Taking JLPT
Education,  Musings

Just Got Back from Taking JLPT


As of the moment of writing, I am nursing a headache and I am very sleepy. My mind and body are totally exhausted after taking JLPT (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test). I took the N5 level which is the beginner level to be exact.

Attended a language school earlier this year but because of my time constraints and budget (I currently live far from the city proper), I had to stop. I took the exam even though I wasn’t able to finish my studies because I already registered and paid for it. There were times I tried doing self-study but my time and my mind weren’t in the right place. I have personal issues that I had to deal with and two jobs to juggle. It was not really easy for me.

Before Exam Time

I went there at 10:00 AM because I was informed that the exam will start at 11:25 AM. When I got there, the actual exam will start at 1:00 PM. We are only allowed to get inside at 12:15 NN. So, instead of waiting at the school, we went out and ate lunch because we were told the exam will last for 3 hours.

After lunch, we waited for a few bits more before we were allowed inside the classroom. Then we were instructed with the do’s and don’ts to which most of them I am familiar with because I took the teacher’s board exam a few years ago. Most of the instructions were the same.

During the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test

Then we took the exam at exactly 1:00 PM. For me, taking JLPT that moment was slow and hard for me. I couldn’t recognize some of the characters anymore. I haven’t been able to prepare myself fully. All I could do is pray… pray that I get over the day without being so downcast. After a few hours, we were finished and I was famished! It seemed like the exam took away my strength.

After Taking JLPT N5

After taking the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, all I can say is that I am not confident about the results of my exams but I can accept whatever the result is. Pass or not, I am still planning to continuously learn the Japanese language. I will tell you in the future why I wanted to learn the Japanese language in particular. But for now, the only thing I can say is that I am determined to learn another language before I hit the age of 60. I am turning 40 soon, so I guess I am still at the mark.

Lifestyle Mommy Blogger and Virtual Assistant from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Aside from doing product reviews and events coverage, she blogs about solo parenting, homeschooling, and things in between.

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