19th of December to the 25th of December
Since it’s Christmas, and this week was the days leading up to Christmas, I’ll forgive myself slightly for slacking.
Yes, I have been extremely unmotivated lately. This is an excuse.
I’m posting one day early because I’ll be heading to the airport tomorrow at 3:30am. Just flying interstate, but I’ll be away from home until the 2nd of January.
I have now finished Genki! To be fair, I did skip two or so group exercises in the last two pages, but the only grammar points I still need practice with are the causative, passive, and causative-passive conjugations. Finally free of Genki~ now I need to work out what I want to do next with grammar though. Tobira? Or simply learn through immersion and output? I’ll need to think about it.
I’m on my 11th day of being on Level 42. Seems almost fitting I should finish the year on it, lol. Even though I’d hoped to go faster, but I can’t cope with that, not with my inconsistent schedule, limited time, and lack of motivation.
I’ve decided to change my Tokyo Skytree goal — I’ll now aim for Level 50 by the deadline, which is definitely achievable. Then I’ll steadily progress at a more casual, even slower pace and reach Level 60 before the end of 2022. Or maybe before my two year anniversary? Depends on what my focus will be on then: Japanese, academics, health or even Chinese. Who knows, I’ll see.
Small update on my leeches: 38 in Apprentice, which isn’t too bad considering I haven’t done any leech training.
I will try to do a lot more reading on the trip, with ふしぎ駄菓子屋銭天堂。Then I’ll get back to Kiki once I’m back home.
Made great progress with Physics on Monday, and did nothing for the rest of the week. I really need to start implementing a flexible but steady study schedule, somehow.
Didn’t do anything for Chinese, either. I downloaded a flashcards app but still need to tinker around in it and start using it.
SO, since I'm not going to do much studying at all in the next week, I'm going to review my medium term goals now.
I’m going to say yes to this one. I can hold a simple conversation easily now, though I still struggle with more complicated topics.
Didn’t manage this one. I’m exactly halfway through. However, my speed and stamina in reading has improved pretty considerably, so I’m not considering it too much of a failure either.
I have achieved this!
And now to update my current goals list in the OP.
- Get back into the practice of reading everyday.
- Work on that pile in Anki until I can start learning new words again.
- Level 50 by the Tokyo Skytree deadline.
- Finish Kiki before the start of February.
- Pass the N3 JLPT in July 2022 (not fixed; may move to December)
- Reach Level 60 before the end of 2022.
- Be able to read purely for pleasure. (Also, finish two/three novels before the end of 2022).
- Be able to have a fluid, comfortable conversation with almost anybody before the end of 2022.