여러분, 저 돌아왔습니다! Ushered the new year in (albeit a week late) with a new blog layout. It’s been a long while since I actually have enough time + motivation to sit in front of the computer to spruce up the blog and to type an actual blog post.
I actually spent the new year in Osaka, Japan, for a long-awaited well-deserved break. I pretty much spent most of the time doing nothing, taking the same one-hour walk from Namba Subway Station to Umeda Subway Station in the winter cold. One highlight of the trip was to finally visit the Kyoto Aquarium to get my Salamander plushie. Yeah, after 5 years.
A couple of photos from the trip 🙂
Back to language learning. Perhaps the idea of a new year does help in fuelling the motivation and desire for change, but so far I think I’ve done pretty well in trying to spend some time daily on languages. The focuses this year would still be Korean and Japanese. I try to read a couple of Korean articles and watch a few Japanese youtube videos daily. So far it has been working, mainly because I am soo motivated to watch Lucky Bags unboxing (search 2019 福袋開封). I am pretty much obsessed with those videos and yeah, you get to learn quite a few phrases along with the videos.
I’m also trying to learn … Cantonese! 🙂 I’m pretty interested in the tonal aspects of the language and guess what, I bought a Cantonese textbook in Japanese! One of the perks of knowing more languages – you get access to a wider source of learning materials.
For those who were wondering what happened to my so-called attempt to learn Russian last year, I think it was pretty much a failed attempt. I just didn’t have the time, motivation and energy to keep it up. I don’t even remember the Russian alphabet now. ): I would like to go back to it someday, but for 2019, I would focus on the above.
I’m starting to slowly get back to posting about my language learning journey, but I always make it a point to focus on the learning itself. As I start to ease myself back into that familiar (and long-lost) routine and passion of language learning, I would be ready to post more about it again.
Till the next post!