Yo, Brent here.
Well…The getting rid of stuff part is working. I’ve only got Japanese on mah iPhone (Music, although I have gotten rid of explicitly English apps too.) and I’ve gotten a some Sentai episodes, and I’m working on some dramas and Digimon.
Also…my bookshelves look really empty now >>;; I’ve got like…maybe 10 Japanese books, so yeah. When I get my good camera back, I’ll show you.
Also, sleeping on the floor again. (Well, on a comforter folded hot-dog style. Not too uncomfortable, honestly.) And sitting seiza hurts after a while >> Hopefully that’ll stop when I get used to it (And lose a little weight, lol)
Anywho, on to the topic: My new study plan. Hopefully, it’ll help those that aren’t ready to start yet.
Now, I’ll make a confession. I’m getting the idea from here. That’s a great forum, and Nukemarine’s a really cool dude. Very helpful.
His is based on someone who can only make room for around an hour or two a day. Seeing as I’m trying to completely immerse myself (Except for work…-_- I miss headphones on the job >>;;) Mine’s gonna be a bit different.
But I think if I map out a rough outline, it’ll help me in the long run.
Anyway, here we go!
0 Step: Be surrounded by Japanese as much as possible.
1st Step: Learn Kanji with a combination of Kanjidamage and rote memorization.
2nd Step: Finish Tae Kim’s Guide to Japanese, SRSing the sentences.
3rd Step: Start reading as much Japanese as I can (I’ll be buying book throughout the other steps). SRS cool phrases and words.
4th Step: ???
5th Step: Profit?
Yeah. That’s basically it. See how mine’s a lot less detailed than his? It’s because I’m lazy.
I was never really good at detailed stuff like that. And while I like his version, I think mine suits me better. I’ve been setting bookmarks on some Japanese sites I like, if I just wanna waste some time, so there’s that. I mean, like I keep saying: AJATT=Laziness. And with no offence or irony.
It’s that awesome.
And, I know I keep referencing total immersion as AJATT. It’s just because Khatz was the first dude to lay it out for me, and I really appreciate it. (No homo! lol)
And, honestly, I’m sorry that my posts aren’t longer, or as inspiring as his. But I’m not him. I’m me. That’s why my blog is different. That’s why my style is different.
We aren’t the same people. Our backgrounds are different. Hell, our interests are probably different (Despite shooting for the same goal.) So there’s no reason for our styles to be the same.
Nukemarine’s style is WAY too detailed for me, personally. But I think it could help a lot of people, so I posted it here.
Anywho, let me stop before I start rambling. Just remember, You can’t finish what you don’t start.