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 think I got a full mark on today's statistics exam. Yeah! It was easy actually... This time's full mark makes my grade three consecutive full marks for me.(OK??) I guess my having been good at math when I was high school students is still alive in me. (OK?)he-he.
There are 5 more exams and 2 papers left. Since I am going back to Japan in two weeks, I gotta finish all stuff by the day I go home and also gotta prepare for final exams. This and the week next must be a busiest week for me. Guess I gotta have a strong willpower to get through this time.
On the blight side, there are many fun things waiting for me after this semester. Until then, I am gonna focus on things just before me such as class exams or clinic assignments.
There are five exams to go!! Just do it.
OK, I am gonna head to FOI hoping I can learn some new stuff.
I haven't post yet, but I got my car the other day. I must thank to my parents for allowing me to possess it. thanks.
Since my budget was kinda limited, I bought very old car. The total amount of mileage is over 110,000 miles. In Japan, they never sell cars over 9k miles, so I worried some. I was not hoping but I had to expect that my car had some defaults which I should repair during this 2 years.
But I never thought that came yesterday. It was much much much sooner than I expected.
Just 2 weeks after I bought that car, when I was driving, I heard some weird noise and it started jolting when I tried to stop at the light.(jolt is proper for using here?? shaking or chattering is better??)
I though I got a flat tire and also the battery was getting old. So I had no alternative but to take my car to the repair shop, and one of mechanics figured out it was just a loose tire.
That meant the left front wheel didn't stick properly because of loose bolts. That have made some weird noise and bumpity feeling (is OK bumpily)when I stepped on the brake.
He told me I almost got a serious accident if I kept driving without fixing it, because a loose tire might cause a wheel to fall off. I got scared when I heard that, but anyway I was glad to go there without hesitation. What's a relief!!
I should be careful when I am driving. The experience I got today turned out to be a good lessen for safe driving.
take care of yourself! when people are sick, you can use this term for saying "take car of yourself"
I have been goofing off putting new posting for a month. Even it is short one, keeping putting new entries everyday is important and was actually the promise to myself.
At this rate, I think my English might improve less than I expected. I know class and FOI stuff are important, but I actually broke the promise to myself that I had decided to keep a dairy everyday. What the hell am I doing.... I know it seems kinda too late, but I will start again here. That way looks better than doing nothing even after this.
Even when the time is limited, posting a single posting doesn't take so much time. If I use some time before going bed, I should be able to keep it. Complaining about time available is just a ridiculous excuse.
Don't make the same mistake again. Don't complain about time. Just do it.
There is only one more exam before the spring break! I can't wait! Statistics. That exam covers only 5 chapters, so I will be OK for this time since I got a full mark on the last exam which covered 9 chapters. I am just afraid that the professor may ask us kinda unclear questions again. Last time, I got confused on some questions. But this time, we can use a calculator. In Japan, we don't usually use calculator even in math exam and calculate only by our hands. Since I had been calculating without it, being allowed to use it in the exam seems kinda weird to me, but I know it definitely helps me a lot.
By the way, as a matter of facts, since there are tons of stuff to be finish up even in the spring break, I guees I can get a rest on first three days. Hmmm.
I guess I gotta back to study. I hope the coffee works on me being capable to be up all night.(OK??)
I took an anatomy exam today. I did well, but there were some questions which I could choose two out of four choice(OK?). Plus, there also were a couple of vogue questions in the true/false parts that either of answers could be correct(????). Is that I felt so just because I couldnot understand English?? or Am I true there were some bad questions??
Anyway, I guess I gotta ask the professor in the next class. I am sure some people who took that exam are gonna complain about the ambiguity of those questions(Is ther better way to express here??)
Before I restart studying, I am gonna take a nap. I just can't wait a spring break!!
Japanese 暑い（あつい）ATSUI. It's hot. kind of hot. ←SUKOSHI ATSUI. It's very hot TOTEMO ATSUI. Today is hot. KYOU HA ATSUI.
new expression への（人）の態度のあいまいさ ambiguity of someone's attitude toward ～に関するあいまいさを取り除く eliminate ambiguity over
あいまいなまま放置されている be left vague ～の必要性があいまいなまま with the necessity of ~ remaining ambiguous
あいまいな改革プラン vague reform plan あいまいな概念 ambiguous ideas
disposal of food waste 生ごみの処理 disposal of garbage garbage disposal facilities 清掃工場
An anatomy exam is coming up soon! As usual, I have spent much time reviewing clinic stuff, so I am not ready for the exam yet, but I probally can handle this exam if I have strong will. The important part begins from now. This means that it's important to use my time efficiently so I can get through this week without any problem. I guess the point where I get sleepy is the moment of truth(Does this sentence make sense??)
Hey, my sweet spring break, wait a little bit for me!
How do you say "important point" in other word? crucial period //? crucial point // ? hard part //? real part? the moment of truth?
終わったー（OWATTA-(hold out the last letter)） That means you just finished up something big like your report which you have been working for a week.
I stayed in my room all the day today doing nothing. Nothing means studying but without any concentration. What the hell I have been doing... I was supposed to prepare for an exam coming up on the day after tomorrow.
Anyway, I still have time to study. I should be ready for all three exams so that I can enjoy on the spring break without any reserve. I swear!
I am learning a lot at clinic. Today, I tried for the first time taking treatment notes which Mike is always making for each patient so that we can go over patient's changes in their conditions. Some get better so fast, but other recovers from injury very slowly. We have to find out what factors are preventing them from recovering fast and vice versa. By doing this, we can gain new experience about patient's injuries which we have never seen or never understood, and will be able to apply these experience to the future patients who are suffering from same symptoms. I guess, as my experience enlarges, I will be able to understand more about patient’s detailed conditions. I hope that day comes to me soon!!
At the same time, however, working at clinic involved some boring stuff such as laundry, cleaning and bunch of paper works, and sometimes we have hard time to communicate with patients because of their unusual personalities. And I know studying from books or other sources are definitely important to get the knowledge. But spending much time at practical place which sometimes seems to be kind of waste of time are also really important to be a great clinician.
I will study hard to get used to taking SOAP notes and treatment note as well so I can help Mike without other's helps! I know it's gonna take a while.... Keep doing!!
OK I will back to work. See ya!
Japanese ARAU to wash something.
you can use when saying "I am washing my hands, so wait a sec.. " WATASHI HA(I am) TE(hands) WO ARATTE IMASU.
or you can just say "te wo arau" I wrote about "wait a sec" on the last blog, so you can say "ima(now) te wo aratte imasu. sukosi (or chotto) matte!!" when I knock on your door.
new expression ドアを＿回ノックする give __ knocks on the door break a door open // force a door open I knocked on the door, but no one answered.
His purpose in working there is primarily to gain experience acquire experience accumulate [acquire, gain] experience in get practical experience 経験を積むにつれ as one's experience enlarges 強調文 before gaining sufficient [enough] experience でかなりの経験を積む develop a strong background in
accumulate considerable experience
apply for a scholarship 奨学金を申し込む apply for a student visa 申請する