I’ve recently started teaching myself Japanese, and I’ve decided that rather than flood this blog with random posts about that (and journal posts that aren’t in English), I’d start up a little side blog for that.
The blog is called Watashi wa Kei desu, which translates as “I am Kei(K)”.
I haven’t done any posts over there yet, but I thought I’d let you guys know that the blog is there, and that it will be growing very soon!
I have decided that my “project” for my Summer/Christmas uni break this year is going to be “Re-learn Japanese”.
I say re-learn, because I learned the language at school (only up until grade 9 though), and I did pretty well, but now I’ve forgotten quite a lot.
However, I’m still tossing up whether I should do Japanese (which I WANT to do) or Chinese (which may be more useful). There’s a rather large Chinese population in my area, so that might be a more useful language (e.g. for working as a nurse at a local hospital). I’ll think about it, I can also do a Diploma of Languages through my uni, so I might look at that for after I’ve finished my Nursing degree.
There’s always the “you could do both”… I’ll think about it.
The main thing is that if I do Chinese, I can probably get help from Mum’s international students (she’s mostly had Chinese students, only 1 Japanese student). If I do Japanese, I’ll have to try and find someone to help me. BUT I’ve wanted to do Japanese again pretty much since I finished high school, I just haven’t had time.