William (genkischuldich) wrote,

I took the JLPT3 today! The first section seemed really easy, but then it was all about kanji. The second section, listening, was a complete loss. The horrible truth is that I actually zone out...! I noted that in my practice tests and resolved to concentrate harder, but I still did it too many times (though not as much). What's wrong with me!? The last one, grammar, was okay, I guess. I finished in the first half hour and spent the next twenty minutes looking over it, making a few corrections. After another quick look through, I decided to relax because looking again would probably make me overthink it too much and change right answers into wrong answers. Overall, I think my score hovers somewhere around the pass mark and only time will tell whether it hovers above or below.

Like an idiot though, I didn't follow the advice in the leaflet and didn't bother bringing a packed lunch (there's always a convenience store around in Japan, right? Right?). I spent about half an hour looking round the area near TouDai looking for a conveni. Luckily, I found a bentou shop that sold ebiten. It was great!

Since we finished at around 3 o'clock on a Sunday, a day I rarely get off, I went to Harajuku. I'd forgotten what a great place it is on that day! I saw a pretty good band called Champagne, who did a cover of 'Creep' by 'Radiohead' and the pronunciation was native-level English, so I went over to talk to them afterwards. Turns out, the guy really knows English and lived for some time overseas. Big fan of English rock, including Oasis...!

After that, I went to see a band called Minxzone. Awful name, but a really good band. The singer was truly charismatic and had a great voice. Not just that, but they had actually had singable songs! Of course, I bought their CD and Yukari hugged me and said thank you (she also said my Japanese was very good -- we will find out in February, won't we?). I felt really happy after watching them!

It looks like autumn has finally arrived -- the leaves have finally turned. It's also starting to get a little chilly in the evenings. Sorry, but I'm kinda laughing at everyone who keeps insisting it's cold. I didn't even need a coat today!

Anyway, I'm off to a pub quiz in Ikebukuro with kuroe now.

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