日本語 + Русский focus + a little bonus العربية

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brilliantyears
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Re: 日本語 + Русский focus

Postby brilliantyears » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:24 am

SC update:

Japanese (half challenge)
Reading: 7 books, 349 pages (total)

Watching: 38.8 films, 3,489 minutes (total)

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Russian (half challenge)
Reading: 1.8 books, 92 pages (total)
05 Sep 2018 Книга для первого чтения 8 pages
07 Sep 2018 Книга для первого чтения 2 pages
07 Sep 2018 tprs russian podcast 1 pages

Watching: 47 films, 4.246 minutes (total)
02 Sep 2018 Хождение по мукам s1e3 52 minutes
02 Sep 2018 tprs russian podcast 11 minutes
03 Sep 2018 slow russian (podcast) 16 minutes
03 Sep 2018 tprs russian podcast 7 minutes
03 Sep 2018 Хождение по мукам s1e4 52 minutes
03 Sep 2018 Хождение по мукам s1e5 52 minutes
04 Sep 2018 slow russian (podcast) 17 minutes
04 Sep 2018 Хождение по мукам s1e6 50 minutes
05 Sep 2018 Хождение по мукам s1e7 50 minutes
06 Sep 2018 slow russian (podcast) 24 minutes
07 Sep 2018 slow russian (podcast) 18 minutes
08 Sep 2018 Хождение по мукам s1e8 52 minutes
08 Sep 2018 Хождение по мукам s1e9 52 minutes
09 Sep 2018 slow russian (podcast) 10 minutes
09 Sep 2018 Хождение по мукам s1e10 52 minutes

Just podcasts and The Road to Calvary. I spent a lot more time preparing for the Skype session with my language exchange partner.
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Russian ½ SC Movies: 50 / 50 Books: 2 / 50
Japanese ½ SC Movies: 50 / 50 Books: 11 / 50
Ainu STV Radio course: 8 / 52

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Probably lost: Korean, French, Latin, classical Manchu
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Re: 日本語 + Русский focus

Postby brilliantyears » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:05 pm

SC update:

Japanese (half challenge)
Reading: 7 books, 349 pages (total)

Watching: 40.1 films, 3,611 minutes (total)
11 Sep 2018 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン s1e14 24 minutes
16 Sep 2018 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン s1e15 24 minutes
16 Sep 2018 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン s1e16 24 minutes
16 Sep 2018 tokidoki 50 minutes

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Russian (half challenge)
Reading: 2 books, 100 pages (total)
10 Sep 2018 Книга для первого чтения 8 pages

Watching: 49.5 films, 4,456 minutes (total)
10 Sep 2018 Хождение по мукам s1e11 52 minutes
11 Sep 2018 slow russian (podcast) 26 minutes
11 Sep 2018 slow russian (podcast) 23 minutes
11 Sep 2018 slow russian (podcast) 17 minutes
15 Sep 2018 de rode ziel 92 minutes

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Well, it's very clear the 6 Week Challenge has ended :lol: I never wrote a review post about the 6WC and still intent to do so. I am a little burnt out to be honest - something I only realised now that I've taken a small break :roll: I really pushed hard, learned a lot, and now my brain says no.

My Russian classes start again tomorrow and they will be my priority language-wise for the next few months. I'm quite busy this month so it might be a case of minimum effort, just enough to do well in my classes. And hopefully I'll continue the language exchange.

I'm eager to start working on Ainu again though, but at least this month while I'm busy I'll probably stick to only reviewing what I learned so far.
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Russian ½ SC Movies: 50 / 50 Books: 2 / 50
Japanese ½ SC Movies: 50 / 50 Books: 11 / 50
Ainu STV Radio course: 8 / 52

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Re: 日本語 + Русский focus

Postby brilliantyears » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:20 am

I just finished The Road to Calvary and with that my 50 movies for the ½ Super Challenge :shock:

As for The Road to Calvary... oh man, that ending :?

(spoiler: you cannot just go and give them a happy ending and then conclude with "oh and they all lived and died miserably afterwards anyway!" )
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Re: 日本語 + Русский focus

Postby tarvos » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:01 pm

Vraagje: hoe lang heb jij over de kana gedaan? Volgens mij ben ik heel moeilijk aan het doen over iets dat ook ontzettend makkelijk kan (en volgens mij moet je dit in het begin gewoon even vaak doen...) Soms is het stom, want dan is er een kanji-woord dat ik herken omdat het kanji is maar ik kan de kana nog niet lezen :? :? :?

