Typical day in my life and my immersion environment
Today’s post will be about how my typical day usually goes. I was planning to draw up some circle to illustrate this but that didn’t prove to be successful^^” Instead I’ll just type it out like a timetable.
For the whole day - Japanese is always playing in the background (unless internet disconnects and what not)
From when I wake up – 3 : 30 pm – Reading manga, playing games, review of SRS (sentences, Kanji), browse web
3 30 pm – 6:00 pm or 9:00pm - SilverSpoon (some days there are more activities to do than others, so it varies) , reading manga, games, relaxing
10:00pm until I sleep - More anime, drama, read manga
When I’m sleeping, I also have earphones in my ears playing Japanese (podcasts mainly)
Eating - Earphoness in one ear
Showering- I use my old ipod touch as speakers to play music^^”
Since I’m on holidays, I can stay immersed in Japanese practically for the whole day. Although the days where I have to go out, I use my trusty Ipod to keep up my Japanese environment. You’re probably thinking, I’m lazy and just having fun everyday^^”! (which is true on the most part!) As I try my best to stay immersed for the whole day, there are times when either the internet disconnects or I am busy doing something and Japanese just happens to stop playing. This usually equals to about half and hr + a day of loss Japanese. I know some people have commitments such as work , school, etc and cannot stay immersed for the whole day. But even if you happen to listen to 1 minute of Japanese, 2hrs + a day, it’s better than nothing!
Today, I’ve decided to start plastering my walls with Japanese content (mainly manga, as I still don’t have a working printer to print things off the web^^”). I really should of done this a while ago but never really decided to bother doing it (I blame my lazy self!). I haven’t finished setting up my environment, it’s barely complete. I only plaster things which I find amusing and interesting. As you can see from the pictures, most of them are humorous ones^^” This idea is from reading AJATT’s post on setting up your environment and also from SilverSpoon.
For Japanese learners out there, do you plaster your walls with Japanese and try to immerse yourself in Japanese 24/7?
P.S. If you’re interested in what mangas are up there, it’s Beelzebub, Sket Dance, Bleach and I don’t know the other one^^” but it was humorous. These are all from Shounen Jump, that my friend got for me in Japan (which I’m really thankful for)
As always, feel free to ask questions~