Well, my Friday Japanese class is changing locations. The building that they are using will be torn down so the class is moving to a “Gakushyu Center” (Study Center.)
This is bad for me because the current location is extremely convenient for me. The new location is much less so. I don’t drive so I’ll see if I can get there by bike or bus. It’ll be a pain, though. I’m used to just dashing out of our home at ten minutes before the lesson starts.
Every cloud has a silver lining…..
They can’t bring the study materials to the new location due to lack of storage space, so they are giving them away. I snagged the following:
However, upon looking closer at the kanzen master, it appeared that it needed a CD, and the CD is missing. So I returned that one. That’s the blue one.
Okay, returned it! Had a wonderful last class with a party. The volunteers are WONDERFUL. I mean, they give their time to teach us lowly gaijin. I feel like I can never be thankful enough for what they do.
In the second photo, those top three books are what I am currently studying. (Excluding a Kanzen Master N3 Reading Comprehsion because I forgot to include it.)
The bottom books—-yes! ALL THE MIDDLE AND BOTTOM BOOKS–are books that I am going to sudy in the, um, future. Yes. Definitely.
The reason there is so many is that I went back to the class and….. Nobody was taking N1 or N2 books, so I took all the books that were roughly N2. (Most everybody in the class, obviously, has not been in Japan as long as me! I’m an old timer!)
I didn’t take any 1 kyu books. Obviously, I have enough books. I told the Chinese woman who has already passed N1 to take them, and I believe she did. (She wasn’t aware of them because she doesn’t come to class anymore so is not in the “know”. She just came to the party.) I felt a little greedy taking so many texts. But hey, they really did not seem to want them. They culled out the books they needed beforehand. I asked the leader if she was sad about losing her treasure trove of books, and she said she was okay with it.
Choko Choko has a really funny post about buying textbooks and using one percent of them. I personally enjoy shopping for textbooks……..but don’t really buy much because I just can not afford it. And now I don’t need to! I told my husband that, so it is official!
I do get a lot of satisfaction from working my way through a text and FINISHING it. These texts should come with an app that tracks your progress and does a happy dance with fireworks at the end of each chapter. Are you listening, book publishers? Are you listening to me???????
You have finished reading a WESPEAKJAPANESEANDENGLISH post and this is a great achiement. Congratulations! Let the fireworks begin!