Home post // Jan 24
・ 封印再度 (58% → 59%)
I spent 11 hours on campus today… Things are getting too busy
Home post // Jan 24
・ 封印再度 (58% → 59%)
I spent 11 hours on campus today… Things are getting too busy
This was a regular one, but very short, so anyone thinking about trying the normal NHK news would probably find this one fairly easy to try. It does have an easy version too.
Also, today is kinda another tiny read day, and if I wanna catch up with Bustafellows, I can’t really afford those, soon I’m a whole 2 chapters behind again. Also, I had planned to catch up with 9-nine- but at this time I’ll catch up with Bustafellows about the time both clubs reach the end (although for bustafellows it would only be the end of the first route, but anyways…)
How old are you? xD Kidding, kinda, because I might have been able to pull off all nighters when I was a teen and in my twenties, but if I did it now in my thirties. I’d basically have a zombie day where I’d have no focus, and be so tired I wouldn’t get anything done. With 4-5 hours of sleep, I’d at least get maybe 2-3 hours of maybe-decent focus (not all at once or even in a row with breaks, but scattered in short periods through out the day, easily missed, but it is something…).
Also, for the Kiro fans out there. I tried to get some good pictures of him playing. I’ll post them here in the next few days. Quality is very so-so in several pictures. Phone cameras just don’t have the ability to take good pictures of things that move.
What I am Reading for Winter 2023
Manga: 消えた初恋 (vol 6-9)
Manga: きのう何食べた (vol 9)
Started the second volume of Tsugumomo but only had time for some pages. I’m done with my japanese test soon and will have more time for reading.
1954 pages read 18046 to go
start - 97
Yesterday felt like the perfect day for a bath with how cold and snowy (all? of) Japan was. So I sat in my tub and read for an hour. Princess Jellyfish is a bit of a mixed bag for me. I watched the anime and enjoyed it enough in college. It’s not as fun for me to read though. Skill and difficulty-wise it’s quite on my level, which is nice. The descriptions and dialogue aren’t too complicated for me to understand and the lack of furigana makes me happy with my progress on WK so far. I find all the characters off-putting though. I get that they are intentionally meant to be off-putting but it bugs me with how they’re simultaneously blunt but refuse to explain things to each other. I’ll probably finish it just so I can get it off my shelves… I accidently(?) ordered a bunch of manga rip. I figured if I was ordering all of Lala (5 vol) that I might as well order other stuff too, but I forgot to consider that while Lala will fit on my shelves… It and 10 other books will not…
Today I read chapter 55 of Mitsuboshi Colours, and then Chapter 3 of Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun.
I’m a little behind in the Nozaki-kun bookclub, since I’m meant to be reading Chapter 4-5 this week and I only just finished Chapter 3… I’ve just had a busy few weeks and I’m flagging a bit!
I can catch up though, I’m hoping to be back on track in time for the start of the next bookclub week
１月２４日 (Home Post Link)
I set up my yomichan to make anki cards automatically last night, so i’m being a little more liberal with my word look-ups for a bit (and also making cards for words i’ve seen before but couldn’t quite remember).
保護者「ほごしゃ」ー guardian, protector
怒鳴る「どなる」ー to shout (in anger)
換える「かえる」ー to replace
優先「ゆうせん」ー preference, priority
玄関 「げんかん」ー front entrance
塞ぐ「ふさぐ」ー to close, to cover up (eyes, ears, etc)
逸らす「そらす」ー to turn away (ones eyes, face), to divert
小さい頃「ちいさいころ」ー when one was a child
ポツリ ー isolated, being alone
改装「かいそう」ー remodeling, renovation
迎える「むかえる」ー to go out to meet
蛇口「じゃぐち」ー faucet, tap
盛る「もる」ー to serve (in a bowl, plate)
塊「かたまり」ー lump, mass, bundle
Welcome to the challenge @cheezyrules016 and @iciely !!
That’s how I was the last time I did an all-nighter a few months ago which is why I make sure to go to bed on time nowadays or at least never past midnight. I didn’t realise that it was due to being in my 30’s. I’m turning 32 this year. However, sometimes the book I’m reading is just so engrossing, I don’t want to put it down. So now I either don’t start a new book late in the afternoon or re-read an old favourite. Since I already know the plot, I can tell myself that it’s OK to pick it up in the morning. This is my ideal, though. Sometime I just don’t realise the time and end up reading anytime, anyhow. Fortunately, I just came off vacation leave and managed to get through quite a lot of books so I can slow down now and wake up/sleep properly.
