🔊 🎙 Listen Every Day Challenge - Winter 2023 ❄ 🧤

Feb 23, Thu of Week 9 of Winter Q1 2023 :snowman::snowflake:

So-matome N2 Listening Ch.4 [4/5]. Services. Delivery.

おいしいごはんが食べられますように [12/12].

Gotta find what to listen to next. Youtube (Premium) probably works, but I need listen-only-ok channels.

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New マタタビムービーラボ!

This one was mostly understandable (and hilarious), though I’m finding that I mostly understand only through context with the animation and the handful of words I recognise in each sentence, full comprehension still seems like forever away.

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More big listening yesterday. First, I listened to a GLOBIS podcast about evidence based policy making and education policy. They were talking at break-neck speed, so much so that I started wondering if they sped up the episode to make it shorter?

For example this guy at 4:00. Boy is it exhausting to listen to. But still better than the guy in the other episode who spoke so unclear I coulnd’t understand him. :smiley:

Well, after that I listened to another episode about mindfulness and meditation, which was much more relaxed and also much easier to understand (less big politics words).

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:snowflake: Day 54, 23rd of February :snowflake:

:headphones: Back to my Home Post

Episode #47 of PiroPito Minecraft.

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February 23rd!

Just a tiny listen today since I ended up working pretty late.
An episode of Nihongo con Teppei for Beginners.

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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.

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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

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:headphones: :desktop_computer: :sound: :snowflake: February 23

Today it was just listening to the voice acting from playing BU$TAFELLOWS about 2h.

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Feb 24, Fri of Week 9 of Winter Q1 2023 :snowman::snowflake:

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.

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:snowflake: Day 55, 24th of February :snowflake:

:headphones: Back to my Home Post

Episode #49 of PiroPito Minecraft.

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February 22 :heavy_multiplication_x:

February 23 :arrow_forward:
Random half-finished youtube videos. Better than nothing.

February 24 :film_strip:
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.

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February 24th!

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.

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Feb 25, Sat of Week 9 of Winter Q1 2023 :snowman::snowflake:

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.

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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 :relieved:

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.

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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.

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Feb 26, Sun of Week 9 of Winter Q1 2023 :snowman::snowflake:

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.

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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.

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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 ✔️

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Very low effort weekend

:headphones: :desktop_computer: :sound: :snowflake: February 24

Listening from playing BU$TAFELLOWS for about 2h

:headphones: :desktop_computer: :sound: :snowflake: February 25

Listening from playing Nier Replicant

:headphones: :desktop_computer: :sound: :snowflake: February 26

Listening from playing Tales of Arise

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Feb 27, Mon of Week 10 of Winter Q1 2023 :snowman::snowflake:

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.

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