Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Problem of Progress vs Process

Last night I got a bit frustrated trying to optimize my system for using Anki to start attacking sentences using one deck. Anki is relatively technical to use, but not impossible to setup. As I fiddled more and more with … Continue reading

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JLJ 6: Tackling big Kanji (part 3 of 3 for transitioning from Heisig)

This is the last part of my videos on transitioning from Heisig (unless I figure out some other cool observations). Here I chat about tackling large groups of Kanji, and how using Heisig can help to break them up, and … Continue reading

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The Horizon Ahead

What’s on the horizon now? I took this picture in Hakone, on top of a mountain that faces the majestic mount Fuji, which I have climbed. When I looked on Fuji from Hakone, it felt very strange to me that … Continue reading

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JLJ: Transitioning from Heisig to reading Part 2 of 3

Here I talk about learning multiple meanings for the same Kanji with two examples. Many people often wonder how these meanings are learned in context after doing the Heisig method, and I give two examples illustrating how a person will … Continue reading

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Finished the Heisig method! 2042 Kanji!

The monstrous goal ┬áhas been reached! After a year and a half (give or take a few months : p ) I’ve finally completed all 2,042 Kanji for the Heisig method! I will admit I kind of sped through the … Continue reading

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Seeing the light in the Monster

One thing many students of Japanese greatly desire to do is be able to play Japanese video games. Today I felt like I took a step closer towards that goal. When I was living in Tokyo, I would go to … Continue reading

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Anime Nation in Jamaica!

I exhibited a few items at the second annual Anime Nation in Jamaica and I got to snap a few pictures! I didn’t have a cosplay outfit, but I wore a Jinbei, a traditional Japanese summer outfit. me and the … Continue reading

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