I find myself often reminiscing and remembering the time of when I first encountered a kanji or vocabulary word whenever doing Burns and Enlightens. For example, I just reencountered 究明 and immediately remembered the exact time and place where I first encountered that word as an Apprentice/Guru (that one specifically was in the upstairs portion of a beach house on the coast of Texas lol).
This happens to me almost every single time I do reviews, especially if I haven’t seen it in a month or a few months. I get mini bursts of nostalgia every time I do reviews. It’s almost scary how I remember the time and place where I first encountered a word or kanji. I find it quite odd that I would subconsciously memorize the exact place I was when I first encountered each card. Maybe I tend to use my surroundings to help memorize each card, so naturally I remember the time and place whenever I reencounter cards.
Anyone else experience this? I’d love to hear if so, specific examples, or to flat out be told that this never happens to anyone else.