Forgot to post last night because I got a sudden migraine and fell asleep early. I’m on #1822, still headin’ towards 2k by the end of the year. Almost there..! Just 178 more… :D
It’s really nice lately, among the kanji I’ve been learning lately, there have been a few here and there that I already know, so it made it easier/quicker to go through some days.
Though I have been getting lazy and not doing much reviewing. u_u I need to pick back up this week. I’ll probably be getting some time off of work next week or the week after, which’ll give me a bunch of free time to study more. Woo!
Oh and my coworker had taken a vacation to Japan recently, and this past Monday she came back and gave me a 3DSLL, MH4, and the 3DS Taiko no Tatsujin game (that I asked for her to get and paid for haha). TwT Both games are so much fun.. I’ve been having a lot of fun with those, and practicing my Japanese by trying to read stuff, which I’ve been mildly successful at and makes me incredibly happy.
(#1762) I just checked, and apparently there are 3030 kanji in the Reviewing the Kanji website. After realizing that (I thought there’d be thousands, like 7000 or something), I think I’m going to considerably slow down my RTK studies after I hit 2000. I’ve gotten to the point where I can recognize a lot of kanji while I read things now, but I am still frustratingly unable to figure out how to say/type them. After year-end, I’m going to focus a lot more effort into reading manga with furigana so I can further familiarize myself with kanji usage aside from just learning from my flashcards.
I told my boss the other day that I was trying to learn 2000 by the end of the year, and that I was learning 60 a week to do so, and she was very amused. Kept saying that I’d probably end up being more proficient in Japanese than she is, at this rate. :’D Also told me that she used to work with someone else who took a very intensive course and learned how to speak Japanese in six months. …man. That’d have only been possible for me if I focused all my attention on it and didn’t have a job or school to take up time.
I’ve also changed the way anki presents new cards, so this will make it much easier for me to deal with. I’d previously had it to where the new cards for the day were mixed among the reviews, but that meant that I /had/ to do /all/ of my flashcards in order to learn all of my new words that day. That…. didn’t always happen. But now, I’ve changed it so it shows all the new cards first, and then it shows the reviews. This way, I can learn new cards quickly, and then if I have time, I can review later. I think this’ll help a lot. Sometimes I’m in the mood to learn new stuff, sometimes I’m in the mood to review a bunch. I don’t know why I kept it the previous way for so long, since it jumbled everything together and just made it more stressful and time consuming to deal with.
Didn’t post last night because I fell asleep with my cat again, haha. I’m on 1702. Meant to do more than that, but I kept falling asleep with my cat when I got home…..;; About 300 more to go in the next 5 weeks…!
Alright I’m not even going to try to bluff it this week. #1642. Basically didn’t do shit. Weekends really throw me off lately.. I get into a groove during the week and then I don’t study Saturday or Sunday and then I don’t feel like doing anything Monday either etc. and the more I put my studies off, I have to spend longer and longer on my reviews once I pick back up again. It’s really frustrating.
As it is, I have 6 weeks left in the year and 358 kanji left to study to get to 2000 by year-end. Fucking up this past week and only studying 15 means that I have to study more now… I think I’m really going to have to study during the weekends now too just so I don’t lose so much motivation anymore….
Well, plus the fact that I’ve been translating other things, but I can’t let that get in the way of my flashcards.. :/
WELL would you look at the time! ^__^;;; I totally didn’t just do yesterday’s kanji today because I fell asleep with my cat instead of studying when I got home, nope, I just forgot to post this is all, ahahahahahahha
Anyway.. I’m on #1627. ;;
I decided to try to continue translating Falcom Gakuen yesterday, and I typed up all the text for the next ten strips, but I haven’t translated nine of them yet. That’ll probably be done soon, if/when I decide to finish it. ^^;
#1566. I started watching Doraemon today and it’s really cute..! I’m gonna end up watching it horribly out of order because I can’t really find a site that has much of it in one place, since it’s such a long-running series… I also downloaded Ossan Tamago (tamago tango… what a catchy song) and bought Ys Celceta (Japanese version) today. I’m gonna go off to play those. ^3^
Also, ahh!!! I just need to study 4 times a week for the next 8 weeks and I’ll have reached my goal of 2000 kanji by the end of the year!! ;w; YES!
#1506. 75% of the way to knowing 2000 kanji now! Woo!
Translating things lately seems like a no-go.. It’s already been quite a struggle to force myself to do my flashcards. I’ve been so busy at work lately that I’ve been too fried to think much for the rest of the day these days…
#1446… Ahh I really need to get back in the habit of doing flashcards every day….. Not just a couple times a week… >_>
So, I was tricked recently.. lol. I tend to follow back anyone who follows my Japanese twitter, so there was someone I added recently who sent me a couple DMs saying that they wanted to talk via e-mail. I thought, sure, cool, I’d love to talk to more Japanese people, and she seems nice. Sent an e-mail telling her a little about myself, she responded and talked more about herself, her job, etc. A couple things I should have picked up as red flags at this point- she did not comment on anything I said except for the fact that I said “please call me Kela” to which she responded “is that really okay? how old are you anyway?”. She mentioned a lot of weirdly dating-site-themed things like she’s recently gotten divorced (or is planning on it), her ex was sending her ecchi messages, she’d love to “get closer to me” etc. She gave me her blog link, and upon clicking and looking at it, I immediately received another e-mail from her pointing out the fact that I looked at it.
However, I’m stupid, and kept talking a bit, before getting another 5 e-mails and looked up her blog name out of suspicion. Welp. Moe is just a spambot after all. And by the time I found out, it was too late, sob. I’ve now been getting several e-mails from these bots and it won’t stop. ~_~ That’s what I get for talking to a spambot I guess lol.
I will be more careful in the future who I add on twitter/talk to via e-mail……….
Been slacking again, sigh. On #1416 in rtk.
Aaah I’m so happy lately! I forgot specifically when I started doing this all for real but I saw that one of the charts in anki looked like I could estimate that I started doing anki at the end of March/beginning of April.
Based off of that, I’ve officially been studying almost every day for over half a year now! \o/ I have learned SO MUCH in this time…!! Earlier this year I had no idea how kanji were even constructed and didn’t know a single one, just katakana and most hiragana. But now.. now I’ve been translating things, started actually talking to japanese people online (via my japanese twitter, I have a couple friends there now..!!!), and can understand simple sentences without needing a translation tool! ;_; So cool!!
I am still FAR from reaching my goals and still have much MUCH more to learn, but I’m happy about how far I’ve come at this point compared to where I started. >w<
I’m at #1386 in RTK, I’ve been kind of lax this past week with anki since I’ve been translating fic and conversing on twitter and
being lazy I mean busy what