February 26, 2011 | Japanese
Their Club Doesn’t Want Me
I face access and learning challenges.
I investigated visiting a private Japanese club the other day. I thought it would be very interesting. Unfortunately, I would say the exchange resulted in a miscommunication, since the outcome was that I was told by e-mail, “Please don’t visit us.”
I found this rather depressing.
I am trying to finish all the Pimsleur Japanese lessons by two days from now, but I am not going to make it, I’m afraid. I did lessons 20 through 24 (Level III) today. I rushed so much I started making significant mistakes. I will have to go back.
Running in Central Park today, I saw a red-tailed hawk, a woodpecker, and—near 102nd Street on the West Side—a pack of people standing around waiting for an owl to emerge from a hollow tree. I never actually see owls. I only see other people seeing owls.
I know it is early to say this, but I feel spring coming.