Jan 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th update
very brief rundown for future prosperity
9th - 1 Nihongo con teppei episode
10th - first episode of The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague without subs. (already watched with eng subs once)
11th - 2 Nihongo con teppei episodes
12th - Listened to a yuyu podcast episode
13th - Half a yuyu podcast episode (I must of been tired that day because in my notes I state I may need to re-listen. )
14th - the notes in my journal say, and I quote “Listened to yuyu”
15th - Listened to a bunch of Nihongo con teppei today, mainly about foods you eat when its cold out. Also listened to a yuyu episode about bochi the rock.
Future things to think about:
I think it would be better for me to actually have a structure about what podcast episodes I listen to because right now its a very random mixture where I just click on an episode and go. I think I would get a better sense of progression going a more structured route.
Definitely want to stick it out with both of the podcasts I’m listening to because Its great understanding so much of what I’m listening to as opposed to anime.
Maybe want to try listening to some Letsplayers that I used to watch before in Japanese (mainly
兄者弟者 and 花江夏樹 ). Watching letsplayers often reminds me of when I was a kid so I find it really calming.
Also I feel like at the moment a lot of my listening Is just to tick boxes. I’m still not mad as its definitely building a habit. Also wish my notes where more comprehensive but that’s what I get for writing them just before bed
Thank you for the encouragement! I really just need to carve out some time to watch the video for the subs. I’m already happily listening along with whatever I’m picking up, so I guess that’s half of the battle.
looking through your posts here you seem to be doing well, Congrats on not having missed a day!
Honestly, this is me too. I’m always trying to do stuff that’s a bit over my level. I recently had to drop SpyxFamily because I decided it was just a bit too much above my level. And couldn’t justify slogging though dictionary look ups when I could read something easier, still look things up and learn new things but also still enjoy my self!
I do think its different with audio though (especially conversational). I’m ok with a lot more ambiguity. I guess it just depends how much you want to read/watch said thing.