mjj (flemmings) wrote,
mjj
flemmings

'We have heard the chimes at midnight'

And thought things like this. Money quote:

You need to learn 500 more kanji. 500. FIVE-HUNDRED. On yomi, kun yomi, only-read-this-way-in-this-one-word-hah-hah-foolish-gaijin yomi, and all of the compounds it might be in (which probably range from "ritual suicide" to "kawaii").

BUT ENOUGH OF THIS WHEEDLING. MIYAMOTO MUSASHI COULD LEARN 500 KANJI BEFORE HIS OPPONENTS DREW THEIR SWORDS TO STRIKE. VICTORY OR DEATH!


Of course, what she doesn't say is you have to have all those kanji in your head and be able to visualise them in an instant without referents..

Which is why I never passed ikkyuu.

ETA: "Client error: This journal is temporarily in read-only mode. Try again in a couple minutes."

'A couple minutes.' Our new Russian overlords have a distinctly American turn of phrase.
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