Category Archives: learning Japanese

The Ideal Situation

This is a blog post that has been coming for some time. As i’ve mentioned many a time before, a key aspect to language learning is definitely motivation. If you don’t have it, the process is nigh impossible. Then I … Continue reading

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Falling off the Japanese Wagon

What’s up guys, I haven’t posted in a while for good reason. I hit a roadblock that had nothing to do with feel bad, stressed, but more with being bored. As much as I am seeing my progress and see … Continue reading

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One Step before the other?

This is a question that came to my mind after reading through a good bit of the Nihongo Pera Pera site. I tend to like reading information from people who are fluent in Japanese that have strong opinions, and this … Continue reading

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The Japanese balancing act

This blog post has been a long time coming for several reasons. The main reason is that as it relates to balancing the key aspects of Japanese study, its based on the significant entry hurdle Japanese characters scare new learners … Continue reading

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Monster Hunter update (2 weeks)

I wrote a blog post roughly two weeks ago give or take a day. It was called “Seeing the Light in the Monster” and it related to a very popular video game called Monster Hunter portable, for PSP. If you’ve … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Extensive Reading

Please check this link for all information on extensive reading.¬† It’s funny that I posted a quick thingy about reading manga recently, and how I was avoiding words I didn’t know and just focusing on “the gist” of what I … Continue reading

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Don’t study in a Vacuum

(Current step of Core2000 Step 3 )   I have to post this because I’ve figured out a major error in how I was operating with using ¬†Anki and another key factor in lowering my “study-based stress” that I feel … Continue reading

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Manga Reading

I’ve been slowly getting used to reading manga again. What’s great about Manga (depending on how difficult the storylines are) is that you get to see loads of common words over and over and over. Sometimes after some hardcore SRSing, … Continue reading

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Japanese Vocabulary Attack

  In an upcoming blog post, will talk about how I was studying in a Vacuum and how I wasn’t using Anki as efficiently as possible. I changed my approach in terms of how I am tackling new vocabulary. These … Continue reading

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Resting in Japanese

After another day where my intense Anki regime pretty much wiped me out, I realized that there is a serious question of balance and energy that goes into really pushing to study Japanese. When we talk about creating an immersive … Continue reading

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