Seven months since this blog entry, I have been studying every day in order to pass a gargantuan Japanese exam.
Today, I got the results!
After what felt like the hardest test I have ever taken, I somehow managed to scrape a pass at a measly 97/180.
Listening was my strongest area with reading being my second strongest, thanks to making the shift from manga to light novels and anime to Japanese dramas.
In the end, the passing grade is all that matters for employment, and N2 is undoubtedly preferred over N3 and N4 in Japan.
However, I still feel my Japanese is extremely lacking, especially with grammar, keigo, and handwritten kanji.
In short, a pass is a pass, but I still want to get better.
Kanji is still a dick.
Thanks to everyone who cheered me on and has kept checking Crazy Sunshine throughout its hiatus so far.
There’s still a fairly long path ahead of me as I try to find a job and a place to stay, but once all of that is done and dusted, I can finally get back to making some content.
For now, the hardest part is most definitely over!