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Trying to Not Lose Myself Giving Directions

Again, another busy week that limits my study time. I've resorted to listening to some Japanese language videos while I work in my office. Hopefully by next class, I'll have a better handle on how to give directions.

Japanese Reading Practice with Children's Books

On using children's books for Japanese reading practice, with a healthy dose of otaku shopping thrown in for good measure.

Fun Time Planning, Minamiーke Style

One of the anime shows that I've been watching this winter is Minami-ke Tadaima. It's a slice of life comedy about the adventures of the Minami sisters and their friends. There is responsible eldest sister Haruka, lazy middle sister Kana and study bug Chiaki. Once in a while, Kana comes up with a brilliant idea. In Episode 5, Kana and her friends make a pie chart with various summer fun activities. Kana posted the chart on the wall and throws a dart at it to choose the activity of the day. In Episode 6 (the obligatory pool episode), Chiaki adds studying, seeing as Kana never studies.

I digress. I decided to take Kana's idea and made my own fun time planner filled with fun activities. It's in Japanese to test my vocabulary:

Minami-ke pie chart

Would you look at that? First up is: きっさてん へ いきます。 じゃあ また ね!