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    We have decided due to the nature of ads showing up on some of the articles that we will be switching to our own domain. When...? sometime, somewhere, somehow! :D Also site is still slightly under construction. Welcome however, and all articles are still up.

New Blog! Same Awesome!

Hey everyone! I know its been a long time coming, as we were pretty upset over the advertisements added to our blog by wordpress, but here it is! Check out the launch of our new blog! JAPANESE IN ACTION Launching with it is our very first new type of article: The Cheap Cheap ! Ways … Continue reading

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 28,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading


Happy New Years! And what a new year it is. I’ve got several announcements and what not for the blog. The biggest and funnest would be that we’re about to launch a new website on our own domain. You can expect to see that hopefully in a month or so pending no major issues with … Continue reading

Language Mix

There are cases when one is learning a second language that other choices may come into the mix. Like me, you might be thinking: “Well kanji comes from Chinese… I already know many characters, and the grammar is supposed to be incredibly easy…” Another thought that has crossed my mind is: “Hmm since knowing two other … Continue reading

The Tadoku Times

This past October, I finally decided to join the mighty tadoku contest. For the uninitiated, tadoku is a technique where one reads an extensive amount of text in their target language. In the contest, readers would log their page-counts on twitter and get their current ranking. I’m usually the sort of reader that will jump between various … Continue reading

Floating Time Boxing! Part 1: Rough Sketches

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about my schedules, and well, I guess I’ll talk about it some, as it has involved into a duality. For me, schedules are really just a reminder of doing things and to help solidify habits. You’ve probably read the countless magazines talking about healthy sleep schedules, and if you’re … Continue reading

Tadoku Contemplations

So, for Tadoku I started up picking up in the middle of Vampire Knight where I had left off last time. I’d say that the second half of the series gets a lot more serious, and imagine my surprise when I angrily didn’t understand everything in the drama unfolding near the end. It went from … Continue reading

The SRS Chronicles

Another big change I made over the summer was in regards to my SRS. In fact, not one card from pre-summer was left over by the end of the season. This hasn’t been just a change of format, but also a change of attitude towards SRS and where it fits into my language learning journey. … Continue reading

Esperanto Resources

Saluton! There are tons of resources out there at our disposal. Some meant to learn, some for exploring, and some whom probably are on the verge of epic. I hope you enjoy the list below, as it is a comprised list of a lot of the resources that we gathered around. Please enjoy and just … Continue reading

Summer Break Shenanigans

Here we are, already well into September. The back to school feeling is in the air, and with that, I’m ready for new Japanese adventures. I feel extra pumped, because as many of you know, I scaled things back a bit in order to enjoy the summer. I certainly didn’t stop doing things in Japanese … Continue reading

  • Read More or Die! 2011

    _2011 End Results_
    Total read for Tadoku:
    __433.3 pages!__
    Placement: 115/188
    October 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 97/120
    End Tally: 59.2
    July 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 86/142
    End Tally: 195.6
    April 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 62/106
    End Tally: 154.5
    January 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 84/99
    End Tally: 24
    August 2010 Contest:
    Placement: 20/41
    End Tally: 160

  • Read Or Die 2013

    Goal: 600
    Total: 906.26
    blew my goal outta the water!

    March 2-Week:
    Goal: 125

    Goal: 250
    Total: 314