Returning to the Pain (_Rinse’s Study Log)

Welcome to my Japanese study log. This used to be a daily study log, but now I post when I feel the need. I hope to use this log to document my learning journey and see how far I’ve come.

Who are you?

Hello!
You can call me Rinse.
I enjoy learning languages and I am fluent in English and Korean. I am currently studying Japanese and Mandarin, but I hope to learn more (Thai, Arabic, Toki Pona, maybe Russian) in the future. I started learning Japanese out of random and spontaneous interest in the language and never stopped.

I also enjoy other things like drawing, animating, and math, but I’m mostly here for learning Japanese. My favorite part of Japanese is definitely Kanji so if you’d ever like to discuss with me on that I would be happy to! That being said I’m very socially awkward and inconsistent so please bear with me.

WaniKani start date: 2020.6.5

Goals
➟ Reach level 60 on WaniKani at a consistent pace
➟ Start studying grammar
➟ Start to read japanese media
➟ Learn important non-Kanji vocab and words not on WaniKani
➟ Start using KaniWani consistently

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January 26 2021

Level: 6


I told myself that I should do my vocabulary lessons before the level up, but here we are…


And my leveling thus far!

I hope to finish all of those lessons by the end of today!

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I’ll do the rest of the lessons tommorow…

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If you do under 8 a level you’re gonna burn out big time. Likely around level 15.

The more kanji you learn the more you’ll start confusing them with other kanji, and also the less progress you’ll feel like you’re making since they’re going to be less and less common.

I mean, you can speedrun if you want but it’s not a great idea TBH.

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Right, thanks for the insight! If I feel that I’m burning out I will slow down before it actually happens.

January 27 2021

Level: 6

It is 2 am as I am writing this, which technically means it’s the next day… we can just pretend it’s not, right?

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As you can see, I really just slacked off today… However, I did finish my 100+ reviews, but mostly because I was not looking forward to waking up to 200+ reviews…

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The biggest problem is that if you go too fast at the start you’ll not only increase your workload in the short term, but also in the long term. Even after slowing down the items from the earlier levels you did fast will still continue popping up in reviews, which may lead to a flood of reviews.

That begin said if you have enough motivation and free time speedrunning can work, I’ve been doing it for quite a while and I’m fine. Just be wary of the consequences.

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I don’t know why I didn’t realize that earlier… I think I will be ok, but I will keep this in mind…

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January 28 2021

Level: 6

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January 29 2021

Level: 6

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January 30 2021

Level: 6

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I unlocked some new Kanji today! The rest of them will unlock tommorow.

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January 31 2021

Level: 6

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I unlocked the rest of the Kanji today!!

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February 1 2021

Level: 6

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Yes I’m pretending those lessons don’t exist for now…

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February 3 2021

Level: 6

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February 4 2021

Level: 6

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I did some more lessons today, I really should finish them soon…

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If all goes well, I’ll level up tommorow!!

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February 5 2021

Level: 7

Levelled up today!! :tada:

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I just did the lessons for the radicals, I’ll do the Kanji + remaining vocab tommorow.

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February 6 2021

Level: 7

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February 7 2021

Level: 7

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February 8 2021

Level: 7

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February 9 2021

Level: 7

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February 10 2021

Level: 7

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