Sunday, April 29, 2007

Blog Project

This blog project was a new experience for me, as I had never created a blog before. I thought that it was fairly easy to create and a good outside the classroom assignment to have a little bit more freedom and flexibility to practice Japanese. However, I must admit that the frequency with which we had to post, at times felt a little excessive, especially during times when I had a lot of other work. It was sometimes difficult to remember to post every week. But, nonetheless, I thought it was a worthwhile exercise.



Sunday, April 22, 2007


私は先しゅうの金曜日に新しいレストランに行きました。そのレストランは十です。十はBlue Light Grillの上です。私と友だちは高い飲みものを買って、おいしいばんごはんを食べました。私はやさいすしとやさいてんぷらを食べました。そのレストランはとてもおいしいでしたが、少し高いでした。

Saturday, April 14, 2007


このなつ, 私は仕事をいります。私は八月に日本に行くので、お金をつくりたいです。でも、今仕事がありません。私はレストランではたらいたことがありません。だから、私はレストランではたらくありません。高校の時、私はベカーリーではたらきましたが、私はその所で時間がないと思います。

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

My Speech

My Audio File

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

My Speech

I thought that it was both funny and a little embarrassing to listen to my own audio file. I realized that I said “ah…” a lot more than I thought I did. It also became even more apparent when I was fumbling over my lines. I think that the speech was a little bit more stressful than the usual skits because it was the first time we had ever done this format of presentation, we didn’t have our partners to prompt us, and the rhythm and intonation of one’s voice became even more important because one could not rely on grand gestures and funny facial expressions. Nonetheless, think it was good to have the experience at the end of our first year because it is good to get practice speaking in a variety of different settings.