• AvatarSarah on Why you Should be Excited About the Sequel to 結婚できない男Feel the same way....I just stopped watching the second season knowing the doctor wouldnt be in it...I found it not to be as good as the first season.
  • AvatarRakuei on You Failed the JLPT – Now What?I have failed N2 FIVE times. This July will be my 6th attempt. I always fail all sections, except listening. It seems to be my strong point. No matter how much I cram that vocabulary...
  • AvatarJonathan on Survivorship Bias while Learning JapaneseIn that light it makes sense. I’m pretty new. I’m not aware of many other Japanese learner blogs so maybe that skews my perspective on what others are dealing with when tackling this language. I...
  • AdamAdam on Survivorship Bias while Learning JapaneseI'm sorry it came off that way. My intention was the opposite. It was meant to prevent people from comparing themselves to the "success stories" and to not feel down on yourself when you don't...
  • AvatarJonathan on Survivorship Bias while Learning JapaneseWhat a change in tone this article has. I understand wanting to set realistic expectations but this can basically be summed up as a demotivational article. I don’t understand why you would write this for...
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