5 In Japanese learning journey (:

The day before TOPIK, I am…

studying Japanese.

This is so typical of me. I never like to do the things that I’m supposed to do in that period of time. At chapter 25 of the KUJAP textbook now and 5 more chapters to go! I’m also finishing the other textbook, about a few more chapters to go. I have two other intermediate grammar textbooks so I’m not too worried that I have nothing to study with after this. Might pick up a few more books if I can find good ones! (:

As part of my ‘Japanese self immersion’ strategy a few days ago, I finished 君はペット。LOL. I LOVE THAT DRAMA. And I seem to have a newfound liking for Matsumoto Jun. (did I spell his name correctly?)

So random, but I always end up eating my words. Not a very nice taste. I used to think I won’t ever like him when I first saw him in Hana Yori Dango. I found that show boring and him annoying – I am a huge fan of the Taiwanese verison of F4 (to each his own) and I can’t get used to the Japanese version. I ended up giving up the drama after 1 or 2 episodes. But now, I’m thinking of giving it another try. (: It’s a good way to practice Japanese listening too.

The incessant rain made me wish that I had invested in a pair of rainboots.

Grumpy and sleepy. Better get an early night today. (:

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  • Reply
    14 April, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    君はペット is really great! I also loved the Korean version of it!
    How about the Boys over Flowers (the Korean version)? I didn’t even know there was a Taiwanese one out there ^^;

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      14 April, 2012 at 7:11 PM

      me too! I actually watched the Korean movie first 😛 But now that I’ve watched both, I think I’m more attached to the jap drama. The Korean version approached the story in a more romance-comedy kind of way, but the japanese version had more heart to it. okay not sure if i made sense 😛

      The Taiwanese version actually came first! I don’t like the korean version, to be honest. The whole drama looks awesome but I just don’t feel that attached to it.

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        15 April, 2012 at 9:24 PM

        I also watched the Korean movie first, and I haven’t finished the Drama yet. I think I like both equal^^

        Really? I didn’t know ^^; I only watched the Korean drama. And mostly because of Lee Min Ho & Koo Hye Seon!

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    Lucie Dvorakova
    14 April, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    きみはペットwas the first J-Drama I ever watched. Such a loooong time ago. 花より男子was the second one. I personally really liked it, especially Soujiroh.
    Matsumoto’s character annoyed me at the beginning. I’ve never watched the Taiwanese version, but I’ve seen the Korean one. I personally prefer the Jap one. Maybe I’ve become a bit attached to it from ages ago.

    Anyway, good luck on TOPIK. Fingers crossed!
    I decided not to take it this year, but definitely hope to take the intermediate one next year.

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      14 April, 2012 at 7:14 PM

      Soujiroh!!!! 😛 I think I fele the same way. I didn’t like the first few episodes where all the bullying took place. Wasnt that well executed I think. Loved shizuka though (:

      Thanks I’ll enjoy the test! xD

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