๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š Read every day challenge - Winter 2023 โ˜ƒโ„

January 17th
I unfortunately only did my speaking practice on the Aomi Japanese app today. And the app unexpectedly updated and partially reset my progress?!?! D:< On my profile, it still acknowledges the number of words I learned, but on the main page, it says Iโ€™m in week 1, day 1 when Iโ€™m supposed to be in week 4 by now! So thatโ€™s seriously annoying. They also seem to have increased the number of items a day from 24 items to 33 items, and that just feels too much to do all in one day, everyday. So from now on Iโ€™ll be breaking up each training session across 2 days. It feels less satisfying that way, but oh well.

January 18th
What did I read?: ้ญ”ๅฅณใจ็Œซใฎ่ฉฑ
How much did I read?: 8 pages
(Continued 1st Story )
How long did it take me?: 1 h 11 min

Suzu essentially tells her cat to get lost, but soon realizes the repercussions of doing soโ€ฆ I get that he isnโ€™t quite what she wanted, but I still think heโ€™s cute. She complains about him being a glutton, but Suzu, thatโ€™s basically every cat everโ€ฆ :sweat_smile:

I learned a new cat-related word today: ใถใก็Œซ! It apparently means a bicolour cat, typically black and white. The ใถใก part means โ€œspots.โ€

While I havenโ€™t verified this or anything, I somehow get the impression that Japanese has more specific words for non-pedigree cats than English does, which I think is neat~

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Thank you for celebrating with me!

I know, right?! XD
And thank you!

I know, I was so excited to read it! And yes, I intend to share a kitty picture at least once per story! (There are 7.)

Oh, thatโ€™s actually so nice to hear! And you got ใซใ‚ใซใฏใซใซใ‚“! :smiley: But yeah, itโ€™s definitely not a beginnerโ€™s manga, heh, heh. It took me quite some effort to work through it (no furigana!). Would you be interested in me scanning my handwritten notes that I took while reading it? Itโ€™s not a complete vocabulary list, since I only put down words I didnโ€™t know (although thatโ€™s still quite a lot of them, eheh), but maybe would still be helpful? My handwriting is legible, I would say (although I might be biased! XD). I understand you donโ€™t intend to read it anytime soon, but I could share them with you now for the future or you could just let me know later when you do want them, whenever that might be. Or maybe youโ€™d rather wait until youโ€™ve reached the point that you wouldnโ€™t need a vocabulary list in the first place. But I thought Iโ€™d just put out the offer in case youโ€™d be interested!

And so you know, although ้ญ”ๅฅณใจ็Œซใฎ่ฉฑ does have a higher word count per page than ใซใ‚ใซใฏใซใซใ‚“, it has furigana and seems to have more everyday-life vocabulary (the latter really seemed to be going for a more literary-vibe).

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:spiral_calendar: Day 18: January 18th :snowflake:

spacer:older_woman:t2: ร—ร—ใงใ‚‚้ญ”ๆณ•ๅฐ‘ๅฅณใซใชใ‚Œใพใ™ใ‹? Volume 1 (39% โžจ 43%)
spacer:mag: ๅๆŽขๅตใ‚ณใƒŠใƒณ Volume 13 (39% โžจ 44%)

Inching along with reading just a little here and there so far this week.

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January 18 :snowflake: Home Post

I ended up somewhat busy with other things today so not the most reading, but I did pick up ใƒŽใƒƒใ‚ญใƒณใ‚ชใƒณใƒปใƒญใƒƒใ‚ฏใƒ‰ใƒ‰ใ‚ข again so yay! Iโ€™ve figured out that it varies pretty wildly in difficulty depending on whatโ€™s happening :joy: itโ€™s never super rough though, and itโ€™s all mystery nonsense surrounded by fun character interactions and we know Iโ€™m all about that :laughing:

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:cup_with_straw: Home :mexico:

January 18th

ใ‚ธใƒงใ‚ธใƒงใฎๅฅ‡ๅฆ™ใชๅ†’้™บ7
start - 27

Forced myself to get 6h of sleep last night but still ran out of time to read. Hopefully tonightโ€™s better. This volume starts pretty bizarrely with some heavy bs, but Iโ€™ll tolerate it because itโ€™s JoJoโ€ฆ and I know the bsโ€™ing gets better in later Parts.

