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June Language Update – What update?

July 7, 2015
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June Language Update – What update?

June was very mean to me. May too. But especially June. I was snowed under with tons of work — I am not complaining. I love what I do at the office, and I get great feedback with my work. But things started to pick up in May then became a full-blown monster in June.…

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Burnout, baby, burnout!

March 18, 2015
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one does not simply learn hungarian

Or, the original title: Language learning update – week ending 15 March Japanese On days that I badly needed some extra sleep minutes, I would begin to think that this whole JLPT N1 thing was a bad idea…just 3 weeks in and I am starting to dread my flashcards. I have got 18 decks for…

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Language learning update – March 8

March 11, 2015
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Language learning update – March 8

Ta-daaa! Look who made it through week 2. And only one black item. Whew. I am getting used to a routine and it’s not so bad. In general, I tend to keep Japanese in the morning and Hungarian in the afternoon. In the evening, I try to brush up on items by “watering” things on…

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Language learning update – Week ending 1 March 2015

March 3, 2015
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Language learning update – Week ending 1 March 2015

As I said previously, I have re-evaluated my language goals and have put together a daily plan to ensure that I am on track with these goals. My reaction to this first week? Whew! I survived!! It wasn’t easy, especially at the end of the weekday, when for some unknown reason, work started to pour in.…

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Super Language Overhaul

February 23, 2015
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Super Language Overhaul

I have a confession: I don’t think I would succeed in my very first italki challenge. It was going well and I had this plan of taking 5 sessions of French first, then Hungarian second. I finished all my sessions for basic French almost midway into the challenge. Then after that, I booked another package…

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JLPT now twice a year in the Philippines in 2015

February 10, 2015
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I was just thinking of the exam today and how I really need to start studying soon. Ogata-sensei explicitly told me to take the N1 exam in 2015, instead of proctoring every year Ack. But probably not N1… ============================== The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) finally goes twice a year in the Philippines (Manila, Cebu and…

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Reality

January 14, 2015
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I don’t usually like consecutive music posts on my blog but this has been my earworm for the past several days. Yes, it’s your fault, Prince Turo Rudi I’ve listened to this song countless of times before but I didn’t know what its title was. Anyway, I found a Japanese translation of the song. The…

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My first italki-Skype chat with a Hungarian language partner

October 22, 2014
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My italki Notebook - my first entries! See the mistakes I made?

Last month, I signed up with italki because all my favourite polygots were talking about it. But I got overwhelmed by the sheer number of people in the site so I logged out and forgot about it. But this month, I was re-evaluating my language goals and thought I needed some more structure that can…

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Nihongo Center Foundation Open House 2014

September 29, 2014
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Nihongo Center Foundation Open House 2014

The Nihongo Center Foundation invites everyone to the Annual Open House to be held at the Makati school. Get the chance to experience Japanese culture for free by participating in various activities like origami, sumo, calligraphy and kimono/yukata wearing. For more information, please leave a comment or call the school directly via the numbers listed below.…

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90-day language challenge – update #1

August 15, 2014
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90-day language challenge – update #1

The first 10 days of my 90-day language challenge was not easy. Not surprising, of course. In the beginning, I was struggling to find the time to do all 3. Despite this, I still managed to find pockets of extra time during the day for language learning. During my commute, during my evening jog, after…

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90-day language challenge times three!

July 31, 2014
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90-day language challenge times three!

Whew! July flew by so fast and tomorrow is August 1st. Excuse the lack of updates as things have been so crazy this month. One, I moved to a new house. Yay! I am a homeowner! Two, I started teaching again. Three, things have been pretty busy at the office, but nothing the team can’t…

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Language learning update – 8 May 2014

May 8, 2014
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Language learning update – 8 May 2014

A rundown of my language learning activities for the past few days: 1. Filipino – my boss will be back in Manila next week and I have a few more days to prepare for lessons. I’ve been meaning to make some more Brainscape decks for him and improve the existing one for adjectives to include…

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Language learning update

April 12, 2014
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Language learning update

Bonjour à tous! お元気ですか?Ako, keri lang Just a bit of an update from the language learning front. I know that I haven’t been writing much about the topic since quitting my Alliance Française classes. But I assure you that I have not stopped studying at all. 1. Filipino/Tagalog - My tutorial classes with my boss…

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It’s always a good time!

April 11, 2014
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Did you see the weather forecast this week? The mercury is inching up. You know what this means, right? Summer is bustin’ out all over! I love summer and somehow, I associated it with the song “It’s Always a Good Time” by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen (aka the Call Me Maybe girl). I…

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The Lord’s Prayer in Nihongo

March 22, 2010
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天におられるわたしたちの父よ    天におられるわたしたちの父よ、 み名が聖とされますように、 み国が来ますように、 み心が天に行われるとおり地にも行われますように。 わたしたちの日ごとの糧を今日もお与え下さい。 わたしたちの罪をおゆるしください。 わたしたちも人をゆるします。 わたしたちを誘惑におちいらせず、 悪からお救い下さい。Source: Prayer.su Here is a video of the prayer being sung in Japanese – I have it on my Favorites list now I want to learn a lot of prayers in Japanese (and hopefully, in German). My boyfriend also prays The Lord’s Prayer in Greek; maybe I’ll…

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Perfumen??

