Weekly Update: 003

1webdesignTo be honest, I haven’t been all that productive but I do have a couple things that I am proud to have fully accomplished! First and foremost is a site that has been with me for quite some time – Poison Race. I originally had this site back in the early 2000s and it went through several layouts, hosts and even had its very own domain once but times changed and the site fell into the void. However, with some prompting from my buddies, I finally pulled it back together and decided to combine it with all of my current avatars/icons. While I still don’t think that I am all that great with icons, it’s definitely nice to see some evidence of where I used to be and where I have wound up now!

After all, that is what this blog is all about, right? Progress! (*•̀ᴗ•́*)و ̑̑

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Poison Race: an icon/avatar collective


I finally got back into practicing Japanese! I know, long time coming and I have done1japanese terrible things by putting it off this long. However, I have started to use my textbooks a little more (I bring them to work and work on them on my lunch break!) and I managed to find some interesting apps on my new phone! I found a wonderful news app that not only is easy to practice reading but all the kanji (easy or hard) are all accompanied by furigana. I also found a new app to use to practice how quickly I recognize kana and this is where I am gaining the evidence that I really shouldn’t have put off practicing Japanese at all. I knew from my many years of learning French that without exposure, you very quickly lose your language skills. I hope i can learn from this and that I can continue to work on this until I am confident enough to start trying to talk to people or at least use my Japanese twitter account more frequently!

— ☆ Emrys