Author Archives: L

About L

Interested in Japanese language and culture, J-Pop, K-Pop and Asian Dramas.

Finished Genki 2! What now?

So it took about a year and a half, a year longer than what I had expected, but I’ve finally completed the second installment of the Genki series! There were a lot of breaks in between and times when I … Continue reading

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Resource Rec: Terrace House Reality Show

Over the years, I’ve really struggled to find Japanese entertainment with native speakers using natural speech. Variety shows aren’t the most accessible here in the US, and I noticed that when I was in Japan they seemed to be the … Continue reading

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My First Japan Trip

It’s insane to believe that my first trip to Japan has already come and gone. Last month, I traveled to Tokyo and Kansai for 9 days and although there were a few complications, I had a great time. I wanted … Continue reading

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J-Drama Review: We Married as a Job

So this drama was recommended to me by one of my Japanese tutors after I told her I enjoyed romcoms like Hotaru no Hikari and Last Cinderella. She said it was really popular and another friend in Japan confirmed that this … Continue reading

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The Study Gamble

Time is closing in on me as I have just under 40 days left until my trip to Japan. I did little to no studying during the holidays, which as a result did not make my online tutoring sessions as … Continue reading

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Month-long Kanji Challenge Update: Anki Re-visited

So about 3 months ago I made a post after panicking over my dependence on furigana and declared that I would challenge myself to use kanji learning program, WaniKani, everyday for a month as my primary study method. So here’s the challenge … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Fullmetal Alchemist

I’m back again with another review for an iconic anime that everyone but me has watched. As someone who has watched very few animes in this genre (and few in general), I thought I could bring in a fresh perspective. As … Continue reading

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My First Trip to Japan is Booked!

I wrote my first post on this blog about 6 years ago, and ever since then it has been a dream and future goal of mine to travel to Japan. Well, next March I am finally making it a reality! … Continue reading

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Beginner Resource Masterlist

So the other day I was asked by a friend of a friend for some free and cheap resources that I used on my Japanese language learning journey. I meant to just send over a few links, but one thing … Continue reading

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Month-long Kanji Challenge!

As much as I like to think that I’m learning kanji while I go through Japanese textbooks, the reality is that I’ve been learning them at a snail’s pace. It’s been made glaringly obvious to me whenever I try to … Continue reading

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