Sunday, April 16, 2006


ok, so here is the scoop. it is 144 compounds a night this week until i finisht he first book. with a test the next day. I dont know what will happen when i finish that book. saturday was a halfday at school, which ment i got there before 8 and left about 3:30. and i got an 88 out of 100 on the 144 compounds that i learned last night. it is getting ridiculous, i spent more time learning kanji then i did sleeping. that is nuts. and because of stupid school on a saturday i missed the sekidobashi cyclo flea market. i mean shit, i didnt understand anything anyway. classes are really weird. I know how why the asian schools are so hard. because i cant understand what they are saying! i can do the math in my sleep, and i have done the physics, and chemistry, ive never taken biology, but i didnt understand anything in that class anyway, so thats ok, the civ/econ equivalent i didnt understand anything, same goes for old japanese, and the japanese writing class, but i havent had all my classes yet. PE is much more fun in japan than in the states, and the english class is hella hard because it is all in japanese. by the way, whast an adverb? the english is really really really...really easy, and sometimes wrong, but i have trouble doing it because it is all in japanese. about the kanji, i am most certainly not in the ESL class, which is called teh international course, while the other exchange student is, but he is also a first year. I didnt get a choice, i just got put in the math and science course, which is kinda lame, because i have done all of the math and science except for biology, but i cant understand it!!!!!! grrrrrrrrrr. and will someone, more than one people tell mr. halpern that he needs to return my emails! ok, end rant. some is well, i know some peoples names, which is kinda nice, but they are all guys, the class is segragated in the sense that guys on one side and girsl on the other, and i didnt understand what the kid was saying when he tried to explain it to me why that was. I have seen teachers hit kids i think about 3 times, though 2 were joking, but my teacher (the same one who is making me learn this compounds) hit a kid pretty hard in the head yesterday because he had is head down. dont you get fired for that in the states?
im hungry, and have to finish learning those 288 compounds for monday (saturday and sunday, 144 times 2, this is just plain stupid)




At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol peter, now u know how the asian school system is and how much pressure they dish out. I tried a stint of just middle school in korea at a private school and that was tough enough. Don't fret too much though, because u r the foreign student, so the teachers won't be too brutal to you as long as u don't cause trouble. hf dude :)


At 1:31 PM, Blogger roger said...

Hang in there, big guy, and it'll all start to fall in place I know.--do you have someone who acts as your advisor? Or is that the guy who's piling on all the work? Is the whole class being required to learn all the kanji? Or do they already know them? I miss you. Love from Denver

At 1:32 PM, Blogger roger said...


At 12:58 AM, Blogger yr ma said...

Yikesa! You poor kid. Walk tall. use your height as physical protection and, if necessary, I'll send you reinforced armor for your birthday.

love you, mom


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