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Your Future Awaits.

9 Sep

Since I’m in college now, and I really wanna go places, as in abroad, not just with my career ‘places’. I need a job, preferably part-time. But here, in Ireland, being a recession and all, there is no jobs. WAIT, there is, lots of them but you need experience. AND LOTS OF IT. That’s all well and good, but for part-time jobs in Cafe’s, Fashion Shops, 2-3 years experience, ridiculous. If the students can’t get jobs, then how is the country supposed to make money? No jobs means all students are either leaving during study and going away to finish and never coming back, and graduates leaving to find work elsewhere. Ireland will eventually be left with just retired people and the Government. If even.. Even the retired are going abroad, to Spain and Italy. It seems it’s not as enjoyable being retired here anymore.

Anyways, this week I found some cool sites, some you all probably know already but I thought I’d share them with you incase you didn’t. There interesting and helpful, and very informative blogs. So take a look at your leisure.

Been watching a lot of Korean Dram lately, stirred away from the J-Drama, but it’s because of the K-Drama, they are amazing, you feel like you’re in the story, you know these people, you cry for these people, and when the series is over, your very sad, because you know they’re not your friends. I don’t have much else to say about them, this sums up what I think about them and thought you should know. So go give them a watch. Go to Viki it’s legal to watch them there, there’s tonnes already on it. So go, enjoy and let me know what you think!

As you know, I am going back to college this year. Induction Day was Thursday just gone, the 8th of September. I was so so nervous, as usual, not as bad as I used to, but nervous all the same. I thought they would make us play “Circle Time”. Where you sit in a circle, and everyone stands up, says their name, and something about themselves. It’s supposed to ‘break the ice’. But for me, and a lot of people I know, it embarrasses them so much that going back in the next day makes them even more nervous than before. It didn’t happen so I’m alright, we just went in, heard about the college and the course, got the tour of the college and where each classroom is and then got our timetables and left. It took about an hour. There’s not to many people in my course. Which is Business, and I also get to pick Chinese as an option, which I am definitely going to take. 2 birds with 1 stone. I was planning on learning it eventually, might aswell get a head start. So, I’m looking forward to class, starting on Tuesday. in at 12pm. Not to bad, whole timetable isn’t bad either! So wish me luck!

In my world of Japanese, I have my Hiragana down. All of it, printed off some work sheets today, just to keep it up. Also Katakana, nearly have it all off by heart, and printed of some exercise sheets for that.

Japanese Words of The Week.

This week, I actually started studying Japanese properly,with some motivational websites that found. (See above) So I decided to put my progress reports, as you have seen above, and my words and/or phrases of the week into my Post’s from now on. Hopefully it will help other people out there learning Japanese with the same motivational levels as me, which is usually waiting for it to come to me, rather than me actually studying. You might say I think that if I wish enough I’ll wake up magically fluent one day. But that’s not gonna happen so we have to do it and do it NOW.

Hope these help! 😀

椅子 – Chair/Stool/Post/Office

– South

こるから– from now on/after this

– Car/Wheel

– Morning

国籍 – Nationality

お寿司 – Sushi

食べる – To Eat/To Live Off

理屈 – Theory/Reason

– Nose

物はね – Imitation/Mimicry

ぽんす– Citrus Soy Sauce

昼飯 – Lunch/Midday Meal

不愉快 – Discomfort/disagreeable

客観的 – Objective

はっぴょうけっか– Results announcement

直感 – Intuition

必死 – Frantic/Desperate/Inevitable Death

絶対 – Absolutely/Unconditionally

決着 – Conclusion/Decision/End/Settlement

失敗 – Failure

中途半端 – Half-way/Half measures/Unfinished

厄介 – Trouble/Burden/Care/Bother/Worry/Support

しょっちゅう – Always/Constantly/Frequently/Often

So, that is all for this week.
There’ll be more Kanji etc next Friday, and other mindless ramblings.

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It’s Been Awhile – No Internet, No Dorama.

23 Aug

You will become a house hatcher until the end of the series and then you'll probably watch You're beautiful, like I did, even though it came out first. Heartstrings looked more appealing.

I know I haven’t written anything in a while, and I apologise. But I have been
busy, but busy not doing a lot of the important things I should have been
doing, like learning my Japanese, and sorting out Student Grant Forms and
Registering for college.

But don’t worry, I have registered, I got my forms, and now I just got a kick
in the face to keep up my Japanese, I need to keep things in mind. Keeping
things in mind was never my strong point, I think I’m just a bit ahead of
myself than the normal person, like a few years to many. I don’t know why it
is, but I seem to always have been this way. I need constant reminders of
everything. But even that doesn’t work sometimes. I ignore them on my phone, I
don’t notice them on my Laptop and if I do notice them or not ignore them, I
wiggle my way around them somehow and then I realise sometime after and the
circle begins again.

Starting college soon, will put me in the academic mind-set thank god, but I
was hoping to have some Kanji down so I could write my notes in some Japanese,
and it’d probably help me learn both subjects at the same time. I am thinking
of writing everything in Katakana, to learn them off by heart so I can progress
to Kanji a bit quicker. Well, to more Kanji, I do have some down but I’ve
forgotten a lot. I will also find the Japanese for my business vocab and use
them then in notes so not everything is in katakana, some things will be in
Kanji and Hiragana, like it should be. Then you see, I’ll be learning quicker.
Mind-set helps.

I’m looking forward to getting back to college, I just hope the Induction Day isn’t
one of those cheesy days where your forced to play games that are supposed to
help you get to know your friends. I don’t really care, I’ll make friends, the
games make it worse for the shy people and make them go into themselves more. I’m
20, they should have a get-to-know-eachother with a few vodka and 7up’s down
the pub, there’s enough of them around. Or have a chat in the smoking area at
college. That’s how you make friends at this ages, otherwise, you already have
friends from Secondary School and Primary School.

Sorry about that minor rant, I really dislike them games.

Either way though, I’m dying to begin the course, keep me and my mind off
stupid things, this summer, even though everything went wrong, I have realised
who my true friends are, what I want to do with my life and what and who to
leave behind. It hasn’t been the best of years so far but I can feel it’s
leading up to the beginning of a great new year. Three more New Years and
hopefully I’ll be planning my move to Japan. 😀

So, anyways, not writing posts for so long was annoying, I was in my friend’s house
for a week and a half, for a little holiday. Helping her sort out college and
putting in her hair extensions. So that was another reason I didn’t post in
awhile, I also couldn’t watch my Dorama’s. My Dorama’s (Japanese and now
Korean) were also another distraction, I’m addicted, but today I said enough
was enough, get some work done. But Id recommend watching them they are
amazing. Seriously. But warning, highly addictive, you wont want to leave your
house. I didn’t.

I hope the end of Summer is good to everyone, I think I’m going up to Belfast
with Orange before College officially starts, which is the 13th
September. It’s not long away and I don’t know if I can come up with college
money then. But we’ll see. I’ll let you know how that goes then anyway. Today
though, going over Kana for whatever amount of time, shouldn’t have a time
limit, makes it monotonous and then I’m going to read some all Kana articles
and then find out what the words mean and then maybe the various Kanji for
them. NO ROMAJI! BOLD ROMAJI!

Have a good one 😀