Nov 23, 2009

Studying Monday

It's Monday, national holiday and I'm staying at home. Next Sunday, I will take TOEIC exam. I haven't taken it since May 2007. You may more familiar to TOEFL test than TOEIC. TOEFL is much more popular because this may be one of requirements for applying for universities or some learning institutions. Here, TOEIC is absolutely major test rather than TOEFL. When you do job-hunting in Japan, your English ability will be check by the TOEIC score even though you have good TOEFL score and TOEFL is more well-known over the world. This happens also in South Korea.

My score was already expired so I have wanted to take it. Today, I'm studying for TOEIC. Luckily, it's much easier that TOEFL.

Nov 4, 2009

Thelma,テルマ, you so nice!!

Yesterday, it's one of national holidays. It's exceptionally cold. Winter is coming soon. I felt like getting new music and went out to a CD rental shop. As I said before here, we can rent CDs. It's surprising for some of you right?
These day, I'm into music outside Japan. But, this is one of exceptions. Yes, she's Aoyama Thelma(青山テルマ). I'm not big fan of her but I have really wanted to try her latest album titled 'Emotions'.


Usually, I don't listen to every song in one album but any song is great in her album. I'm even thinking of BUYing this album. It's worth doing so. Yeah, seems I'm really fan of her now.

I see she's so popular overseas. For example, her songs have high ranking in Yahoo Taiwan. Now, somehow because she doesn't release new music, her name doesn't come up in TV and media. It's like she wins wide popularity here.

I recommended her songs to my friend then talked about music etc...It's comfortable holiday.