This is Takao's blog. I am studying Athetic Training at University of South Florida. New entry comes out everyday(hopefully). Am I ever going to have the day when I have a good command of English just like native- speakers? Hope the day will come to me....
I got up 5am in the morning and watched an online Anatomy-lecture in (onは駄目) my computer. Actually, I took that class last semester, and I downloaded and saved some files which had seemed to be important for me so that I can review them over and over now and in the future (OK?). And after watching them, I went to the FOI as usual. That was fourth time for me to go there and felt some improvement. I think this is just because I am getting used to that environment.. Anyway, I could barely give some questions about complicated functions of body to Mike. He not only showed me some basic method of treatments, but he also politely(kindly is better)(?) answered my every single, simple question which seemed to be boring for him. Thanks Mike.
Once I was told from my close friends that I have some sort of special luck which not many people don't have. That might be true. Whenever I get into a new environment, I am always being surrounded by nice friends for some reason.
By the way, we have four patients today. One of them was struggling against "total knee". This means he doesn't have his own left knee anymore(it had been taken away in surgery) and instead of that, he put artificial knee joint into his knee. So, ever since he had a surgery, he have suffered from pains and come in FOI to calm these pain down. Another one was TOM who once played in NFL. He was big and, even though they had got hurt and retired from (need from?) NFL 9 yeas ago, his body looked pretty strong. Rather (OK?), I impressed his personality. He was so friendly and we talked a lot. He lives in New Tampa, and he added that place is best environment to raise their children. He will come in FOI twice a week. I am looking forward to seeing him again. I hope that, someday in the near future, I will direcltytreat injured people who are suffered from their own problems. I wish I already have enough skills and experiment to do so for them. I need a certified license first though... Ha-ha...
Anyway, I DID study from Mike and his patients a lot today. Every single word they were using in their conversation would is definitely my living texts. I will absorb as much as possible from FOI by the end of semester!!
I am really glad to choose FOI as my place of observation hours. To study more efficiently, I need to keep reviewing every time after going there. I swear!!
By the way, I got disappointed in Prevention and Care class (I felt down or got down は depressの時に使う。がっかりしたのにはつかわない). The teacher was really easy-going man and didn't teach us seriously. For students who wanna get A without any study, that sort of teacher was great maybe, but not for me (OK?) He finished in only 15 minutes without any detailed instructions (OK?). Since I had had no choice, I took a lot of tapes from the class. I am going to practice on my own!
Japanese Tottekudasai(とってください)→could you pass me (something)? For example, if you wanna get something to drink, you can say, "milk wo(object marker) totte-kudasai" (kudasai makes sentence more formal, but you can say just "totte" to me. you don't have to pronounce "me". just ignore it. if you hold out the last word,te, it's gonna be more natural, friendly expression. try this!)