Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Block buster

So my journey of learning Japanese has started to become very interesting. I've started to find a style of learning that I like and understand. My method is to write out the Hiragana in it's totality in a sort of box or cube and then repeat that over and over on the same page. I guess I can call it the "Block Buster" method. If I need to use a reference I already have it right next to the next block so I continue to gain confidence. I did this for about 2 days and have now gotten to the point where I can think of a phrase and spell it out, not grammatically correct of course, but nonetheless from memory. I hope you try my method tell me if it works for you. I have a video and pictures as reference I can post later on. じゃまたこんど (until next time)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Where to start

  What I did when starting to learn writing Japanese is realize I can't learn it all in one day. It will be a process. I also did a lot of research on what other people did to learn and then took all my finding and created my own method.
  What I would suggest is get a note book such as a moleskine or some such book to write all your notes in and also practice. I have found several helpful apps on my smart phone. Some of which are,"obenkyo","kanji recognizer" and "JED" (Japanese/English dictionary).
With these three tools (and a print out of Hiragana and Katakana would not hurt) I set out to teach myself Japanese. I started with several days of study and practice of the Hiragana & Katakana, then moved into the kanji by the end if the forest week I was recognizing and writing the characters but not all of them. I could pick out more Kanji as well. This how I started my journey. I will have more on next week to look forward too.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Building Character

It has been a while since I have had a chance to work in my blog. but getting a minute to focus on what is important in life, I realize I must leave a legacy for the generation to come. Because of my current time constraints I will make this entry brief.
  I have in the past few months started on a journey to build my skill level when it comes to the Japanese language, written, in particular. So I will attempt to tell you my method of doing just that. More to come, suffice it to say it will be a long and interesting process I hope you will join me on my quest for knowledge.