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:open_book: :desktop_computer: :snowman_with_snow: :snowflake: January 18

Iโ€™m back to reading ใƒฆใƒผใ‚ธใƒ‹ใ‚ข although I seem to be having more trouble than usual understanding this chapter (56% โ†’ 59%).

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1 ๆœˆ 19 ๆ—ฅ
ใ‚ณใƒŠใฎๅคงๅ†’้™บ ็ฌฌ27่ฉฑ :black_cat:

Todayโ€™s episode got me: ๅ›žๆƒณใซใตใ‘ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ€‚ Kona reminisces about his old comfortable life back with Natsumi and Ken. I mean it hasnโ€™t been a day yet since he started his little ้ ่ถณ [ใˆใ‚“ใใ] in the ่‡ช็„ถ็•Œ [ใ—ใœใ‚“ใ‹ใ„] but I guess in cat time thatโ€™s pretty long already. Hahaha. But it got me reminiscing about my home before this one and thinking about this uncomfortable (letโ€™s put it at that) situation Iโ€™m having right now. Itโ€™s been on my mind on and off since over the holiday season. Definitely grateful for the experience, but I havenโ€™t quite adjusted as well as I thought I wouldโ€ฆ Anyway, please excuse my random sharing thereโ€ฆ

Many words and phrases of note today:
  • ้€€ๅฑˆใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ‚‹ใ“ใจ [ใŸใ„ใใคใ‚’ใ‹ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚‹ใ“ใจ] times when I feel boredom
  • ็ขบๅฎŸ [ใ‹ใใ˜ใค] certainty, reliability, soundness
  • Xใซๅ›ฐใ‚‹ [Xใซใ“ใพใ‚‹] to be troubled with or due to X
  • ใใ†่จ€ใˆใฐ [ใใ†ใ„ใˆใฐ] which reminds me, come to think of it, now that you mention it
  • ๆ–‡ๅฅ [ใ‚‚ใ‚“ใ] complaint, grumbling, objection
  • ๆ‡ใ‹ใ—ใ„ [ใชใคใ‹ใ—ใ„] dear, desired, missed
  • ๆ‹ใ—ใ„ [ใ“ใ„ใ—ใ„] yearned for, longed for
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@Greya I would love to get access to your notes! Thank you so much for offering. I may not use it for a while though. Iโ€™ll try within the year but having it handy would be nice! Would also be good practice for reading handwritten kanji since Iโ€™m only ever reading fonts and my own handwriting :yum:

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:snowflake: Day 19, 19th of January :snowflake:

:open_book: Back to my Home Post

In todayโ€™s story we go on a quest to find a treasure in the east tower of some castle. Lotโ€™s of puzzles in there to get to the treasure. And of course thereโ€™s a dragon.

We see them fight the dragon in this next story. Itโ€™s structured like a turn-based battle, which is quite cute.

(@DrDru, at one point the health points of the dragon seem to be wrong, and also the magic user uses ice to nullify an attack which is supposed to be fire, but has the icon for claw attack)

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Oops. Iโ€™ll fix this later. Thanks for tagging me/

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Finished volume 2 of steel ball run. It was a good volume to take a break from since it ends with the first stage finish.

Just did the one sub chapter of Re:Zero since I am getting ready to be busy for the next week or so. Probably wonโ€™t get much reading time starting in 2 days. But ใ—ใ‚‡ใ†ใŒใชใ„ใ€‚

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Day 18 Progress:
ใ‚นใƒญใƒผ ใƒซใƒผใƒ— - 22-24่ฉฑ

Finally managed to surmount that lure-making chapter I mentioned that basically killed my motivation to read from the very beginning with its lengthy instructions and katakana spam, but I managed to hang in there a little bit at least.

