Hometown: Perryville, MO
July 27, 2012
I graduated in 2010 with a BA in Japanese from Central Washington University. I note that this doesn't necessarily make me have "mad Japanese skills" as I really haven't had much opportunity to practice lately. Mostly, I've tried to study on my own via Rosetta Stone or my various textbooks, but I know from experience that the best way to improve is to speak.: )
Grew up in the States, so pretty fluent in gringo.: )
My main reason for trying to track down a good Japanese conversation group is this: I want to get a 3/3 score on the DLPT. It's basically the U.S. military equivalent to the test they give in Japan. (though I'm sure some might say that the military one is far easier...) As an Airman in the U.S. Air Force, I can make some pretty sick bank from getting that score, so this is the main drive. I'm also a pretty big nerd, and enjoy playing Tanto Cuore and watching anime, although I haven't had much of an opportunity to do so as of late.
Harro! My wife and I recently moved to Tacoma. I spent a year in Japan before I joined the Army in 2000. I switched to the Air National Guard in 2008. I'm definitely looking to make new friends and find more fun social activities.