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

Experiments: Vampire Language P5

All’s Well that Ends Well so, the next day I decided several things about the blog and language learning. I asked myself questions, studied of course, and decided that I didn’t like what I had been doing all this time. But now I was so discombobulated, I didn’t know what to change first. So one … Continue reading

Experiments: Vampire Language P4

Day 2 Bust and a Day 3 Revolution Day two of my Esperanto experience I woke up with a massive headache and depression. I was feeling pretty low about the major recent discoveries and hadn’t quite worked them out, I hadn’t yet thought of them positive, but i was trying and the headache was awful. … Continue reading

Experiments: Vampire Language P3

  Esperanto Setup and Day One I’m a firm believer of at least having a guideline of expected accomplishments, goals, or whatever have you written down and marked up for learning. Timeboxing in itself is great, but if you have no idea what you’re going to do in that time frame, then it doesn’t really … Continue reading

Experiments: Vampire Language P2

You too can speak from day 1! PS: But only if you believe in yourself It sounds too good to be true, that in three months you could learn a language to fluencyishness and keep doing this. It does sound toooooo good but truth is, people are doing it. Not just Benny, but a good … 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

Moving and Immersion

As you guys probably know by now, I  like to move. In fact, its weird if I don’t move, so as I got to think about it, maybe giving some of the tips I’ve realized since I started moving and keeping in Japanese would help some of you who maybe like to move or will … Continue reading

What this round of Tadoku brought me

When I began listening to Japanese, there came this magical moment when Japanese no longer was foreign. To describe it in another way, is to say that it was just as ordinary as English and at times had to consciously think about what language I was listening to. Both English and Japanese began to melt into a … Continue reading

Letting Go with Kanji

Throughout life, especially in academics we are told that we must know everything in such a manner that we should be able to immediately answer. If we do not come up with the answer instantaneously we’re somehow shammed into thinking that we are less intelligent than we thought we were. When I approach learning things, … Continue reading

Experiments With Reading

Today’s post is going to be a short one… well maybe not. As I speak, my darling slave editor is typing this for me. I am currently on my way to the Grandparents’ house and really wanted to get this post up. If you’re new to the world of reading, despite your hesitations, you really … 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