A Welcomed Frustration


During the first month after arriving in Japan, I was happy to find that I was easily able to concentrate on reading, thinking, or working, even while many busy people were having conversations all around me. Like a song without lyrics or a complicated melody, the sound of people speaking Japanese was a soothing, bubbling background noise to accompany my thought processes.

Lately, to my delight, I have been very distracted while reading a book in a teacher`s office during lunch or while studying Japanese at my own office.   I’m delighted by this because it means that I’m learning! Japanese is no longer a meaningless string of syllables, but a code that my brain is starting to crack.

Even though I cannot concentrate on my Japanese lesson, at least it’s because I’m starting to get somewhere with my listening comprehension.


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