All Japanese All The Time
Every once in a while I lose that incredibly important enthusiasm for learning Japanese. That is really a big problem as studying Japanese sometimes becomes a chore rather than something fun. If you’re in the same situation as me I strongly suggest that you head over to All Japanese All The Time and get your reading on. Start from the very beginning (see Table of Contents) and read every single article in it. This blog is a very good resource for learning Japanese and it’s also very entertaining to read.
The author, Khatzumoto, started learning Japanese in June 2004 and was by September 25 able to “read technical material, conduct business correspondence and job interviews in Japanese”. He was basically fluent in Japanese after only 18 months (wow, right?). And to add even more to the wow factor, he didn’t take a single class, didn’t read textbooks and never lived in Japan. That might sound insane to many of you, but as you start reading his articles, you’ll realize that it is indeed possible.
I’ve been slacking off for way too long now and it’s time for a change, if I don’t do anything about it I’m just gonna end up regretting things. The good thing for me is that I still live with my parents and I can survive without having to work, so I really need to take advantage of this opportunity. It’s only going to be harder and harder to achieve fluency the longer I wait.
I’ve come to realize a lot of things just by reading Khatzumoto’s articles and I’m very thankful for that. Starting tomorrow I’m going to put this new knowledge into use and I’m also going to do follow-up posts on some of his articles.
I’m definitely going to have to make many sacrifices doing this, but it’s going to be worth it in the end. I will post logs of my progress here along with the follow-ups and other things related.
Oh and I haven’t written about any dramas as of late, the reason for that is because I’m kind of a binge watcher and I’m finishing up on a few dramas right now.
Well, this post is already long enough so s…*BLUESCREEN*