Why I learn Japanese?

Written by Mega Ai

It’s been for months since I start learning Japanese. My first Japanese teacher asked the students why are we interested to learn this language. Some students may want to go to Japan to continue their study. Some other students learn Japanese because they love manga or anime. Some other students love to watch Japanese movie and listen to Japanese song. Well, I ain’t really sure to answer when she gave me that question. Anyway, I have a desire to study in Japan, but it’s not that big until I want to learn the language. About manga or anime, I know nothing about it. And about the movie and song, I really love watching movie and listening music. But I don’t really like to watch Japanese movie or listen to Japanese song. So finally my answer was I learn Japanese just for fun.

Couple times ago, my second Japanese teacher asked the same question to the students, why are we learning Japanese. So our discussion became about mastering foreign language instead of international language. It’s more like a self quality improvement. Well, that makes sense for me. I want to improve my self quality to compete with the global challenge by mastering more foreign languages. But you know what I am thinking. The desire to compete the gobal challenge is not strong enough to make me learn Japanese well. I feel that I learn Japanese sooooo slow. Am I that stupid? I don’t think so. Nobody’s stupid anyway.

Well, I feel that learning Japanese is really different with when I learn English. You know I can spend many hours per day just to watch English movie. And I can spend many of my times just to translate many lyrics of the English songs. The more I don’t know about English the more I curious to know about it. But I don’t feel the same toward Japanese. One day I was thinking, do I have to stop learning Japanese and find the other language to learn? But then, I am thinking again, will I have a good desire to study other language? I don’t think so.

So, I decided to keep learning Japanese. I’ve started so I am finished it. I have to master this language no matter way. I’ve found one reason why I have to learn this language. Some of my best friends are Japanese. They are studying Indonesia and Indonesian. I can do the same. I am studying Japan and Japanese. For the sake of our friendship. Hehe.

But I still need to find SOMETHING that could be a mood booster to learn Japanese. Should I try to learn to love the movies, songs, or alike? Should I try to be curious about the country, the culture, the people, or alike? Should I travel there to find SOMETHING that I don’t have right now? Hehe.

Any idea?

hatsune chan,,, my close japanese friend,,, :D

hatsune chan,,, my close japanese friend,,, 😀


There is always be a goodbye in every hello

Written by Mega Ai

In this early morning, I wasn’t in my bed. Today isn’t like usual. I was in the airport to say goodbye to my friends. Well, it’s not the first time; but still, I’m not getting used to with goodbye, never and never.

Today, two of my friends are leaving from my country to continue their other life and to pursue their dreams. Yeah, I feel loss like many previous goodbyes. But I realize that every single thing exist above the earth has to have two contrary poles. So, every hello must have a goodbye. Every meeting must have a farewell. That’s a life should be, right?

You know it reminds me about the history of this friendship. It’s been two years since the first time I know the first people from Cambodia. From the first people I know, I know the other friends. The time they were leaving is the time some new friends were coming. It happened year by year. Yeah, it’s totally the same like today. They are leaving yet new friends are coming. However, I didn’t stop my friendship even though they were leaving, I continue within the new people. My friendship is still going even though people keep coming and go. Our togetherness still exists until now anyway. Well, that’s what I called as an endless friendship.

It doesn’t matter when we have to say goodbye since we’re gonna have another hello for every friendship. ^_^

two of my cambodian friends are leaving from indonesia,,, 😦