Day 24: January 24th
What did I read?: マグメル深海水族館 Vol 1
How much did I read?: 32 pages
How long did it take me?: 32 min
Finished this volume today! The chapter ends with Koutarou getting promoted from janitor to keeper’s assistant! As he should be. Even though he kind of effed up in this chapter But his heart was in the right place. Also this chapter ending seems to imply that the director knew/worked with Koutarou’s dad? I am intrigued.
Undecided on whether I will start the next volume of this right away or something else. I will review my bookshelf and decide…later
1 月 25 日
Such thrilling events for Kona from this week’s episodes! I also noticed the episodes are getting harder and harder. Wondering if I should switch to a different series or just power through with this one…
January 24 Home Post
Actually did quite a bit today! I started out with some 花子くん and read about a volume’s worth; I’m getting close to where I’ve read up to in English, and oh boy have there been events. ミツバ… Then I failed to resist the desire to start the next 山猫 book
despite being in the middle of so many things already rip so I read some of 虚像のウロボロス which is very intriguing so far plus it’s just nice to see all the characters again, 山猫’s nonsense is a great time as always lmao. I also played some more Genshin Impact because of course I did; it’s still a lot of fun! Very conducive to my love of exploring shiny things and ignoring actual missions
Meant to reply to this earlier whoops; unless there’s something else specific I’m unaware of, I’d imagine that’s just slurred 行きません, yeah. ちゃ is a pretty common contraction of ては, so that’s essentially ここにいてはまずい, which is similar but I’d say is more along the lines of like “it’s bad to be here” rather than “must not be here” if that makes sense!
Oooh congrats, that’s awesome!!
Slowly plodding along last 2 days.
24/1 9 pages Orange, 3 pages おばちゃんたちのいるところ
25/1 5 pages Orange, 5 pages おばちゃんたちのいるところ (finished story 14)
I keep not being able to dedicate as much time as I’d like. Read ユージニア (73 → 75%).
××でも魔法少女になれますか? Volume 1 (43% ➨ 44%) (Backstory exposition can be exhausting to read.)
夢みる太陽 Volume 4 (79% ➨ 91%)
Jan 25, Wed of Week 5 of Winter Q1 2023
はたらく細胞 Black Vol.4 Ch.23-24 + extra (end volume)
Reason for being a Chibi-chan.
Home post // Jan 25
・ 封印再度 (59% → 63%)
Finished week/chapter 6, started a bit on chapter 7.
chapter 4 down! this one was thankfully much easier than the last two, both in theme and writing style. much more fantastical too, with an inkstone that’s actually the dormant body of a 蟲 that usually lives in the clouds and eats precipitation. also (tw: body horror? ig?) some children end up vomiting smoke out of their ears and mouth at one point.
words that stuck out: 硯 (すずり, inkstone. ever want to learn this word, read this chapter), 化石 (かせき, fossil), 工房 (こうぼう, workshop, studio)
yeah! that was the vibe i got, but i was also sleepy and my brain wasn’t working thanks for taking the time to reply!
The Tanuki Kotatsu Reading Den
新書太閣記 progress: 04.26% // Volume I: 49.39%
Pretty much halfway through the first volume now, I had hoped to read a volume a month, but I think that might have been a tad too ambitious of a goal.
顕密「けんみつ」ー Combination of Exoteric and Esoteric Buddhism
敏捷「びんしょう」ー Nimble; quick; agile
舎弟「しゃてい」ー Younger brother; underling (Yakuza); junior male peer
要害堅固「ようがいけんご」ー Impregnable/unassailable fortress
小禽 ＝ 小鳥「ことり」(small bird)
Probably some spoilers, but this is a historic novel, so can spoilers really exist for things that have (for the most part) actually happened
Hideyoshi: 豊臣秀吉「とよとみ ひでよし」
– – – Childhood name: 日吉「ひよし」
– – – Childhood nickname: 猿「さる」
Volume I: 1535 - 15??
