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Monthly Review: June

We are entering the last week of June and almost reached the half of the year! 😮 If I had to sum up the month of June, I would call it: “going back into my comfort zone.” Though I am still drawing and journaling with as much enthusiasm as last month, the focus of this month is reading, so let’s talk about books! I have been reading several books at the same time this month, but I was not convinced or as enthusiastic as I thought I would be by most of them. Though I have been quite diligent during the first half of June, I finally gave up the battle and returned to the safety of my comfort zone by reading easier and more familiar authors. Japanese books: disappointment and frustration I will post about all these books on my Wednesday section, but this is an overview: 「君たちはどう生きるか」by 吉野源三郎: I finally finished it and will post my review the day after tomorrow, but I can already say that I did not enjoy reading this …

Monthly review: March 2018

I have decided to start a new category on my blog and write a monthly review at the end of the month to talk about how I have been studying Japanese and other things. Blog What is new on my blog is how I write my Friday post. Instead of studying a news article on Friday, I write a review of the week concerning Japan politics and society. To write this post, I have to check the news at least once a day (I open NHK News website and listen to NHK radio news). It sometimes brings a little stress, but the benefice is more significant than I had expected: First, reading the news is an activity that slowly becomes easier. Given that several subjects go on for several days or weeks, once I know the vocabulary I can read on the same subject with a little more confidence. But the greatest benefice is this: I know what is going on in Japan even if I am not living there and it creates some kind of …