Jalup 10 Year Anniversary — 4 Comments

  1. Congrats Adam! Huge milestone. You have built something amazing and it has helped many people.

    I wish I could say I was here the whole time to see it all, but the advantage of being late to the party is that there now is so much content and everything is ironed out.

    Here is to ten more years!

  2. That was quite an interesting read! Congratulations for reaching 10 years :)

    I don’t really have a big story to share, so I will just share how I found this site: The post which led me down the Jalup rabbit hole was the one reviewing the Core2000. I was at that time confused how that deck worked and that post immediately clicked with me, and the rest is history as they say :)

    Adam, All the best for the future. You have created something wonderful with this site!

  3. Congrats!
    For fun, I checked when I bought my first JALUP decks (Beginner through Expert), and it was around May 2016. And now I live in Japan and work at a Japanese company in Japanese, which is still insane to me. Time flies.

    As for the cost thing – I can tell you your cards are much better than any tutoring or classes I could have taken. At the time I got them, I lived in an area where I couldn’t find a Japanese person even if I tried. So a well structured deck was a wise investment!

    Thanks so much for all your hard work.

  4. Congrats! That was a fun little history lesson. I’m thankful this website exists.

    Thinking back now, I started learning Japanese in college just over 10 years ago (Fall 2009). I think I came to this website very early on in its existence (I remember some of those early layouts and headers), but I took some time off after graduation and didn’t really check back in until a couple years ago.

    I’m admittedly more of a lurker (I assume there are quite a few here), but have commented occasionally and have probably read hundreds of posts. I appreciate your direct style and am glad to have the blog as a resource for motivation or just enjoyment.

    I’m also impressed by all the work you’ve put into the decks. You should be proud. “Expensive compared to what” does come to mind for me too…I think a lot of people see them as “just anki decks” and don’t understand the unique i+1 learning etc. Honestly I think the store page could do a better job of explaining the “why” behind these decks and their killer features. Yes it says “Everything you need for fluency” at the top, but you could expand on that like you did here with the line “The Jalup app is the equivalent of dozens of textbooks and courses combined into one that don’t exist anywhere else.” Just a thought!

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