Sunday, July 30, 2006

Learning Japanese

Image Hosted by - Useful tips on the Japanese language.

A few years ago (around the year 2003), I became interested in the language. Even more so recently. (more about that at the bottom).

Anyway, on a not-so unrelated note, an article on "The Sunday Times" (Singapore) on 30 June 2006 state that among those surveyed, 56% of the people in Singapore would like to emigrate and 4 in 5 would like to work overseas.

(The following is copied directly from my YouTube profile)

This year, I am preparing for my GCE "O-Level" examinations which starts in October (the prelims is in September, oral in July/August). So I might spend most of my time revising and not have time for other things, including going to the internet.
I do understand some Mandarin Chinese, though to a certent extent. As for japanese, I can recognise most kana and some kanji characters. (eg. 今,日,水,私,北,時 and so on)

The translator (the one i am using, one example is the text on the channel info box) is more accruate than Altavista's babelfish (which everyone uses). So accruate that you may think that my Japanese is fluent. (Although I learned some by watching Anime. Though I have trouble reading Kanji chars besides those like the above example.) Since Chinese (of which Japanese originated from) is the 2nd most spoken languange in Singapore, though I can't understand (Mandrin) Chinese as much as Japanese.

This Blog... (and MSN/Windows Live Spaces)

I'm new to blogging in general and I normally don't type much (mainly because I don't know what to type). I don't really have anything specific to put here. So I might put random things like school to a particular anime.

Below are blogs from my MSN Spaces (in reverse Chronological order):

School carnival - 14 July 2006 16:03:54
On 15 July, there will be a carnival at my school. The thing is that everyone has to go and it lasts from 7:45am till 2pm. Not sure what to do there. (entering this from one of the auditorium room at Temasek Polytechnic)

School - 25 June 2006 13:28:17
(i am entering this from the 17th floor of the HDB Hub in Toa Payoh) the new term is starting tomorrow. Since i am in Secondary 5, that would mean heavy revision of subjects until sometime before the actual o level around November. Too much things to study. (i scored an F9 on most of my subjects.)

YouTube videos - 22 June 2006 13:12:16
I have recently (well 2 weeks before this post) created a YouTube account. (For those who don't know, it's a place where you can upload videos and watch other's video). At the time of post there are 23 videos uploaded that can be viewed to the public.

All the videos in the playlist at my Friendster accounts (1st and 2nd) and are uploaded by me.

Here's the link to my YouTube profile:

New anime. - 20 May 2006 13:18:21
While browsing through a Webcomic's forum, they keep having picture of a character which I have never seen before. I look around and I found the title, 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱. I found out that it started airing at country J about a month ago and I (somehow) manage to watch it. P.S, I find the 1st episode rather lame and disturbing.