I’ve only just begun my Japanese learning journey, but I’ve learned something important that I want to share. Before school started, I was casually listening to Japanese podcasts and watching television in Japanese for exposure, especially since I learned The Game-Changing Language Learning Advice That Eased the Pressure. When school started, I started studying in earnest. […]Read more
I’m new to learning another language, but I was inspired to find practice partners early in my learning journey. Here’s Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Wait to Find Language Learning Partners. If you’re trying to choose between HelloTalk and Tandem, I’m going to talk about my experiences with these apps and compare the two. Keep the […]Read more
My Japanese language skills are still very basic since I only recently got serious about learning. I already knew hiragana and katakana, but my vocabulary was limited and I only knew how to construct basic sentences. I knew I eventually wanted to find a language learning partner to practice with, but I assumed I would […]Read more
Self-change. Personal growth. Self-improvement. Growth mindset. Whatever you call it, I’ve been doing it for a long time. Not by reading a bunch of self-help books — though nothing is wrong with that — but by simply being curious and investigating my own patterns and noticing my own thoughts and self-talk. Coupled with mindfulness, this […]Read more
I’ve been watching Japanese dubs for the last few weeks, and I’ve found them super helpful in my process of active listening. My How to Watch Japanese Dubs on Netflix to Practice Listening Comprehension article gives detailed instructions on how to change your language settings, but how do you decide what shows and movies to watch […]Read more
I’m all about keeping my home tidy, especially since I’ve been spending a lot more time here. I found that all the little inconveniences around my home would annoy me every time I came across them: Not being able to find a lid, puddles on my bathroom counter, digging around in drawers for the right […]Read more
This is my third post in a series about my Japanese-inspired floor desk. In case you missed them, check out the first posts below: How I Set Up a Japanese-Inspired Floor Desk My Japanese-Inspired Floor Desk: 6 months later + 5 tips for sitting on the floor Over the last year and a half, my […]Read more
In my many years of working behind a desk, I’ve tried a lot of different office equipment, and being 5’1″-ish means I have special requirements for making my workstation more comfortable. I used to skimp on office equipment because it can be expensive, but I realized that I was paying for it in other ways […]Read more
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