Upgrading my mission

I’ve been learning Japanese for 3 years now. There are times when I feel that maybe I should just quit, because of one reason after another. Back then I told myself, it’s ok if you hate to go to school, it’s ok if you can’t grasp all the knowledge, it’s ok if you don’t have time to revise or study, but just don’t quit. Once you quit, it’ll be harder to be on track again. You know yourself better, right?

During my elementary level (or maybe intermediate?), we had conversation with the people in the classroom (including sensei) as speaking exercise. There are few times which the question why you learn Japanese was asked and I have the same answer. “I want to be able to enjoy my anime or drama.” If it’s a new anime or drama, usually it will take time for the English subs to be available. When it’s available, I had forgotten about the anime or drama, or I have move on to something else.

But as the time goes, I feel that my mission can’t motivate me anymore.

Right now I’m in Pre-Advance 3 class. Our main activity is speaking or having conversation. Writing and reading are complementary. I took JLPT N4 2 years ago to find out how far I progressed and I failed the test because I didn’t really study.

I’m taking N3 exam (1 level higher than N4) in December this year. As I study to prepare myself for this year test, I found a new goal in learning Japanese. Or I can also say, I’m upgrading my mission. I want to be able to converse in Japanese fluently as I can converse in English.

To be able to understand is good, but a language is to be used to communicate something isn’t it? It may be still a long journey for me (I’m a little behind among my group) but I’m sure, it will be a fun journey.

I feel so glad that I didn’t quit back then. Do you have a mission which need to be upgraded too?

Osh! Let’s study more..

3年以上日本語を勉強しています。いろいろな理由があるので、「止めたほうがいいかな」と思いました。学校へ行くのきらいとか、レッスン中に全然分からないとか、勉強時間がないとか、自分で「止めない」と言いました。

学校で話す練習に「どうして日本語を勉強していますか」と問われました。同じ答えを答えました。(新しい)アニメとドラマを見る欲しいからです。英語サブタイトルを待ってのはきらいです。

でも、あのミッションもう効果的ではないです。

2011に日本語能力試験(JLPT)N4を受けました。勉強しなかったから失敗しまいました。(あの時はまだPA1学生でした)

今はPA3学生です。PA3にもっともっと話さなければなりません。今年12月にN3を受けに行きます。今度こそちゃんと勉強しています。新しいミッソンはもうあります。友達と日本語でべらべらしゃべりたいです。上手になれば遠路だけど楽しみに。

なんとか、止めなかったはよかったです。

それじゃ、またね。

  • Surbhi

    Hats off to you and your indomitable spirit of not quitting so easily, i have been encouraged by that 🙂 yes i have a mission to transform the society into a better place , i feel we need to bring back the noble virtues of Honesty ,kindness,generosity, to this world back and this teacher’s day i have promised myself that i will bring back or rather teach people these virtues. 🙂

  • Surbhi

    Hats off to you and your indomitable spirit of not quitting so easily, i have been encouraged by that 🙂 yes i have a mission to transform the society into a better place , i feel we need to bring back the noble virtues of Honesty ,kindness,generosity, to this world back and this teacher’s day i have promised myself that i will bring back or rather teach people these virtues. 🙂