🔊 🎙 Listen Every Day Challenge - Summer 2024 🌻 🏖

Yesterday and today, I watched the first three episodes of The Boyfriend on Netflix (with subtitles). When it comes to watching Japanese media, reality TV is what I like best - the Japanese is real Japanese, and I find the commentators fun (Tokui Yoshimi, in particular, is always a good time).

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Just somethin special about watching korone beat up 迷惑客 at a コンビニ with a crowbar. I just opened the stream to see what game she was playing and then suddenly more than an hour had passed :laughing: The list of crowbar punishable activities ranges from shoplifting, to people walking in to the back room and using the staff computer to watch adult content, to sadako haunting the store, to a superhero crashing through the roof. All around an excellent short lil game.

So good, in fact, that I got to watch another streamer play it later today as well! :laughing: I guess this is the hot new vtuber game, because I’ve seen at least 4 or 5 people playing it so far. Funny that two people I actually watch played it on the same day though (actually 3! but one of them is en). I missed the first part and prologue with korone, so watching it again I got to see that part with chau. She also interrupted the game for a bit because it was time for ラジオ体操 which, of course, I followed along with :laughing:

Word of the day: 戦闘態勢 (せんとうたいせい) - combat readiness, fighting trim

Relax time was another chill indie vtuber starting to play majora’s mask. There’s a fine art to finding streamers to fall asleep to: you gotta figure out who’s not gonna yell at random times and wake you up. Neither korone or chau were ever in the running for sleep, but I’ve watched a few neru streams when she was playing ocarina of time and she’s been very laid back. Maybe too laid back though, she mumbles a lot and so it’s kinda hard to tell what she’s saying sometimes.

Came back tonight to listen to a bit more because my friend sent me a stream, and then learned about a new smaller agency called phase connect. Spent some time flipping through their streamers and found a few that look worth checking out

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I can recommend the Easy Japanese Podcast. Don’t be fooled by the title - it’s definitely for intermediate students of Japanese. I’m listening to it for this challenge & started back at episode one which goes back to 2021 when the presenter was in lockdown.

He covers all sorts of topics about everyday things - his job, how he goes about learning foreign languages, housecleaning. Looking at recent episodes, the podcast does seem to have morphed into a more specific Japanese language podcast (like what is the difference in nuance between とにかくand とりあえず) but in the episodes I’m listening to, it’s still just him (with the occasional guest) talking about everyday happenings.

I like podcasts because I can be doing other things while I’m listening - there’s just only so much time I can be sitting looking at a screen.

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:kick_scooter: back to my home post

07月10日

Resource Time
:cup_with_straw: 4989 American Life Podcast 30 min
:guitar: Bocchi the Radio 45 min
:mount_fuji: Kaho (youtube) 25min

Alright after going hard today I’ve pretty much made up for listening to less than I meant to in the first week. If I do two more hours this week (and it’s only Wednesday) I’ll be at 10 hours for the month, halfway to my 20hrs/month goal for this challenge!

Today’s 4989 episode was episode 205 but I honestly don’t remember what it was about since I listened to it more than 12 hours ago… I also don’t think I paid attention very much. Maybe I’ll relisten to this one later.

And now that I’m cozy in bed, some winding down with Kaho. I watched this video:

It always cracks me up how she has a beer in every single video, even when she’s camping out in the cold. It feels like it’s not a Kaho video if there’s no beer.

Thanks, I’ll add it to the pile of listening materials :slightly_smiling_face:

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July 10

Type Done today Progress
YouTube 21 minutes 157/1200 minutes
JJK Episode 4 4/24 episodes

Every day I add 20 cards from reading, and recently I’ve also started adding a few from listening, so I’m at 25-30 new cards per day :scream:

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Q3 of 2024 | Week 2

7月9日 (火)

Rebuild #387 (0:44-1:40/3:09)

るろうに剣心 Ep.17

7月10日 (水)

YUYU, the latest episode

るろうに剣心 Ep.18

Rebuild #387 (1:40-2:22/3:09)

7月11日 (木)

Daily brief x1

言語交換 #289 on 携帯電話と携帯会社

Paste for Mapo tofu - Wikipedia

I think I travelled to some of these a while ago. (First-timer too.)

Rebuild #387 (2:22-3:09 end/3:09)

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Forgot to update yesterday which was one Comprehensible Japanese video 平日と週末.

Today I listened to four Nihongo con Teppei thingies. They were very basic. And honestly rather boring.

