The test is over! It was exciting …… so I want to write about it.
But actually, I was moping around. I had thought I don’t want to study English anymore.
Lately, I didn’t write on this blog at all. I was studying for the English test, not very hard though… I could have studied harder.
After the test, I thought I would try to write about my feelings, as the days around the test were an emotional roller coaster. I’m embarrassed to write about my feelings, though… I want to learn many varieties of expressions in English.
Before the test I ate healthy meals and didn’t drink any alcohol. I thoughtI was in good shapeand was looking forward to taking the test the next day.
The day of English test My stomach was upsetbefore leaving for the test. A few minutes into the test, my right hand was shaking. “Stop!” I thought. So I changed to writing with my left hand.
One year has passed since I started writing this blog. 🎉 This is the first time I’ve been able to continue posting on a social network for a long period of time. So far, although I’ve had several social network accounts, I couldn’t continue them. Because it always became a pain in the butt after a few posts.
In 2017, February 4th was Setsubun, which is what we name the day before the first day of spring. It usually occurs around February 3rd. On this day, in a custom called Mame-maki, we throw and scatter roasted soy beans, inside and outside our houses while saying, “Get goblins out of the house! Invite happiness into the home!”
After that, we eat a bean for each year of our age and pray for happiness throughout the year. Some older people find eating them difficult because the beans are usually unseasoned and just taste like beans. During this time, we sometimes ask otherpeople their ages and make small age related jokes.
There are many Setsubun events held in temples and shrines. The beans at these events are usually in small packs. If you are lucky, you can catch pack of beans for free. Although I didn’t go to any events and I didn’t do it in my house, I got a bunch of beans for sale this year. And then, I got an idea.
I will eat those roasted soy beans if I want to stop from becoming hungry. It’s my new diet. I wonder if it will work for me? Anyway, I should go on a diet and exercise. I can’t wear my pair of jeans now. 😱 😭
I learned Haiku in English. I thought it had the same Haiku rules as in Japanese, but it’s different. English Haiku is by 5-7-5 syllables, not words. Also, we don’t need to use seasonal words. I guess it’s closer Senryu than Haiku in Japanese. Because we learned in Haiku we have to use a seasonal word, on the other hand, Senryu doesn’t need them. I have never learned any kind of poem in English. It seems looks difficult but I think it’s interesting. So, I’m learning Haiku in English lately.Continue reading →