Saturday, May 02, 2009

Japanese Language Proficiency Test

やった!!! おめでとう!!! (I did it!!! Congratulations!!!)
A few post back I was mentioning about the desire to learn again. Well, last year, when I was still having my uber nice job, I had a very strong desire to learn and improve myself. I was halfway done in finishing up my MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer) certification but dragged on till this year till I lost the desire to complete it. I'm now, only an MCSA (Microsoft Certified System Administrator). I actually had 3 more exams to go till I become MCSE 2003 certified but kinda lazy to continue now with the amount of work at hand. I did mentioned that I had the desire to start again didn't I? Well, the next topic I was preparing for was a wee bit too difficult for me. I'm struggling to continue.

Anyway, last year around December, I had the sudden urge to get myself certified in my Japanese language. And about a month ago......this was the result:

I finally got my cert!!!! But this was only level four which is the lowest level. Don't even know why I took it but now I'm glad I took it because my level 3 didn't make it. :(
All because my grammar was really out of touch plus I'm not good with the Kanji words so if the sentence contains a kanji word that I don't know how to read, that's the end of the question. I can't answer it if I don't know what it means.
For your info, there are four levels, four being the lowest and 1 being the highest. This year though, there will be an additional level in between level 2 and level 3. So the levels will be revised to N1 - N5 with N1 being the highest and N5 being the lowest.
When I went to took the test which was in UPM last year, I was surprised at the amount of people taking the exam. I think there were closed to a thousand people there. The place was reaaaallllly buzzing with people.
Still thinking of whether to take again this year (the exam only comes on once a year). If I do I really gotta start practicing again. Otherwise the results will be the same as last year. O.o