I study Japanese!

継続は力なり

I started off with three beginner level Japanese courses offered by the language center at my uni. Once they were over I continued learning on my own.

> Main quest: learn the language


Reading & writing


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(plotted using this script)

Timeline
13/03/27 started taking three beginner level courses offered by the language center at my university
13/04/14 started posting on Lang 8
13/05/21 started learning kanji with Anki
13/06/18 100 kanji
13/07/10 finished beginner level courses (1.0, 1.0, 1.3)
13/09/03 200 kanji
13/09/19 500 words vocabulary
13/10/03 300 kanji
13/10/05 started my grammar rush
13/11/09 400 kanji
13/11/16 1000 words vocabulary
13/11/28 finished the grammar rush
13/12/01 started a re rush
13/12/10 500 kanji and 100 entries on Lang-8
13/12/30 finished the re rush
14/01/01 started my imabi stroll
14/01/11 600 kanji
14/02/12 700 kanji
14/02/23 finished the imabi stroll
14/03/10 2000 words vocabulary
14/03/18 800 kanji
14/05/07 900 kanji
14/06/28 1000 kanji
14/08/08 1100 kanji
14/08/23 3000 words vocabulary
14/09/11 1200 kanji
14/10/15 1300 kanji
14/10/27 started weekly tandem language learning sessions with Japanese exchange students
14/11/20 1400 kanji
14/12/23 1500 kanji
14/12/31 4000 words vocabulary
15/01/27 1600 kanji
15/03/13 1700 kanji
15/04/18 1800 kanji, ended focussed pursuit of learning new kanji
15/07/15 5000 words vocabulary
15/08/11 1900 kanji
15/09/24 start of 2 classes at 松山大学 and 2 at 愛媛大学
16/04/11 start of 1 class at 松山大学 and 3 at 愛媛大学
16/07/03 took the JLPT N2 (result: 140/180)
16/09/15 started transcribing videos
16/10/06 may or may not have started translating for a scanlation group
16/12/12 2000 kanji
18/05/01 6000 words vocabulary
18/07/01 took the JLPT N1 (result: 111/180)
19/06/16 took the 漢検5級 and 4級 (results: 165/200 and 146/200)
19/09/28 2100 kanji

> Side quest: explore the country


Progress


Timeline
15/09/08 half a day in 大阪府 — airports
15/09/09 flight to 愛媛県 — new basis of operations
15/10/17 bus tour to 高知県
15/11/28 two day trip to 広島県
16/03/02 train trip to 大阪府 along 香川県, 岡山県, 兵庫県
16/03/04 train trip to 愛知県 along 京都府, 滋賀県, 岐阜県
16/03/06 train trip to 東京都 along 静岡県, 神奈川県
16/03/10 train trip to 京都府
16/08/08 a night in a mountain hut on 富士山 (静岡県)
16/08/11 a night in 藤沢 (神奈川県)
17/12/29 train trip to 新潟県 along 埼玉県, 群馬県
18/01/10 day trip to 埼玉県
18/04/21 quick trip to 琵琶湖 (滋賀県)
18/04/30 attended ニコニコ超会議 in 千葉県
19/06/21 quick trip to 神戸 (兵庫県)
19/06/22 quick trip to 奈良 (奈良県)
20/03/19 four day trip to 鹿児島県

I tinker with tech!

Mostly in terms of software though.

Linux systems, tools, games, ... tinker with all the things! What you see above is one of my Raspberry Pis. More software projects on the right hand side under Git repos.

I have a website!

It's a clunky pile of Python but I don't care. :)

Started doing this in 2005. Content changes over time as do my interests.