So.......in a pure moment of boredom and exasperation, I have decided to write yet another emo blog. It really is impossible for me to write in this thing if I am in a good mood---if i was in a good mood i would be talking to the people right behind me. In any case, I have survived the second round of placement tests. Barely anyway. I was one of the few people that had to take every single test. Considering the fact that I didnt study at all for the entire 2 month spring break I think i did pretty well. I went to the first test, messed it up so I was not chosen to skip to the third test. Instead the next day I went to take the second test but before it started they announced 8 of us to take a 3rd test that night. Well lucky me, the third test that night was a reading comprehension test that started off incredibly easy, but ending up with extreme confusion over handicapped people in one of the last articles. In any case, out of the 8 I was one of the 5 chosen to move on the next day. The next day was 3 more tests: grammar, kanji, and an essay. Well after 6 tests in total I was placed average---dead in the middle, exactly where I should be. I started in 202 last semester. This semester I am in 303. Some people from my class are above me, more are with me or below me. So I would go ahead and say--success!!!!!!!!
Besides placement tests, most people have been getting to know the new kids. There are a couple I think I might be able to become good friends with, the only question is time. Meanwhile, I am getting to know people from last semester that I never really got to know before. And in the same turn, more and more people are breaking apart or just nearing the end of the line with me. I simply can not be bothered to fight over peoples friendship, and with new kids in the mix people are desperate to find someone to cling to, someone that can be their best friend in the house. Well...thats turning into a mess and I have to say that I am not sure where we will all be when it is all said and done. Even when classes start in a few days, things will change and so will friendships. It is a funny thing.
That all being said, I have less than four months here......It is a weird feeling. I am trying to figure out the little trips I want to make before the end of my time here. I am wondering if I have enough time to spend with everyone and still see what I want to before leaving. We will see. I also want to make a trip to Korea if possible. But, my battery is dying and I lack the concentration.
The picture is a purikura moment from sapporo. My favorite purikura to date actually. Taken in the men's purikura machine it was a good time. I also believe that was the same day we played the taiko drum game with the hosts coming up to dance behind tim. :)