Bonus post! Delenir’s 2nd-month update

I’m now 2 months into my 3 month project, and I think I’m making fairly decent progress. Here are some of my highlights and milestones! Removed my Remembering The Kanji deck from Anki. It’s been a great ride, and I recommend the method to all learners. However I think it’s come to a point where … Continue reading

A few Books Worth Getting

There are not a whole lot of books that I endorse for learning Japanese however There are a few that I got out of curiosity sakes that I must admit are pretty darn cool. If you are a beginner to an intermediate person, or looking perhaps for a spark after you’ve been studying a while, … Continue reading

LWT: Learning With Text Introduction

One of the programs that I’ve recently started to delve into is called LWT which is short for Learning with Text. LWT is a great open source project created by a really cool guy in 2010. He published his LWT in 2011 as a free, open source project open to the public domain. So what … Continue reading

Deck Styles

Since I first found out about SRS programs, I’ve found that styles can change a lot depending on how you learn, and for the content that you’re learning. What may be good for Bob might not be good for me and so on, however today, due to many requests, I’ll let you see all the … Continue reading

Book Review: The Ultimate Japanese Phrasebook

The Ultimate Japanese Phrasebook: 1800 Sentences for Everyday Use by Kit Pancoast Nagamura and Kyoko Tsuchiya Japanese Narrated by Reiko Matsunaga and Tatsuhiro Nishinosono English Narrated by Katie Adler and Jeff Gedert I don’t normally read or write book reviews myself. Mostly because I get sad I can’t go buy it and use it, and … Continue reading

What is a Language and How to Find Sentences

Languages are what? I know our friendly online dictionary pulls out the ol’ complication by saying that language is “a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols”. Really, simply, languages is just how we communicate. While languages seem daunting and complex, rules and points and expressions, cultural blah blahs mixed … 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