I already know I won’t be reading much because I’ll be too busy practicing my speaking with my host mom, dad, and several strangers. And possibly a takoyaki stand owner, but that’s a story for another post.
Still gonna try to shoot for the goal I set for myself at the end of the last round, 4325.18 pages(!!).
That’s a lot of manga reading to and from school.
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Yet another month has passed.
Another awesome month of crazy Japanese improvement.
I once again reached my goal of doubling my page count from the previous contest and I have to say, I think I could’ve tripled it.
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I can’t believe I almost forgot to post my traditional pre-tadoku contest strategy-that-I-never-stick-to-anyway. I’ll blame work and 戦場のヴァルキュリア２. Anyways, another tadoku contest is starting up tomorrow (quickly sign up if you haven’t) and I can’t wait to get my read on.
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I was frustrated..
Some amount of time ago, I was sitting in front of my laptop. I had just finished my SRS reps for the day, and I was frustrated.
“I still don’t know anything!”
“I can’t say what I want, when I want.”
“I still freeze and stumble over my words.”
“Will I ever understand all of this?”
Yes, I was being really dramatic. For some reason, I just suddenly lost it. I was ready to give up.
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The second round of Tadoku is over.
AND I REACHED MY GOAL OF 1000 PAGES!!
This is exciting for two reasons:
- I more than doubled my reading count from the last contest.
- Apparently, if I wake up early, stay in my room, and don’t look up words I don’t know, I can read hundreds of pages in a single day. Yes, this is how I spent the last days of Tadoku Round II. My head still hurts a little bit.
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