"You won't learn a language by just sitting around watching TV all day" is what I kept telling myself. Despite pushing to learn Japanese 3 years ago, I slacked off and my efforts amounted to very few achievements.
The ultimate embarrasement came when I attempted JLPT level 4 and failed. I do have a very reasonable excuse, having just been travelling for a month before the exam and not being able to do any revision. But the matter stands that I failed the exam and my fellow Japanese learners didn't. Infact, I felt fairly ashamed when they all spoke about how easy the exam was. Their faces fell silent when I told them how I had failed.
So I have joined The Mixxer in a desperate attempt to crack the very basics of Japanese. I'm not a COMPLETE begginer, but I obviously have a very long way to go before being able to hold a decent and fluent conversation.
To all the Japanese speakers out there - send me messages PLEASE! I don't mind if Japanese is your first or second language. But get in touch. Surely that is the aim of this website??!!