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First Japanese Class

So, I’m going to AjALT ((ajaruto) – the school that made the Japanese for Busy People series of books) and started yesterday for their ‘Beginner Foundation’ course. It’s MWF with a specific teacher for each of the days. It’s at exit three from the Hibiya line Kamiyacho if you’re interested. It does seem to be a great school with no recourse to “childish or classroom-only” language. The class completes the first volume of their text from introductions, business cards to going to a party. It seems incredibly well structured for dealing with Japanese society. For example, last time I went to Billboard live we met the manager … introductions, introductions of friends, business cards … it’s a perfect fit for reality. At risk of being overly ambitious, I will try to put notes up on here. This is for me to remember and not to be construed as advice upon any language of any kind.

Ch1. Introductions
どなたですか?
こちらXYZ Corp のRandall-さんです。
はじめましてRandall です. よろしくおねがいします。

Lernin' the Speak

I’ve been researching places to study Japanese and decided upon AJALT (Association for Japanese-Language Teaching) located near Kamiyacho station on the Hibiya line. They are the ones that publish the Japanese for Busy People series. They have a Beginners Foundation course starting on 13APR meeting MWF. Unfortunately they need more people to sign up to hold the course so I’m trying to temper my excitement until I hear if this is actually going to happen. F i n g e r s REALLY c r o s s e d!

Kushinobo

Went to this interesting skewer restaurant tonight. Everything was on skewers and we did the degustion menu which was like 10 sticks o’stuff and was surprisingly nice and filling. Fascinating what these Japanese can put on a stick. Err … yeah … Kushinobo.