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Drowning in office and school work

September 20, 2009
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For the past two weeks, I’m up to my neck with stuff to do at work and at school. It does not look like things are improving much at the office. I still can’t go on holidays any time I want, among others. I’m seriously thinking of quitting by year-end if I can’t get a…

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Review for the JLPT at Nihongo Center Foundation

July 31, 2009
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My admin page kept on showing interesting search results for the past week. I am happy to note that many people are actually looking for a school for JLPT review. Look no further. Nihongo Center Foundation offers review classes for JLPT – I don’t know about level 4. Level 1 and 2 classes will start…

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Perfumen??

June 12, 2009
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毎晩遅くまでネットをしているのはこの三人のせいです。 かしゆかです。のっちです。あーちゃんです。 3人合わせて、パフュームです。よろしくお願いします。 完璧!!! このグループはPerfumenと呼ばれているようです。パフューム+Men(男)ですから、Perfumenになります。クールな名前だと思います。 誰ですか、Perfumen?芸能人ですか?学生ですか?みんなすごいです!可愛くて、ダンスが上手です。特にあの白いシャツを着ている男の子は上手です!のっちくん、ダンスを教えてください!^_^ そんなに速くて、難しいダンスがうまくできるなんて、信じられない。。。どれぐらい練習していましたかな。。。 わたしはパフュームのファンですが、このダンスビデオを見てからというもの、Perfumenの大ファンになりました!もちろん今でもパフュームのファンですが、Perfumenにあいたい! PS: 6月12日はフィリピンの独立記念日です。Happy Independence Day!

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キタァァァ!!*

June 5, 2009
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なにが? 雨が来た。 夏は本当に終わりましたね。。。(涙) 最近の雨はすごいです。風が強くて、台風が来たような感じです。朝はちょっと暑いですが、4時ごろに雨模様で、5時を過ぎると、大雨が降り始めます。 今晩も雨は強かったです。わたしはこんな暗い夜に運転したら、大きな事故を起こしてしまうかもしれません。@_@ 怖い。。。 夏は大好きですが、雨の日も悪くないと思います。一晩中雨が降っていて、夜はもっと涼しくなります。気持ちいい。。。わたしはベッドに入るが早いか、眠ってしまいます。ハハハ!こんな日に目覚まし時計は敵です!!! *電車男のセリフ Lang-8のHiroka-さんとこうささん、添削してくれてありがとうございました!!本当に勉強になりました。

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ドバイに行きたい

June 5, 2009
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インターネット接続のトラブルのため、最近うちでインターネットが使えません。問題はまだ直らないですが、妹とYahooMessengerでチャットしたいですから、ネットに接続しました。 妹は今ドバイにいます。建築家として、ドバイにあるオーストラリアの会社に勤めています。仕事は大変ですが、ドバイの生活は楽しそうです! もちろんフィリピンに比べて、ドバイでの給料はとても高い!ハハハ!それだけじゃなくて。。。妹によると、居住者はみんな税金を払いません。ドバイはそんなにお金持ちだなんて、信じられない!!すごい!だから。。。ドバイに行きたい!

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The JLPT Battle Plan?

May 12, 2009
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The JLPT Battle Plan?

A little late to be doing this, since I originally planned to start in January 2009. But as my friend Dow used to say “huli man at magaling, undertime pa rin”. Oops, wrong quote.  “Huli man daw at magaling, naihahabol din”. Or something like that. Better late than never, yeah? 1級は難しいかもしれませんが、試したいと思います。実は、いろいろ悩んでいて、レビュークラスに参加できなくて、とてもがっかりしました。これから、どうするのか、迷っています。漢字、文法、語彙。。。勉強しなければならないことが山ほどあります。12月までに、できるかな。キイナさんと同じような記憶力があったら、いいなと思っている。まあ、しょうがないから。頑張ります! So the battle plan.…

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To “handouts” or not to “handouts”?

February 7, 2009
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That is sometimes not the question in my school. I heard from one of my former students about the use of handouts in our Japanese school. Basically, we give out handouts containing supplementary exercises and other notes not in the books (like Mojica-sensei’s keigo and sonkeigo notes). Other that those, we were told not to…

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Looking back at my JLPT moments

January 6, 2009
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Looking back at my JLPT moments

I told myself that I will take the JLPT 1kyuu exam this year, no matter what. Although the original goal is to pass 1kyuu in 2010 (the year of my 30th birthday), I might as well have a go at it this year. I mean, there’s really nothing much to lose, and Kouchou-sensei has already promised…

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JLPT moments and my life as a teacher (so far)

December 6, 2008
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I just learned this morning that I have to be a JLPT 4 proctor tomorrow. And here I was, thinking I could spend one quiet Sunday snoozing all day. OK, maybe not so quiet, because everyone will be watching Manny Pacquiao’s match tomorrow and will most probably be screaming their lungs out at the TV.…

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My students are addicted to nattou — NOT

December 5, 2008
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My students are addicted to nattou — NOT

Last Saturday, I brought some nattou (or “natto”, if you will — however, I am quite anal about romaji so there) for my morning Japanese class. Save for Takumi-san who is part Japanese, everyone has not heard of nattou before. I had 3 small containers and I divided the class into pairs to share a…

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やる気のない学生

October 24, 2008
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先週の土曜日、学生は2人しか来ませんでした。本当にがっかりしました。私のクラスはそんなにおもしろくないとか、いろんなことを考えてしまいました。実は、そのクラスはちょっと難しいです。何というか。。。なにもわからないことはないですが。。。みんな、頑張らないです。みんなは興味がなさそう。。。という感じです。 熱心な学生もいれば、やる気のない学生もいると、先生が言ってくれました。もしかして、朝のクラスの学生は未だに中途半端??それはダメですよね。時間とお金の無駄ですよね。。。だから、早く退学したほうがいいんじゃないの??

