Tag Archives: immersion

Get in the Fun: Learn a Foreign Language

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 … Continue reading

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May the Non-Force Be With You

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 … Continue reading

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Keep the Fire Burning, (Man)

“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.  … Continue reading

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Take a Little Off the Top (and the Sides), Samurai

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 … Continue reading

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Keep on Hacking, Samurai!

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 … Continue reading

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Samurai Immersing: An Ode to an iPhone

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 … Continue reading

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Hybridize Your CRACK! Samurai Mind Reading

“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 … 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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