Busy couple days, but I caught up on writing. And now that I’m home, I can work in some speaking practice.
Oh, and I don’t know for sure, but I’m assuming that Discourse only allows up to 20 bookmarks at a time. That’s how many I have when I noticed new ones weren’t saving. I cleared out some old ones, and now I can bookmark this thread again. actually, my settings were wrong.
This long weekend threw me off. Tomorrow I’ll try to get a recording in, but I’m going with more writing practice for today. This time, I used the prompt generator that potatonaught linked at the start of the challenge. It asked if there was anyone I wanted to apologize to or anything I wanted to apologize about.
Writing this down in Japanese was a little difficult for me due to vocab issues. I hope the humor wasn’t lost in translation.
I wanted to write about the funniest thing that happened recently. It’s not a very classy story though.
Happy week 1 of challenge complete! Hope you all are having fun. I’m starting to see myself get a little faster with writing these diary entries, and slightly fewer grammar mistakes my first time through when draft. I think a furture entry will be about what tools I use when writing to check my grammar and message.
I need to step up my speaking game!
Edit: I also figured out for real, for real why my bookmark kept disappearing. I had at some point changed the setting on one forum topic from “keep bookmark” to “delete after I reply” and didn’t realize that it saved it as the new default behavior. How frustrating.
Argh, I planned on recording something, but here we are with more writing, I guess.
朝は録音を作りたかったけど、まだ宿題を終わらせなかったから、宿題を集中して録音を忘れちゃった。 今日の練習は「phoning it in」感じがする。この表現を調べて、「おざなりにする」という日本語の意味だ。おざなりにしちゃうかもしれないけど、まあ、大丈夫だよ。この挑戦のおかげで、他の表現を学んだのは「目がない」。英語で「be fond of / have a weakness for」という意味だ。ソフトクリームに目がない他にも図書館で本を借りることにも目がない。でも、ほとんど読み終えないらしいな〜
Today’s been a strange day, both for me, personally, and the world at large. My recording’s a little bit ramble-y, maybe because of the heat. It doesn’t help that I once again left doing this for night, but at least I got to practice speaking this time.
Today I had a call with one of my tutors, so lots of speaking practise. We talked about the Queen, and about a trip my husband recently took to Finland.
As usual I wrote my diary but it was a bit of a boring one today so I’m just going to share a little snippet!