“Biribiri” (ビリビリ/びりびり) is a Japanese onomatopoeia for flowing electricity.
The inspiration for my username comes from the character “Kyoka Jiro” from Boku No Hero Academia/My Hero Academia. She is a Rocker and her hair streaks are drawn similarly to the waves of an EKG. She is most likely the first character Kohei Horikoshi Sensei created for the series.
The name for this thread is inspired from the below wallpaper
My Japanese story started with Pokemon and continued with Naruto. Along the way I have come across people who have helped me grow, stories that touched my heart, hardships that weighed me down and feelings of joy that coursed through my body.
I love a lot of manga/anime. And the one that suits best for this journey is “Yowamushi Pedal” (Weakling’s Pedal). It is a cycling manga/anime that deals with a team of 6 riders who compete at Inter High to battle out all the best schools in the nation.
“The words “I should have done this back then” are a curse. Whenever they come up, they tangle around your heart and keep you from moving. They bring up all the baggage you carry and dull your emotions. From this point on is a domain where your emotions can’t be dull… “This is fun”… “I want to move forward”. You need to have only pure feelings like that, if you want to reach that domain!”
― Wataru Watanabe (Mangaka of Yowamushi Pedal) (Quote slightly edited for clarity.)
“Your weakness can’t be overcome with knowledge or technique. So climb. Keep climbing until your legs stop moving.” – Yuusuke Makishima
In Wanikani perspective,
"“Your weakness can’t be overcome with knowledge or technique. So review. Keep reviewing until your brain stops working.” – Fellow Durtle
In the immortal words of Kinjou Shingo "総北はささやるチームだだ” (Sohoku wa sasayaru cheemu da - Sohoku is a team that supports.)
"No one team member can carry the entire team themselves and Team Sohoku rides for each other: Onoda will always have the support of the team when he needs it, but in turn, he must give his help and support to his teammates when they need it too, because supporting each other is “how Sohoku rides.” "
I follow the same philosophy in life and in Wanikani. No one can learn Japanese by themselves, you will always have the support of community when you need it. And in turn, when someone in the community needs your help, be there. Because supporting each other is “How Wanikani Rides”.
これはみんなのものがたりだ。はじめましょう。(This is a story of all of us. Let’s begin!)