Sentences 101 2

Sentences are a great way to learn Japanese, especially once you’ve already finished RTK (obviously, you should still be doing your RTK reviews! ;)). But it can be hard to know where to start or even where to continue after you’ve finished whatever sentence pack/book you started with. My method may not be perfect, but […]



Read the Kanji

Most of you probably already know about, but I’m going to explain to those of you who may not have started using it yet, why you should. There are a few reasons this site kicks ass and provides tons of motivation to continue on without getting too tedious.

5 Ways to Keep Motivation High 2

Most everyone can get motivated very quickly over something, but when it comes to actually sustaining that motivation, it’s a whole ‘nother story. Here are 5 things that I do to keep my motivation high and not allow myself to become too overwhelmed with learning Japanese.



Stop Playing Catch Up

We’re in such a rush all the time. Busy, busy, busy. We’re often busy even when there isn’t really anything to be busy about, but then when we fall behind on things, instead of taking a positive position, we take the position of punishment. We condemn ourselves.