2009年2月18日水曜日

Don't freak out

So you slipped up. How long as it been since you last read or heard Japanese? Have you been watching the non-Japanese TV in gratuitous amounts? Work catching up to you? School grades slipping? Had to take care of life? So what you lost a couple days. Big deal. Shit happens.

Everybody screws up. I did. Between my studying, school, finishing my recent favorite manga series and getting accidentally hooked on Boston Legal, I've totally blown off Japanese for the past six days total for the first time.


What's the solution? Don't try to force yourself into "doing more Japanese". That's not a valid solution. The best way to handle it is to simply let your interests drift. Drift back to Japanese, to be specific. Today was the first day I started getting back into the groove. I still slaked off a lot and watched Boston Legal, studied for my biology class, ate out, etc. But between all that I was listening to some really good 陰陽座 songs I hadn't listened to before. About an hour before now I got the idea to search for some backgrounds for the band (of which I was unsuccessful, by the way, Japan sucks at the internet). When I was searching I ran into the singer's blog, singer's wiki page, the lyrics for songs, etc.

And down the rabbit hole I went. Tomorrow I have a light amount of work and I've run out of Boston Legal for now, I have no doubt I'll be looking up the cool demonic words in their songs tomorrow.

See what I mean? Never force yourself. Let your interest guide you.

3 件のコメント:

  1. Oh wow, very fun group. :)
    Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. Same for me with Battlestar galactica.
    The successful comeback came with 怨み屋本舗.
    It is one of those series that makes you forget time.

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