Clearly I had a good time back in Malaysia as I was way too distracted to update my blog. Ho hum. Food was good, loved catching up with my six nephews and niece… and will be planning a another trip home soonish to meet my second niece!
Anyway, since I have been back in Tokyo, I’ve been moving at full speed. Work has been great – really busy and with just about enough time to get everything done. However, the first Sunday of December is looming over me and stressing me out. I have applied to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test when I am no where near proficient.
Funny thing is this really made me realise that even at my age, I am still stressing about exams! I am in full control of the situation for goodness sake! So anyway, I have decided… I shall do it even if it makes me feel stupid doing it.
That brings me to a question… how many times do you think a person should be allowed to fail an exam in a lifetime? I remember the violin exam that I failed very well. At that time, I was young, and I thought that it was cool to collect autographs from examiners. Anyway, I went into the room, asked for his autograph and he rudely declined, saying something about not wanting to be seen to be bias. Well, he pissed me off, so I decided there and then not to play well for him. I did not think that he deserved to be my audience, so I failed my test. I came out of the exam room and told my Mum that I failed. She and my teacher laughed it off, but I kept insisting as I knew. I believe that I failed by a few points.
Till today, I’m not sure what made me do it. I didn’t think that I was such a “strong-headed” kid, but I guess I was. I thought that was a cool story to tell. :-)
Ah well… I best get along and finish off dinner. Good night all! xx