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Poo 99 | 24th Sep 2007, 13:09 PM | Pootography | (1369 Reads)

What's JLPT?

It stands for Japanese Language Proficiency Test and there are 4 levels - level 1 is the highest level and level 4 is the basic (entry) level.

My new job is to serve Japanese credit card members to do research for tourist information in European countries. 

Researcher(RX) - responsible to translate card members' requests from Japanese to English and translate the researched info from English to Japanese and advised the card members.

Research Assistant (RA) - responsible to do all kinds of research  : hotels,  restaurants, museums info and reservation, item search, car rental, optional tour info...etc.  Detailed the info and pass back to the researcher for translation.

Since I completed my Japanese language course in 1991,  my written Japanese has devoluted as I haven't been used it for such a long timeemoticon.  However, as a chatterbox, my conversational Japanese is still quite ok. But katakana is my weak point, so the company decided to hire me as research assistant instead of researcher.

It's less stressful to be a RA than a RX because any information we relate back to the card members can cause a big fuss and big mess if there's a mistake in the pricing which is the most sensitive issue in this job.  So I am quite happy to be a RA than RX.

Two weeks after I worked for this company, there was an Indonesian lady who has studied in a University in Japan and has been working for Japanese companies for the past few years.  Her written Japanese is so strong that she was hired as a RX. 

There's another Philippina who has a relative in Japan hence she had the chance to live in Japan for more than 5 years.  But she has the same problem as me, not good at written Japanese, therefore she's an RX like me.

Since their Japanese languages are stronger than mine, I would rather speak English with them than Japanese. 

One evening, when the three of us were having dinner.  The Philippina asked the Indonesian,
"Hey, what level is your JLPT?"
"Level 2."
"Oh, level 2, no wonder.  Mine is level 3... I want to try level 2 this year."

I was just listening and eating, and didn't say a word.  She then turned to me and said,
"Do you know what's JLPT?"
I nodded my head.
my mind said, {excuse me, I studied in Tokyo, how would I dont' know what's JLPT?emoticon}
"Have you done the test?"
I nodded my head again.
my mind said again 
{good question}
"What level are you?"
I grinned and stretched 1 finger (not the middle one , of courseemoticon)
{SHOW TIME!!}
"emoticonYou have LEVEL 1???emoticon"
I nodded my head again with a big grinemoticon

The stunnedemoticonemoticonemoticonemoticonemoticonemoticon facial expressions on both of their faces were so funny and amusing........... cause they've never dreamt that my JLPT could be higher than theirs and not to mention..... my level tops allemoticon.  

Although my Japanese language proficiency has been degraded after all those years, the JLPT1 qualification that I achieved in 1992 could never been taken away.  

emoticonI never boosted my JLPT1 is because I am a modest personemoticon That conversation really made my day emoticon 


[1]

蠱惑呀你!


[引用] | 作者 金婆婆 | 24th Sep 2007 15:37 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[2]

嘩..平地一聲雷的效果..哈哈!
要是在笑片裡她們該倒在地上才是..呵呵!!!


[引用] | 作者 Claire | 24th Sep 2007 22:08 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[3] Re:
金婆婆 : 蠱惑呀你!
咁我啲日文真係生锈了嘛....我份人又謙虛嘅..你知架..^&^


[引用] | 作者 Poo 99 | 24th Sep 2007 23:46 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[4] Re:
Claire : 嘩..平地一聲雷的效果..哈哈!要是在笑片裡她們該倒在地上才是..呵呵!!!
我都笑咗好幾日架... emoticon


[引用] | 作者 Poo 99 | 24th Sep 2007 23:47 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[5]

HAHA~~ 玩人呀你!!!

 poo, 中秋節快樂呀!


