WHO HAS ONE OF THESE??
*looks at everyone else who's got 1) a school schedule, 2) their life figured out, etc.*
O-oh... well, then. Um.
But no seriously. Having a school schedule is important. VERY important. Even at this very second that I'm writing this, I have a pile of school that I need to accomplish because I procrastinated it. And this is all because I didn't have a schedule. I still don't have a schedule!
Gladly, though, I'm going to start using my planner ('cause I buy them every year) and make a list and FOLLOW IT. No matter how distracted I get (I get SUPER distracted Twister's, it's not even funny), I'm going to get when I have on that list completed and finished by the end of that day.
Not gonna lie, this is a lot for me to handle. Some how, my mind doesn't like having anything to do. Even if it's something that I want to do, I get distracted. I procrastinate. And. I. Don't. Know. Why. It's frustrating, knowing that even if I try really hard to focus, 50% or more of my mind will want to wander out to go look at Instagram or something.
I want to study. I want to be committed. I WANT to be that person everyone turns to if they need something. And that's not going to happen if I'm like this.
Anyways, it's just really annoying and I'm sick of being like this. So, yeah! I'm going to start working out a school schedule and figure out my life right now. I'm not going to stop posting, oh no! I'm just going to be doing stuff in real life that'll, hopefully, change my life in the right way. The way that's best for me.
Are you wanting to learn Japanese but don't know where to start? Well, I've got a GREAT resource for you then!
As Bianca and I started learning Japanese, we didn't really have a place to start and didn't know what to be learning first. Somehow, Bianca ended up with Tofugu.
Tofugu is such a perfect place for beginners. We learned ひらがな (hiragana), カタカナ (katakana), and also learned which resources would be the best for learning more Japanese! We've also learned a lot about Japanese culture, lifestyle, etc. from Tofugu. I can't express to you how valuable and amazing Tofugu is.
Here are the pages to Tofugu's useful posts! (They're all useful; these are just the ones that we used...)
Japanese Learning Resources Series
They also have some other great resources like WaniKani, which helps you learn the many Kanji that exists, TextFugu and other places that I don't know their functions to! (Me trying to be helpful, but NOPE // SORRY)
All in all, Tofugu is a wonderful resource for learning Japanese. Bianca and I excelled a lot because we were learning from Tofugu (and other places).
We might open up a Japanese section, but that's only once we get our life schedule figured out, which will take a while.
A long while.
But have you heard about Tofugu? Do you like their content? Have they helped you in any way? Tell us in the comments!
You are all going to read a SUPER OLD blog post that I never posted. Which is really funny because it was complete and everything, so I really have NO idea why I didn't post it.
Original date the post was created: May 4th, 2017
Hey Twisters! Long time no see, huh? Sorry about that. I know I said that we were (hopefully) going to post weekly, but school happened, then when we were available we either procrastinated (MAINLY LOOKING AT ME /// HAHAHAH), remembered, but then later forgot (ALSO ME), or other excuses that I can't quite remember. (As I write this, I think of all the times I was watching Netflix shows - by the way, more show and movie reviews will be coming soon!!)
But we're (mostly me) are back now! And ho Ho HO! do I have something truly special! A RAFFL- no. Just kidding. We're not doing a raffle. We have nothing to give right now, but depending on how much traffic our blog gets in the future, we'll think about it. *coughs* On to the actual post!!!
In March/April (and some that's continued into May!), sakura's, also known as cherry blossoms, are blooming! If I'm correct, then the sakura's are still blessing Japan with their mystical beauty.
Two weeks ago, I read an article by Joe, who is a staff writer at Japan Times, on how Tomika, a town in the Fukushima Prefecture, had cherry blossoms blooming. This is amazing, since Tomika was a place where the events of March 11th, 2011 really hit.
I refreshed my memory on the happenings of that time on Britannica and in short, there was a huge earthquake, the most powerful one to have hit Japan, which caused multiple tsunami's to appear. Those tsunami's devestated some nuclear power plants in Fukushima which then exploded, causing the residents there to leave because of the toxic chemicals that started to disperse.
But during this sakura season, Tomika has been re-opened to the public, after lots of diligent and hard work to clean up the damage that those events had created. This is, as the post said, is perfect because in Japan, spring represents a time of renewal and new beginnings, which is something that is truly happening in Tomika.
There are still some parts of Tomika that the government has deemed unsafe for visitors, so those locations are blockaded to the public. The areas that are safe, which is a lot from what I could see/read, people are going to see 1) the beautiful tunnel of cherry blossoms that Tomika is blessed with and 2) the rebuilding efforts.
If you want to check out the blog post, here is the link:
Tomika: Full Bloom - Japan-Guide
Have a great day, Twisters!!
P.S. Hopefully, we'll stick to the weekly blog posts, but if you don't hear from us for a while, we're probably focusing on finals. For those of you who are also doing finals, good luck!
HHAHAAA, LIKE THAT HAPPENED FOR THE BLOG!!! But now we have an actual schedule! ;3
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