One week to JLPT2

Ookay, as of writing this, it’s now officially less than one week until the 2008 JLPT exam. :O

For those of you who haven’t heard of it, the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam (ie JLPT) is an international exam held world-wide every year that non-native speakers of Japanese can undertake in the hopes of gaining a professional qualification on how l33t one’s Japanese ability is. The levels range from Level 4 through 1 where 4 is the easiest, and 1 is exceptionally difficult, even for most Japanese people.

This year, I figured on choosing level 2 which is usually gauged by having to know approximately 1000 Chinese symbols and approximately 4000 words. It’s a significant leap from level 3 which is something like 300 Chinese symbols and 1000 words only. :P

As of right now, it’s pretty much sunk in on how totally screwed I am for this exam hahahah. XP

As much as I hate to admit it, after going through as much material as I can, my Japanese is no where near that level. In the practice exams I’ve taken so far, every right answer was basically dumb luck haha. O_o

So… I’m taking a step back and considering my position now.

I’ve pretty much resolved myself to that even if I do pass this exam, it would probably be by luck, not my Japanese ability. And if that’s the case, then that’s something that I truly do not want.

For a time, I was also wondering if maybe I should have done level 3 instead. Level 3 is significantly easier, so much so that I got 100% on one of the practice exams I tried. So with that in mind, level 2 is the only way to go. There’s no point in aiming for anything if you’re not aiming up. So with that in mind, I do not regret not choosing level 3. ;P

So, I’m remembering back to the promise I made to myself when I sent the application form away. It doesn’t matter if I pass this exam or not. If by doing this it improves my Japanese ability, even by a little, then it is totally worth it. :)

On that note, this isn’t a decree of giving up. It’s a decree on how I plan to try my best still and if necessary, go down with all guns blazing. :D

There’s still a week to go and I’m going to give it my all to the best that I can muster hehe.

And anyway, there’s always next year! XD

  • Published November 30, 2008
  • Categories Travel
  • Sanae

    そういえば、試験もうすぐだったねーX(
    あと一週間か~。早かったね!!合格、不合格、関係なくTimのできることを、ただ一生懸命やってみて!!!!

    それにしてもTimって暗い部屋で勉強してるんだね。目悪くなっちゃうよ~~X○

  • Sanae

    そういえば、試験もうすぐだったねーX(
    あと一週間か~。早かったね!!合格、不合格、関係なくTimのできることを、ただ一生懸命やってみて!!!!

    それにしてもTimって暗い部屋で勉強してるんだね。目悪くなっちゃうよ~~X○

  • Holy!…. Thats some hardcore (geeky too.. hehe love the iPhone/DS combined with traditional pen and paper) studying!

  • Holy!…. Thats some hardcore (geeky too.. hehe love the iPhone/DS combined with traditional pen and paper) studying!

  • Tim

    ROFL! We live in a new age of study. ;) I just wish I had this stuff when I was back in high skool. XD

  • Tim

    ROFL! We live in a new age of study. ;) I just wish I had this stuff when I was back in high skool. XD

  • Rie

    もう直ぐテストだけど、緊張しないでね! って言っても緊張するかな??XD

    Timは私が沢山漢字を使って話してもちゃんと理解しているから自信を持って!!!(^0^)

  • Rie

    もう直ぐテストだけど、緊張しないでね! って言っても緊張するかな??XD

    Timは私が沢山漢字を使って話してもちゃんと理解しているから自信を持って!!!(^0^)

  • Tim

    ははは、そうだね。 -_-
    へへ、うん、ありがとう! どっちもこっちも、これは絶対にいい経験だね。 限界まで頑張るしかない!

    あははははは、暗い部屋じゃない、それはカメラのせいだ、それは! XD

  • Tim

    ははは、そうだね。 -_-
    へへ、うん、ありがとう! どっちもこっちも、これは絶対にいい経験だね。 限界まで頑張るしかない!

    あははははは、暗い部屋じゃない、それはカメラのせいだ、それは! XD

  • Tim

    Rie>
    はは、ま。。。。ちょっと緊張だね。 でもあまり緊張して意味がないね。。。
    ww、それはそうけど、そんなよく使われてる漢字はほとんど良く見てるからもう知ってる。 この試験では1000字は可能だ。 O_o
    それにしても、知らない漢字あったら、辞書でも調べれる。。。 XD

  • Tim

    Rie>
    はは、ま。。。。ちょっと緊張だね。 でもあまり緊張して意味がないね。。。
    ww、それはそうけど、そんなよく使われてる漢字はほとんど良く見てるからもう知ってる。 この試験では1000字は可能だ。 O_o
    それにしても、知らない漢字あったら、辞書でも調べれる。。。 XD

  • Mayumi

    I’m really proud of you that you had chosen the JLPT level 2 this year.
    I know it is hard, and it is difficult…
    But I know you, Tim!
    No metter how hard it is, you always try hard and hard.

    Best of luck, Tim:)

  • Mayumi

    I’m really proud of you that you had chosen the JLPT level 2 this year.
    I know it is hard, and it is difficult…
    But I know you, Tim!
    No metter how hard it is, you always try hard and hard.

    Best of luck, Tim:)

  • Tim

    Hey Mayumi-Sensei!

    Ahaha thank you very much! That means a lot to me! ^_^
    Yeah… you’re right… and it’s all Kanji’s fault there. XD
    Although just checking today, I think at the very least, I’ve learnt like 30 new Kanji in the last week or so thanks to this lol.

    Haha right! I’ll give it my all!

    Thanks Mayumi!

  • Tim

    Hey Mayumi-Sensei!

    Ahaha thank you very much! That means a lot to me! ^_^
    Yeah… you’re right… and it’s all Kanji’s fault there. XD
    Although just checking today, I think at the very least, I’ve learnt like 30 new Kanji in the last week or so thanks to this lol.

    Haha right! I’ll give it my all!

    Thanks Mayumi!

  • Jetha Chan

    Holy shit, that is some 真面目’ness right there. I wish I’d been studying like that – as it is, I’m gonna get murdered. -_-

  • Jetha Chan

    Holy shit, that is some 真面目’ness right there. I wish I’d been studying like that – as it is, I’m gonna get murdered. -_-

  • Tim

    ROFL… I dunno… this copy of the 2007 exam has got me scared as all hell. :(
    Though, I don’t think any amount of cramming will make up given the number of Kanji you have to know.

    Haha yeah, level 1 you’re doing this time? Good luck! XD

  • Tim

    ROFL… I dunno… this copy of the 2007 exam has got me scared as all hell. :(
    Though, I don’t think any amount of cramming will make up given the number of Kanji you have to know.

    Haha yeah, level 1 you’re doing this time? Good luck! XD