2008年4月11日金曜日

Recording



If you press the "play" button, you'll hear a speech that I delivered in my Japanese class as a major graded assignment.

I'm afraid I'm always the sort to be harsh on myself - I can't say I really like what I hear, especially after I felt like I did so well on a similar project last semester. All I can notice are the times when I stumbled, stuttered, paused, and forgot.

I'm especially glad that I didn't ask Lam-san to record the questions that people asked about the speech later. I know for a fact that my replies were simplistic, poor, broken, and made use of far too many borrowed English words.

But as for the speech itself, I guess it wasn't ALL bad. I can't say that it was a total failure, because there are times when my Japanese sounds fast and fluent. I just really wish I could have kept that kind of proficiency throughout the speech, especially considering how much I demanded out of myself and how diligently I practiced beforehand.

2 件のコメント:

クリスティーン さんのコメント...

バスクさんのスピーチはとても面白いと思います。

i admit, some things kinda went over my head because your speech was about something i really didn't know about, but i was impressed on how passionate you could talk about a subject in a diff language.

cool, dude.

oh ps, i want to read some seinen now.

sato さんのコメント...

Everyone did a great job on speech including you, don't you think? As you could find the areas you didn't like, you already have the next goal! That is important!