KIIP Midterm – Level 4 Test

I finally finished my level 4 KIIP class! My teacher was a lot better than my level 3 teacher, so I feel like I learned a lot more and the topics we covered in level 4 were a bit more interesting and useful. I’m glad the class is over because it was tough going to […]

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Taking the TOPIK I

Finally! I experienced the TOPIK for the first time. Some of you might remember that I took the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) in the summer, and that I planned on taking the TOPIK, which is the Korean equivalent. Well, I was finally able to sign up and (after a bit of drama) finished my […]

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JLPT N1

I did it! I finally marked off one of my New Year’s resolutions! I took the highest level (N1) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) for the second time last weekend. The first time I took the test, I had been studying abroad in Kyoto for about a year, taking classes all in Japanese and participating […]

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Kyudo Test!

My first kyudo test was on Saturday and I had been worked up about it since we first found out we would be expected to test, which was months ago. Most of us who went started in May, so we have barely been practicing; about twice a week for 5 months. But kyudo tests only […]

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Grad school on JET

This topic came to me in the form of a question by my good friend who is also a JET. She asked me how I deal with studying and working at the same time, and there are so many people I know who either want to do grad school while working or who automatically assume […]

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Emotional Intelligence and HSP

Two months ago I bought a book called Emotional Intelligence 2.0 for my kindle. This is the updated version of Emotional Intelligence and it provides you with a test, goal tracker, and strategies to build up your EI.   According to the authors, Emotional Intelligence is made up of four categories. Two categories fall under […]

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