I studied my kanji list yesterday night for a good two hours straight. The list of kanji we were going to be tested on is fourteen different characters, all of which have at least two to three different definitions. Kanji is the most difficult aspect (to me) of learning the Japanese language, right there next to memorizing different vocabulary words. I’ve taken two Japanese classes prior to this, knowing that all tests and quizzes are taken at the beginning of the class period. The Kanji Quiz is no different, and in Japanese, the Quizzes collectively are responsible for 5% of my final grade in the course. The lesson tests (4 of them) are haf my final grade, so if I screw up in all of those, I can forget about passing the class.

Anyway, Tomita-sensei set down the quiz in front of me and to my astonishment, I answered 17 out of the 20 questions on the quiz sheet correctly. That’s a B! That’s like my best score on a Kanji quiz ever! Couple this with the Math quiz earlier and I appear to be on a good roll so far. Now all I have to do is catch-up in Philosophy and I’m good to go.