Word of the Day: ๅ—ไบฌ้Œ ใƒŠใƒณใ‚ญใƒณใ˜ใ‚‡ใ† - padlock. The ๅ—ไบฌ prefix struck me as very weird but apparently it was appended to a number of foreign or strange items during the Edo period!

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19th jan

and with chapter five thatโ€™s the second volume of ่Ÿฒๅธซ completed!! this chapter was a heavy one, ngl, but well worth the read. probably the easiest to read but most complex in terms of themes in this volume i think. definitely getting easier as i read more of it, even if the ๅพŒๆ›ธ continues to be so, so difficult to parse (think i got there in the end). again the author included little notes about each chapter including this story (ใ‚ตใ‚ซใƒ–) which was part of the inspiration for chapter one.

words that stuck out: ๅคงๅบ— (ใŠใŠใ ใช, large shop. fun reading!)

cute drawing of some of the characters from each chapter from the ๅพŒๆ›ธ

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Jan 19, Thu of Week 4 of Winter Q1 2023 :snowman::snowflake:

Perhaps I should get a reading comprehension workbook later, like So-matome. That would probably be better for reading speed and comprehension. (In particular, email and notice quick reads.)

This night, there is a party with loud noise for like 4 hours, so I would take a rest here.

  • ใฏใŸใ‚‰ใ็ดฐ่ƒž Black Vol.3 Ch.11 (start volume)

There are 7 chapters in this volume for some reasons. Also, interesting scenarios as always.

Interesting words
  • ใ‚ใ‚‰ใ‹ใŸ = almost all. Kanji form is ็ฒ—ๆ–น(ใ‚ใ‚‰ใ‹ใŸ).
  • ใƒใƒชใƒผใƒ—(.) = polyp. Somehow the sound is prolonged.
  • ใตใใ‚‰ใฏใŽ = calf. A Kanji form is ่„น(ใตใ)ใ‚‰่„›(ใฏใŽ), where the latter Kanji is also read ่„›(ใ™ใญ) = shin; lower leg. I have also seen an alternate Kanji = ่‡‘(ใ™ใญ).
  • ๅ—(ใ†)ใ‘ๅฃฒ(ใ†)ใ‚Š = echoing oneโ€™s words. Sounds like accepting and selling in the same condition.
  • ็›ฃไฟฎ(ใ‹ใ‚“ใ—ใ‚…ใ†) = editorial supervision
  • ๆต็”จ(ใ‚Šใ‚…ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†) = appropriation; misappropriation
  • ๆพๅ–(ใ•ใใ—ใ‚…) = exploitation / squeezing dry
  • ๅฏ†้›†(ใฟใฃใ—ใ‚…ใ†) = crowding together
  • ๆ ผๆฎต(ใ‹ใใ ใ‚“) = dramatic; rapid; marked (changes)
  • ไบบ้ฃŸ(ใฒใจใ)ใ„ = cannibalism
  • ๅŠ‡็—‡(ใ’ใใ—ใ‚‡ใ†) = acute and serious; hyperacute. It would be easier for me if written in an alternative form = ๆฟ€็—‡(ใ’ใใ—ใ‚‡ใ†). (While the former is preferred.)
  • ๆ‚ชๆ€ง(ใ‚ใใ›ใ„) = malignant. Benign is ่‰ฏๆ€ง(ใ‚Šใ‚‡ใ†ใ›ใ„).
  • ้š†่ตท(ใ‚Šใ‚…ใ†ใ) = protuberance; protrusion. First Kanji is in Level 39 (prosperity), but also has a meaning of protruding.
  • ๅ‹ขๆƒ(ใ›ใ„ใžใ‚)ใ„ = assembling in full force
  • ็™พ(ใฒใ‚ƒใ)ๅ…†(ใกใ‚‡ใ†) = hundred million million = 100 x 1012 = 100 x (104)3 = 100 x (106)2
    • ๅ…†(ใกใ‚‡ใ†) is one million million = trillion. Usually, this Kanji is about omen (ๅ…†(ใใ–)ใ—).
  • ๅ‡บๅˆƒๅŒ…ไธ(ใงใฐใผใ†ใกใ‚‡ใ†) = pointed carving knife (a kind of Japanese kitchen knives). For fish and meat.
  • ้ก†็ฒ’็ƒ(ใ‹ใ‚Šใ‚…ใ†ใใ‚…ใ†) = granulocytes (e.g. neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils)
    • ้ก†็ฒ’(ใ‹ใ‚Šใ‚…ใ†) refers to granules, and first Kanji takes reading from ๆžœๅฎŸ(ใ‹ใ˜ใค).
  • ๆ•—่ก€็—‡(ใฏใ„ใ‘ใคใ—ใ‚‡ใ†) = sepsis. Blood has suffered losing.
  • ้Ž–้ชจไธ‹(ใ•ใ“ใคใ‹) = subclavian. ้Ž–้ชจ(ใ•ใ“ใค) is clavicle, and first Kanji is for chain (้Ž–(ใใ•ใ‚Š)).
  • ็ต่…ธ(ใ‘ใฃใกใ‚‡ใ†) = colon
    • Parts of ๅคง่…ธ(ใ ใ„ใกใ‚‡ใ†) are ็›ฒ่…ธ(ใ‚‚ใ†ใกใ‚‡ใ†), ย  ย  ็ต่…ธ(ใ‘ใฃใกใ‚‡ใ†) and ็›ด่…ธ(ใกใ‚‡ใใกใ‚‡ใ†).
  • ๅไบŒๆŒ‡่…ธ(ใ˜ใ‚…ใ†ใซใ—ใกใ‚‡ใ†) = duodenum. 12-inch bowel (Finger? Probably according to some western King. We call that an inch in Thai too.)
    • Parts of ๅฐ่…ธ(ใ—ใ‚‡ใ†ใกใ‚‡ใ†) are ๅไบŒๆŒ‡่…ธ(ใ˜ใ‚…ใ†ใซใ—ใกใ‚‡ใ†), ย  ย  ็ฉบ่…ธ(ใใ†ใกใ‚‡ใ†), ย  ย  ๅ›ž่…ธ(ใ‹ใ„ใกใ‚‡ใ†).
  • ็ตจๆฏ›(ใ˜ใ‚…ใ†ใ‚‚ใ†) = villus. First Kanji from ็ตจๆฏฏ(ใ˜ใ‚…ใ†ใŸใ‚“) = carpet.
  • ่ก€็ณ–ๅ€ค(ใ‘ใฃใจใ†ใก) = blood glucose level. Straightforward when thinking about Kanji.
  • ็ณ–ๅˆ†(ใจใ†ใถใ‚“) = sugar content

