Category Archives: Reviews

Don’t Try This At Home Alone

As much as you might enjoy reviewing your SRS flashcards, watching foreign movies, reading your foreign language books, or whatever you do to learn Chinese and/or Japanese (or any language for that matter), you can’t learn it all on your … Continue reading

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5 Methods For Learning Kanji Faster

It’s said that there are about 50,000 kanji in existence. Thank god we only need to know a thousand or two of those! Does that make you feel any better? Probably not. Learning the kanji is the hardest part about … Continue reading

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南京!南京!City of Life and Death

“Nanjing! Nanjing!”, also known as “City of Life and Death”, is a new Chinese film by director Lu Chuan depicting the battle of Nanjing during the Second Sino-Japanese War. This battle is commonly referred to as “The Rape of Nanking” … Continue reading

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My Zousho: I started with Ultimate Japanese

This is the first of many book reviews I’ll do in the My Zousho series. Zousho (蔵書、ぞうしょ) means library or book collection. I’m going to take you through every book in my library that I’ve used to learn Japanese. I … Continue reading

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Learn How to Speak Chinese with ChinesePod

If you’re trying to learn Chinese then I can’t stress enough how you should be using ChinesePod. Whenever someone first asks me how to learn Chinese I tell them to start there. I started learning Chinese with their podcast lessons … Continue reading

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How to Speak Japanese: Rikaichan and Kanji-lish

Here are two more great tools to help you learn Japanese. As long as you use Firefox as your internet browser, you will find these tools to be really handy and convenient. They’ll help you save time and create a … Continue reading

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Warriors of Heaven and Earth 天地英雄

One of the best Chinese movies I’ve seen lately, Warriors of Heaven and Earth, offers a unique story of adventure through the Gobi desert that will keep you entertained for it’s whole two hour duration. It’s full of great scenes … Continue reading

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