Saturday, 10 December 2016


Two of us, my 7-year-old daughter and I, listened to the second chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (why is it the ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’ in American English?). Luckily I have a ‘Y’-shape thingy cord connection.

I read the English while Sachi reads the Japanese. Both of us learning.

This will enable Sachi to maintain her Japanese in an English environment, and I believe this practice will improve her written Japanese too. A pity—only 2 of the 7 have been turned into Japanese audiobooks.

It was a lot of fun, us both giggling over the same funny bits.


  1. Half a year later, Sachi clicks the label 'Sachi' and we fix a couple of typos. :-) :-)

  2. On Day 345, Sachi is able to read the above post completely in English! So fast.