Another life update. This post is dedicated to my plants and Momiji school!
Project 365 of 2017: Days 41–42. Let’s talk about Japanese
I didn’t feel good today but nevertheless decided to go to Japanese school. I’ve already missed it on the last week so it was necessary to go this week because a gap in the knowledge is tending to rise. The Japanese language is well organised, but this organisation is powered by strange although solid logic. There are no intonation issues at all. For every single life situation there’s a specific phrase or a grammar rule and if you don’t know correct phrases you will not be understood at all. For example, in Japanese’s eyes, you will look weird if you’ll be using the same “hello” phrase in various situations. When you at home or in the shop or meeting with friends you should use different greeting phrases. All these small things are really hard to remember and understand.
Now we are trying to understand various phrases and grammatic rules which are using when you are talking about your future plans. I don’t know even how to describe this because we don’t have similar phrases in English or Russian!
Today I’ve noticed another sprout in one of my plant pots. One month ago I planted seeds of a pomegranate and a mulberry. Now it seems that they have overcome the weight of the soil and found the way to the sun. Although I planted five pomegranate seeds and from five to ten mulberry seeds, only one of each species actually survived. I hope that they will grow up.
As I decided to speak about plants, it will be important to say that other plants are doing well except the very old mulberry sprout which doesn’t want to grow at all. It survived the replanting and the coldness of harshly Russian summer. Now the plant is frozen in its constant scale for almost two months, and I don’t see any reason why it should start to grow again.