I taught two classes today and helped grade some exams. The responses to the essay questions are simply priceless.
I want to go to the Egypt. Because I love to pyramids.
I want to Okinawa. Because Okinawa is very beautiful sea. I like swim. And I want to black my body.
I shudder to think what some of the compositions I've written in Japanese would sound like to a native speaker.
After that, I had a lot of free time all afternoon, so I spent a couple hours crocheting. I also worked some sample problems in one of the proficiency test practice books I bought. On a practice exam, I scored about 85% on the kanji/vocab section and 90% on the reading comprehension/grammar section. Since 70% is passing, I should be in the clear.
However, I should mention that the vocabulary section (in which you have to choose the appropriate word from a list of near-synonyms to fill in a blank in a sentence) is TOTALLY whomping my butt. It's only the fact that my score on reading/writing kanji is so high that brings my average up from borderline passing. (My score on noun kanji vocab taken alone was 71%.) Since I believe the score for the whole test is cumulative, I'm not worried, but I really ought to start studying my dictionary a bit more.