I’ve been a bit distracted recently.
Hmm, maybe that isn’t the right way to say it.
I’ve been focusing on things other than Japanese recently. Like learning to play the timpani/triangle/cymbals in the Taunton Concert Band (and not tripping over myself switching between them). And doing a bit of paid music transcription work. And, most excitingly, my new Canon dSLR camera (a photo blog is in the works, probably – watch this space).
So what I think I really need is a new challenge. I like challenge. So I will challenge myself to post a Twitter update in Japanese every day.
This could be difficult. I estimate my total Japanese vocabulary at about 300 words, if I’m lucky. And some of those words are boring things like “classroom” and “company employee”. For someone who prides herself on her ability to express herself (even if it means occasionally making up words), this could be torture.
My main fear? Making mistakes. My equally main fear? Being boring as hell.
Anyway, I’ll give it a go. Maybe this will be like that Seinfeld episode where Kramer decides to make his apartment into “levels” and Jerry bets him he can’t do it. And then Kramer changes his mind and Jerry says “then I win” and Kramer says “no, the bet’s off because I changed my mind”. Maybe I’ll change my mind. In which case, the bet’s off.