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Today: Japanese with Shun while doing errands:

[N5-N4] Ep. 216 Good things about Japan (12 mins)
Thank you everybody for 2023! (10 mins)
[N5-N4] Ep. 205 Tinder (9 mins)
[N5-N4] Ep. 204 Eating out (10 mins)
[N5-N4] Ep. 203 Saving Money (9 mins)
Genki 1 L10 Summer or Winter (6 mins)
Genk 1 L9 10 years ago (7 mins)

I have finally gone through ALL the backed-up JWS episodes on my iPod and have cleared space to download some new ones!

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Started episode 4 perhaps I’m tired but I’m going to have to listen to the first 10 minutes again tomorrow I got much less then normal, but the great thing is I’m hooked now so I want to know what she’s talking about. It sounds like she’s having a hard time making friends with American natives but there was a lot of other detail that just went straight over my head.

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Having just recommended the podcast “Easy Japanese” to you all, he seems to be trialling a new format - instead of just him talking about whatever comes into his mind, he’s now having a “conversation” with his wife. He’s also talking about lengthening the format from 10 minute episodes into half hour ones….I don’t know how I feel about these “improvements” but I’ll keep listening for now & report back later.

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July 11

Type Done today Progress
YouTube 23 minutes 180/1200 minutes
JJK Episode 5 5/24 episodes
Quartet Chapter 9 listenings
Ghibli Kiki’s Delivery Service 1 hour 1/8 movies

My plan is :sparkles:backfiring:sparkles: because every time Gojo is on screen my ears stop earing and my brain stops braining :melting_face:

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:loud_sound: Source Time Style
:bento: はなひらっ! 2:00 VN
:crossed_swords: : ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース (アルス・アルマル) 0:40 Passive

Saw zelda thumbnail, clicked, watched, fell asleep

I’m also not quite sure how to count playing a vn for this… It’s got audio and I’m listening to it, but it’s not quite the same kind of active listening I’m doing watching videos or streams (especially in something this easy where I am reading the text way before the speech happens). Anyway, 2 hours of whatever reading/listening mix a VN counts as is probably enough for the day :laughing:

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Today’s listening was 私の町.

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Today: watched most of an episode of Terrace House: Opening New Doors without subtitles. That’s it!

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:kick_scooter: back to my home post

07月12日

Resource Time
:cup_with_straw: 4989 American Life Podcast 30mins
:potted_plant: yuyu の日本語 20mins
:guitar: Bocchi the Radio 20mins
:mount_fuji: youtube 20mins

Still trying new podcasts. Yuyu is only one guy but is a more casual chatty style than the monologue type ones like 4989. I am definitely pushing myself with the listening time in this challenge, I make my brain hurt like everyday.

Yesterday, I didn’t post but I didn’t listen to any of my regular stuff. The only thing I did was play Ni no Kuni. I had the English subtitles on but I was listening to the Japanese in the cutscenes, so… enough listening practice that I would say I did listening that day, not enough that I would count it in my totals.

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:mountain: :leaves: 7月12日 :leaves: :mountain: Study Log | Home Post

Finished off the vn today with a faster day, watched some more zelda for relaxing, and then did two sessions of watching fubuki play the funny buddhist coinflip game. The goal of the game is simple: every room has a blue door and a green door, and randomly one will take you to the next room and one will take you back to the start. If you succeed 13 times in a row you get to a special room and “win” ! I watched pekora play it a bit last week at some point but she is weak. But Fubuki, Fubuki has seen the void already. She’s done some truly horrific shiny hunts and the minecraft blue axolotl grind that I watched a bit of a few weeks ago. It was only a matter of time before she discovered this game and committed fully to pointless gambling :slot_machine:

The first part was about a half hour pretty early on when she was still pretty coherent, but when I came back to catch the end of the stream (about 8 hours into the 9.5 hour stream) she was just gone. Mumbling and random singing and word association type delirious speaking. This was both extremely funny to watch and also stretched my brain in very interesting ways :laughing: 「勇者ヒンメルならここで青選ぶ」10/10 can’t wait for round 2.

Also gotta share the enlightened thumbnail from this stream because it’s just truly flawless:

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July 12

Type Done today Progress
JJK Episode 6 6/24 episodes
Ghibli Kiki’s Delivery Service 2/8 movies
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Today listened to two episodes of Japanese with Shun:
“[N4-N5] Ep. 215: Creativity” (9 mins)
“[Genki 2] L16 Buffet Lunch” (10 mins)

Also watched the last third of the first episode of Terrace House: Opening New Doors without subtitles.

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Yesterday and today I was relistening/ continuing with episode 4 of 4989.

It took me an embarrassing amount of time to figure out ブレットジャーナル is bullet journal :upside_down_face:

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2nd Week Update:

Have listened to episodes February 28, 2001 - March 31, 2001 of Easy Japanese Podcast.

Have also watched the first episode of Boyfriend on Netflix & caught up on Spice and Wolf. Half watched some Midnight Diner while making dinner.

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