Letting Life Lead
Konichiwa! Genki desu ka?
I spent four hours putting together a video just for you! I can’t begin to explain how much of a pain it is to have to record 2 minute snippets, upload them on my old laptop (it needs a walker), and use the YouTube editor. It take so long. I thought my biggest problem was going to be my camera shyness (just how many times can I say “umm”).
I am continuing with my plan to learn Japanese the way a baby would by focusing on the sound (musicality) of the language, learning the individual sounds (through Hiragana since I don’t have a Japanese speaking mother to repeat the sounds to me a thousand times throughout the day). My next step is some question words (what, where, why, how, who) and basic nouns (animals and their sounds, everyday objects). I am hoping that being able to say “What is that?” and “That is a ball” and “Doggie goes woof-woof” will help me to create more imagery for those words and sounds. I’ve already picked up a few new words accidentally by just seeing them over and over even when concentrating on something totally different: hito (person), haha (mother), chichi (father), momo (peach), obaasan (grandmother), obasan (aunt), ojiisan (grandfather), ojisan (uncle), usagi (rabbit), donguri (acorn), koneko (kitten), kobuta (piglet), shika (deer), and a few others.
So, just how terrible is my pronunciation? Hah!
writing, traveling, and tap dancing around town.
Leave your fear of the dark at the door, suspend your disbelief and come on in...
Writer and procrastinator
Warden of Words // Shaper of Stories
Bewitching Journey of Words to Meaning
This is the story of building a cottage , the people and the place. Its a reminder of hope and love.
Just your average PhD student using the internet to enhance their CV
Pen to paper