Japanese Immersion: October week 2

I have been a little sick this week and haven’t done much for my Japanese.

First of all, I was a little disappointed, when I watched the 5th episode of the drama 『シグナル 長期未解決事件捜査班』, to find it very difficult to understand. I thought I had made progress, and it is discouraging to realise that I still have to struggle as soon as the actors speak a little faster or use difficult words. Not feeling well certainly did not help me because I was not willing to put in the extra effort and look up words as I would have done otherwise.

I also watched the first episode of 『流星の絆』. I have finished the novel by Keigo HIGASHINO and wanted to have a look at the drama, but I didn’t like it. It is a good listening practice though, so I might continue to watch it, but I don’t like it enough to study it or listen to it several times. As they made 10 episodes out of a single novel, they had to add scenes, and I think that the result is very far from Higashino’s book. The drama may follow the main story, but the atmosphere is very different. They made what looks like a family drama out of a detective novel, and I was not convinced by the acting.

I had a headache all week long, so this is all that I have done for my Japanese this week…

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2 thoughts on “Japanese Immersion: October week 2

  1. i was wondering when you write Japanese do you usually write vertically or horizontally?? I realized that writing vertically is more comfortable after all these years (it’s more like weeks lol since i never write!) of writing horizontally. I tried writing vertically on a whim just for fun and it hit me that it’s more comfortable for my hands and wrists to write that way.

    I’m very impressed with your dedication and diligence in updating your blog and holding yourself accountable. I can’t get myself to write in Japanese every month let alone every week (this is not in regards to my blog) . However last night I noticed the benefits of writing had on my sleep quality so I think I will try to make a streak to see just how much it helps.

    1. Thank you very much 🙂
      I only write horizontally. Once, I tried writing vertically and I thought it looked weird, mainly because I could not write on one line or I ended up writing some characters bigger than others, haha. I should try again though, it certainly is a good way to break the routine.

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