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Got an extension on the tuition payment
Finally, I was relieved to hear Financial Aid office gave me an extension on the payment due day. Today was due day for the tuition payment for spring semester. Although I got the tuition exemption from Japan-Florida Institute, they didn’t give me any detailed explanations. That's why I got confused. I went to the Financial Aid office yesterday and one of the officers promised me to e-mail me. But he didn't. So, I had to go talk with him again.
Actually, I did not remember his name, so I explained my situation and his appearance to the officer.

He showed up with weird smile and told me he already sent me an E-mail. Liar!!! You never sent me e-mail!

Anyway, he gave an extension on the payment due day. This means I do not have to pay my fee until March 16th. Lucky me

So I am gonna request the certification of the enrollment to the Register and send it to Japan-Florida Institute on next Tuesday. I guess this is all I have to do at this time. I got relieved because my biggest concern turned out to be OK so far.


All right, the first week was over! I realized I will be busier than last semester for sure. Besides, I feel strong helpless against my speaking skills... It's gonna be almost 9 months since I came to the United States. Maybe, I should have studied more to improve it. I need to be more strict about my daily life and English study in this semester.

I have three days off in a row in this weekend, so I should make better use of my time to prepare for next week's classes and plan a daily menu. It must help me get off to a good start. I realized again that my English ability, especially writing and speaking skills are not strong enough to communicate with American. I felt kind of being depressed because I could never say anything in classes.

From today on, I am gonna put my review of composition class which I took last semester on this blog little by little. I guess doing this takes so much of the time and energy, but it is not only worth while spending so much time on this, but I also believe that time must be good investments for my future.

Ok, gonna take a nap and start studying again! I will do everything to improve my English in this semester, I swear!!!.

Oh, I wanna go pee!! bye!




New expression

My grandmother was very strict about table manners.
My parents are very strict about manners.
strict about time

so far(これまでところ!)
at the moment(今のところ)
at this time (今のところ)
今のところその商品はよそでは手に入らない。
I can't find the product anywhere else right at this time


All in all, it was a positive experience.
全体的に言うと、それはいい経験だった。
I owe him $1000 all in all.


It would not be an exaggeration to say that
=ti si not too much to say


As I see it.

Some people prefer not to make any plans at all for their free time because they can make their plans according to their moods that way.


I swear! 本当よ! 誓うわ!

Prefer A rather than B
I'd prefer not to answer that.
prfer A to B
I prefer coffee to water.
Prefer staying over night at A rather than B
I'd rather not できればしたくないんだけど・・・
I'd rather not talk about it. それについては話したくないんだけど。。

まして、その上に
そのほかに、さらに

Beyond that,
Furthermore,
Besides
In addition to
In addition,
Moreover,


Specifically
Could you tell me more specifically about it?
それについてもっと具体的に話してくださいますか?
What specifically is it you're saying?
具体的に言ってどういうことですか?
specifically for Japanese customers
特に日本人の顧客向けの
specifically,~~~. 具体的には~~
react specifically with
~と特異的に反応する



It is not worth while to spend so much time on this. (ing の方が好ましい)
これに多くの時間をかける価値はない。
take much time and energy 時間と労力を・・
~の勉強に多くの時間を費やす
spend plenty of time studying
マーケティングについての講義に多くの時間が充てられた。
A lot of time was spent teaching about marketing.
(人)が(主語)に多くの時間をさく
take much of someone's time

Put in(使うの?)

put in a lot of hours(time) on
put in much of my time on
~のために何時間{なんじかん}もかける[費やす]
put in a lot of effort to
put in a good amount of effort to
一生懸命~する
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