2012 Resolutions

January 2nd, 2012  | By: Daichi  | Categories: Misc  | Tags: , ,

Happy 2012 Everyone!

So I have this here neglected blog that I want to try to update it a bit more often. And to do that, I’ll need something to talk about.

So how about some New Years Resolutions?

My only really goal for last year was simply to be better at Japanese. Not a very upwards goal but I’m slowly climbing the seemingly infinitely long stairs to fluency. I was pretty good at keeping up with my SRS decks almost each and every day of the year. I did drop RTK since I found my sentence deck far more interesting. (RTK is damn useful, but if it can’t hold your interest, you might as well find a new way to learn.)

I've been doing a pretty decent job of making SRS part of my daily routine. Even if it's just a bit.

I’ll continue forward with my goal of learning more Japanese, maybe I’ll even aim a little higher, I do want to feel like I’m moving faster, but I don’t think I need a resolution to keep in a habit I’m already doing fairly good with. I just need to turn the dial up a bit higher.

So anyway, there are a couple things I want to try in 2012: 1) reading, 2) cooking.

Kino's Journey, a Light Novel I started that I've been neglecting.

1) I haven’t been able to read through an entire book in quite a long while, so I want to try to get back into this habit. (Manga certainly isn’t a problem, I’ll plow through that kind of material quite without a problem.) I’ve also been attempting some reading in Japanese. But if I can’t get through a book in English, I’m going to have troubles sticking to reading a Japanese book. I want to read at least a book every two months, it might not sound like a lot, but it’s a habit I need to build up to. I also desire at least a couple of these be Japanese Light Novels, which I expect to take me a lot longer.

A cake I made not too long ago. Double layered frosted yellow cake with Blueberry jam in the middle

2) The next thing is cooking. Recently I’ve made a lot of desserts and various goods, and I’ve decided I want to expand my cooking repertoire. I want to learn to make some of the stuff I’ve seen in various TV shows and I also just want to learn to make some of the various foods from scratch that I enjoy when I eat out. (Such as Pho, Vietnamese Sandwiches, or Korean BBQ). Also I feel like I should learn a little about presentation when it comes to food, normally this is something don’t do much about.

Below are just a couple things I have my eyes set upon, and so many more things I want to try.



Some pretty looking mini desserts.

A colorful school girl bento sounds like fun.

So these are the challenges I’ve set forth in front of me. I’ll really try to post at least once a month about something, probably related to the above. If that fails somehow, you’ll see me on Twitter for sure.