Endings

It seems that this whole week can be summarised under the motto “endings”.

My soroban teacher has more or less uninvited me from his classes which I have visited now twice a week for about 1.5 years. He has now much more students at the time I was usually going, and the new kids need more attention (and maybe also a bit more space) than at the time when I started. It is coming at a bad time now (psychologically) because on Sunday, there is the next test, but there’s not much I can do about it.

old soroban school, miniature version as toyI am still very grateful that he organised the visa for me last year and to let me study soroban with him. It was very nice as long as I could go to school there, but from now on I will have to do my own studying. I still want to try one or two more levels of tests, but I am not sure I can manage without the motivation of exercises in class. At the very least, it will take much longer…

Before you ask: No, it is very unlikely that I will pass the test this weekend – I am still too slow. However, I think I mentioned that I mainly want to take it to see how the test is conducted on a larger scale. This I will certainly manage. I am curious…

The final ending of this week and of this post is a positive one: My ear and hearing are much better now! Although I still have some tinnitus in the right ear, the annoying pressure is gone completely. Sometimes, it will reemerge when I put on my headset or use the phone, but this is just temporary and subsides quickly. It’s something…

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