Need to put all my thoughts, goals, updates, etc into one place, and since I
never leave here come here often, it should be the most effective place.
For the sake of organization, I’ll be updating the original post, in addition to adding new comments.
Current daily routine
Wanikani: 2 kanji, 8 vocab
Quartet 1: follow along with WK study group
Read >30 minutes
Listen to something
Kamesame: reviews and some new lessons
Wanikani level 28, by December 31
Finish Quartet 1, sometime in February 2024
WK level 10, by September 2022:
WK level 20, by December 31 2022:
Finish Genki 1 by September 2022:
Finish Genki 2 by December 31 2022:
Finish The Jam Maker, Akiko’s Foreign Exchange, and one other story, by December 31:
The Way of the Househusband
JJK (weekly episodes)
The Japan Foundation
Chainsaw Man (anime) December 2022
とらドラ (anime) March 2023
よつばと volume 1 September 2023
The Jam Maker October 2023
Akiko’s American Foreign Exchange November 2023
Kiki Mimi Radio November 2023
よつばと volume 2 November 2023
Want to read/watch
Spy x Family season 2
Jigokuraku (japanese name to avoid upsetting the crabigator with bad words)
Get a better sleep schedule
Drink more water
Actually play my ukulele
Stop sleeping with a fan on. My ears have been ringing since 2009.
March 16 2023
WK level: 28
Quartet chapter: 1
Taking a break from WK to focus on grammar, listening, and recall.
September 4 2023
After a four month break, I reset to level 20, and continued at a pace of two kanji + max eight vocab per day. I’m spending a lot less time on WK and anki, and more on Satori Reader. I’ve also stopped Bunpro for the time being.
November 14 2023
WK level: 25
Quartet chapter: 3
Completely stopped using Anki and switched to Kamesame, which I feel is much more effective. Writing is getting easier. Listening… eh, still my worst skill. It’s been three months now since I reset, and I really like doing two kanji and eight vocab per day. I’ll have to stay on top of this pace though if I want to get to level 28 by the end of the year.
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