En wees maar niet bevreesd, ik haal je niet snel in hoor.
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Re: 日本語 + Русский focus

Postby brilliantyears » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:28 am

Wij hebben die er in 1-2 weken doorheen gejasd :lol: Ik denk dat je op een gegeven moment perfectie moet loslaten en gewoon moet beginnen. Als je teksten met furigana hebt, moet je ze op dat moment gewoon weer even opzoeken, maar je herkent ze snel genoeg :)
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Re: 日本語 + Русский focus

Postby tarvos » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:49 am

Ik herken ze sowieso snel, maar dat was omdat ik gisteren een uur een les op iTalki had en die lerares dacht van "ik jas d'r even door t halve boek heen, we slaan een hoop over" en ze liet me dus dictee doen met hiragana (ik ken de meeste hiragana nu wel, katakana komt binnenkort als ik weer verder ga met tekenen). Maar ik vind het altijd frustrerend als ik iets niet in 1x kan doen :lol: Maar als je er 1-2 weken over doet dan red ik het wel. :D
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Re: 日本語 + Русский focus

Postby brilliantyears » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:17 am

SC update:

Japanese (half challenge)
Reading: 7.7 books, 387 pages (total)
22 Sep 2018 よつばと!4 38 pages

Watching: 41.9 films, 3,775 minutes (total)
20 Sep 2018 詩季織々 74 minutes
23 Sep 2018 terrace house: boys & girls in the city s1e1 30 minutes
23 Sep 2018 terrace house: boys & girls in the city s1e2 30 minutes
23 Sep 2018 terrace house: boys & girls in the city s1e3 30 minutes

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Russian (half challenge)
Reading: 2 books, 100 pages (total)

Watching: 50.1 films, 4,508 minutes (total)
19 Sep 2018 Хождение по мукам s1e12 52 minutes
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Re: 日本語 + Русский focus

Postby brilliantyears » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:13 am

Well, I can now confirm the 6 Week Challenge really helped. Had Russian class again last night (the second one this semester), and we had to do an impromptu presentation. No one was prepared so we all just read our self written essay in front of the class, but reading it went fairly fluently and without too much pain :D A mini victory and a clear improvement from before. I also notice that my speaking has improved in general. (And my essay only had one logical mistake, so that's going well too)

Besides that, I'm super busy so language studying is (as expected) at minimum effort level. I was eager to get back to Ainu but I don't even have time for that. Too many things going on, and I'm so tired I'm in bed by 9 every day :roll: I'm having fun though, it's a good kind of busy.

My Russian-Dutch language exchange suffers from it though :(
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Re: 日本語 + Русский focus

Postby brilliantyears » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:32 am

SC update:

Japanese (half challenge)
Reading: 7.7 books, 387 pages (total)

Watching: 49.3 films, 4,439 minutes (total)
29 Sep 2018 tokidoki s1e2 50 minutes
29 Sep 2018 メアリと魔女の花 103 minutes
29 Sep 2018 ブランク 13 70 minutes
29 Sep 2018 愛と法 94 minutes
29 Sep 2018 空飛ぶタイヤ 120 minutes
30 Sep 2018 リバーズ・エッジ 118 minutes
30 Sep 2018 ルームロンダリング 109 minutes

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Russian (half challenge)
Reading: 2 books, 100 pages (total)

Watching: 50.1 films, 4,508 minutes (total)

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Still super busy, and basically functioning on energy saver mode :roll:

I volunteered at a Japanese film festival this weekend, which was great fun and gave me the opportunity to speak plenty of Japanese. And of course I watched a bunch of Japanese movies.

My highlight was Recall (空飛ぶタイヤ). The premise sounds boring but the movie is so, so good. Excellent legal thriller.
Mary and the Witch's Flower (メアリと魔女の花) was alright, not spectacular but fun enough.
Same goes for Blank 13 (ブランク 13) (although I can't say it was 'fun').
Of Love and Law (愛と法) was a very interesting documentary that ended up being less about LGBT+ rights and more about law in general. I didn't realise ろくでなし子 was going to be in it though so that was extra interesting (she's the lady who got sued for her 'obscene' vagina art).
River's Edge (リバーズ・エッジ) was chaotic but honestly exactly the type of Japanese movie I like :lol:
Room Laundering (ルームロンダリング) was really really nice! I had zero expectations but I ended up liking it a lot :) It was sweet and I may or may not have shed a tear or two.
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Re: 日本語 + Русский focus

Postby tarvos » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:10 am

Of Love and Law (愛と法) was a very interesting documentary that ended up being less about LGBT+ rights and more about law in general. I didn't realise ろくでなし子 was going to be in it though so that was extra interesting (she's the lady who got sued for her 'obscene' vagina art).


Question: are there many documentaries on LGBT+ stuff in Japan? It interests me, as you very well know, as I don't really know how to handle Japan in this context. You're probably better suited to tell me that.

(Actually, there's a few other questions I need to ask you about Leiden university, but that's a private matter and I'll contact you later this week about it. I'm not sure whether you know, but you just might, as I haven't had dealings with Leiden in years but there's some formalities I need to sort out with them).
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