Singing in Japanese is fun and effective. I like to sing than speaking.
The anxiety and stress almost disappear when I sing. I love to sing anime opening songs. my favorite is One Piece and Junjo Romantica. They are both my favorite anime to watch.
Children learn the language effectively by singing. Singing helps memory, re-enforce new vocabulary and pronunciation. It a great way of exercise the mouth muscle too. You gain speed in talking just by singing a lot.
There are so many benefits in singing, as well as health and well-being a benefit too.
I suffer from anxiety daily. Something the anxiety can creep up on me and causes me to feel uncomfortable. Going out can be a stressful situation for me. I use to take a remedy to ease stress and anxiety. But since I began to sing in Japanese I feel so relaxed and anxiety free.
Now sing more in Japanese daily. I sing while I am walking. When I do feel nervous or anxious I just sing any anime song.
Another great benefit fact, Japanese people love to sing. if you sing in Japanese they would want to be your friend! Karaoke is one of Japanese passion, everyone sing karaoke either they are young or old.
Singing in Japanese it very easy. it’s perhaps Japanese sounds are simpler than English sounds. English words sound has complicated sounds and phonics.
I write the lyrics down on paper. I practice and practice until I master a few lyrics.
overall, singing is the best method for learning a new language.
Tips for singing in Japanese:
- Break down the song into small parts on paper.
- Listen to the song first before you practice.
- Take your time singing
- Don’t worry about making a mistake, carry on singing if you are stumbling.
- Sing while standing up, to fill more oxygen into the lungs.
- Find lyric that’s in Romaji or Hiragana.
- Most anime opening has the lyrics display for you to sing along.
- learn most children song too as they are easier to sing along.
Writing fiction is great for developing the unique characters personalities. Putting them in scenario, how they would interact to certain situations. I wanted to write my own stories as a kid but struggled because of my dyslexia.
Ince I got very bad criticism for my writing on FanFiction site. Then I relIsed how brutal the reader can be.
I did felt knocked back but I picked myself up and decide to self teach myself creative again. I read a brought a few writing exercises books to start writing my own fiction. I learnt a few writing simple techniques and my stories are much better. I leant Show and don’t Tell is key techniques in writing and point of view.
My main genre will be on romance/erotica. I read :is a good book for started writing erotica fiction with helpful writing exercise.
I discovered fiction thesaurus on kindle to use for fiction writing.
I have started developed confidence in writing and I can write easily without flowery language. My character are interesting and less boring. I got load of ideas for my next fiction. I keep a notebook for writing stories ideas.
Sometimes i can’t draw what I imaged, so I write it down. writing the visual description of what my characters are doing, which helped to create a picture.
I don’t know if i will publish theses stories online. But I keep writing because it is very therapeutic.
During the weekend, I created two small Neko’s from ‘Little Bears Crotchet’ free pattern. Creating them was so much fun. I got myself hooked into crotchet.
I discovered the wonderful possibility you can do with crocheting. I have so much old yarn use for knitting. I don’t knit as much these day as I use a years ago. I mostly knit during the winter for hat or scarf. So I try crotchet with my old yarns.
Mio chan enjoyed of good of Finder. Naughty gal!
Crocheting is very easy, once I learnt the basic techniques and understood how to read the abbreviations I was able to create cool amigurumi toys.
They look so cute! I found so much joy in craft. The weekends is time I spend on craft. I would like to explore different crafts such as embroidery. So far Crotchet and Needle Felting I enjoyed the most.
For Christmas my family got a PS4 pro with the Red Dead Redemption 2 bundle . My family did not had a consul gaming system since the Nintendo Game Cube. I would normally played my games on Nintendo 3DS or on the computer. It is really exciting and nice to have the a new gaming consul system again. Finally i can really Immerse myself into gaming again. I could buy myself a gaming PC, but I preference Apple Mac for digital work.
Luckily Playstation store are doing a January Sale this year. I brought a few games that I wanted:
- Sonic Forces
- Kingdom of Hearts Final Mix 1 and 2
- Soul Calibur 6
- God of War 2
i also download some free game:
This was one of my top list game to buy Sonic Forces. I am happy to buy Sonic Force game in discount (£12.99). it is a really fun game. I can create my own character and let them do cool stuff like saving the world in style. (which is a dream come true) I drew sonic fan art characters a lot when i was young. I played Sonic Battle 2 which was one of my favourite childhood games. I created a wolf avatar character that looked like SqaureFox. The cut scene animation with my character involved is very entertaining to watch.
Red Dead Redemption 2
I brought this game with the consul. it very very good game, one of the best! it like watching a movie. There so much thing you can do in this game. The graphics are amazing.
it hard to get back into routine after Christmas holiday. I will be continue my comic artwork this month.
I may stream PS4 game straight to occasionally on Twitch . i already have tested and stream Kingdom of hearts and Red Dead Redemption 2 on my channel at Reebeksart Channel.
I am having technically issue with the mic, The Beats Headphone mic would not work on the PS4. instead i have to use the simple Playstation headset untill i find a good head set with a clear mic.
I have been practising create emote for twitch commission and uploaded them onto my Deviantart page. I draw the emote first before i draw my other illustration. They are really fun and cute to draw.
Twitch commission is still open, if you would like a personalised twitch emote please see more detail on my commission post page .
YouTube has a lot of Japanese content to watch. I was really surprised there are very good, entertaining Japanese videos to watch. I subscribe to a few YouTube who are very popular in Japan and over the world. I normally watch games videos, vlogs and travel. It also helps with recognise some vocabulary. I can listen to how Japanese natives speak naturally which really help me pay attention to the sounds.
I’ll share some of my favourite for Japanese YouTubers:
Hikahin TV and Game channel
One of the most famous Japanese YouTuber, over 6 millions subscribers. Hikahin San is extremely fun to watch. He posted top quality content everyday. I really enjoy watch Hikahin San, he my most favourite YouTuber. He was the first I discovered and subscribe to for Japanese.
Hikahin San also plays Minecraft and does series on Minecraft his game channel. It is really fun to watch, I play Minecraft too. also Hikahin plays well know Nintendo games Such as Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch. If you are interested in watch Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch in Japanese, then visit his game channel.
Seikin TV and Game
Another famous YouTuber with over 3 millions subscribers and is a partner of Hikahin San . They did a music video and videos together. Seikin San mainly play games and review interesting products.
Extremely funny to watch, Hajime San dose comedy. He talks very fast which is hard to understand but still entertaining.
Fun, quirky and super cute. えむずちゃんねる is really good to watch. えむずちゃんねる (sorry I dot know how to write the name in English) create funny creative stories with children toys. She also reviews toy children’s toys and does live stream chats. Here are my favourite videos.
More collage designs of Junjo Romantica. I found out the meaning of the title.
Junjo Romantica = 純情ロマンチカ
“Junjo” means “pure heart”
I watched animation CrunchyRoll site. I watched The Worlds Greatest First Love the same creator as Junjo Romantica, it is a Boy love anime based from a manga. i started to screenshot scene and put them together in a collage. i used canva,com and the pre set templates to place the images. The anime is a proper love story with lots of emotion and dept. (yep there is a lot of kissing) I really enjoy watching the anime.
Creating collages feel very therapeutic and relaxing. I like putting images i like together. i do collage a lot on my iPad with an app. sometimes it is nice to put images together to see how it will look collectively.
I have created a eight collages designs with different templates and panels. it looks like a mini manga comic.