Kanji

  • ้ก†(ใ‹)ใ‚Šใ‚…ใ†
    • granule
    • ใ‚ซ
      • ้ก†็ฒ’(ใ‹ใ‚Šใ‚…ใ†)
        • ้ก†็ฒ’็ƒ(ใ‹ใ‚Šใ‚…ใ†ใใ‚…ใ†), ย  ย  ้ก†็ฒ’ๅฑค(ใ‹ใ‚Šใ‚…ใ†ใใ†)
  • ๅ…†(ใกใ‚‡ใ†)ใ“ใ† (Level 37)
    • ๅ…†(ใใ–)ใ™, ย  ย  ๅ…†(ใใ–)ใ—
    • million million; trillion
      • ๅ…†(ใกใ‚‡ใ†)
  • ้š†(ใ‚Šใ‚…ใ†)ใ (Level 39)
    • protruding
      • ้š†่ตท(ใ‚Šใ‚…ใ†ใ) (in Wanikani)
      • ้š†้ผป่ก“(ใ‚Šใ‚…ใ†ใณใ˜ใ‚…ใค)
  • ๆพ(ใ—ใผ)ใ‚‹ (Level 56)
    • ใ‚ตใ‚ฏ
      • ๆพๅ–(ใ•ใใ—ใ‚…), ย  ย  ๆพไนณ(ใ•ใใซใ‚…ใ†), ย  ย  ๆพๆฒน(ใ•ใใ‚†)
      • ๅœงๆพ(ใ‚ใฃใ•ใ)
    • ๆพ(ใ—ใผ)ใ‚‹
      • ๆพ(ใ—ใผ)ใ‚Šๅ–(ใจ)ใ‚‹
      • ไนณๆพ(ใกใกใ—ใผ)ใ‚Š

Thatโ€™s Nanjing / Nanking of China, where I remembered most from Nanjing Incident (about Japan-to-China in World War II). I read that this word in Japanese can also be referred to as Chinese in general.

