January 2022

Week 1

Day 1

For the first day, I decided to have a simple an easy start. So I only did 2 activities.

  1. Play with some Duolingo for 30 min for easy.
  2. Also 30 minutes of Anki, trying to remember some kanjis.
My many decks I have disregarded for a while.

Day 2

The second day I continued the trend from before, but I tried to add some extra ‘immersion’.

  • Duolingo for 15 min.
  • Anki for 30 min, trying to get that vocabulary back on track.
  • Setting some subtitle free Japanese shows for the rest of the time.

Day 3

Third day, similar repetition, but this time slightly more involved.

  • Duolingo for 10 minutes
  • Anki for 30 min. Some of the words start to get back into my brain.
  • The rest of the time I reviewed the first lesson of N4. Event that it is the simplest, I barely could remember what was happening. I hope i can improve upon it later.

Day 4

The fourth day was a quick struggle. I had to do other stuff, so I basically rushed stuff, but I was able to complete the time.

  • Duolingo 10 min
  • Anki for 30 min. This seems to be a standard by now.
  • I decided to practice some of the early N5 kanji properly to get them drilled in my muscle memory.
Getting back kanji muscle memory

Day 5

This was one of the most productive of all.

  • Duolingo 10 min as usual
  • Anki completing the decks I had set for the day.
  • I did some more kanji, and also review some grammar for the N4 book
  • I found you can watch card captor sakura on Netflix with japanese subtitles, great for some immersion use.

Day 6

Due to several issues outside my control, I had to reduce my day to the basic, as it took me longer than I expected.

  • Duolingo as usual
  • Anki completing my decks of the day.

Day 7

Today was a simple day, due to the situation of yesterday.

  • Duolingo as usual
  • Anki completing my decks of the day.

Day 8

Today it was more of a productive day for the duolingo part, but also able to repeat the productivity as two days ago.

  • Duolingo 20 min. Tons of experience
  • Anki completing the decks I had set for the day and doing extra 10 cards
  • I did some more kanji, and also review some grammar for the N4 book, reviewing Lesson 4.
  • Watched more Card captor sakura.

Day 9

I spend quite the time doing duolingo today due to being laundry, so some time to kill. But more or less was similar than yesterda.

  • Duolingo 30 min.
  • Anki completing the decks I had set for the day and doing extra 10 cards
  • I did some more kanji, and also review some grammar for the N4 book, reviewing Lesson 5.
  • Watched more some Blue period, although not paying attention.
Fabulous drawings.

Day 10

  • Duolingo 30 min.
  • Anki completing the decks I had set for the day and doing extra 10 cards
  • I did some more kanji, and also review some grammar for the N4 book, reviewing Lesson 6.

Day 11

  • Duolingo 10 min.
  • Anki completing the decks I had set for the day and doing extra 10 cards
  • I did some more kanji, and also review some grammar for the N4 book, reviewing Lesson 7 part 1

Day 12

  • Duolingo 10 min.
  • Anki completing the decks I had set for the day and doing extra 10 cards
  • I did some more kanji, and also review some grammar for the N4 book, reviewing Lesson 7 part 2
  • I started watching Ranma 1/2 with japanese subs

Day 13

  • Duolingo 10 min.
  • Anki completing the decks I had set for the day and doing extra 10 cards
  • I did some more kanji, and also review some grammar for the N4 book, reviewing Lesson 8 part 1

Day 14

  • Duolingo 10 min.
  • Anki completing the decks I had set for the day and doing extra 10 cards
  • I did some more kanji, and also review some grammar for the N4 book, reviewing Lesson 8 part 2.

Day 15

  • Duolingo 30 min.
  • Anki completing the decks I had set for the day and doing extra 10 cards
  • I did some more kanji..
  • Watched more some Blue period, although not paying attention.

Day 16

  • Duolingo 30 min.
  • Anki completing the decks I had set for the day and doing extra 10 cards
  • I did some more kanji.
  • Watched more some Blue period, although not paying attention.

Day 17

I decided that today I will just do Duolingo completing 1 full section, like 5-7 lessons, which depending on the lesson it could be 10-30 min.

  • Duolingo.
  • Anki completing the decks I had set for the day and doing extra 10 cards
  • I did some more kanji.

Day 18

  • Duolingo 30 min.
  • Anki completing the decks I had set for the day and doing extra 10 cards
  • I did some more kanji, and also review some grammar for the N4 book, reviewing Lesson 5.

Day 19

Today it was different, finally we are back from the break, and I started back with a my private Japanese teacher. So it is a full hour. We did:

  • Questions I had from the holiday study.
  • I found hard to grasp and use the concept of ~たまま.
  • We started part of the kanji for N4 lesson 4.
There was a blizzard

Day 20

Due to some stressful thoughts I just did basic stuff.

  • Duolingo 30 min.
  • Anki completing the decks I had set for the day and doing extra 30 cards

Update

I thought I could keep the update constant at a daily or weekly summary, but it became too consuming. So I will aim for a Montly summary, and if the time allows it a weekly summary.

Month summary

I kept the 1 hour practice going during the month. Even with some busy days, but it has been useful. For February I will have a new place so I hope I will have more time.

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