Well it may seem very strange, I mean usually the idea for a lot of kids is "I hate school, I just want to play". And as an adult the idea is usually "kids, get your ass to school
My feeling is a little bit different from the Average person. I actually loved school growing up (at times). It depended on the teacher and subject. Math and anything math related (that includes the part of science where you start adding molecules together and crap that is so useless to me). Thought I loved gr.11 math class cause my teacher got me, he let me do my Art and English work all through the class because he understood that I wasn't meant to go into any field for math. He understood that I just wasn't interested and if you are not interested, you wont learn.
I loved Art, English, Dance and Gym classes. I was an arts and English major in school. I always used to write essays and books that were 10 pages above the teachers expectations. In art class, I would finish my work faster than everyone else and I would feel very fustrated that my teacher wouldn't let me skip ahead... I couldn't understand why she would give us 3 days to finish something that took me just under 2 hours. I was a very "get to the point" "hurry up and get it done" "no need to think or plan just do and its finished" type of person. I have never wrote a rough draft of something in my life. I always thought it was a waste of time, why need it? I already would have the whole idea for what I was going to make instantly.
I don't know, I guess I am just different from everyone else. I don't know if this is good or bad, but it must be a good thing, which is why I was able to become a manager at a major company, you need to be fast thinking and able to come up with what you need to say or what needs to be done on the spot. Time is money and time spent is lost customers.
Oh look at me. I have blabbed on about my school life and have yet to talk about my new school life.
So I am a person who thinks learning is fun (if I like what I am learning of course). So I thought it would be fun to go though Japanese school, just as a kid would (without the teacher) and teach myself using Japanese kids text books, drill books and fake tests (which all can be bought in Japan, omg the book store is a paradise!).
I have not bought any math books, instead I am focusing on Japanese, Kanji, Science, Geography and Society & Life (I don't know how to describe these subjects, we don't have it in Canadian grade schools).
Lots of people might think that it is such a pain to start at Gr.1 as a 24 year old, even gr.3 stuff might sound to easy. Well it may be easy, but it will get more challenging as I go along. I want to learn from this level so I don't miss anything. I have never went to Gr. school in Japan, so I need to start from the very beginning. Well actually the very beginning is kindergarten, but I can already read katakana and hiragana so that would be too too easy to the point where I wouldn't be learning anything.
Right now I am sucking up the words I don't know and with the words I don't know, I write them down a few times, search wikipedia what they are, then write down what they are and a few sentences about them. Then what I do is check twitter. What did people tweet about? Its really fun to use twitter to study.
Reading peoples tweets gets you to understand native situations where one would talk about the word. You would also be surprised how many people tweet the exact same thing lol.
Anyways, I just wanted to write this since I haven't made a blog post in a long long time.