Progress Update, August 2011
Hi guys! Been a while.
In the last few months, I’ve been neglecting Mandarin, and Japanese has definitely been center stage again, thanks to a newly developed obsession with manga (facilitated by the sudden ability to rent these comics at my local Tsutaya).
At first I felt a little bad about slacking on Mandarin, but Japanese got super fun again, and I didn’t want to throw off its groove, so instead I just rode said groove through about 80-odd volumes of manga. That amount of epic sword battles requires a huge time investment.
Anyway, in the last couple of weeks, I’ve started back up with the ol’ Chinese again, began picking up Bopomofo, and acquired enough Mandarin media to immerse myself a little more effectively.
I’ve also spent the last month watching a shit-ton of L2 movies, which I’ll discuss a bit later.
Finally, I’ve been programming a new site… not a blog, but an actual study tool, that I hope to have running in some sort of beta form in the next month or so. A lot of time that I would have normally spent blogging got sunk into that project, but I think it’s been worth it. I hope you will agree. When it’s done, I will make mention of it here.
Look for more frequent posts here in the coming weeks.