hehe sorry for the lack of posts on Korean stuff. As you guys can see, I’m recently very much obsessed with Japanese. I promise the Korean stuff will come back soon. Please don’t stop reading the blog just because I’m not talking about Korean so much D: D:
Spent most of my free time on reading 白夜行!! On page 13 so far and doing fine! ^^ I’m kinda amazed though. It took me damn long to be able to read something in Korean, and somehow I find that I can read in Japanese a lot faster??! Weird. It took me around 4 years plus to be somewhat comfortable with Korean fiction books but yet less than 2 years of Japanese study, here I am reading Japanese novels?! WEIRD. Is it weird that I find it harder to parse Korean sentences than Japanese sentences? I don’t know. Maybe it’s because of Kanji that I find Japanese easier to read?? I have yet to find out the answer to this question.
In any case, KANJI. On one hand I’m super happy that I can guess my way through without checking the dictionary. But on the other hand, this means that I tend to resist checking them up on the dictionary. Urm. It’s like you kinda know what it means, so there’s this temptation to just skip it and continue reading the novel. I’m trying hard to stop myself from doing that. Since I’m not going to learn if I don’t know how to read the Kanji properly in Japanese.
Also, it’s damn strange that I’m reading Japanese novels. I always find non-fiction easier to read for Korean and thought I’ll feel the same way about Japanese. But it’s so weird that I keep having the mentality that Japanese novels are easier to read than Japanese non-fiction. Is that true? hahahaha I don’t know!
Wrote the above a week ago! ^^
Feeling very happy about having another language in my life now but I think I need to balance them out properly. I have been totally neglecting Korean D: D: A little weird to say that, but I feel like taking a short break from Korean. No idea what sparked the (unconscious) decision but I do think that a short break is good. Not that I’m totally not doing anything Korean, just that I’m not actively studying the language.
I’m pretty sick of kpop in general so I’ve been happily listening to mostly Japanese music. (I will never get sick of my YG playlist though). My music taste for Japanese is a little different. Right now, I’m super into Amazarashi! ^^ And I’m reminded of how much I love anime songs from Shaman King!
Happy with my Japanese progress so far. On page 80 of the Japanese novel already!!! 😀 Numbers do not matter. Just feeling happy that I’m making a lot of progress and I can actually understand an adult Japanese novel ^_______^ Learning loads everyday.