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The sleepy, lazy month of November

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Nearing the end of October, it was pretty clear that I was due for some good ol’ fashioned lazy-time. Worn out from Tadoku and with a number of anticipated games on the horizon, a period of kickin’ back and gettin’ lazy widdit was all but inevitable.

I just didn’t expect it to last an entire month.

That’s not to say I ignored my studies completely; if October was an 8 in terms of Japanese exposure on a scale of 1 to 10, November was probably a 3. Certainly not a regressive month, but fairly stagnant, and I know I can do better.

So, it’s time to get back on track for the merry month of December. I’ll save the all-out Nippongoes blitz for January (the next Tadoku, of course!), but there are a few things I’m planning for the coming month which I hope to follow through on consistently and get some good study habits goin’ on again. Following my whims works well enough… until I’m lured down the dark alley where only scraps and crumbs of Japanese exist (see: a little ol ‘game called Skyrim, much of my political activism of late, as well as subject matter which is either far over my head in Japanese, or simply doesn’t exist). Therefore, the following:

  • A dedicated day of anime. I’ve fallen behind for no good reason, or than the fact that I’m too lazy to actually sit down, choose a show and watch it. The bottomless abyss known as my laziness is a thing to behold. Thus, a dedicated day where I spend a good few hours watchin’ stuff! I’m gonna give Saturday a shot and see how it works out.
  • Me, grammar deck, 50-100 new cards a day. There’s no way around it, y’all – either I’m gonna have to actively study grammar, or forever be grammatically retarded. The more I get into translation, the more this becomes apparent. The good news is that I have a solid grammar deck which is effective, thorough, and generally isn’t that torturous to review, so really, I have no excuse. This must be done if I truly want to make progress.
  • Translate at least 100 lines a day. What’s a “line”? Translate what? Ahh, the mysteries of life. Nevertheless, it shall be so. (And it shall be awesome.)

These are realistic goals, and honestly shouldn’t bog me down. Let’s roll.

Also, have another mashup! http://ritobito.tumblr.com/post/13555498340

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Written by ritobito

November 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Posted in status report

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