Happy 金曜日!

Work hasn’t been too busy this morning, so I’d thought I’d make a post! I started going through the Japanese From Zero series and I’m on book 1 currently. So far, I’m really enjoying it and I’m also following along using their online study material. Going smooth since I’ve already been studying Japanese for a few months and know Hiragana and Katakana. The culture notes and helpful phrases are great, and the flow of the chapters is nice. The book was actually bigger than I expected but there’s not tons of material on each page, so you flip pages pretty quickly. All text is large enough to read easily and not microscopic. George has fun videos to watch on their website/YouTube if you desire to follow along that way.

Japanese has an incredible amount of information and study tools available that can tempt you to take on too much or just plain overwhelm you into doing nothing. I’m being cautious to not take on so many things at once. My learning stack, I believe, is good currently and not bloated. It still consists of the following:

I engage in the above daily except I rotate the grammar specific material. Somedays I’ll read some more of Tae Kim’s grammar book or watch some Cure Dolly. I don’t spend a lot of time on grammar but mainly focus on listening and vocabulary studies. I think I should definitely not add anything more into the learning mix!

Okay that’s it for now. Time for me to go heat up my super veggie for lunch. 美味しい!