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:raccoon: :books: The Tanuki Kotatsu Reading Den :snowflake: :raccoon:

January 19th
ๆ–ฐๆ›ธๅคช้–ฃ่จ˜ progress: 02.74% // Volume I: 31.76% :beans:

I like how the chapter titles are pretty vague in this book. Currently reading The Three Kingdoms (in English) as bedtime reading and the chapters in that are the complete opposite. The chapter will end like - General Guy is suddenly ambushed by the enemy, he turns to flee but the enemy has set up behind him and begins to close in. Read on to the next chapter to find out what happensโ€ฆ

โ€“ turn the page โ€“

and youโ€™re met with the chapter title of: General Guy is captured and executed.

ohโ€ฆ thanks book

Words found under the kotatsu

ๆŠŠๆ‰‹ใ€Œใจใฃใฆใ€ใƒผ Handle; grip // (also: ๅ–ใฃๆ‰‹ or ๆŠŠใฃๆ‰‹)
ๅธธใ€…ใ€Œใคใญใฅใญใ€ใƒผ Always; usually
ไธๅŸ’ใ€Œใตใ‚‰ใกใ€ใƒผ Lawless; outrageous; insolent; rude; inexcusable
่ฟ‚้—Šใ€Œใ†ใ‹ใคใ€ใƒผ Careless; thoughtless; unobservant
็ ดๅป‰ๆฅใ€Œใฏใ‚Œใ‚“ใกใ€ใƒผ Shameless; infamous
ๅฑ‹ๆ น็“ฆใ€Œใ‚„ใญใŒใ‚ใ‚‰ใ€ใƒผ Roof tile
้ ็ฅ–ใ€Œใˆใ‚“ใใ€ใƒผ Remote ancestor; forefather

Character Name List

Probably some spoilers, but this is a historic novel, so can spoilers really exist for things that have (for the most part) actually happened :thinking:

Main
Hideyoshi: ่ฑŠ่‡ฃ็ง€ๅ‰ใ€Œใจใ‚ˆใจใฟ ใฒใงใ‚ˆใ—ใ€
โ€“ โ€“ โ€“ Childhood name: ๆ—ฅๅ‰ใ€Œใฒใ‚ˆใ—ใ€
โ€“ โ€“ โ€“ Childhood nickname: ็Œฟใ€Œใ•ใ‚‹ใ€

Volume I: 1535 - 15??
ๆ—ฅๅ‰ใ€Œใฒใ‚ˆใ—ใ€- Hideyoshi (as child)
Nickname: ็Œฟใ€Œใ•ใ‚‹ใ€

Family
ๆœจไธ‹ๅผฅๅณ่ก›้–€ใ€Œใใฎใ—ใŸ ใ‚„ใˆใ‚‚ใ‚“ใ€- Father
็ญ‘้˜ฟๅผฅใ€Œใกใใ‚ใฟใ€ใƒผ Step-father
ๅคงๆ”ฟๆ‰€ใ€ŒใŠใŠใพใ‚“ใฉใ“ใ‚ใ€// also ใŠๅฅˆๅŠ ใ€ŒใŠใชใ‹ใ€ใƒผ Mother
ใŠใคใฟ - Older sister
ๅฐ็ซนใ€Œใ“ใกใใ€- Baby brother
ๅŠ ่—คๆธ…ๆญฃใ€Œใ‹ใจใ† ใใ‚ˆใพใ•ใ€// also ๅผพๆญฃใ€Œใ ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚‡ใ†ใ€- Ojisan (only distantly related (before marriage))
โ€“ Married to: ใŠใˆใค (sister of ใŠๅฅˆๅŠ )

