Podcast Review: Talk to me in Korean

Podcast Review: Talk to me in Korean

Stars: 4.5/5
I started listening to Korean learning podcasts shortly after I arrived in August ,2011. But it wasn’t until a few months later that I found and stuck with TTMIK (Talk to me in Korean). In this review, I want to tell you why I listen  and encourage you to put on the earphones too.… Read the rest

Language, and The Osmosis Point

Language, and The Osmosis Point

A Beginner’s Guide to Passive Language Learning

The Osmosis Point

Osmosis /ɒzˈmoʊsɪs, ɒs-/

The passage of a solvent through a semipermeable membrane… // The gradual or unconscious assimilation or adoption, as of ideas… [1]

How can one learn a language with little effort…?
I have some advice for you. And if you are a person who is going to live in a foreign country, I think it’s an essential one.… Read the rest

Lifestyle Update – Grinding it out in Japan

There are some weeks that are better than others. Lately I’ve resigned to just do my best at work and study Japanese, and enjoy FF and life at a casual pace. It’s been pretty much SSDD lately (same shit, different day), only without the connotation of shit being unenjoyable. I find that it’s rare when you’re at a point in life where you can just enjoy every day, and not have to worry too much about the past nor the future.… Read the rest

Randomness from life in Japan

This is where I’ll dump Japan/Japanese related stuff that might be mildly interesting or humorous. Much of the content here is recycled from my previous blog: Thief, FFXI, and other unimportant matters.

July 14th, 2010 ケイタイ は 気をつけて ね!
Today at my high school there was a presentation on the ‘harmful effects of けいたい (keitai :: cell phone) usage at school.’

I can read katakana slowly but I caught the worlds “online game” (オンライン ゲイム) and “final fantasy” (ファイナル ファンタジ) on the presentation screen. … Read the rest