Hey all, what's up?
This weekend was pretty frickin hot outside so I spent most of it in the comfort of my AC. However, I had a great time hanging out with Miho and I went to Japanese class on Sunday - which was pretty cool but the grammer we studied I already know like the back of my hand, however the kanji part of the class kicked my butt as usual. It's interesting going to this class because I'm the only student who speaks English, and a lot of the other students are Chinese (and the rest are brazilian, indian, etc.) The Chinese people in the class have one really big advantage and that is they can already read and write kanji for the most part. I feel really pressured to "catch up" with them somehow in the writing part, but I really think that will take a few years.
Anyways, I also finally went down to the post office and sent a package of goodies back to Canada to some friends back home (you know who you are), so I look forward to those being recieved finally. The package I put together was mostly filled with Manga, but also included stickers, some crazy Japanese erasers, and a postcard from Asakusa.
Lately this J-pop girlband has really gotten popular here, I'll post a video of one of their songs below, but it's interesting that a) they are not that cute (they are kinda cute though I guess, but I dont see why they're *all that*), b) their songs are catchy but get annoying quickly, and c) who the hell knows what their real voices sound like (take a listen to the track below to see what I mean).
There is also this song which realllly sounds like the 80s has returned. It's also featured in a commercial on TV so I hear it quite often; Catchy but too artificial to make it on to my favorites list.
And last but not least, everyone's favorite チョコレイト ディスコ Chocolate Disco
I just figured I'd share the ultra-pop music that is currently the top of the charts here in Japan. hehe. Mata~