Lemmy's study log (and other funny things)

(Second time making one of these, hope it’ll stick lol). Name’s Lemmy (any pronouns) and this is where I’ll put my funny studying logs for anyone who likes to check it out. Warning that I do not know how to format things in this forum so this will not look pretty (other than art pieces I might add later).

Alright nerd why are you doing this
I’m a Japanese person who was never taught Japanese and never had the opportunity to connect to the culture in my country, as the Japanese community in my region had a very “assimilate” way of thinking, unlike other areas.

Ok cool do you have any resources or are you pulling this outta your ass?
My current resources are:

  • Japanese classes: Every Saturday. Portuguese-Japanese so not sure how much I’ll be able to share with y’all about it LOL. We’re using the A1 Marugoto books currently.
  • Wanikani: Pretty niche site, not sure if y’all ever heard of it.
  • Elementary Japanese: Yes I have two textbooks. No, they’re not redundant I promise.
  • A Basic Dictionary of Japanese Grammar: The title is self-explanatory.

What’s the schedule king?
Lol. Lmao. Rofl even.

  • For Wanikani, I actually stayed like 4 months without doing lessons and just burning stuff and I’m still only level 9 with 600+ burns so whoops LOL. I plan on doing 15 lessons a day and whatever reviews there are for the day. It does not matter the size, I did a 300 item review like two days ago in 25 minutes I fear no god.
  • Japanese classes, I’m just following the teacher right now. Do all my homework immediately because otherwise, I will forget about it. I was doing homework in advance at first because we were looking at katakana and hiragana and I was like “Lol this stuff easy” but now we reached grammar and I feel like a clown because I do not understand anything. So I’m not doing that anymore my ego is very fragile ok.
  • Elementary Japanese, I did like a super big pause aka I got lazy and dropped it for 6 months but I’m back. I plan on doing one lesson per week and reviewing the lessons I already went through. I will probably need to redo all of them except the first one because my memory capabilities could fit into a Gameboy cart.
  • Other: Idk I want to do reading/listening specific exercises in the future. I’ll put it here I guess.

Current progress (if I don’t update this you have permission to beat me up)

  • Wanikani: All level 9 kanji lessons done. 22 of 34 kanji passed. God help me on the vocab though.
  • Elementary Japanese: At best, lesson 4, at worse lesson 2, gonna have to find out how much I remember.

What the hell is that creature on your banner
That’s a Pinnochio lizard they’re very funny you should google them out.

Ok thank u for reading this I’ll update more later.

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Update 1

Wanikani

Doing pretty well right now. Did 15 reviews yesterday and +15 more today. Both have been pretty easy and I haven’t gotten a single one wrong (!!). It seems I’m planned to hit level up by Saturday (if I get at least 12 kanji right), so I have to decide between doing all these lessons tomorrow or doing 20/16 on Friday and Saturday, which will end up on me leveling up without doing any new kanji for the level up day. I will probably do the former, but we’ll see.

Here’s my current progress! Not sure what else you guys share to show progress in Wanikani lol.

Elementary Japanese
As I expected, I remembered pretty much everything from lesson 1, so that was a fortunate skip.
Of course, can’t say the same thing about lesson 2. While xはyです xはyじゃありません, the particles か, の, and も were all things I both remembered and reviewed in my class, I got stuck on demonstratives.


(Sorry for the bad pic, my phone isn’t that advanced and it’s pretty dark right now)

I had to do a mini-review and ask things around in the forums to fully understand this topic. Despite having seen it before, I only really understood everything now LOL this is so sad.
I’ll do the exercises tomorrow, to see if I fully grasped this. When the topic comes in class, I’ll probably ask some questions around.

Two days absent?
I’ll be visiting a friend this Friday. I’ll be leaving early and then coming back home early Sunday. They have internet, and I’ll be bringing my stuff with me, but I’m not sure how well I’ll be able to do lessons there. Doesn’t help they’re going to drag me to the beach LOL.

It’s not a big deal if I can’t do much there, I’ll catch up when I come back Sunday.

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I like your banner.
Keep up the good work! がんばって!
And enjoy your time with your friend.

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Thank you!!!

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I decided to do all lessons today. Might bite me in the ass but I don’t think it’ll be too bad.

I would have waited for night time to post a new log, since there’s still reviews to come, but I wanted to rant a bit:

I’m visiting my friend, and they mentioned a place where I could study. Well, I go there, do all my lessons, and then come down to take a break. Soon after, I find the place leaking and all my materials soaked!! Including both my notebooks and my elementary japanese book. They didn’t warn me that their water container (not sure if you guys have them where you live, but it’s where our houses store the watee) tends to overflow and leak.

Frankly, I’m pissed. I’m not sure if drying the pages out in the sun will help, and so many pages already look like they’ve bled into each other. The book is fine for the most part, but I’m afraid the paper has weakened and could tear up.

While I could copy what I wrote onto my first notebook (that one is for my classroom notes and self study), I had every single kanji and vocabulary written on my second one, and there’s no way i’ll be able to copy that from scratch.

Anyways I’m tired and using this thread to cope. Thank u for reading
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How many lessons was it? I did 75 all at once and really regretted it.

Oh man this really sucks! I’m glad the book is okay but your notebooks (´;ㅿ;`) Did your friend apologize at least?

36, only vocab. Didn’t feel too bad since many didn’t have any readings so the only thing to memorize is their meaning, so I just pushed through.

Unfortunately not, they’re just downplaying it and acting like its no big deal, which is souring my mood a lot unfortunately. The notebooks are still really damp and look too unstable to write on again but they keep repeating it’ll be fine and it’s pissing me off, can’t even enjoy the stay like this :sob:

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Here’s some advice on salvaging wet books. It’s aimed at libraries, but the section on how to air dry wet books should also work for you!