Saturday, December 31, 2011

今日は。。。 (Today...)


I tried typing a mini entry in Japanese. I hope it came out well. I'm still just a beginner. I hope it reads:

Today is December 31st. Have a good new year (lit.)!
Today I studied kanji. Kanji is difficult, but fun. I love studying Japanese. I will also study Japanese next year. Thank you for all you have done for me this year.

Somehow, I feel like it's not completely fluid, but I think I did pretty well. I cheated on the last part, though.

To be honest, I don't know very much about New Year's in Japan. I've learned a little recently, but I don't feel confident enough to make a blog entry about it. So this is just my New Year's Resolution post.

For the past two days, I've been writing the level 5 Kanji in a notebook with the meaning, On and Kun readings, and how to write it. It's kind of like a little dictionary for me. Since I write them several times and attach mental notes, I remember them better. My handwriting totally sucks, though.

Otoshidama (お年玉) envelopes
I don't have many New Year's Resolutions, especially since I'm not that kind of person.

I kind of wish I could get money for New Year's (otoshidama) , but I think that's being greedy. Last year, I received some and I kept the little envelope until it worn down. The money wasn't very important, but it was an interesting new experience.

I hope to have more more interesting experiences this coming new year.

Happy New Year, everyone!