Monthly Archives: December 2012

Confessions of a Samurai Crack Addict

I have discovered crack, and it is good. I do crack whenever I have a moment.  Well, a crack is actually a moment because the crack that I am using is cracks in time–little moments when I can do a … Continue reading

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Goodbye Silverspoon!

Note:  I am still doing the old Silverspoon where you get a list of daily activities and links to do.  Neutrino is a little different and I haven’t played around with it.   I am kind of old school and like … Continue reading

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Study Hacks!: Samurai Book Preview

The other day Christmas came early when I bought Study Hacks by Ryuusuke Koyama.   (in Japanese) This book fits the bill of one of the main missions of samuraimindonline.com to bring you “books that explore study methods and how to … Continue reading

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“Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)”

I love it when a song pops in to your head and it fits what you’ve been thinking and reading about.   Enjoy yourself (it’s later than you think).  I just discovered the Louis Prima version but I was introduced to … Continue reading

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“Don’t Give a Pluck, Guitar Samurai: “.ooooo1% is better than 0”

One of the nice things about signing up for Silverspoon, an internet Japanese immersion service, is that you get daily servings of corny motivational phrases.   After a while they start to rub off on you, and you start to believe … Continue reading

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The Things I Carry: A Day in the Life of a Silverspooner

I am on day 572 of 595 in Silverspoon, an internet service designed to help people immerse themselves in Japanese and become fluent.   I like the fact that there are limited days.  These past weeks I’ve passed over opportunities to … Continue reading

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One-Minute Tips for Effective Studying: A Samurai Minute Review

I am on a “one-minute” book roll.  This weekend, I had to spend expiring gift certificates at a Sanseido bookstore in New Jersey.   So many books so little time.  Fortunately, I chose an “illustrated” version of 1分間勉強法:  One Minute Tips … Continue reading

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