Sentences are a great way to learn Japanese, especially once you’ve already finished RTK (obviously, you should still be doing your RTK reviews! ;)). But it can be hard to know where to start or even where to continue after you’ve finished whatever sentence pack/book you started with. My method may not be perfect, but it seems to have worked quite well for me, so I’m here to show you what it is. Hopefully it helps some of you! 😀 (more…)
Most everyone can get motivated very quickly over something, but when it comes to actually sustaining that motivation, it’s a whole ‘nother story. Here are 5 things that I do to keep my motivation high and not allow myself to become too overwhelmed with learning Japanese. (more…)
We’re in such a rush all the time. Busy, busy, busy. We’re often busy even when there isn’t really anything to be busy about, but then when we fall behind on things, instead of taking a positive position, we take the position of punishment. We condemn ourselves.
For some reason there has always been this mysterious gray area between not knowing and knowing Japanese. There is this tendency to believe you are either fluent (know Japanese) or you aren’t. But life isn’t all 1’s and 0’s.
Obviously, to make Japanese media easily accessible, you have to know where to get it. Over time, I’ve accumulated a few sites that I scour around every now and then. Though I already have plenty lined up for me to watch. 😛 I’m sure there are some great places I missed, but here are some of my favorites!
Every one gets lazy at one point or another. But when we think lazy, we think of people that don’t do their work, don’t do their chores, don’t do their tasks, etc. We rarely think of people who are too lazy to do something fun. But, laziness can even stop someone from having fun. I know this, because it happens to me! (more…)
Just recently, I covered how you can create
task fun reminders to remind yourself throughout the day to stop and have fun (in Japanese, of course!). This time around, I’m going to show you how to add shortcuts to fun to make it even easier and more convenient to get to all that fun! (more…)
One thing we’ve probably all eventually learned (or will learn, if you already haven’t) is that fun is what creates the best progress. When you’re enjoying something, you’re more likely to continue doing it. Hence how good habits are formed (most of the time). I’m going to show you how I schedule my fun! 🙂 (more…)
I’ve owned every (popular) game system, since the original Nintendo, at least once. Yet, I pretty much ended up getting rid of them all for PC gaming (except for DS and PSP). I prefer being at my PC playing games, so I can multi-task. Now I’ve finally bought myself a proper controller to play games that were meant to always be played with a controller, not keyboard and mouse. Step into the world of “XBOX 360 Controller for Windows”!