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Grammar is a big block for people who are learning a foreign language, but grammar can be one of your many friends as you learn a language.  Here is one way how! With my mind on my grammar and my grammar on my mind.  Not.  Lately I have been on a Japanesepod101.com rush.   I listen […]

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First of all apologies for the title but it just spoke to me.  I’m not some guru who has mastered all skills/languages and can dispense laws from a mountain top.   I am on the path like everyone else, though now I’m enjoying it a whole lot more than I used to.   The other reason that […]

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In four  more days, my family and I will leave Japan and we will be back in our semi-hectic work/school mode.  I am spending more and more of my days preparing to teach rather than studying/immersing Japanese and doing all my other side projects.  I needed a little self-help fun, though, and since I am taking classes […]

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It’s interesting that as I try to learn Japanese and hunt for books to read, it seems like I am attracted to the same book in different packages.   Basically I seem to be reading the same brain book but with different emphases.   This time I am reading  脳の時間割り  (Brain’s Time Table) .   This book explores how […]

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My last post was about not using force and having fun.   I still stand behind what I think I said.    But I would also like to advocate for “forcing” yourself into totally new WTF environments. I came up with that idea in a Japanese Tai Chi class as I was moving my arms […]

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I’ve been in Japan for about three weeks now.  The jetlag has gone away and I am coming to my senses more.   But I’ve noticed one strange thing.  Up until a few days, I had not bought reading material.  Reading is part of my immersion path (I don’t want to say strategy-because that sounds a […]

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  Learning about guitar has been a lot like learning a foreign language to me.  This means that I get many opportunities to panic.   I often feel like I don’t understand what is going on and that I need to understand everything all at once.   What I really need to do is to STSU (Shut […]

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I’m  back in Japan for a big part of the summer.  The jet lag hasn’t hit  yet, my wife is busy, so I’m in my home away from home—the  Aprecio manga kissa. I managed to stay in a Japanese bubble for a large part of the trip.   I recently bought an iPad mini.  Part of […]

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Yeah, well I don’t really know a lot about samurai despite the title of the blog.  But I do know that ronin samurai were masterless samurai, who lost their position through various events.  According to Wicker-pedia, in Japan “ronin” also refers to “salarymen” who have lost their jobs or students who failed to get into […]

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A big snowstorm hit a few days ago and unfortunately my oldest daughter had a fever and we didn’t head out for sledding.   Before cabin fever set in, I resorted to extreme measures–I began cleaning.   I didn’t clean the whole apartment but focused on the stacks of books and paperwork that was starting to make […]

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