So I had a lot of big tests within the last two weeks and I’m really proud of the outcome. I worked really hard and it paid off! So I did some extra reading for a history “pop quiz” that I knew was coming even though I wasn’t 100% sure which day it would be. When I got my test back I got an S score which is the highest score here (like an A). I was really happy because that teachers tests are really tough. Also my kanji tests even though I haven’t received them back yet I feel I did good and one of them was a big test with several chapters combined. However, the test I’m most happy about was my Japanese grammar test which I got 92% on!!!! Grammar is something I struggle the most with and its even more challenging here not having english in my book. My first two grammar tests weren’t so great but after each one my score got a little better until this recent one of 92%.
So to celebrate my tests I decided to go out with some friends to this Yakitori/kushiyaki restaurant and it was so good! The meat was so fresh it felt like it just melted in your mouth! All of it was amazing! Some of these pictures include my friends food too. There is karaage (type of fried chicken), squid, chicken breast with wasabi mayo and seaweed, chicken breast with yuzu (citrus) pepper sauce, bacon covered mochi, bacon covered asparagus, mushrooms, dessert was ice cream with dango/mochi. ? Also, my first time having sake in Japan!
Today after class I went to the doctor because it seems like I caught another cold (Ah dorm life) and allergies on top of it. I got some medicine and this time I was able to go to the pharmacy on my own ? (last time someone walked me there- which was so sweet). The directions of the medicine was hard to figure out so I asked someone at school to double check if I understood it ok. Here are the instructions they gave me-just looking at them gives me a headache ?.
After my doctor visit I was really craving something soothing and warm to eat like soup. So I stopped at this little hole in the wall ramen shop and got a bowl of Chanpon which is one of Nagasakis’ specialty dishes. Similar to ramen except it has more veggies, seafood, and a different type of noodle. This one looked like one of the best I’ve ever had (I couldn’t really taste anything since I was sick). It had pork, mussels, octopus, squid, scallops, shrimp, and fish cake in it. I’m definitely going back to that place when I can taste again! Also, it was interesting because I think the owner also lived in the shop or above the shop too. He had a weight bench with weights in the corner ?.
Stay tuned I still have to talk about some recent field trips! ?