20 fevereiro 2017

Week 1 - Studying Japanese

I decided to take my japanese studies serious, it is a little bit hard for me because where I live there is no japanese school that I can go, so I have to do some extra effort to learn it and who knows, maybe some day I will be able to go to a different city and study there. 
To study better I thought that I should organize my studies and create a guide to it. So if you want to join me, I'll leave everything that I will study on this post, and maybe I will post my progress during the week and I'm planning to do a post talking about all the japanese books that I have and that help me during this journey. I also would like to add that I have already studied the hiragana and katakana charts, so I won't review them this week, because I don't think it is necessary.



Monday
Review Units 1 and 2 from the book Genki
 (This is the textbook that I use for Japanese studies) 
Practice the vocabulary using the website Quizlet
Do the test that it is available on Quizlet for units 1 and 2
Review the vocabulary using MEMRISE

Tuesday
Do the test that it is available on Quizlet for units 1 and 2 (Again!)
Watch videos from Youtube to review the grammar topics from Units 1 and 2 
Review the vocabulary using MEMRISE
Watch one episode: Terrace House

Wednesday
 Write a post on Lang-8 to review all the vocabulary from units 1 and 2
Review Unit 3
Practice the vocabulary using the website Quizlet
Do the test that it is available on Quizlet for unit 3
Review the vocabulary using MEMRISE

Thursday
Watch videos from Youtube to review the grammar topics from Unit 3
Do all the exercises from the Homework book - Unit 3
Review the vocabulary using MEMRISE
Watch one episode: Terrace House

Friday
Review Unit 4
Watch videos from Youtube to review the grammar topics from Unit 4
Do all the exercises from the Homework book - Unit 4

Saturday
Practice the vocabulary using the website Quizlet
Do the test that it is available on Quizlet for unit 4
Review the vocabulary using MEMRISE
Watch one episode: Terrace House

Sunday
Write a post on Lang-8 to review all the vocabulary from units 3 and 4
Review the vocabulary using MEMRISE
Do the test that it is available on Quizlet for unit 4
Practice reading using my 10 short stories book - translate page 5

18 fevereiro 2017

What I am reading at the moment and my new best friend
























I haven't finished any books yet and we are in the middle of Fabruary. I started a lot of things, but I'm having problems to continue those readings, or because I'm not interested, or because I have a lot of things in my mind. But in conclusion the thing is: I have to start finishing things. Now, the list looks like this:

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 
Never Let me Go
The Passion according GH
Ed & Lorraine Warren
Outlander volume 1

On the next days, I will focus all my attention on reading Outlander. But I won't give up reading the other books either. And to finish this post, I would like to share that my husband and I rescued this little dog from the streets, he was looking pretty bad and he was very sick at the time (January, 28th) but now he is completely healthy and he is having a lot of fun with us and I'm totally in love with him! He is such a nice dog and now, I have company when I'm reading my books. His name is Steve Rogers, like Captain America, because he was very thin when we found him, but I know that soon he will become a super dog! 

See you guys soon, 
Thais Okubaro

09 fevereiro 2017

Movies that I watched this past month

Everything that I watched during the past weeks.

LA LA LAND (2016)A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. I liked it, but I didn't love it :( I know, maybe there is something wrong with me and during the day that I watched I was having a super bad headache, but I don't know, something was off. 8/10












NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (2016)A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale. When the movie finished I was like WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT, but then I spent hours thinking about the movie and disscussing it with my friend and I was confused, in love, disturbed by it. Now, I can see it clear it: I just love it. 9/10



ALIEN (1979) - After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
I KNOW. I am probably the last person in the world who watched Alien LOL But I really liked it, I was able to see all the references from other movies and it was really thrilling, but let me just tell you that I laughed HARD on the scene that the Alien appears doing Jazz hands LOL SERIOUSLY, he was doing jazz hands and I just fell in love with it! After that scene, I was really cheering for him the whole movie. 9/10




MACHESTER BY THE SEA (2016) -An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies. AND THEN I DIED IN TEARS! 10/10