Author Archives: Delenir

About Delenir

Nova Scotian language learner, gamer, musician, and tea lover.

What Anime Has Taught Me About Focus and Determination

Ash from Pokémon, Fubuki from KanColle, Yuri from Yuri on Ice, or Akko from Little Witch Academia… What all these characters have in common is this: They all have a dream, something they want to focus on, and they create … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Introverted Language Learner

Sometimes I feel like the odd one out in the language learning sphere. Many, if not most language learners out there, are focused mainly on speaking. The social aspect is what motivates them, what defines how they learn, and what … Continue reading

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The Gift-Giving Season

With December now upon us, many have already turned their attention towards shopping for the gift-giving season. As a related post to the one I did on minimalism a while back (thanks again to everyone who read and shared it!) I wanted … Continue reading

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An Introvert’s Adventures on italki

Live languages exchanges via sites such as italki are often a big topic in the language learning community. For the longest time, I’d focused exclusively on input, since things like native media have always been my main interest. To see … Continue reading

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Minimalism

Minimalism is something that I’ve been interested in for a long time, but it’s only recently that I’ve come across the actual term for this lifestyle. Essentially, minimalism refers to living light and simply, without physical or mental clutter. It’s … Continue reading

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Tadoku Reflections & The Next Stage

I’m now in the third and final month of my 3 month / 90 Day Japanese project. Last month was spent focusing on the tadoku reading contest. Although I didn’t reach my goal numerically, there is no doubt that the … Continue reading

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Tadoku Contest: Half-Way Point

Here we are, mid-month, and half-way through the current tadoku contest. It’s certainly been an eye-opener so far, even in ways that I wasn’t expecting. Here’s how I’m doing so far… Adjusting I’m currently slightly below halfway up to my … Continue reading

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