Wow, it's been some time since I've posted anything on this blog or my Instagram, hasn't it? I've been really tied up with school, work, and some pretty big life plans. I'm actually really sad about the fact that I really haven't made any time to study Japanese or incorporate it into my daily life … Continue reading A Quick Update!
When I decided to start preparing for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test this year, for the first time, I had a sense of direction while studying Japanese. I tried to come up with short-term goals on my own, but I struggled to set concrete, realistic expectations of myself. I often found myself racing … Continue reading Language Goals After The JLPT
I did it! 8 days ago, I finally took the JLPT for the first time! Where did I take the exam? Where I live, there's no nearby testing center to take the JLPT, so I decided to travel to Washington, D.C. to take it. The weather was very cold and damp, but I'm just grateful … Continue reading My Experience Taking The JLPT
I registered for the JLPT! (yay!) I have been studying for it! (yay) I am aware that I will not pass! (...yay...??) JLPT Yeah, it may sound pessimistic, but I know for a fact that I am not prepared for the N2. The reason I say this is because from taking practice tests, I realized … Continue reading Progress Report 5
I can't believe I'm writing this, but I have officially registered to take the JLPT in December of this year. That means that, as of the day that I am writing this post, I have 78 days left to prepare. Is 78 days enough time though? I mean, I use Japanese weekly- if not daily. … Continue reading It’s official!
It's that time again...! Not.. that I've set a specific time for posting progress reports. I probably should though. Kanji & Vocabulary My kanji recognition is noticeably higher now than it's ever been. I think this is because I've had enough time to actually accumulate a noticeably larger character bank in my memory. I am … Continue reading Progress Report #4
August is here! And I *think* my Japanese has gotten better since the summer started. Vocabulary (retention) After studying around 400 new words at the beginning of the summer, I worried about whether or not I'd retain the vocabulary. Well, I have and I haven't. When I review them on Memrise, I tend to miss … Continue reading Progress Report #3