🔉 🎙 Listen Every Day Challenge (Summer Edition) 🏖

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LEDC
Week 9
:confetti_ball: 8 6 % :confetti_ball:

8月28日

  • さくら通信「トイレ」
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August 28 :blossom: Home Post

I watched the rest of Orochi today which was fun semi-listening practice, but I also watched part of a let’s play so yay, more typical content! We’re getting there :muscle:

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Still on track to finishing August with full checks. :smiling_face: One of my recent fave channels on YouTube is NEVER TOO SMALL, and the other day I happened to watch a video of theirs that featured a Japanese architect! I didn’t catch everything he said the first time around, so I made this video my listening practice for today, as well.

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:sound: Listening Room: Date 20220829 :loud_sound:

Day LXIX: Dispense the cans of tasty :canned_food:

NHK vid, in the tech section.

All about the glory of vending machines and how they work.
(along with explanations for how other machines work too)

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August 29th!

3 more episodes of Teasing Master Takagi-san today. Can’t believe I’m half way through season 3 already! I need to find something equally cute to watch once I’ve run out…

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Aug 30, Tue of Week 10 of Summer :beach_umbrella: 2022

I am now at HUNTER×HUNTER Ep.24. (Actually started Ep.25 a little.) Also finished manga Vol.3 as a companion, but my watching is further now.

Also, continued to watch かぐや様は告らせたい S3, now at Ep.4. Instead of having JP sub, I made sentence flashcards and tried to listen better (because I can’t see the sub in shortly advance). Honestly, it can be troublesome to pick out phrases sometimes.

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LEDC
Week 10

8月29日

  • さくら通信「地球最後の日」
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August 29 :blossom: Home Post

I had class today so lots of listening, mostly related to geography and math :joy: it’s all relevant sometime!

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:sound: Listening Room: Date 20220830 :loud_sound:

Day LXX: ちょっと。。。 :rocket:

NHK school vid, in the language section.

There’s an emergency situation at the high-tech NATA space institute. But how can the severity be conveyed in the appropriate manner? With the right intensifier words! It’s not just as is… it could be ちょっと or 少し or 超!

Also watched an episode of Pokemon :zap:

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August 30th!

Just one episode of Nihongo con Teppei for Beginners so far today - but might end up watching more Teasing Master Takagi-san with my husband later. (Its already gotten pretty late though, so maybe not…)

(Home Post)

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August 30 :blossom: Home Post

Just watched a bit of a let’s play, nothing too crazy! I’d like to be dedicating more time than I am but I’m mostly just glad I’ve managed to continue this far at all :man_shrugging:

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:headphones: Main Station :beach_umbrella:

Well, I came late to this party, but I managed to listen to something every day since I joined in! :partying_face: I didn’t go into it with much of a plan, but I enjoyed getting to listen to a variety of things (and discover some new resources thanks to everyone who participated). With the reading challenges, I sometimes get bogged down when I don’t stick with reading a book for a book club or one that I’ve started and stopped. I think the more relaxed “listen to whatever you want” mindset I went with was refreshing for me. :smiley: I’ll be sure to toss my hat into the ring for the next challenge, should there be one (and I hope there is).

Great work, everyone! :clinking_glasses:

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:sound: Listening Room: Date 20220831 :loud_sound:

Day LXXI: Triangles & Squares :dog2:

Last day, and what better way to end the challenge than with ワンちゃん! :dog2:

This one was all about triangles and squares.

After 71 consecutive days of listening I feel like I have improved… very little. Even comparing with how I was doing at the start it still feels like I’m in the same place yet slightly a bit better. I still don’t really hear sentences, just individual words, but now I hear slightly more individual words. I still feel completely lost in conversations.

At least I can understand shibe, bonus shibe: :dog2:

Congrats to everyone who has participated, hope the challenge has helped you!

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August 31st!

Three more episodes of Teasing Master Takagi-san today. It’s so sweet, and its been loads of fun watching with my husband :blush:
We only have 3 more episodes of Season 3 left now, and then we’ll need to try to find a way to watch the movie! I don’t think its available in the UK yet so we may need to wait a little while…

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End of Challenge Summary: 100% :tada:

Jul
01 02 03
04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Aug
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

While I didn’t do as much focused audio-only listening as I originally planned, this challenge has been a really great way for me to justify spending more time watching anime, which is something I always wish I could do more of but struggle to find the time. I’ve had lots of fun, and definitely gained more confidence in my listening skills.

Thanks everyone for your posts, they’ve been really motivating and also pointed me towards all sorts of resources and fun content. :slight_smile:
I’ll definitely be back for the winter challenge if there is one!
Thanks for organising @KJules!

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A challenge done! I did better with this one than the reading challenge:

I didn’t post everyday as it felt a bit boring to say I watched another episode of some random crime show or some youtube video. I’m a bit disappointed by my Saturdays, though. I know why I sometimes don’t find time to read during them, but I can absolutely sneak in some listening if I try. I’ll have to work on that.

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ok this week in Japan I did…

25th… I had a Japanese class online, 26th two dance classes, 27th picture book reading event in the afternoon, language exchange event in the evening …though the conversation did keep switching into English… Sunday another picture book reading event…music event in the park… Monday a little bit of language exchange and watching online picture book reading…Tuesday, Japanese class and another picture book reading event (I know I watch a lot of them…child at heart…but the staff don’t seem to mind, I sit at the back… I don’t want to block any child’s view) and a yoga class. Yesterday (31st) an extra dance class.

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August 31 :blossom: Home Post

Ending off on kind of a wild note today; I stumbled upon these music videos of seiyuu doing acapella covers?

So yeah I watched a few of those for funsies, pretty cool! I also had class today so good practice there as well. I’m too tired to do a proper end of challenge post right now so… later!

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Sep 1, Thu of Week 10 of Summer :beach_umbrella: 2022

I am now at HUNTER×HUNTER Ep.27, but I haven’t started manga Vol.4. My listening isn’t so good, but the momentum of the story brings me forward, so I continued to be.

My かぐや様は告らせたい S3 is at 2/3 of Ep.6. Kaguya are composed of short thirds, like Takagi or Nichijou; and sometimes I don’t want to continue yet. (And sometimes I was simply called to duty while watching…)

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Week 10

8月30日

  • さくら通信「ドラえもん」

Posting for the “end of the challenge” and to keep track of things because I’m terrible this week. Didn’t do anything today, but hopefully I’m back tomorrow.

I plan to keep listening everyday and posting regularly like in the reading challenge, hopefully I’m not alone! :smiling_face_with_tear:

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September 1 :blossom: Home Post

Well I’ve underestimated time again so no “end” of challenge post yet, just snuck in a THE FIRST TAKE video for funsies! I’ll probably be sticking around though, or at least trying to, gotta make myself do something somehow :joy:

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