Taking Baby Steps…

I started practising hiragana. To-date, I’ve practised writing about 30 hiragana “letters”. There are about another 40 to go… Practising how to write really helped me to read hiragana without the help of romanji!

My colleague even bought a Japanese writing book for ages 4 – 6 from Japan to encourage me learning. I glanced through the book…it looks difficult! Nevertheless, I think I shall first master the 75-odd hiragana “letters” before venturing the writing book.

Let me send my best regards to my readers…. よろしく!

Back at School….

I’m a student again – signed up for elementary Japanese courses at a CC which started this evening. I saw a poster at the void deck announcing the commencement for elementary Japanese course only yesterday. Thanks to the internet, I was able to register at a short notice.

Today I studied basic Japanese phonetics. I think I’m going to have a hard time remembering the Hiragana and Katakana words – imagine spending 1½ hours learning how to pronounce about 26 – 30 basic sounds. Hubby says he want me to write 2 pages everyday and will test me….. 😦