On the way back from my outing today, I ran into someone else who lives in the apartments here because hir spouse teaches Spanish here. We started in English, but switched to Spanish.
And I have to say, while my Spanish is FAR from perfect, it was really lovely to be able to basically express myself like a minimally intelligent person.
One of my friends lent me a book on learning kanji, and it's helping, but I'm basically an illiterate idiot, half-a$$ing my way around, and it's frustrating sometimes (and was frustrating today).
I need to find a way to get a South American teaching abroad position (well, specifically where they speak Spanish)!