It is a stormy day in Round Rock, Texas today.
My Japanese teacher has decided that she now only wants to speak to the small group of people I learn with, in Japanese. I don’t like this, but I think it may be necessary. I’ve been feeling a little stuck lately – and I have no confidence in anything but the most basic written and spoken Japanese – so I don’t want to. But I’m going to see what I can do.
That means, I think that it’s probably time that I pull the trigger on the project I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I want to create a blog, in Japanese, from the perspective of a gaijin living in the US. The intended audience: Japanese people. In Japan.
It will be broken Japanese to begin with, but as I learn it’ll become less broken, hopefully. There will be a lot of word looking up and probably a little help from Google translate too, but as I get better, hopefully my dependence on those tools will lessen and I will gain some amount of fluency.
I guess the only way to do it is to do it. Let’s go…