Part of immersing yourself in Japanese involves limiting your contact with your L1 (native language, which is English for me), and replacing it with Japanese contact. An instance of this would be visiting Japanese websites instead of English websites, reading JP books instead of ENG books, etc. We already covered video games earlier this past week. The next big time sucker is websites! (more…)
One of the biggest hobbies or interests in the world is video games. I know more people that play video games than don’t. Now that we’ve identified video games as a common time sucker for most people, we need to make that laziness (relaxiness? :P) productive! (more…)
One of the biggest, scariest things a person can do is to jump head first into water without being able to see whats beneath. This applies to about any and all situations you can think of. People like to ease themselves into things, because it supposedly makes the discomfort gradual and thus easier to handle. Truth be told, they’re just scared. We all are at one point or another. Here’s to getting over that! Japanese Windows 7, here I come! *splash* (more…)
The whole point of AJATT, or immersion in general, is to keep in constant contact with your L2 (for me, Japanese). This gets divided into two areas. One is reading/writing and the other is listening. I’ve shown you how I keep manga, Japanese posters, etc all around me, even at work, but let me show you how I keep my ears jacked in each day. (more…)
Recently, since Tadoku started, I realized carrying manga books around can be a pain at times. It hit me that I needed to be using some form of eReader as it would allow me to, at any point, read different manga books throughout the day without having to carry a bunch. Thus, my search for the best way to read digital manga began!
Generally, for the most part, all you need to access blocked Japanese Games and Websites is a Japanese VPN. However, there are times when having a VPN is not enough. The game or site will detect what language the browser is using and block you if you aren’t using a Japanese version.
The majority of people hate to fail, at anything and everything. Failing is despised so much that most people, including myself for a long time until more recently, that we often limit ourselves to only doing things that we are already at least decent at. Why? Because we don’t want to look like “failers” or “losers”!
I’m here to show you how to get past that pesky IP block that a decent amount of Japanese sites and video games seem to use. First, you need to understand what exactly is happening behind the scenes so you can comprehend how and why these methods will work. 🙂
A while back I acquired an Android phone, more specifically a Sprint HTC EVO, which I have been in love with ever since. So far, I’ve found a good deal of apps that can help when learning Japanese, but there are 5 apps that stick out for me. These are apps that are worth making sure you always have on your phone.