誌 – Zhi4 – Record
日誌 – Ri4 Zhi4 – Day Record — Journal
Today I read some of the “morning journal” that Sharena keeps at school. There was a striking similarity to my “word of the day” section! If you looked at them both and matched up the dates, you’d see that we’re thinking the same thing many days, about playgrounds and gerbils and dinosaurs and hiking and museums and video games and visits to various aunts and uncles and cousins.
And, just like me, it’s clear that sometimes nothing’s going on and she can’t think of anything to write. She solves that problem by just writing about how great her teacher is. On those days she always gets a “10″.