Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Guess who's back? Back again?

Unholy bean-licking umbrella stands, Batman!

I don't know what happened. I seriously don't. I mean I knew it was happening, and then - blink - it's been 6 months since the last time I posted.

There's been a lot going on since then. I was busy with a friend that came to visit for a while. But mostly I've been studying. The programme I work on (JET Programme) has a 5 year limit. It's my 5th year. I've decided that I want to stay, which means I need to find a job next year. In my linguist/writer mind that also means that I need to be ABSOLUTELY FLUENT. This includes being able to read and write. (Ever heard of an illiterate writer?) So I've learnt 1000 kanji (Japanese/Chinese writing characters) in a little under a year.  And right now, I'm studying for a comprehensive Japanese exam at the end of the week.

 I haven't written in eons (studying, remember), so I don't know how many writing-related posts will go up. And I'm saving (in the face of joblessness) so I don't know if there will be any giveaways for a while. And I still have a lot of studying to go, so no guarantees on posting every day either.

But I still have stuff to say, and I miss saying it.  

So I'm back. 

3 comments:

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Claire!
It is nice to see you back! It sounds as if you've been extremely busy making important life decisions. Good luck with your literacy exam!

Sana said...

Hello and welcome back Claire! :)

Marsha Sigman said...

YEAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! We don't care if there are no giveaways, we just missed you!

So happy you're back and ok and still writing! Love ya, Claire Dawn!