We have entered a new year, which means
ridiculously grand resolution, I mean attainable daily goals time.
Here’s my list.
A bit of Korean everyday, laddering from Japanese.
I actually studied Korean before even thinking about Japanese. A lot of my high school friends were Korean, as was my roommate, so I did pick up a bit of it. TV helped. If I remember correctly, the first 6 months of my Japanese studies was spent trying not to think In Korean. But I decided to pick it up again. So far, it’s been a frikin breeze, especially since I’m using the laddering method. I watched a show yesterday and was surprised by how much I still remember. My thinking is if I wait too long the comprehension might go away, so I’m gonna try to maintain it now. My reading/pronunciation has already gone to crap, and I don’t want the rest of my skills to go bye-bye.
Same old, same old, except with more translation/transcription. Games, manga, tv, other people, more books. Gonna try to do something big before I reach my 2 year mark. Don’t know what yet. Suggestions?
Actually make a video at some point.
Heh, yeah. We’ll see. I’ll try. Maybe when it gets warmer. I don’t feel like dropping my technology.
Talk to at least one stranger a day, at least while in Japan.
A simple こんにちは would count as a victory. I think I need to get more comfortable with speaking. I’m a very quiet person in general, and even more so in Japanese, but <bighead>my comprehension/vocabulary is certainly not the problem</bighead>. My problem is actually harder to fix, I think. You can always learn new words and stuff. It’s harder to change a personality. Not impossible, but it will take some 努力 on my part. But I think I can do it. This goal will bring me one step closer to a new me.
Good luck in the new year, may your faces be glorious(?).