Amparo Bertram (spacealien_vamp) wrote,
Amparo Bertram

News flash: Japanese proficiency test results

Prompted by wednesday_10_00, I checked my mailbox for my test results. To prolong the suspense, I thought I'd give a brief description of the mailbox. Typical for Japanese apartments, it's a metal cage attached to a slot in the door to catch the mail. I'd never had one like this in America, so it took a bit of getting used to.

Good points:
  • No need to brave outdoor temperatures to check mail.
  • The mail is deposited inside the apartment, so (theoretically) there's less chance of someone stealing it.

    Bad points:
  • It's rare that anyone bothers to push the mail all the way inside, especially long items like bills or magazines, so the mail winds up jutting out the slot.
  • The slot is quite narrow, so anything much bigger than a normal sized envelope is not delivered. Instead, it must be fetched from the post office.

    Okay, I think that's enough of a delay. The official results: I passed!

    Writing/Vocabulary: 92/100
    Listening: 97/100
    Reading/Grammar: 200/200
    Total: 389/400
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