Hey! I’m here to (finally) start my very own Japanese study log. This little post is created to receive feedback on my methods, gain new ideas and keep myself motivated in this incredibly wonderful Japanese journey!
I started learning Japanese around 2020~ on and off when COVID-19 hit the world and I was basically confined in my house with nothing to do.
As you might have guessed from the title of this post, I’m planning to go to Japan at the end of the year! Tickets booked and most preparations done but still awaiting confirmation from Japan that they would open their borders to tourists like me!
Besides prepping for my trip to Japan, I plan to sit for JLPT N3 too! Who knows, maybe I’ll take it in Japan.
My current daily habits
I’m currently working through the N3 course of Bunpro. Starting with my reviews, I slowly make my way to the N3 lessons.
I have a self-imposed rule of 3 lessons per day after realizing I can’t take in any more new information after a certain period of time. I like to do Bunpro at the start of the day (preferably after I wake up).
Japanese media (anime)
I don’t have the willpower to continue a book after I find it uninteresting anymore. Right now, I’m not reading any books in Japanese since I can’t find one that really piqued my interest. If anyone has an interesting slice-of-life light novel recommendation, please share it with me!
I love to do passive listening and thus condensed anime audio comes in handy! The condensed anime audio I’m listening to comes from this post. I’m currently using Pokemon XY as my listening source.
What I like to do is play one episode on repeat for a while. I try to catch words throughout the episode without pausing it. After I feel like I’ve understood at least 80% of the episode, I would go check the subtitles (which I get from here) and search words I’m unsure of using Yomichan.
There is a lot I would like to implement in my daily routine - such as flashcards, tracking systems mentioned in Megumin’s post and I’m slowly (but surely)working to achieve them!
Thank you everyone in this community for providing a safe space for making mistakes, sharing joy and encouraging me to continue learning Japanese. Any tips, methods, recommendations and feedback are always welcomed!
ありがとう for reading and I hope your Japanese learning journey would be filled with joy!