June 12, 2009
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毎晩遅くまでネットをしているのはこの三人のせいです。 かしゆかです。のっちです。あーちゃんです。 3人合わせて、パフュームです。よろしくお願いします。 完璧!!! このグループはPerfumenと呼ばれているようです。パフューム+Men(男)ですから、Perfumenになります。クールな名前だと思います。 誰ですか、Perfumen?芸能人ですか?学生ですか?みんなすごいです!可愛くて、ダンスが上手です。特にあの白いシャツを着ている男の子は上手です!のっちくん、ダンスを教えてください!^_^ そんなに速くて、難しいダンスがうまくできるなんて、信じられない。。。どれぐらい練習していましたかな。。。 わたしはパフュームのファンですが、このダンスビデオを見てからというもの、Perfumenの大ファンになりました!もちろん今でもパフュームのファンですが、Perfumenにあいたい! PS: 6月12日はフィリピンの独立記念日です。Happy Independence Day!

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キタァァァ!!*

June 5, 2009
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なにが? 雨が来た。 夏は本当に終わりましたね。。。(涙) 最近の雨はすごいです。風が強くて、台風が来たような感じです。朝はちょっと暑いですが、4時ごろに雨模様で、5時を過ぎると、大雨が降り始めます。 今晩も雨は強かったです。わたしはこんな暗い夜に運転したら、大きな事故を起こしてしまうかもしれません。@_@ 怖い。。。 夏は大好きですが、雨の日も悪くないと思います。一晩中雨が降っていて、夜はもっと涼しくなります。気持ちいい。。。わたしはベッドに入るが早いか、眠ってしまいます。ハハハ!こんな日に目覚まし時計は敵です!!! *電車男のセリフ Lang-8のHiroka-さんとこうささん、添削してくれてありがとうございました!!本当に勉強になりました。

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ドバイに行きたい

June 5, 2009
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インターネット接続のトラブルのため、最近うちでインターネットが使えません。問題はまだ直らないですが、妹とYahooMessengerでチャットしたいですから、ネットに接続しました。 妹は今ドバイにいます。建築家として、ドバイにあるオーストラリアの会社に勤めています。仕事は大変ですが、ドバイの生活は楽しそうです! もちろんフィリピンに比べて、ドバイでの給料はとても高い!ハハハ!それだけじゃなくて。。。妹によると、居住者はみんな税金を払いません。ドバイはそんなにお金持ちだなんて、信じられない!!すごい!だから。。。ドバイに行きたい!

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The JLPT Battle Plan?

May 12, 2009
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The JLPT Battle Plan?

A little late to be doing this, since I originally planned to start in January 2009. But as my friend Dow used to say “huli man at magaling, undertime pa rin”. Oops, wrong quote.  “Huli man daw at magaling, naihahabol din”. Or something like that. Better late than never, yeah? 1級は難しいかもしれませんが、試したいと思います。実は、いろいろ悩んでいて、レビュークラスに参加できなくて、とてもがっかりしました。これから、どうするのか、迷っています。漢字、文法、語彙。。。勉強しなければならないことが山ほどあります。12月までに、できるかな。キイナさんと同じような記憶力があったら、いいなと思っている。まあ、しょうがないから。頑張ります! So the battle plan.…

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Looking back at my JLPT moments

January 6, 2009
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Looking back at my JLPT moments

I told myself that I will take the JLPT 1kyuu exam this year, no matter what. Although the original goal is to pass 1kyuu in 2010 (the year of my 30th birthday), I might as well have a go at it this year. I mean, there’s really nothing much to lose, and Kouchou-sensei has already promised…

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アルバイト!!!

October 16, 2006
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I got a new baito, a 3-day stint, as a main proctor for the JLPT. Main proctor?? As in administer the entire exam to a classroom of students! Nyaaaa…. I hope they assign me to the level 3 or level 4 exam. I might not be confident enough giving the exam to level 2 people…

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new blog template and a new dictionary!

March 27, 2006
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new blog template and a new dictionary!

もう夏です!i wanted this blog to look summery so voila! new template. ^_^ here i go again…breaking my no-blogging-on-mondays policy because i just have to say this: i have a new electronic dictionary. woohoo!! it’s the new canon wordtank v80. (click link for more info about this model) this is actually a super overdue dictionary as…

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Mar 1, 2004

March 1, 2004
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Mar 1, 2004

i found something really interesting! i am so happy with my results (see below). before i got the results, i was telling myself “i will retake the quiz if it isn’t japanese”. but luckily, i got what i wanted! i didn’t cheat, really!! Hai, sou desu yo! Yuu masuto supiiku JAPANESE ooru yuu wontu bii…

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Feb 14, 2004

February 16, 2004
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今日も一日仕事か。。。今日早く起きたので、今元気がない。 昼ご飯を食べたあと、すぐ眠たくなってきた。ああ、大変、大変! あたしの側にフィガロのチョコドリンクがあって、よかったわ!! この仕事もううんざりした。大統領選のあと、すぐ仕事を止めること に決めた。どこへ行こうかな。。。決まってるじゃん!外務省へ! 土曜日に日本語スピーチコンテストが行われている。日本語センター のジョイさんが参加する。ジョイさんの日本語センターの仕事 についてのスピーチはとても面白い!!だから勝つはずだ! ガンバレ、ジョイさん!! 来年コンテストに参加するかな。。。いや、とても恥ずかしいよ! 自信ないから、だめかもね。^^;; 去年スピーチを書いたが、 あまりよくなかった。まあ、大丈夫だった。日本語能力試験2級に 合格するのが一番大切だよ! 2 hours more…please, please clock, move faster. i want to go home…

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Feb 13, 2004

February 13, 2004
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well, well, it’s friday the 13th! more importantly, it’s valentine’s day tomorrow…and i am dateless, as you know. but again, you know i don’t care. well, i do have a “date” tomorrow, if you can call it that. i’m meeting my friend ritchelle (also my former co-worker) at her university. while everybody is going out…

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