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

My Tadoku Thought Process

I’ve had a few people ask me here recently how I approach reading things I don’t know. If you want to go the way of Extensive reading (tadoku) thought, you’d simply skip it if context doesn’t help you out. For me, I do a little bit more effort. So the following steps is what I … Continue reading

Steam Powered Learning

If you’re not familiar with Steam, it’s a digital distribution platform for games on PC, Mac, and Linux. And it’s available in Japanese. Unlike with many consoles (except the Playstation 3 and PSPs, thank you Sony) there are no region locks of any kind when it comes to playing games in Japanese. It’s simply a … Continue reading

Tadoku is Back!

I’m bringing sexy back, YEAH! oh oh wait, wrong post….ehem, anyways, for those of us who have been making sad puppy eyes at the lack of tadoku can now shake our tails with excited pride as Tadoku is back. I’m a day late, it technically started on the first, so hurry up and sign in! … Continue reading

3rd Year Anniversary Contest Winners!

Thank you for everyone who participated and/or continues to read our blog! I can’t believe its been three years! Congratulations are in order, Here are our Winners! Grand Prize Mikka 2nd Runner Up Daniru 3rd Runner Up Leo For those who didn’t win, there will be another contest held on the 5th year (I know … Continue reading

Gentle Contest Reminder

Hello everyone, in case you did not realize, or were unaware, in the top menu bar, you will notice a Contest Page. Comment on it to be entered for a chance to win one of three packages!

Welcome to October!

So, here we are, a new month, a new day to spark up your Japanese learning. While Delenir has been rocking it with his intense studying, Panda just listening to JP music while kicking some engineering butt, and me focusing on some domination of vocabulary mcds focused around kanji;  we have all noticed that the blog’s … Continue reading

Kanjirific Game of the Month (February)

Another month, another game for kanji! This game is more of a learning aid, but it feels like a game to be, testing me and giving me happy music when I am successful. This game is also in Japanese from Japan! What better way to get that good ol’ Japanese in? DS陰山メソッド 正しい漢字かきとりくん 今度は漢検対策だよ! Kageyama … Continue reading

Kanjirific Game of the Month (January)

Hello all! On a side note, thank you for all those votes. At the end of the month I will share the results and tell you about the blogs coming up that reflect your votes. Every month I will be introducing a game that I’ve made up that helps me in my learning endeavors. I … Continue reading

Fail Boating my Tadoku

hurmph!   I suppose I really shouldn’t probably openly admit it, but I’ve been fail boating Tadoku so far this month. Its almost halfway through and I feel really disappointed in myself. In one way though, I don’t! I’m back in school for those who can’t remember or don’t know. I’ve not been in school … Continue reading

  • Read More or Die! 2011

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

  • Read Or Die 2013

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

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    March 2-Week:
    Goal: 125
    Total:302.75

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    January:
    Goal: 250
    Total: 314