日吉「ひよし」- Hideyoshi (as child)
木下弥右衛門「きのした やえもん」- Father
– – 乙若「おとわか」- Old friend
大政所「おおまんどころ」// also お奈加「おなか」ー Mother
おつみ - Older sister
小竹「こちく」- Baby brother
加藤清正「かとう きよまさ」// also 弾正「だんじょう」- Ojisan (only distantly related (before marriage))
– Married to: おえつ (sister of お奈加)
Friends & Acquaintances
仁王「におう」- Big kid friend
於福「おふく」(Nickname - full name: 福太郎「ふくたろ」) // 楊景福「ようけいふく」(Chinese name/birth name) - Timid kid friend (older than Hideyoshi)
– 五郎大夫 「ごろ だゆう」// 祥瑞「しょうずい」(Chinese name) - Father
– 梨琴「りきん」- Mother
捨次郎「すてじろう」- Previous servant to 五郎, later the adoptive father of 於福, and owner of a tea ware shop - and employer of, and master to, Hideyoshi
蜂須賀小六「はちすか ころく」(also 正勝 「まさかつ」) - Head of the Hachisuka clan
– 七内「なない」- Younger brother
– Married to 松波「まつなみ」
– – 亀一「かめいち」- Son
– – 稲田大炊助「いなだ おおいのすけ]
– – 青山新七「あおやま しんしち」
– – 長井半之丞「ながい はんのじょう」
– – 松原内匠「まつばら たくみ」
– 国吉「くによし」- Gunsmith/blacksmith
– 渡辺天蔵「わたなべ てんぞう」- Deserter - Nobushi (Nephew to Koroku)
– 難波内記「なんば ないき」- Spy disguised as a Komuso
– 仁田彦十「にった ひこじゅう」- Subordinate
(蜂須賀正利「はちすか まさとし」- previous head of the Hachisuka clan)
(Alliance with the Hachisuka clan)
斎藤 道三「さいとう どうさん」- Head of the Saito clan
– 斎藤義龍「さいとう よしたつ」(also: 高政「たかまさ」) - Son
織田信秀「おだ のぶひで」- Daimyo
– 織田与三郎「おだ よさぶろう」- Younger brother
斯波義統「しば よしむね」- Head of the Shiba clan, at Kiyosu castle
今川義元「いまがわ よしもと」- Daimyo
阿倍仲麻呂「あべ の なかまろ」ー Japanese scholar & poet (700s)
白楽天「はく きょい」ー Chinese poet (Bai Juyi / Bo Juyi) also known as: 白楽天「はく らくてん」in Japan. (Late 700s)
道元「どうげん」(or 道元禅師「どうげん ぜんじ」ー Japanese Buddhist Priest, writer & poet (also known as 栄西禅師「えいさい ぜんじ」) (Early / mid 1200s)
空海「くうかい」ー The one and only Kukai or Kobo Daishi - a Buddhist monk. Posthumously given the title of: 弘法大師「こうぼう だいし」born as: 佐伯 眞魚「さえき の まお」(late 700s / early 800s)
源頼政「みなもと の よりまさ」ー Prominent poet and warrior (1100s)
Congrats on graduating!!
Card Captor Sakura volume 8 – progress report
Yesterday: Read up to page 130, finished chapter 32.
Today: Read up to page 162, finished chapter 33.
While it’s too early in real life, the current chapter is about Valentine’s day…with a hint of Eriol and liar-kun teaming up to tell even bigger lies.
Word or expression of the day:
ホワイトチョコレート - white chocolate
I was not aware that the loanword ‘white’ is written like this in Japanese
Day 25, 25th of January
In the story today we’re still following along with our travelers. Last time two of them were flirting over the cooking fire, now they’re flirting while playing darts… it turns out these two are the couple we read about in another story, where Kim fought a wolf to protect Jack and then they got married. It’s the story which made me build the mnemonic for babies → 赤ちゃん → little red riding hood.
In the next story we meet a バールド人(???). I guess バールド is a place? We learn what different rooms in a home are called. I especially like the living room: 居間. The sitting room. Pretty self-explanatory, right? There is a pretty nice illustration in this one.
Next story has some very abrupt change to a searing red color background. The king we meet is just as dreadful. Was a bit confused about his name, is it レムス (Remus) or レマス (Remas)? Or is one of them the prince? It’s really unclear.