Saturday, 28 January 2017


Waiting for Sachi to get herself ready for her bedtime story, I picked up a Japanese book. I hadn’t done that for a while. And here’s what I found.

I read differently now. Yes, I recognize more, but that is not the most significant difference. Now I scan the lines more quickly, and am happy to leave alone the words or kanji that I don’t know. Thereby, I read more fluently.

Previously, I read in a linear fashion and often got stuck. I’d need to figure everything out before I was able to continue.

That’s actually poor practice, you know.

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