New Year Resolutions

I have a few goals this year.  I’ve lived in Japan for nearly 5 years, and there are so many things I haven’t done or seen.  I’d like to do some of those things this year.  Here are my goals:

  • Study Japanese every day and practice speaking with Japanese friends.  It’ll take a while, but I eventually want to pass JLPT 1.  And to my students, I won’t speak Japanese to you at the school.  That’s an English only zone for me.
  • Travel to another part of Japan.  Right now, I’m thinking about visiting Osaka.
  • Visit a new place at least twice a month.
  • Attend some festivals.  Yesterday, I went to my first festival.  Yes, that’s right, I’ve never attended a festival in Japan before.  I’ve seen them through my classroom window, but never attended.
  • Watch sumo live!  I might even do this next Monday.
  • Cook in my apartment occasionally.  It’s cheaper.  And I think it’s more delicious than conbini bento.
  • Get a table and chairs so I can use my computer at a table instead of the kotatsu.  I want to use my kotatsu for heat.
  • Get a microwave oven.  Very important!
  • Exercise and eat less.
  • And of course, update this blog more often and keep it up-to-date.  I’m a few months behind in photos.

Here’s a wish list, but not essential:

  • Get a Nintendo Wii, but not the Japanese version.  There’s no English language support on those.  I’ll check duty-free shops in Akihabara.
  • Get a bookshelf.  I have so many books, but nowhere to put them.

So much to do this year!

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5 responses to “New Year Resolutions

  1. In five years you’ve only been to one festival.

    What festival was it?

    I love festivals in Japan!
    http://tokyo5.wordpress.com/festivals-in-tokyo/

  2. Just like tokyo5, I love festivals as well – there are lots of festivals around the Tokyo area so you should have many chances to attend more.

    • Yeah, I should have plenty of chances. I think my main problem is that many festivals are held on Saturdays. I work that day. But if they’re held on Sunday as well, then it should be no problem.

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