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Nihongo Center Open House 2008

September 30, 2008
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Come one, come all to the 2008 Nihongo Center Open House! The Nihongo Center Open House is an annual cultural activity held alternately between the Manila and Makati schools. NCF opens its doors to the general public and gives everyone the chance to experience the traditional and not-so-traditional Japan through activities like tea ceremony, kimono wearing,…

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教師はつらいよ!(It’s tough being a teacher)

July 21, 2008
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教師はつらいよ!(It’s tough being a teacher)

Kyoushi wa tsurai yo!* I love teaching Japanese, and I look forward to my classes every week. I love what I do and I’m being paid to do what I love. However, after almost a year of teaching with no worries, reality hit me…it’s tough being a teacher. All these months, I thought if I…

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Day 2 – Teacher observation

August 31, 2007
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Day 2 – Teacher observation

As students of the Teacher Training Course, we are required to sit in Elem 1 and 2 classes to observe different teaching techniques from more experienced senseis. The first class we attended as a group is Keli-sensei’s Elem 2 morning class. I have to say that I loved Keli-sensei’s class. Her method might seem ordinary…

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Nihongo Center!

June 8, 2007
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Nihongo Center!

*&^%$#@!! How come I never saw these pictures before?! All I know is he visited the school the same day we had a Darake gang reunion in December. Edwin-sensei wasn’t able to make it to the reunion because of PM Abe’s visit. Now I’m soooo jealous of these people in the picture! Alfred-sensei, you’re so…

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Career blah

May 6, 2007
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I officially started my new job yesterday (checks time)…on Friday, May 4th. But I already reported to the office on the 2nd and 3rd for trainings. I can’t say much about it since I am only a few days old into the job. Will post more probably after my first week. All I can say…

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模擬授業 - Trial/practice class

March 23, 2007
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Mojica-sensei (Edwin-sensei) told us that Kouchou-sensei (Betty-sensei) wants our class to have a 模擬授業 as soon as we finish Chapter 5 of the book. As expected, everyone was surprised with the announcement. We weren’t happy with it…we were scared! Besides, we thought it was too early to be doing practice classes. Those usually come in…

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あけましておめでとうございます!

January 22, 2007
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It’s the third week into the new year and my blog still hasn’t been updated. Sorry, very busy with…stuff. Ok, tis the time to make resolutions again. First, here’s a review of my 2006 plans and how I fared: Debt-free 2006 – Check. I’ve managed to fully eradicate my credit card debt. Wipee! Thanks to…

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アルバイト!!!

October 16, 2006
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I got a new baito, a 3-day stint, as a main proctor for the JLPT. Main proctor?? As in administer the entire exam to a classroom of students! Nyaaaa…. I hope they assign me to the level 3 or level 4 exam. I might not be confident enough giving the exam to level 2 people…

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new blog template and a new dictionary!

March 27, 2006
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new blog template and a new dictionary!

もう夏です!i wanted this blog to look summery so voila! new template. ^_^ here i go again…breaking my no-blogging-on-mondays policy because i just have to say this: i have a new electronic dictionary. woohoo!! it’s the new canon wordtank v80. (click link for more info about this model) this is actually a super overdue dictionary as…

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sehr gut!

April 22, 2005
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last week, i took my final exams for german 1 and a few days later, i found out from des and dennis that i passed. my grade? sehr gut! goodness! who would’ve thought i’d get a grade this good!! i just wanted to get 51/100…the passing grade is 50/100, hehe. not that i didn’t think…

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untitled

April 16, 2005
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my first day at japanese class without schatz. feels really weird, not seeing him there. can’t wait to get back home to him..

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Final exams in German

April 12, 2005
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i told myself that if i pass 2kyuu, i’d get myself a new electronic dictionary. well, i did pass but i don’t have any money for my present *sigh* sometimes, it sucks being a yuppie…young urban poor! anyway, i had my final exams for my german class yesterday and i think i’ll pass. ^_^ i…

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Mar 1, 2004

March 1, 2004
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Mar 1, 2004

i found something really interesting! i am so happy with my results (see below). before i got the results, i was telling myself “i will retake the quiz if it isn’t japanese”. but luckily, i got what i wanted! i didn’t cheat, really!! Hai, sou desu yo! Yuu masuto supiiku JAPANESE ooru yuu wontu bii…

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Feb 14, 2004

February 16, 2004
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今日も一日仕事か。。。今日早く起きたので、今元気がない。 昼ご飯を食べたあと、すぐ眠たくなってきた。ああ、大変、大変! あたしの側にフィガロのチョコドリンクがあって、よかったわ!! この仕事もううんざりした。大統領選のあと、すぐ仕事を止めること に決めた。どこへ行こうかな。。。決まってるじゃん!外務省へ! 土曜日に日本語スピーチコンテストが行われている。日本語センター のジョイさんが参加する。ジョイさんの日本語センターの仕事 についてのスピーチはとても面白い!!だから勝つはずだ! ガンバレ、ジョイさん!! 来年コンテストに参加するかな。。。いや、とても恥ずかしいよ! 自信ないから、だめかもね。^^;; 去年スピーチを書いたが、 あまりよくなかった。まあ、大丈夫だった。日本語能力試験2級に 合格するのが一番大切だよ! 2 hours more…please, please clock, move faster. i want to go home…

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