I feel like all I'm writing about is Japanese and Japan-related stuff lately, but what can I say - it's just what I'm really into right now! None of my other interests have changed, but everything comes in waves for me. Anyway, I've done some great studying recently, and I'm especially proud that I'm finally really grasping verb conjugation better than ever before. When I was taking classes at ACC, I really only conjugated by memorizing various forms, which was enough to get me through tests, but now I finally understand the formulas and patterns so I can conjugate any verb on my own. Mikie-san gave me a list of all the verbs on the JLPT Level 4 that I'll be taking, so I've been conjugating those like crazy, and it really helps! It feels really good to be learning the "right" way instead of the lazy way. I'm also making myself write in my Japanese journal more often for Kazki, and it's amazing how much he can teach me from my short paragraphs. My journal has also been a help with Mikie-san, since we used it for conversation topics this week (and she even corrected my typos). I will finally be able to register for the JLPT next week, which will be exciting! Then I will probably step up my efforts with JLPT sample tests and kanji study. It's all so fun, even though it can be hard work sometimes. I guess I just like being a student!