This is some Hiragana which is an alphabet used to spell out both Japanese and English words. Then there is Katakana (similar to Hirigana in that its an alphabet), Kanji (Chinese characters) and Romanji to learn (Romanji is writting in roman characters so that's the easiest and what I already kinda know) How I am going to remember all of that I don't know. It would have been easier to learn this in Japan but I was too busy having fun. The problem was all my Japanese friends wanted to speak English with me to practice, so I never had to learn much Japanese. My Canadian housemate on the other hand lived in the country for 1 year so he had to learn Japanese to survive as no one spoke English. He told me he learnt by watching Japanese TV. Maybe I'll watch stuff on youtube to practice. I can't wait till I can read all of my Japanese magazines and not just look at the pictures (well I can read the word for shampoo and conditioner, I had to learn that so I didn't accidentally shampoo my hair when it was time to condition) I know its going to take longer then 4 weeks to learn a language, but this is an intensive course. By the end of it I should be able to read at a 4 year olds level which is more than I can now! Next semester I am taking Japanese language 2 so by the end of the year hopefully I can read and write as an 8 year old, exciting.
Wish me luck.
***Fashion posts to resume Friday with my planned big post that is taking a while to put together***