Friday, March 07, 2008

March update

I guess it has been a while since I have posted a blog entry. Life in Japan can be very busy so now and then, and from June it will be even busier. Mayuko is doing fine although working is getting harder every day, and she can't get the rest that she needs to have. Only 2 weeks left for her, and one week left for myself and then we don't have to work anymore.

Mayuko will then have another 2 months to enjoy by herself before the baby will arrive. I just hope that she will not stay at home to much but that she will start doing some exercise. I will try to push her a bit but she can be sooo stubborn... is that the real Japanese women?

As I have said before, I only have another week left before I have another long holiday. I was thinking of searching for another job (I still have some interviews), but I will probably stay with the same company that I am working for now (W5SS) here at the Kobe elementary schools (Shougakkou) and that will start from the end of May, beginning of June. During the holiday I want to study Japanese as much as possible ( The JLPT 3 should be fair enough).

I'm searching for interesting ways to study Japanese, because studying from a textbook for 4-5 hours a day isn't very exciting. I was thinking about taking my camera out and make photo's of Kanji signs here in the area, and writing a daily dairy on Mixi... Anyone else got some nice ideas for me?

We are also planning a short trip during this holiday, because the last one sure wasn't fun. I, myself was thinking about Kita (north) Hyogo (Prefecture I am living in) at the Japanese sea for 1 or 2 nights.

Anyway, live is doing alright up here, even though it can always be better.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Dave

My name is Helena i'm working for MOM Produccions, a company from Barcelona ( Spain-Europe) focused on cultural industries field, organizer among other projects of Festival Asia (www.festivalasia.es).


I'm looking to be in touch with companies (music, theatre, dance, performance) from Kobe city for a cultural project that would take place in Barcelona this year. (Barcelona is sister city of Kobe)



It would be great if you could give me some indications, names, contact of professionals groups to consider their participation in Spain cultural activities.



Please send to helena@momproduccions.com, information you consider usefull for that issue.



thanks in advance

................................................
Helena Febr├ęs Fraylich
MOM Produccions
Passatge Sert 10 - 08003 Barcelona
Tel. (00) (34) 93 269 03 27
helena@momproduccions.com
http://www.momproduccions.com/

Zen said...

ganbatte!

Anonymous said...

Hello Dave


'Dutch Baka'? It means stupid Dutch, right? Change it to 'Dutch Sasuga'! (=

It's really interesting to read about mixed marriages. I, myself, is a half-chinese and half-malay. I am from Singapore. Thank you very much for blogging your life. Do post more!

Learning Japanese language is difficult, eh? I find the level equivalent to learning Arabic and Mandarin language. Learning a language takes years because one has to practise communicating, writing, reading and etc. All languages are unique. Anyway, do your very best!

About JPN TV programmes, I strongly agree there are countless cooking programmes that i rarely get to watch the japanese dramas (i get to subscribe the over-60-TV channels in Singapore). Hmmm I wonder what those Japanese kids watch on TV or they prefer to be glued to the Internet.

I would like to visit Japan one day in my life. Heard it's very costly there. Gotta save up as much as possible.

Your wife, Mayuko seems a very strong woman! Your child, Reo, is so chubby! May your family be blessed always!

Good luck!


Lulu Lim

Anonymous said...

Hello Dave


'Dutch Baka'? It means stupid Dutch, right? Change it to 'Dutch Sasuga'! (=

It's really interesting to read about mixed marriages. I, myself, is a half-chinese and half-malay. I am from Singapore. Thank you very much for blogging your life. Do post more!

Learning Japanese language is difficult, eh? I find the level equivalent to learning Arabic and Mandarin language. Learning a language takes years because one has to practise communicating, writing, reading and etc. All languages are unique. Anyway, do your very best!

About JPN TV programmes, I strongly agree there are countless cooking programmes that i rarely get to watch the japanese dramas (i get to subscribe the over-60-TV channels in Singapore). Hmmm I wonder what those Japanese kids watch on TV or they prefer to be glued to the Internet.

I would like to visit Japan one day in my life. Heard it's very costly there. Gotta save up as much as possible.

Your wife, Mayuko seems a very strong woman! Your child, Reo, is so chubby! May your family be blessed always!

Good luck!


Lulu Lim
(op431@hotmail.com)