Japanese Learning Log

I guess it’s too late to do something like this for Korean, but I kinda want to keep a learning log for Japanese. Something like a record of the major milestones? Not too sure, but right now, I just want to record down the articles that I’ve read in Japanese for my own purposes. So that I can go back to it sometimes if needed. For those who are learning Japanese too, maybe you can use this as a guide to choose articles suitable for your standard (I’m somewhere in the intermediate stage)

Japanese Articles Read (Oldest to newest)

Someday Jan 2012: Restarted learning Japanese. From Hiragana.

25/8/2012: Been watching a few Japanese dramas and I can understand bits and pieces of it without subs.

24/12/2012: Read a short romance story entirely in Japanese

16/07/2013: Finished reading first Japanese adult fiction 

21/09/2013: Received notification that I passed N3 JLPT (July 2013)

22/04/2014: Finished reading Parallel World Love Story – first novel that I didn’t use the dictionary after the first 10 pages!

29/01/2015: Finished reading Psycho Pass Novel I

14/02/2015: Finished reading Psycho Pass Novel 2 (30/1-14/2)

20/02/2015: Finished reading L Change the World (14/2-20/2)


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    Edgar from Japanese Through Anime
    23 August, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    Ooooh this is a great idea! I might just do the same thing from now on. I guess keeping a learning log on anything you’re interested to learn is quite helpful 🙂 I’ll do this with my guitar learning too 🙂

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      23 August, 2012 at 11:42 PM

      haha! your comment just reminded me that i need to update this OTL

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    17 March, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Hello! I really like your blog, and I’m actually wondering if you’ll be making another pdf of Self Study Japanese just like what you’ve done for Korean self study..
    It’ll be really helpful ^^
    And I took it that since you don’t stay in the native country while learning the language, how do you find yourself improve your speaking abilities ?

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      19 March, 2013 at 7:17 PM

      hello!! Thanks for reading the blog <3 hehe won't be writing something like that for Japanese until I'm good enough at it (:

      mm i like to speak to myself and listen to a lot of audio!

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    23 April, 2014 at 4:22 AM

    You progressed so fast! Learning Hiragana to finishing your first novel in just two years. Well I guess that knowing Chinese and Korean also helps a lot. 수고하세요!

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