私の趣味はかなり難しい or Challenge Your Hobbies

Comparisons are fun, especially when you relate the Japanese language to fairways, bunkers, and greens.

The Japanese Language Proficiency Exam is the US Open of tests.

Golfers often say, or perhaps it is just Tiger Woods who often says, “you cannot fake your way around this golf course” when it comes Open time, and I believe that holds true for the JLPT.

You either know/got it or you don’t. Guessing will get you nowhere. There are, like at the US Open, no bail out zones — you have to land the ball in the fairway, and then on the green, and even then it sometimes spins relentlessly off the back, down the slope and into the graduated rough, leaving you a 25-yard A-wedge to a back right pin location where a lighting fast 5-footer for PAR awaits you, and should you miss that, a 10-foot come-back-up-the-slope-right-edger for BOGEY has the potential to haunt you all week.

The challenge is all part of the fun, and well, if it came too easy, it wouldn’t be worth all the time that it took. Thanks for that reminder, Mr. Davey B.

48 hours to test time.

頑張ろう!!!

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