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Jamaican and Canadian talk Japanese

Paul Nogas from Canadian learning Japanese left me quite an interesting comment recently and mentioned me in an blog post critiquing different methods of learning Japanese. There are literally hundreds of forums talking about different methods, particulary the AJATT ( … Continue reading

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Learning without studying, from noise to understanding

I took a big plunge and feel the momentum of my Japanese progression. See, for the last several months i’ve been learning Japanese passively. Meaning, I haven’t been actively studying, speaking more than normal, practicing, listening to Japanese music or … Continue reading

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Road to Vocabulary Part two

This is a quick post on transitions. I’ve been in Japan for over a year now, and the utter noise of Kanji, sometimes unintelligible chatter of Japanese natives around me, plus bright lights, roaring trains and cheezy J-pop music have … Continue reading

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電源 OFF!

I recently did a post about seeing the kanji for “ketai” (携帯) many times in an article about the IPhone vs Android phone. I saw this advertisement and immediately spotted it, learning a new word as well. The kanji for … Continue reading

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Magazine reading and being smart with Japanese study

Okay, so the truth is, I cannot read Japanese magazines yet, I think this post is more about the idea of starting to believe I can learn the langauge. First things first, Heisig works and the SRS transition that I … Continue reading

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Realtime Kanji Revision

Me getting in my RTK1 review. Almost back to the 800 Kanji. Should be back to 1,050 by Friday, then back to learning!

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950 Kanji – Motivation hurdle

I’m at 950 Kanji now and I’m not feeling the same way I did last week. I’m pleased to be here, but my mind is tired from a lot of other stuff going on with me in my life. At … Continue reading

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Ka-Douken! Ryu Kanji

This is a continuation on more character based Kanji series. I won’t post much on this anymore. I’m about to start using the primitive for the Flash to represent  行 (iku). But I used the images of Ryu and street fighter … Continue reading

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Homer Simpson Kanji

  I’m at 876 Kanji now, trying to Hit 900 by the end of the day, but I’m losing steam. Sometimes the Kanji are so abstract that sitting and making up stories (or even reading really good ones on Remembering … Continue reading

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Old School SRS

This isn’t really SRS-ing (which for the newbies means Spaced Repetition System). This is something I do when again, I’m idle, which happens quite a lot. I’ll have a word list of Heisig Kanji with me, and practice writing them. … Continue reading

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