Category Archives: learning Japanese

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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Core2000 Observation two

Program: Core2000 current step: Step 3 Today I was really trying to blaze through Step 3, but alas, its not that easy. But I did learn some cool words that I’ve been recognizing but not remembering like 最近(さいきん)which means “recently”. … Continue reading

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My Core 2000 review part 1

I’m going through the Core 2000 right now and I thought it pertinent that I record pretty much all of my progress. Doing google searches for “Core2000 review” or anything on Core2000 didn’t really bring up much comprehensive information, so … 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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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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My Japanese interview on Masa Radio

I did my first language exchange with a cool guy named Masa yesterday. I was pretty tired but agreed to have a small 5 minute chit-chat/interview with him via Skype. I already posted about his methods, but here is the … Continue reading

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Reference Arsenal

Had to write this post before laying down on my 枕 pillow(まくら)and going to sleep. I’ve been figuring out ways to link people online to practice chatting Japanese, and i was chatting to an interesting fellow named Masa, who does a … Continue reading

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JLJ Blog 4 : Transitioning from Heisig to reading part 1

In this video I give a basic explanation of how I started the process of going from learning Kanji with the Heisig method to learning how to read Japanese sentences. *note* This is explained with the idea that most Japanese … Continue reading

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The Sign I can now read

A narrow, cobblestone street with dim streetlights was the road I trod each day to go to work, or come home at night. I was living in Shinjuku, and only a block away from the Shinjuku history museum. Each day … Continue reading

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