Tag Archives: The Heisig Method

What is the Sentence Phase?

After realizing i’ve been having a sort of bad spell here in Japan, it has somewhat impeded my studied. I’m at 400 Kanji now, and I haven’t been learning many new ones each day over hte last week or so. … Continue reading

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Psychology and massive Immersion

After experience a touch of overwhelm a day or so ago, I’ve had time to think about what happened, and I realized something very specific. THIS ISN’T EASY. When I say “easy” I don’t mean academically difficult. I am a … Continue reading

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Motivation Hurdle No. 1

The last few days I’ve hit a hurdle. My adult mind is asking me why I’m studying Japanese. It is telling me that the venture is pointless, that it is too hard, and that this system (AJATT or otherwise) are … Continue reading

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Cool Immersion Podcast

A big part of the AJATT (All Japanese All the time) system is immersion. So I’ve been listening to this podcast. I found it on Itunes. It’s called the S-J-P podcast (Study Japanese Podcast) and what I like is that … Continue reading

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Powerhouse Heisig: Stacking Review Pages

Another observation I though that might be useful. I use an excercise book to write and practice my Anki/Mnemosyne on. I use Anki at home and Mnemosyne at work because you can run it from a USB drive (Japanese hate … Continue reading

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Powerhousing Heisig: Turtles with New York accents

This is just an observation i’ve made while I’m doing my Heisig.  The method involves learning about pieces of the Kanji, called elements, and using them to compose stories about your Kanji. What I have found thus far are: The most abstract terms require … Continue reading

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Day 15, First Post

First a little about moi. I am a writer, designer and filmmaker. In my brief and not quite illustrious career, I have written for newspapers, worked at Comedy Central (briefly) and got a hybridized degree of some kind in film and … Continue reading

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