt even voor (de computer) om rustig te lezen/vertalen.
Wel al een heleboel mensen lezen jouw verhalen. Dus..... je schrijft leuk én interessant !!
Ben benieuwd naar je kookkunsten, als je weer terug bent !! Het is wel improviseren,
begrijp ik. Fijn, dat je naar het 2e jaar mag vd taalschool. Superrrrrrrrrr !!!
Wél aanpoten met leren !!! Maar je kan het, zeker weten. Het heeft je grote interesse !!!
22 januari 2014 16:20 | Door: gusta
Vervolg. Het zou leuk zijn om wat foto's van je studentenhuis en de school
bij de berichten te doen.
Ben benieuwd hoe het er allemaal uitziet !!!
23 januari 2014 19:52 | Door: Sia en Carla Reimerink
Wij wensen jou een ontzettende mooie en interessante beleving in Japan.Groetjes van Carla en Sia