Archive for February 8th, 2008

Sweets Forest

Friday, February 8th, 2008

I knew that I lived in an area famous for its cakes but I didn’t know that we had food based theme park within five minutes walk of the apartment.

On the second floor of the circular gray building, an ivy-covered gate leads into a small country village where the smell of sweets baking in the oven wafts through the air. The village is dotted with country houses, leafy pink and white trees, wooden mailboxes, birdcages and a wooden well. There’s even the sound of birds and music boxes to set the mood.

I have walked by “Sweets Forest” numerous times. There is some sort of water feature outside the building and occasionally I have glanced up the stairs and considered going to take a further look – but I’ve always just walked on by. I’m going to have to visit sometime soon.

Tired Being Housebound

Friday, February 8th, 2008

I need to get out of this apartment. I really don’t feel that bad. O.K. so when I look in a mirror I can see that my eyes are puffy and my nose is red and sometimes I can’t seem to stop sneezing but it’s just a cold, honestly. The flu is gone and I don’t have the plague. I can’t believe that I am actually thinking about getting a mask so that I can at least go for a walk.

Japanese Exam

Friday, February 8th, 2008

We finally received the results for our Japanese exams. Unfortunately I didn’t pass mine. I knew when I was studying that it would be a close thing but I had hoped that I would manage to scrape through. In the end I only got 56% overall. I did do as well in the kanji and vocabulary as I was expecting getting 78% in that section but it was the grammar section that let me down.

On a happier note Marty did pass his. And I’m thrilled as his qualification was required for a course he would like to study.