This is a slight twist to the idiom ‘practice makes perfect’. However, I think consistency is a better word to use when it comes to language learning. It’s not enough to practice once in a while or go all out and intensive for a short period of time. It’s more important to be slow (or fast) and steady. I should heed my own advice though. I’ve been neglecting Korean and Japanese (when it comes to really sitting down and studying) but since Korean is already integrated into my life, there’s no problem there. I realised I forgot alot of Japanese and I even had trouble with katakana today!! omg.
My mind and heart tells me I don’t love Japanese so much (yet) but I really wanna learn. It’s frustrating to realise that you have forgotten some stuff and have to retract and relearn it. I can see why alot of people give up learning a language halfway. The idea of retracting is so tiring. Thus, I think the best way is to go slow and steady. As long as you are consistent, you are inching forward day by day. Better than going 5 steps forward and then backtrack 4 steps. ^^
My laziness gets the better of me most of the time, but I guess I need to work harder! I’m so glad that I have loads of like-minded friends (even though I have yet to meet them) like Jeannie and Creativityjapanese, who are a source of motivation to me.