My name is L! This blog will take you through my adventures as a Japanese language learner. I have done most of my learning independently and currently have no future plans to live or work in Japan (but YES to future visits). I still love the language!

For more details on why I chose to learn Japanese, check out my Why Nihongo? Part 1Part 2 blog posts.

I started this blog in 2010 and self-studied on and off (mostly off) for 3 years, completing all of the lessons in Japanese textbook Genki I. I picked the language back up after graduating from University in 2015 and have been using the Genki II & Japanese for Busy People II textbooks and getting tutored by native speakers.

To navigate through my older posts, click on the menu tabs above, where I’ve organized my posts chronologically by topic.

If you have any comments, suggestions or concerns feel free to contact me at lvsanchez115@gmail.com. I love to get to know fellow Japanese learners.

Thanks for visiting, hope to hear from you! Comments are always appreciated.