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ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH: SEX DRUGS AND JERK CHICKEN

I know this isn’t about Japanese, but I’m happy to announce my first novel, Sex Drugs and Jerk Chicken which will be available worldwide on Amazon starting July 22nd, 2012. I’m doing a campaign to boost first day sales, so please watch … Continue reading

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Feeling better about Japanese: Give yourself some props

Greetings. For those of you who’ve really poured through my blog posts, you know only too well how i’ve tried to balance my desire to learn and deconstruct my Japanese learning, while at the same time keep a balanced sense … 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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Video Blog 7: Hyper Referencing

Greetings everyone, in this video blog I chat about the three things I use to have a reasonably solid “reference environment” or way to look up Japanese words, sentences and meanings.

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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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