[引用] | 作者 維珍航空 | 25th Sep 2007 11:46 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[6] Re:
維珍航空 : HAHA~~ 玩人呀你!!!  poo, 中秋節快樂呀!
唔好咁講, 我都冇預比人睇小成咁架噃...
Happy Moon Festival to u too ~~


[引用] | 作者 Poo 99 | 25th Sep 2007 11:52 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[7]

And your English is so good too, you cheeky thing. I lost my touch when I got my wife in a Japanese Class. People says I'll never rise to (just) 4 now, haha.


[引用] | 作者 小海和卓然 | 25th Sep 2007 13:24 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[8]

祝您中秋節快樂!


[引用] | 作者 小海和卓然 | 25th Sep 2007 13:25 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[9] Re:
小海和卓然 : And your English is so good too, you cheeky thing. I lost my touch when I got my wife in a Japanese Class. People says I'll never rise to (just) 4 now, haha.
冤枉呀, I was never cheeky, I was just a humble person~~~
If I resit the test, I wont' get Lvl 1 for sure ~~


[引用] | 作者 Poo 99 | 25th Sep 2007 13:30 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[10] Re:
小海和卓然 : 祝您中秋節快樂!
to u 2 :)


[引用] | 作者 Poo 99 | 25th Sep 2007 13:32 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[11]

wow...u are so clever and smart~ hahaha....


[引用] | 作者 加菲 | 26th Sep 2007 21:43 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[12] Re:
加菲 : wow...u are so clever and smart~ hahaha....
WERE la, past tense already emoticon


[引用] | 作者 Poo 99 | 27th Sep 2007 01:00 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[13]

You go girl! That should teach those boastful people not to look down on others and think that they are better :)


[引用] | 作者 Flipflop | 27th Sep 2007 01:02 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[14]

I am so proud of you!


[引用] | 作者 Kattalee | 27th Sep 2007 11:11 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[15] Re:
Flipflop : You go girl! That should teach those boastful people not to look down on others and think that they are better :)
(*&*)


[引用] | 作者 Poo 99 | 28th Sep 2007 10:30 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[16] Re:
Kattalee : I am so proud of you!
emoticon


[引用] | 作者 Poo 99 | 28th Sep 2007 10:31 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[17]

超難考到的啊!
厲厲厲....害!


[引用] | 作者 ellee | 28th Sep 2007 16:18 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[18] Re:
ellee :
超難考到的啊!厲厲厲....害!

It's pure luck only.. I m very "water skin"


[引用] | 作者 Poo 99 | 28th Sep 2007 23:05 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[19]

你好, 我都係黎左新加坡呀.

jhouse_@hotmail.com


[引用] | 作者 jhouse | 6th Oct 2007 21:13 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[20] Re:
jhouse : 你好, 我都係黎左新加坡呀. jhouse_@hotmail.com
Added u la... chat later :)


[引用] | 作者 Poo 99 | 7th Oct 2007 11:08 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[21] JLPT

Hm,咁你有冇些少啲高处不声寒,無敌是寂寞嘅感觉啊?偷偷哋话你知啊,你leh,mm...好快就会有对手架la...


[引用] | 作者 Helena | 5th Jan 2008 21:04 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[22] Re: Helena
Helena : Hm,咁你有冇些少啲高处不声寒,無敌是寂寞嘅感觉啊?偷偷哋话你知啊,你leh,mm...好快就会有对手架la...
Well, I took the JLPT 1 in 1991 and haven't been using it since then.... u guess how much is left now??? emotion


[引用] | 作者 Poo 99 | 6th Jan 2008 15:16 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[23] JLPT

Com'on, I was just teasing you. I believe you're very competent in your job. And if you're using it everyday at work, that really helps!


[引用] | 作者 Helena | 6th Jan 2008 19:45 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[24] Re: Helena
Helena :
Com'on, I was just teasing you. I believe you're very competent in your job. And if you're using it everyday at work, that really helps!

My japanese is the weakest among all those who can speak japanese in my office.. I m too shy to speak japanese at work now :(


[引用] | 作者 Poo 99 | 7th Jan 2008 11:47 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]