Perhaps this book was the trigger point. LOL. Translated, “The Study Methods Chosen by Students of University of Tokyo“. For those who have no idea about University of Tokyo, it is one of the best universities in Asia and is also considered probably the best university in Japan. Anyway, so much about the background. On the whole, the above book is a good read. I finished reading it in a day (skipping those parts that I find boring).
The book records the various study methods used by students of the university. The most hilarious one I read is from a female student saying that she stays motivated her aim is to hook up a capable husband in future (I think the implied thing is, you need to be smart to attract smart guys). xDDD This book is a great book for all those who are interested to get some ideas for studying.
If you are interested, this book is selling at S$9 at Bookmart. It’s still considered pricey, given that it’s only 500 yen and that it’s secondhand but I think it’s probably more expensive if you get it at the local bookstore.
I was off to Bookmart to get more books to read and got a nice book at S$12. This would have cost me about S$20 if I got a new copy but I have to say that the condition of this book is as good as new, so it’s a good deal!
I love this book for two reasons. 1) This book talks about the evolution of popular language in Japan In sociolinguistics terms, it talks about language change and the factors influencing the change. 2) It’s in Japanese! So, I’ll be killing two birds with one stone if I read this. Though the author ain’t some linguist, still it’s ok!
I had wanted to spend my time reading the above book today but~ I decided to head down to the local Japanese bookstore, Kinokuniya to get some free magazines to add to my to-read list. I only got these: JPlus and Parti (though there are others that are available). Seriously I don’t enjoy JPlus as much as Parti but I am quite curious how palmistry is explained in Japanese so I got myself a copy.
Parti is like my FAVE free Japanese magazine as the format is almost the same as a Japanese magazine. Lots of pictures and cute comments. (You can also read this online on their site, Parti) Anyway, this month’s feature is on bread~
I find the cover rather cute. All things panda~ You might wonder why. Cos SG currently has a pair of pandas on show at our zoo. There has been quite a hype and the last I knew, the tickets to see the panda are out~
Here’s a page on the pandas~
Here, there’s a full page feature on Legoland Malaysia. It looks like an extremely fun theme park to go to. I love all the LEGO structures they made~!
And yes! Here’s the feature that made me SO, SO hungry when I was in the subway. The spread and feature is amazing cos there are quite a number of pages on bread!
The above is a full page spread on my FAVE Japanese bakery in SG, Sun Moulin (located at the basement of Shaw House). Whenever I eat the bread from this bakery, I feel that I’m back in Japan. 美味しい！！ I love the curry and croquette bun. They are just SO yummy. And yes, the bread are featured in this full page feature.
And yes! Today, I got to know that 好きっていいなよ anime ended from Sara. I was told of this anime last year by a friend but I was too caught up by my assignments and exam to watch it. I am a BIG fan of this manga since years back. I came across this years back when I was in Japan, it was a random purchase but a good one! The wait for the new volume frustrates me everytime cos it means that I have wait for months. So I’m so glad to be reminded again of this anime so I can watch it! Anyway, I have finished watching 5 episodes and I think I can finish watching all the episodes by tomorrow. (I haven’t watched animes or dramas for the LONGEST time) LOL~ so you can see where I am going for my linguistics readings. Hahaha~ And yes, I’m addicted to the ending theme song of this anime. I
As you can see I am quite random. Anyway, the 多読 contest is on. In case you are wondering what 多読 is, you can read this from AJATT website. I have never participated in this contest but I do believe in reading extensively. This is a great method regardless of which level you are at. I think this is just but a fun way to start oneself to read in the language you are learning.
I’m going to end here. This is really a random post to update all of you what I have been up to with my Japanese. I’m thinking of whether to do a post of the first book. Well, I’ll think about it cos I can’t wait to get back to watch the anime. Kyaa~! ほっ！！＼(^o＼) (／o^)／はっ！Till then, take care, guys~!