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October 6th, 2007 (09:27 am)
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current mood: amused

Mokkun, Mokkun, Mokkun... You have a cruel sense of timing. >.<;; Dying in the middle of the last sentence?!? *sigh* Oh well, that sentence wasn't making much sense to me as it was, but I still think it would've been nice if you'd let me *finish* the first draft last night. ^^;;

That said, for some reason it only really struck me this morning that I have no idea how much kanji I know or what characters I need for the JLPT. FWIW, I'll be doing the level 2 exam. Oh hey, an average of 20 kanji a day for the next 50 days or so. No problem... O_O There might be a lot of kanji posts for the next couple of months. ^^;; As it is, I have no idea if I bought the intermediate kanji workbook and I have no idea where it would be even if I did, so I'll see what I can find while I'm in Vancouver. >.> I see I'm off to a good start. :P Add to that that I'm not sure if I bought a test outline/study helper... ^^;; I might be making a quick purchase from Amazon JP. ......I hope the 1000ish kanji covered in the basic to intermediate workbooks are the 1000ish I need for the JLPT...? *blink* There's *got* to be a list of the kanji somewhere online. I hope.

And I did find my paperback copy for the first part (of five) of Shiki and there *is* more furigana in there! Yay! ^o^ I still don't have quite enough to be completely comfortable reading it, but at least now I know what trees they're mentioning! I think there's one line later on that lists three trees and I had no idea what they were or how to read them. Shall see when I get there if I can recognise them. One of the first ones mentioned in the book was 樅 or "fir", a tree I'd never run into in a book before. Or at least, if I did, I never bothered looking it up. ^^; I'll write more on that later maybe.

In any case, it's time to get up and at it. Today's laundry day and I need to pack for Vancouver. I think I'll take Mokkun with me after all and start making up some kanji lists for me to review while I'm away. Threeish days isn't much, but I have no idea where I am at the moment and what I need to study. >.> Ah, there's nothing like the sudden realisation of "OMG! I'm screwed!" :P


Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: October 6th, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)

how do you make those kanji stick??!!! (in the head that is :D)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 7th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)

^^;; I guess post-its won't work for in the head. :P Umm... for some characters I use pictographic association. My kanji workbook uses them especially for the first hundred or so (around where I quit using the book). Other than that, I think all the reading I do does a good job of pounding them in the brain. (Constant exposure really does help a lot.) ^^;;

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: October 7th, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)

agree x_x
I notice that when I learn new kanji that shows up in manga/doujinshi it tend to stick.
btw any updates on the smut? :D

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 7th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)

Yeah. I remember getting PO'd at myself once because I ended up looking up a kanji 3+ times in one day. (There was no sense of having looked it up earlier until I saw the read for it.) >.> I *remembered* that sucker after that though. ^^;

*laughs* I'll be posting it sometime tonight. I need to read through a couple places as I'm getting the feeling I'm missing some transitions or something weird's happening. Right now, my mind's saying, "She's on the bed. No wait, she's next to Seiran... No, she's on the bed?!?" ^^;;

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: October 7th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)

no she is obviously ONTOP of seiran :D
weeeheee can't wait to read it ^^

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 7th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)

ROFL! Now *that* would definitely be fun stuff! ^o^

Meep! I definitely make no promises. #^^#

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Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 8th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)

Thanks! ^_^

Posted by: neigehilde (neigehilde)
Posted at: October 8th, 2007 12:19 pm (UTC)

yay! comrade!))) I've registered for JPLT2 as well. And I'm pretty much sure you won't need "fir" for that... much. If you read novels, JPLT2 will be a piece of cake for you. It might not go as easy on me for all my furigana-spiced manga reading.

If you want, I can share the links. Like this one should answer your question:

*also starts randomly banging her head against the walls, because she has completely forgotten about learning lanji and hasn't done a bloody thing*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 8th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)

*laughs* If we need things like "fir" on JLPT2 I think I'd be fairly sunk. ^^;; Thanks for the link! I'll have to work my way through... >.<;;

BTW, I don't know if you ran into this, butI managed to find a site that tests your kanji read recognition (although if you're good at test-taking, you might do a bit better than your actual skill level). It tests all aspects of kanji recognition and I'm finding that I often only know either the kun or on yomi for certain kanji which might be a problem. Shall see how things go overall though. ^^;


Most of my novel reading is young adult stuffs, so we'll see. >.> Shiki really is still beyond me. *sigh*

Posted by: neigehilde (neigehilde)
Posted at: October 12th, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)

nah, novels counts as still pretty great in my book. thank you for the link, it's really useful))

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