Language Plan This Week

Each Monday, I’ll post my language learning plans for the week so you can follow along and I can be held accountable. Come back each month for a wrap up post where I go over what I’ve accomplished and what still needs to get done.


Monday
Jawi Lesson 21: Belajar Tulisan Jawi/Learn Jawi by Abdul Razak Hamid and Mokhtar Mohd Din
Javanese reading: Remen Basa Jawa kanggo Sekolah Dasar Kelas III

Tuesday
Jawi Lesson 22: Belajar Tulisan Jawi/Learn Jawi by Abdul Razak Hamid and Mokhtar Mohd Din

Wednesday
Jawi Lesson 23: Belajar Tulisan Jawi/Learn Jawi by Abdul Razak Hamid and Mokhtar Mohd Din
Thai reading: ความสุขของกะทิ by วลัยกร สมรรถกร

Thursday
Jawi Lesson 24: Belajar Tulisan Jawi/Learn Jawi by Abdul Razak Hamid and Mokhtar Mohd Din
Javanese reading: Langen Driya Pejahipun Menak Jingga

Friday
Jawi Lesson 25: Belajar Tulisan Jawi/Learn Jawi by Abdul Razak Hamid and Mokhtar Mohd Din

Saturday
Day off for a dance performance!

Sunday
Jawi Lesson 26: Belajar Tulisan Jawi/Learn Jawi by Abdul Razak Hamid and Mokhtar Mohd Din
Thai reading: ความสุขของกะทิ by วลัยกร สมรรถกร


Featured image from Death to Stock.

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May Wrap-Up

Language Check-in

This month, my main language goal was to get my Jawi back to where it was when I stopped studying back in January. I’ve sort of gotten there. At least I’m starting to do new lessons instead of go over old ones. Overall, though, I’m finding Jawi really hard to master. I’m pretty good at writing it, but I find it impossible to read. All the letters look the same! Once I work all the way through my current lesson book, Belajar Tulisan Jawi/Learn Jawi by Abdul Razak Hamid and Mokhtar Mohd Din, I have a reader that I plan to work on next, which will hopefully help me with my letter recognition problem.

Other than Jawi, I haven’t been working seriously on anything. I need to do more with Thai in the coming month because I can feel it getting a bit rusty even when I’m being diligent with my flashcards. I also want to add Javanese back into the mix, probably through a combination of reviewing old lessons and doing some easy readings.

Travel This Month

Job interviews mean that I’ve been traveling all over the place. This month I made it to Philadelphia for a wedding and Bloomington and Grand Rapids for interviews. I liked Bloomington and didn’t see enough of it. I can see Bloomington being annoying to get to if you need to fly, but as a town itself seemed interesting. Cafe Bali is my food recommendation there; I had the babi kecap.

As for Grand Rapids, I liked it much less, but I’ve never been one for cities. Desperate for anything but American food, I ate at Bangkok Taste Cuisine, which wasn’t amazing but wasn’t bad either.

Posts Elsewhere

I found this helpful guide on deciphering Thai fonts and handwriting, something I still find impossible.

Merapi has started to erupt, several years later than I thought it would. Watch this video, reposted by The Guardian because I can’t find the original Instagram post, of the first phreatic eruption this month.


Featured image from Death to Stock.