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I spent my Junior year of university in Yamaguchi, Japan, and am currently studying for N1 to get into a post-grad program to become an interpreter. My understanding of Japanese has swung from textbook to practical and back to textbook, but I'm always trying to improve it!


Feb
7
comment How can I become ambidextrous?
I would like to caution you about using power tools...it's very dangerous to use certain power tools with the hand that they were not designed to be used with.
Feb
7
comment How can I become ambidextrous?
I'm the same way. For all intents and purposes I'm left-handed (and proud of it); I write and eat with my left hand. However, I play baseball and bowl like a righty...swinging a bat lefty is as strange as holding a pen in my right hand. I just do whatever feels comfortable. As for "training" to write with your off hand, people have been trying that for the longest time. My great uncle was a lefty forced to write with his right hand, and his penmanship was so bad that he had to buy a new-fangled typewriter so anyone could read what he wrote.
Jan
27
comment Do game-based methods exist?
+1 for innovation and any reason to use a d20 is a good reason :)
Jan
26
comment Do game-based methods exist?
@m.k. lol :) Aragorn is the name of another stack user :D Besides, Aragorn would have used Android ^.^
Jan
20
comment Experiences of PhotoReading
I know there is a technique for some people with eidetic memories, where they can look at a page, then go back and read it whenever they want, word-for-word. That's not the same thing though.
Jan
17
comment Dealing with distractions during wait
Completely legitimate: xkcd.com/303
Jan
16
comment Why am I productive but not motivated?
I have sort of a similar problem. I have a lot of long-term motivation. I am studying for a big test, and I'm really good at making study materials and preparing to study, but I have to force myself to sit down and actually study...it's not that I don't like the material, I just get distracted, etc...
Jan
16
comment How to avoid night-productivity when it's a must to wake up earlier?
I do something of the same thing, when I know I'm tired but my mind won't stop buzzing. I say "I'll count backwards from 100 and when I get to 1, I can get up and do something else", and I wake up the next morning barely remembering the 70's...
Jan
14
comment Is it beneficial or detrimental to supplement spaced repetition programs with other flashcards?
Thank you! I will be much more judicious in my use of supplemental flashcards...I still think it will be useful to use other sources for reasons other than pure memorization (different format, different definitions, different benchmarks, etc) but now I know what I'm getting into!! Thanks again :D
Jan
9
comment Windows Freeware/Shareware programs for tracking daily tasks?
Yeah, they have a free trial, but it expires in 14 days. It's not something I'm actively searching for, I just use a LibreOffice spreadsheet to keep track of my time...but it has it's limits :)
Jan
6
comment Windows Freeware/Shareware programs for tracking daily tasks?
Cool stuff...you wouldn't know about a free version?
Jan
3
comment How can I achieve my New Years resolutions?
I am not sure where I found the study originally, but I found a couple links that are in the same vein: I'll post them above :)