I have achieved pera pera status. That is when a Nihonjin proclaims you to be "pera pera" or a smooth talker. It's one step above "your Japanese is good," which more accurately translates as, "Your Japanese is so bad, I feel the need to encourage you." One is not good at Japanese until one is corrected on their mistakes and not complemented at all.
Also zombie blog today. Com'on, it ain't dead yet.