Only one week left. Seeing as I’ve only been out of the country once and never lived away from home, it still doesn’t feel real quite yet. I’ve considered everything that I need to get in order before I leave and completed most of the preparations, but I guess I just can’t wrap my mind around it.
Even though people keep telling me that I don’t need to keep studying, I can’t help but feel like anything I learn in this time, even if it doesn’t sink in completely, will help me to understand when I’m being spoken to in Japanese. I’ve held a fairly long conversation before, but I still feel like I’m overestimating myself. Well, if I was fluent in Japanese, I wouldn’t be going, right? I’m sure I’ll learn quickly.
First, of course, I’ll be landing in Hong Kong on the 12th. I’m both more and less concerned about that because it’s far more likely that I’ll find someone who speaks English (which is good, considering that I haven’t quite gotten around to learning Chinese yet…), but I’ll also be alone, completely alone in a foreign country for the first time in my life. Well, theoretically, I have a good head on my shoulders, so I’ll be fine…..probably.
Wish me luck!