Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Although it's probably not really the last time we'll all gather (we still have the final), I thought the title was rather fitting since it's the title of the last chapter in the genki II book.

As a reminder, the final is on Tuesday, May 19th at 9:45AM until noon.

For the last class meet, we began with a kanji exercise. I plan on leaving this all up to Sarah(sp?).

Sensei was asking how to pronounce one of the kanji on the board and AJ blurted out "WHAT THE FUCK?!" in response to me showing him "アソシエーション応答側応用エンティティ".

AJ was about to write it on the board, but Chris hella stole the kanji he was going to use. Oh well. I was going to write E minor on the board (ホ短調) but we ran out of time.

Dialogues are up next and our's is hella bomb. It's a total of like 8 lines with only one example of passive/causative-passive but it's all good.

The double-take on ういっす was amazing combined with him pausing in the middle of one of his lines was great.

Good game.

BTW: I'll upload the remaining pictures later.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Coming out with a surprise quiz at the start of the class...

We all got our last tests back today and luckily we didn't do too badly. Renee says she didn't do too good, but Nancy got a really high score as usual. AJ did a lot better and he was pretty stoked about it. We both got owned in the kanji matching of course.

I was pleased to find I was right about the のに construct requiring "facts" instead of "suggestions". That really scared me to think I'd get those questions wrong when I knew for a fact I was right.

Then sensei tried to play off a completely horrible mistake in one of the sentences.
We were supposed to determine whether the following was "incorrect":
But the kanji is wrong and it should be: 兄なのに、仲がよくありません。

It boiled down to him playing it off that "Even though he's the older brother, his insides are not good."

Yeah... OOOOOK......

I just realized it, but practically everyone is in class today. It just seemed a little more crowded than usual, but that's actually the right amount of people if my memory isn't terrible. That one girl across the room left early though. Her group members weren't there either.

Get hype for dialog on Wednesday.

Note for portfolio: make sure to staple the draft to the final version.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Protip: In order to perform proper kabuki, you must first be able to have one eye looking forward and one eye looking a completely different direction.

The primary focus of today’s class was the 方 structure and using it to change a verb into a how-to.

Brandon had a ridiculous hairstyle which I will try to get a picture of.

Don't forget to revise your essays to turn in next Wednesday.

Kanji worksheet due monday.