My ears have been working more than anything else lately. What can I say, listening is my favorite exercise.
This end of April/beginning of May has been slow for Japanese study. My 毎日、毎週 plan has not been effective yet due to excessive sleepiness. Last week was filled with friend meeting and work. And the heat is settling in Quebec. Strangely enough, the heat always makes me sleepy so I tend to be really inactive during the summer. Probably the reason why summer classes don’t do it for me. I usually ウトウトしています after work. That is if the headache did not install itself before.
I have been pushing the listening activity more. I would like to get back on my Shadowing book soon to work on that wonky 発音 of mine so I try to get as much spoken Japanese as I can especially with my inability to actively study last week. I started the series 好きっていいなよ the other day. Already at the episode 7 with that final scene! What really attracted me was the opening song. It really gives a feel of how the story will be. I couldn’t help but watch something so sweet sounding. And I can somewhat relate to 橘めい with being the girl who never dated before. I am sure I will feel as awkward in a relationship as her. I just hope my 黒沢君 is just nice and understanding.
I had few sparks while watching to the anime. For instance, there was a scene where 黒沢君 said : 「ちゅうしてもいい？」 or something close to it. First, isn’t it adorable to ask that? It just make the scene even sweeter. How could you say no to that? Second, I actually got the ～もいい part. It happened in occasion mostly with sentence ending such as 「～ない？」. Finally learning the plain form of verbs and a bit on casual sentences really helped with my comprehension of the situations. I still rely on subtitles. However, the moments where they are confirming what I hear are slowly increasing.
じゃあ、 now I will go finish the series and find the lyrics to that opening song.