Hello, August.

Hey everyone! I’m not sure who exactly I’m addressing this to, but anyway I am back from inactivity! I sure plan on being active here, to track my progress and also, of course to push my lazy self to study.

I have already registered for the 54th TOPIK that’ll be happening October 22nd.

I also have plans of taking the JLPT N3. From nothing to N3, so I can feel…fired up. Ha-ha.

Anyway today, I apparently chose the wrong computer to work on but, I’ve studied a bit of French. Or reviewed. When will I ever move forward? We will never know.

Progress so far as of 080517
French. Duolingo: (Basics 1) Basics 2, Phrases
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I was going to compile things for jlpt but unfortunately, this computer can’t read japanese characters 😐

Goals for 2017:
TOPIK Level 4
JLPT N3 (watch me fail idk)
Catch up on other languages I’m studying @ duolingo, memrise

022317 오늘은 일일이다. 

Starting today I vow to study languages everyday. 

POLISH. I checked out declensions for general pronouns. There is no way I could absorb all of those information without actually studying them but I took down notes for future reference. Other pronouns will have to wait as declensions overwhelm me. 

mówisz dzień dobry i dobranoc, the day is done and you’ve come to find…

I might continue studying a bit of Polish or something else… or just sleep altogether. I’m actually too sleepy for anything 근데 지금 너무 더워서 잠들기 힘들어요.  

Ich brauche dich, HiNative.

Today I installed “HiNative” which is pretty much the Best App Ever jk. It’s a triple tie with Duolingo and Memrise. I haven’t been using Memrise for the past few days due to the fact that I’ve been focused more with German @duolingo. 

Anyway, I highly recommend HiNative for language learners who have questions like the usual “how do you say” or asking if your sentences are natural or any question, really. 

Pursuing Latin? I want to be a Latin teacher! 

HOW TO BE A LATIN TEACHER?

I saw a guide online and I am leaving it here on my blog so I can get back to it easily. 

The feeling has passed, but 3 days ago, I finally checked my grades and I got MY VERY FIRST UNO in my entire 6-year stay in UP so far. 


The feeling has passed due to the fact that the truth about me being unable to remember most of what I studied has sunk. I might have gotten a 1 but will I remember all that I’ve learned?

Today in my interviews, I was asked about my career plans. We only have one person in the Latin department of our school and I would like to be the next Latin teacher. Of course this means graduating–which I should. 

Anyway, I am keen on this whole Latin retention and I will definitely finish our book and learn the classics slowly. 

Hello, 2017


Spent my new year with TV5’s #GameTayoSa2017 New Year Countdown. As an introvert, a concert ground–moshpit would probably be the last place you’d see me but I went there for Offroad (A Korean boygroup). It was really tiring but it was worth seeing them that close, and seeing them happy to see Oasis.


(My eyes were glued on Daewon though).

I spent the first day of 2017 with my friend, then my relatives. 

Day 2 was productive–I studied Norwegian for a bit and bonded with my cousins. 


Day 3 was a sudden family day. Skated for the first time in almost a year, I think. Last night, I learned the difference between a lose shoe and tight laces. I thought it was slippery due to the water  but it wasn’t at all with my blades perpendicular to the ice. My legs are still tired from all the tension due to my fear of falling.

 After that, we ate at this Japanese restaurant which mom suggested. 

For today, I should review or study and be productive to ward off any possible anxiety. 

2017 is a year of change. I’m letting go of almost everything from 2016 and the years prior to it. 

Top 10 at Memrise

Guess who was studying too many languages all at once.
memrisewot

I went home today and boy, I’m so restless. I didn’t get to study Spanish yesterday but I did get to review some Turkish, a bit of persian, a bit of arabic alphabet (which I already know but have to go through) and a bit of vietnamese alphabet.

Today I started studying 2 Chinese songs which will probably take a while to study, I got distracted by Welsh so I reviewed a bit of it (Greetings 1, 2 and Days @duolingo).

…I’m still restless but I guess I should sleep…

Or not.

I found out that my almost-crush is a Salmon (Capricorn Horse).
It means we’re 94% compatible—or so the site says.

 

Learn Language Online for Free: Duolingo vs Memrise

I am currently learning a total of 14 languages from Duolingo and Memrise combined…I’m still a beginner at most languages since the amount I studied varies depending on my mood. Anyway, you can check out both apps/sites on our own but if you need a guide, here’s a little comparison between the two.

Duolingo Pros:
-structured learning
-a lot of exercise and vocabulary
Duolingo Cons: 

-exercises might be too overwhelming if you’re not in the mood
-it will take time for you to sound like you know the language (since it’s topic based)
-reviewing is optional (strength bars decrease)

Memrise Pros:
-has more languages offered than Duolingo (although most are “unofficial”)
-varied speakers which will help your listening skills
-teaches you useful expressions so you sound like you know more than you actually do
-has other helpful lessons like vocabularies which will greatly help in your language learning
-reviews you as you learn so you’re sure not to forget things
Memrise Cons:
-“slow” in case you want the fundamentals down all at once
-some lessons or features will tempt you to go pro (at a reasonable price)