Started listening to this podcast episode on peer pressure with 成田悠輔, who is very popular recently in talkshows etc. I disagree with some of his views (from talkshows / interviews with him on YouTube), but I’m really liking him a lot in this episode so far. I am also very glad that all of the guests speak rather clearly. The episode I listened to yesterday was really terrible, one of the guests was unintelligible at times
Episode #44 of PiroPito Minecraft. It’ll be the end of the chalenge for me soon, and hopefully a month break from it will help me reignite my desire to join the next listening challenge. I really don’t know what could make this more palatable for me. Even watching material I usually enjoy (videogames) isn’t helping much, and my attention swerves away sharply when I don’t have enough comprehension to follow along.
It’s frustrating, because I’ve been seeing a slow but steady climb with my reading comprehension.
The last day I listened to something (and updated this thread) was February 13th. And I’ve decided to quit/stop this challenge for now. I just struggle to find time in my day to listen to podcasts, since I typically don’t do that anyway. If I get in a regular walking routine, then maybe I’ll start listening again, but we’re having terrible winter weather here right now, leaving the roads icy/slippery most of the time, so walking is not a safe, calm nor enjoyable pursuit.
So I’ll go back to my sporadic listening, hopefully, I’ll keep listening to certain podcasts if I’m in the mood or have the opportunity when road conditions aren’t injury prone. But otherwise, I’ll focus my listening thing to occasionally toning in when watching EN subtitled stuff.
Hmm, I haven’t updated since February 16. Let’s see:
Binge-watched 最愛. I loved it. Give me more shows like that.
Nothing. Busy, annoying days.
Start of a Journalist episode on Netflix, start of a couple youtube videos. I finished nothing because my concentration was low and my free time even lower, but I’ll still count it as random listening.
A youtube video where a booktuber tried to interact with chatGPT and get book recommendations. Fun experiment, but if he was expecting to find the next undiscovered masterpiece through that, well, it didn’t really work.
I decided to restart 最愛 / Dearest (on Netflix now!) from the beginning since @omk3 reminded me of it. Ahhhh it’s as good as I remember. I just rewatched episode one today, which is ~an hour long and no time for anything else, but it’s kind of fun that I can tell my listening has jumped since I first watched it. I remember before I was barely hanging on during the dialect scenes and now they’re a breeze, no issue at all.
My other trouble spot was a scene in episode two or three with a lot of business talk. Curious to see how that goes this time around
Today I listened to Episode 2 of JapanesePod101’s Lower Intermediate Series 1.
The dialogue was about two friends comparing their bonuses - it was a pretty short dialogue in this episode, but I learned some new words from them breaking it down