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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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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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“Keep the fire burnin’…never let us lose our yearnin’”  . . . REO Speedwagon (ugh!) Do you try to have all of your breath all at once?  No.  A small steady supply feeds all your body systems and your mind.  Small keeps the fire burnin’. Whatever you are trying to move in your life doesn’t [...]

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Just yesterday some friends shared a little clip from an organization called code.org.  I have to admit, just the thought of coding is something that overwhelms me.  But according to Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and the creators of twitter, dropbox and many other mega-sites explain, it is an approachable skill.  One of the coding stars [...]

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When I first tried to start immersing in Japanese, I carried around a CD player and an electric Japanese dictionary.  (Yes, I was one of those guys who refused to get the latest technology.)  I ditched the CD player many moons ago and when I bought an iPod and then an iPhone.  I left the [...]

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I’ve brought language immersion to a great new heights (lows).  I dropped my iPhone into the toilet while listening to Japanese music.  I’m relying on Facebook, email, Skype, and landlines to communicate.   Is this how our ancestors survived?   They had to rush to their computers at home to find out how cute Japanese cats [...]

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“Man reading should be intensely  alive.   The book should be like a ball of light in one’s hand.”  Ezra “Could I Getta” Pound Let’s warp this already awesome quote and make it more politically correct:  “Samurai reading should be intensely alive.  The book should be like a ball of CRACK in one’s hand.”  Of course [...]

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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 to see my “day” laid out for me.  Today I am going to write in [...]

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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 better optimize learning and growth.”  (Plus, I got double stamps for buying $10 or more [...]

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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 the song by a ska group called the Specials. Hi my name is Juan and [...]

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