As usual, I did some listening during my hour’s walk into work. Later in the day, I’d complete reading a short story in Dutch. So far so good.
Best of all, I was pleasantly surprised when I fast-forwarded 35 minutes to chapter 2 when I came to listen to HP1. I skipped so that I could listen to something new for a change.
I discovered that I had improved. I had improved a great deal. I’m familiar with the text, and I’ve worked on it before—but still! I felt that I was able to understand Japanese at first listen!