Friends & Acquaintances
ไป็Ž‹ใ€ŒใซใŠใ†ใ€- Big kid friend
ๆ–ผ็ฆใ€ŒใŠใตใใ€(Nickname - full name: ็ฆๅคช้ƒŽใ€ŒใตใใŸใ‚ใ€) // ๆฅŠๆ™ฏ็ฆใ€Œใ‚ˆใ†ใ‘ใ„ใตใใ€(Chinese name/birth name) - Timid kid friend (older than Hideyoshi)
โ€“ ไบ”้ƒŽๅคงๅคซ ใ€Œใ”ใ‚ ใ ใ‚†ใ†ใ€// ็ฅฅ็‘žใ€Œใ—ใ‚‡ใ†ใšใ„ใ€(Chinese name) - Father
โ€“ ๆขจ็ดใ€Œใ‚Šใใ‚“ใ€- Mother
ๆจๆฌก้ƒŽใ€Œใ™ใฆใ˜ใ‚ใ†ใ€- Previous servant to ไบ”้ƒŽ, later the adoptive father of ๆ–ผ็ฆ, and owner of a tea ware shop - and employer of, and master to, Hideyoshi

Others
็น”็”ฐไฟก็ง€ใ€ŒใŠใ  ใฎใถใฒใงใ€- Daimyo
โ€“ ็น”็”ฐไธŽไธ‰้ƒŽใ€ŒใŠใ  ใ‚ˆใ•ใถใ‚ใ†ใ€- Younger brother
ไปŠๅท็พฉๅ…ƒใ€Œใ„ใพใŒใ‚ ใ‚ˆใ—ใ‚‚ใจใ€- Daimyo
ๆ–ฏๆณข็พฉ็ตฑใ€Œใ—ใฐ ใ‚ˆใ—ใ‚€ใญใ€- Daimyo (head of the Shiba clan) at Kiyosu castle
ๆธก่พบๅคฉ่”ตใ€Œใ‚ใŸใชใน ใฆใ‚“ใžใ†ใ€- Nobushi

Hachisuka Clan
่œ‚้ ˆ่ณ€ๅฐๅ…ญใ€Œใฏใกใ™ใ‹ ใ“ใ‚ใใ€(also ๆญฃๅ‹ ใ€Œใพใ•ใ‹ใคใ€) - Head of the Hachisuka clan
// Retainers:
โ€“ โ€“ ็จฒ็”ฐๅคง็‚ŠๅŠฉใ€Œใ„ใชใ  ใŠใŠใ„ใฎใ™ใ‘]
โ€“ โ€“ ้’ๅฑฑๆ–ฐไธƒใ€Œใ‚ใŠใ‚„ใพ ใ—ใ‚“ใ—ใกใ€
โ€“ โ€“ ้•ทไบ•ๅŠไน‹ไธžใ€ŒใชใŒใ„ ใฏใ‚“ใฎใ˜ใ‚‡ใ†ใ€
โ€“ โ€“ ๆพๅŽŸๅ†…ๅŒ ใ€Œใพใคใฐใ‚‰ ใŸใใฟใ€

Historical People
  • ้˜ฟๅ€ไปฒ้บปๅ‘‚ใ€Œใ‚ใน ใฎ ใชใ‹ใพใ‚ใ€ใƒผ Japanese scholar & poet (around 700AD)

  • ็™ฝๆฅฝๅคฉใ€Œใฏใ ใใ‚‡ใ„ใ€ใƒผ Late 700s Chinese poet (Bai Juyi / Bo Juyi) also known as: ็™ฝๆฅฝๅคฉใ€Œใฏใ ใ‚‰ใใฆใ‚“ใ€in Japan.

