Wednesday, May 06, 2009

fuji sama no pazuru

So, I just finished a half hour Wii Fit Workout, and now I am all sweaty and gross. It's funny how playing a video game can make you sweaty and gross. Although I don't know if we can really call Wii Fit a video game. But there are some parts of it that are very fun.

I also had a job interview today. And granted - it is a job that will take me one hour a week and pay me 15€ for that hour, so I don't know if we can call it a real job. But that doesn't change the fact that I had to interview for it. And I was all nervous, but I think I did really well despite that. For those of you wondering, it's a job giving a private English lesson to a 9 year old. Like I said, I think it went really well, and the family was in awe over my fantastic French speaking skills (which, I know, will help me in no way, shape, or form at teaching English), but I don't think it was enough to actually get me the job. Because I told them that there is a possibility that I will be leaving next February, and I think they want someone a little more long term than that. Oh well. It's probably best if I don't get it, given that it's a whole 45 minute or more commute to get there.

In other news, I finished the puzzle that I started working on before I became distracted by the impossipuzzle. It's so beautiful, isn't it? And it was so so so so SO much easier. It was like floating on clouds, working on it, as opposed to yanking out teeth (which is how it was to do the impossipuzzle). I can't wait to go see Mount Fuji next year when I will be living in Japan for a few months (fingers crossed for me on that one).

This weekend is a three day weekend, and I am very excited about it. This weekend, I will watch tv then read then sleep. Kondono shuumatsu, watashi wa terebi o mite hon o yonde nemasu.
Okay, I just needed to say that because I know how to say it in Japanese! YAY! I am so psyched about how much I love my Japanese classes. I think that, when finished with my present book in progess aka book number two, my third book will have to take place in Japan. Which means that I will DEFINITELY have to move there some day.

Oh, also, I finally got around to reading Tara Duncan, which has been on my bookshelf for ages, and I just finished this morning a book that I FINALLY got around to reading and that enormously exceeded my expectations:

Tara Duncan: Les Sortceliers - Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian
**** (4)
First of all, WHAT kind of last name is Audoin-Mamikonian. I can't help but wonder if she made it up. Secondly, this book is adorable! It took me a little while to get into it, because in the beginning I couldn't help non-stop comparing it to Harry Potter. This was hard not to do because there are just so many similarities. But the fact is that, while Tara Duncan is a French female Harry Potter, she is also someone else entirely. And in the end I became captivated by her and her friends and their adventures, and I'm looking forward to reading about the next of her adventures. Unfortunately for those who don't read French, though, it hasn't yet been translated to English. Or at least not that I can find.

Ransom My Heart - Mia Thermopolis with help from Meg Cabot
***** (5)
I should have expected that this book exceed my expectations, given that it was written by Meg Cabot. But still, it's a ROMANCE novel. And I couldn't really except to L<3VE a ROMANCE novel. But I managed to get past the rare and occasional "lewd" scene and love this romance novel. The story was so good, and it was amazing how Meg made it seem as if it really was written by Mia. There were parts that were just so cute and touching, and I totally fell for the characters. This is a romance for teens while not being a teen romance. If that makes sense.

The end.

3 things said:

Ariane said...

You are really leaving for Japan dans un avenir rapproché?! Et moi qui voulait aller te voir en France! J'aurai juste à aller au Japon alors! ;-)
Je suis vraiment jalouse : tu prends des cours de japonais. C'est pas juste! Moi aussi je veux. Cependant, je suis pas mal avancée dans mes cours d'allemand! Alors au moins moi aussi j'ai une autre langue que j'apprend...

~Mikey~ said...

To where might you be going in February? And for what?

brizmus said...

hopefully, I'll be going to Japan in February!

Et Ariane, je veux grave que tu viennes me voir avant que je parte. . .donc faut juste venir avant fevrier 2010. et je suis contente d'apprendre que tu avances bien dans tes cours d'allemand. YAY other languages!