I started making video games as a hobby when I was in middle school, and I kept with it through high school. In high school, our only two choices for language were French and Spanish, but I wanted to learn Japanese. Why? I wanted to make a career out of making video games, so learning Japanese, home of Nintendo and the Playstation, seemed like the best choice. Well, nothing came from it until my third year of college. In my third year of college, I took two semesters of Japanese, and taking Japanese classes and hanging out with my new Japanese friends that semester had some of the best memories of my entire college career. Now, post-college, I’m studying Japanese on my own, and I want to vacation to Japan this upcoming summer.
So in summary, because it’s fun, has good memories attached to it, and is a good goal for this summer. But boy, oh boy, it is seeming more and more ambitious, lol.