If there is a peak to language learning motivation, I think mine comes at the year-end. It’s the thought of “shit, the year is ending and what have I accomplished?!” that makes me suddenly very motivated lol. After spending
an entire year some time trying to develop the optimal language learning routine (amongst all the other commitments blah blah), I hereby announced that I AM STILL NOT GETTING ANYWHERE. uh oops.
There is some slight improvement over the months, but I’m still nowhere near a good routine. But at least the number of “motivated days” seems to be increasing haha.
December 2017 is not too bad so far. I’m learning to factor in more Korean news tv time and trying to read more during commute time. I also made a video of me getting my Japanese books dusted and ready to be used (hahaha ok the video does not include the actual act of wiping the books lol). I’m still very proud that I managed to record a video!
Using new equipment, so hopefully that means more videos in the future!
Another accomplishment (of sorts) is that I’m starting to learn the Russian alphabet!!! привет! I typed that out ok!! Not copy and paste. Although I must admit that I used the phonetic keyboard on the Mac, instead of the proper Russian keyboard which I can’t quite comprehend yet (is the assignment of keys to alphabet not according to sound??).
I don’t know why I suddenly feel like learning Russian. I even added a lot of Russian pop songs on Spotify hahaha. But it seems like such a cool language and I’m excited to learn more about Russia 🙂 I don’t know if this will end up to be a long term thing (or I’ll give up soon), but I’m at least determined to finish learning the whole alphabet (I’m 2/3 through). Since it’s a new language pursuit, I think I’ll probably be more open to trying out different resources. Downloaded Duolingo and Memrise (which I don’t foresee myself using for Korean/Japanese learning) and will talk about them next time! Found another interesting app that I’ll play with first before sharing 🙂
Languages aside, I need to do something about my lifestyle/posture. I kept looking down to read stuff on my phone (on the table) and I’m nursing a terrible neckache. and backache. and everywhere ache. lol. I need to watch my diet too but urgh I tend to snack a lot when I’m very busy (and I’m very busy this year….) hahaha. Oh well.
Hope you guys enjoy the video and do leave me a comment too!