Day 54, 23rd of February
Episode #47 of PiroPito Minecraft.
Day 54, 23rd of February
Episode #47 of PiroPito Minecraft.
Just a tiny listen today since I ended up working pretty late.
An episode of Nihongo con Teppei for Beginners.
1 hour and a half thus far. Japanese with K and Miku Real Japanese podcasts. I understood most of the first podcast for JWK but then I barely got what he was talking about with ChatGPT. He speaks slowly but he was using a lot of new vocabulary. Miku Real Japanese, I understood most of her podcast as well since she spoke about humility in Japanese culture. Living here you really understand this.
Watched Confidence Man JP プリンセス編 yesterday. It was really fun. I thought it was the first movie in the series but actually there was a movie before it and a drama series before that. Which explains why the characters seemed to have established pasts with each other. I won’t watch the drama since its not available for streaming except renting on Amazon (which I am not THAT in love with the series yet).
It is funny to listen to Japanese people pretend to be from Singapore by speaking English really badly. xD
Today it was just listening to the voice acting from playing BU$TAFELLOWS about 2h.
Feb 24, Fri of Week 9 of Winter Q1 2023
So-matome N2 Listening Ch.4 [5/5].
I listened to a few tracks of ガラスのうさぎ, which I am now reading somewhat intensively. I don’t find my listening improved in a significant way; not that I looked up a lot of vocabularies in reading either. Maybe comprehension is better if I listen more carefully.
Day 55, 24th of February
Episode #49 of PiroPito Minecraft.
Random half-finished youtube videos. Better than nothing.
Rewatched the first episode of 最愛 without any subtitles. Some characters I understood fairly well, others almost not at all. My comprehension is definitely better than a few months ago, but still not at the level where I could watch something without subtitles and not miss important stuff.
Also another (subtitled) episode of Heaven and Hell.
I had a class with my teacher today. We did a listening comprehension exercise, practised some grammar and had lots of fun conversations.
I also listened to Lesson 3 of JapanesePod101’s Lower Intermediate Series.
Feb 25, Sat of Week 9 of Winter Q1 2023
So-matome N2 Listening Ch.5 [1/5].
Samurai Champloo EP.5 (no sub yet), but I haven’t really decided an anime / drama to stick with yet.
First 3 tracks of 吾輩は猫である (1.5 chapters), which I have listened to before. Also, ignoring (half-ignoring) Kanji when having Furigana, is probably the key to reading.
I watched a video on ‘3 books to read in your teens’ and unsurprisingly I’d heard of none of them and safely dodged any urge to add things to my 積読 pile
It was unusually easy to understand for ほんタメ though. They’re not the hardest, but I usually have to pay closer attention to follow their discussions and this one was very straight forward. Maybe because it was less their feelings and impressions and more a straight forward ‘this is the plot’.
edit: I saw the horrible AI voice anime heads I was complaining about again
They have multiple channels and it doesn’t always show the heads before you click in. They drive me mad.
It’s free software japanese people use to make YouTube videos without having to do the heavy lifting Vtubers gotta do. I forget the name of the software but my wife told me about it when I asked why these characters were so common.
Feb 26, Sun of Week 9 of Winter Q1 2023
So-matome N2 Listening Ch.5 [2/5].
夏へのトンネル、さよならの出口 [1-2/17]. Track 1 is just 登場人物. The audio is in 聴き放題. I have also bought Bookwalker counterpart. I’ve found this one from searching the forum for N3 audiobook.
また、同じ夢を見ていた is also in 聴き放題, with the same author as 君の膵臓をたべたい; but I don’t like a female voice. So, maybe later.
I would put 吾輩は猫である on hold for a little longer. Harder to follow, even with text. With reading alone, I am still probably not good enough.
February 25th and 26th!
I was on a trip this weekend, so I did listen on both days but didn’t manage to post an update yesterday.
Yesterday I listened to an episode of Nihongo con Teppei, and also lots of Japanese music while we were travelling.
Today I listened to an episode of JapanesePod 101’s Lower Intermediate Season 1.
I was looking for something else when I came across a TV special based on a 宮部みゆき book uploaded to youtube. Since it hasn’t been copyright struck yet I wonder if they simply don’t care as much about (presumably) early 2000s made-for-TV movies.
Anyways, @omk3 , from what I’ve watched thus far (around 9 min) I think you’ll like it and it’s fairly approachable I’d say. Slow and clear narration, dialogue (excusing a few small points) is likewise clear and not too complex. 宮部みゆきスペシャル 魔術はささやく - YouTube
Also, I popped open Viki to see what new they had and found 教祖のムスメ which I watched the first episode ages ago, really liked it, and true to form, never finished it. It looks good though for anyone looking for a mystery/suspense high school drama (no comedy aspect, rather dark IIRC): Master's Daughter | Japan | Drama | Watch with English Subtitles & More ✔️
Very low effort weekend
Listening from playing BU$TAFELLOWS for about 2h
Listening from playing Nier Replicant
Listening from playing Tales of Arise
Feb 27, Mon of Week 10 of Winter Q1 2023
新完全マスター聴解 日本語能力試験 N2 問題紹介. Honestly maybe I want a different kind of exercise, probably more repeats. I still need to establish structures and habits.
夏へのトンネル、さよならの出口 [3/17] = Chapter 1 latter half. Liking it already.
Day 58, 27th of February
Episode #50 PiroPito Minecraft. I don’t even care if there’s next to no dialogue, I’m tired and deserve to enjoy some unhinged gameplay.
Today I watched a video of the first chapter of Ruri Dragon, which I’m currently reading with the ABBC.
I was trying to focus on listening comprehension and mostly succeeded, but I did end up pausing to read a few speech bubbles.