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Say “Caterpillar” in Japanese

How do you say Caterpillar in Japanese? 芋虫(いもむし)imomushi

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OS switch part one : Using Google Chrome in Japanese

Greetings everyone.  Wanted to post this update about testing out switching my operating system to Japanese. I’ve done it before (When I was in Japan I didn’t use Mac OSx in English for many, many months) but then I never … Continue reading

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Core2000 progress step 4 finished

Okay so I just finished step four of the Core2000. I had recently slowed down the pace a bit, at 50 new words per day. So at this rate if I am consistent, I will finish a step every four … Continue reading

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Read my First complete Manga!

Happy to say that I finished reading the entire volume one of Slam Dunk today. It was about 201 pages and pretty interesting! I never read an entire manga before (never had the patience to really just read through) but … Continue reading

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Natural SRS

I had touched on this many moons ago, when I found that revising Kanji from the Heisig method felt oddly counter productive. As one starts reading and learning more Japanese words, the idea of going from “English to Japanese” gets … Continue reading

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Core2000 step 3 finished

Okay I finished the beastly Core2000 step 3 and wanted to offer some thoughts on the process. #1. It isn’t as difficult as it might seem if you are using a streamlined system. I was using a mess of different … Continue reading

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Extensive reading day two observation

  Hey just wanted to post another update. As i’ve said before, I ran into a few blogs that talk about “Extensive reading” and I liked it. Because I’ve written on this blog before that tackling easier stories is a … 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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