hehe thanks to Amber, I now have a new Japanese learning book!! Entirely in Japanese too 😀 AWESOME!!!
I’ll write it here in case I decide to back out of it. But yep, I’ll be taking JLPT this year. hahahahaha (okay I already regret typing this)
Staring at it right now, and the thought in my mind is “I can never be a polyglot” o.O Seriously, I’ve dedicated my life (whatever free time I have) to Korean to get to where I am now. I don’t have any erm spare life to dedicate to another language. I’m for the idea that your proficiency is equivalent to your effort and time put in, so it just seems hard for me to really pick up another language to a high standard. It’s also highly unlikely that I’ll suddenly be able to spend an extended period in Japan that I’ll miraculously improve in a short time. hehe but that’s of course logic. Language learning is not really about logic. It’s about passion and interest. (I’m contradicting myself)
As much as it’s difficult, I’m going to continue on. Spending whatever time I can on Japanese and just enjoy the process. ^^ I have a different goal for Japanese. I don’t aim to be natively fluent (that’s my goal for Korean), but I just want to be able to read, enjoy Japanese media, and conversant. Basically to be what I am for Korean now. Around there. Okay maybe less. Is that being too ambitious?
In any case, I’ll try to consciously put in more effort in Japanese. My current Japanese input is only Japanese radio and tweets and the occasional article. 😀 Need to put in more effort!
So I really envy polyglots. I don’t understand how people can be polyglots ._____. Was talking to Amber about it and yep we agreed that we are only passionate about specific languages, not really languages in general. True. My passion lies only in Korean, and to some extent Japanese. I cannot envision myself learning a Romance language, and I have no plans to pick up anything else within these…. few years.
The definition of polyglot is also very debatable, just like how the definition of fluency is also very subjective. I don’t aim to be one. I’m the kind that will concentrate on one language and take it to the ultimate level. Any language that comes after, I’ll take it to the advanced level. So I’ll be happy with 4 languages! Although it will be quite difficult, since I’m always aiming to improve my Korean, I don’t think I’ll ever have time for anything else lol.
I shall sleeep. Good night!