I’m sorry it’s been so long! This past week was time for mid-terms. T: Doing Bus. In E. Asia – Korea. W: Japanese Oral. R: Spoken Japanese’s written exam. F: Japanese Reading and Writing’s Written Exam.
Needless to say I spent a lot of time in front of my books. And I studied on top of that. (^_~) Though, for R&W (you get that abbreviation right?), I didn’t get any real study time in. I completely planned too. I was so tired after Thursday’s exam, that I decided on an early night and studying in the morning. My test was at 11, so if i got up at 7, I’d have plenty of time to wake up and review the kanji and grammar by it’s start.
The wrench to this plan was class registration for my university (this seems to be a trend over the past year…). My registration time worked out to be 4:40am Friday morning here. So I had everything planned out, and all I had to do was input the registration numbers; or so I thought anyway.
As a senior, we have to take certain Exit requirements outside of our degrees. The first class I chose (or re-chose, as the plan I made two years ago was made invalid for the same reason) stopped existing. It’s odd, because the Friday before when I put together my schedule, there were four time slots available. I know what you’re thinking, but no, they were not just full already. Aside from the fact that I’m a senior and my name starts with ‘D’, I checked by looking at open and full classes. The second of my chosen exit courses, had a pre-requisite! Common now! It’s an exit course, and we have no choice but to take something outside our majors. There should be no pre-reqs.
The biggest problem though, was that my transcripts didn’t show that I did complete the pre-req for Organizational Assessment! The reason is that I took it last semester (in Japan). And somewhere between the the study abroad office and the computer system (? I’m not really sure where they go from there..), they didn’t get imputed. The only reason I can narrow it down that far is because I haven’t heard of problems from other students from last semester, and the transcripts are sent as a package to our adviser.
So, I managed to have my unofficial transcripts sent to my Mom and my school for 100￥. And I finally registered with an acceptable schedule Friday night. Not what I planned, but I won’t be too bad. I’ll just be on campus a lot longer than I planned some days.
Anyway, Saturday I went to a really great BBQ. It started at 1pm (believe it or not, I almost overslept for this), and I made it on time by taking the bus from Kuzuha to their house.
I’m always happy to see my host family, because they are pretty much always in a good mood. And we ate a ton of BBQ! There was beef, ribs, chicken, and I think pork as well? We also had sweet potatoes and salmon! And the obligatory junk food as appetizers, and alcohol (chuhai, and beer). It was really a great time.
There was also a neighbor hood girl called koukou (means butterfly!) who joined us with her mom. She was really cute, maybe 8? I’m bad with ages, but the point is young but not that young. She took to me a lot, and we played the string game (where you use your hands to make different obstacles for the other person – if you don’t know it you probably don’t know it, but it was really popular when I was young). She was really good too! Could make some awesome images, including an airplane. ☆
After eating, we watched Dead Or Alive, which was one of those movies thats obviously not ever going to be a master-piece, but still really good. It was stupid and predictable in all the right places. I want to buy it (the general plot is a Martial Arts tournament where you have to at least K.O. other people on the islanders. It had a few ninjas, a pro-wrestler, a master-thief/assassin, etc.).
Then we went to the mall, but I was so stuffed and the mall was warm. So, I returned home around 7ish and took it east.
Sunday, I played Zelda – Twilight Princess all day. It was very relaxing!