  • ้“ๅ…ƒใ€Œใฉใ†ใ’ใ‚“ใ€(or ้“ๅ…ƒ็ฆ…ๅธซใ€Œใฉใ†ใ’ใ‚“ ใœใ‚“ใ˜ใ€ใƒผ Japanese Buddhist Priest, writer & poet (Early to mid 1200s) (also known as ๆ „่ฅฟ็ฆ…ๅธซใ€Œใˆใ„ใ•ใ„ ใœใ‚“ใ˜ใ€)

  • ็ฉบๆตทใ€Œใใ†ใ‹ใ„ใ€ใƒผ The one and only Kukai or Kobo Daishi - a Buddhist monk. Posthumously given the title of: ๅผ˜ๆณ•ๅคงๅธซใ€Œใ“ใ†ใผใ† ใ ใ„ใ—ใ€born as: ไฝไผฏ ็œž้ญšใ€Œใ•ใˆใ ใฎ ใพใŠใ€(late 700s to early 800s)

  • ๆบ้ ผๆ”ฟใ€Œใฟใชใ‚‚ใจ ใฎ ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใพใ•ใ€ใƒผ Prominent poet and warrior (1100s)

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January 19th

:snowman: Home post :snowflake:

Card Captor Sakura volume 7 โ€“ progress report
Yesterday: Continued up to page 189, finished chapter 26 and volume 6. Began reading volume 7, read up to page 20.
Today: Continued up to page 38.

Prepare for trouble, make it double triple: Eriol and his โ€˜companionโ€™ have entered the scene as he and Akazuki(?) (keep forgetting her name) have been introduced as the new primary school and high school exchange students. I assume Spinel will make an appearance in this chapter as well.


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Word or expression of the day:
ใคใ‚‚ใ‚Š - (็ฉใ‚‚ใ‚Š) - intention, plan; conviction, belief

Honourable mention(s):
ๆ‚ฉใ‚€ - (ใชใ‚„ใ‚€) - to be worried, to be troubled

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Day 18
Continued reading Bakemonogatari vol.3 Mayoi is actually a ghost in that case Araragi do whatever you want with Mayoi, you arenโ€™t breaking any laws. But it somehow doesnโ€™t make any sense how can you actually be bitten by a ghost? Itโ€™s probably explained in the books.

Hmm I may run out of manga to read soon, but I still have lots of magazines, books, video games and visual novels to read. No chance I will run out of things to read in the near future.

1535 pages read 18465 to go

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January 19th :snowflake:
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Reading ๅƒ•ใ ใ‘ใŒใ„ใชใ„่ก— Vol. 1

Busy day but read a few pages of ๅƒ•ใ ใ‘ใŒใ„ใชใ„่ก— and a nhk news easy article. Should have more time to read from monday :slight_smile:

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Went on with Harry Potter 1 - chapter 9, just 10 pages or so.

Phrase of the day: ็‹ใใคใญใซใคใพใพใ‚Œใ‚‹ : to be confused (literally: to be bewitched by a fox)

Happy reading!

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:bookmark: Home post // Jan 19 :snowman_with_snow: :snowflake:

ใƒป ๆœฌๅฅฝใใฎไธ‹ๅ…‹ไธŠ 16 (80% โ†’ 87%)

Finished the epilogue, now just the short stories left :eyes:

After thinking about ใ‚ใŸใ—ใฎๅนธใ›ใช็ตๅฉš, I want to read something with romance in it. Something dokidoki that makes you squeal and blush, you know? (uwu)

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:cup_with_straw: Home :mexico:

January 19th

ใ‚ธใƒงใ‚ธใƒงใฎๅฅ‡ๅฆ™ใชๅ†’้™บ7
28 - 66

Will tonight be the night I finally sit down and read until I tire? I read up until the point work might get problematic, but I wasnโ€™t exactly starting with a lot of time anyway (15-20min before pumpkin time?). Things are about to get more gory too. I feel like the level of violence and gore that was in Shonen Jump is pretty whack, but it doesnโ€™t seem to influence Japanese kids too much.

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January 19th!

Today I finished chapter 48 of Shadows House, and then read chapter 3 of Monthly Girlsโ€™ Nozaki-kun., but I should be able to get back on track tomorrow.

(Home Post)

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