木曜日, 12月 30, 2004

Back to English (whew!)

My Japanese is somewhere around a first-grader's level, with even less vocabulary. It's somewhat fun to write the required essays--they make me flash back to the mandatory "what I did on the field trip" "what I did this summer" and "why Mom is the best" in elementary school. I wouldn't post in Japanese at all if it weren't for the fact that class restarts next Tuesday, I've gotta memorize a speech by Friday, and take the final exam the week after. That, and interviews are coming up. *sigh* Practice makes perfect.

In other news, my brother had downloaded some songs from Moriyama Naotaro 森山直太朗。 I liked them and bought the CD. He has a very good voice and hits high notes beautifully. Judging by the fact that the liner notes had no photographs, I thought Naotaro was one of those performers whose talent outstrips their physical attractiveness. I was wrong. Perhaps the man just needs a better publicity team.

Jaquandor's comment cracked me up. (Thanks.) And it got me thinking about the Arthur movie, which has finally arrived at Blockbuster. I'd already seen it on the plane, but might want to watch it again. Gillian Bradshaw's wonderful historical novel Island of Ghosts left me with a soft spot for Sarmatians, and I enjoyed the interactions between Bors, Gawain, Galahad, Lancelot, et al. Arthur himself was rather boring, and Guinevere didn't interest me at all. I'll probably prefer Jaquandor's version.

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