padnote:

hi it’s time for this video again

hanjizoe:

I’m almost at 300 followers and I wanna do a Animal Crossing items and bells giveaway!!
The winner will receive:
A whopping 20 Million Bells
Sloppy Set
Princess Set
Sweets Set
7/11 Set
Cardboard Set
50 Blue Roses
50 Pink Roses
Throwing Beans
Dango
Tteok Plate
Rice Cake
Berliner
Pumpkin Pie
Cucumber Horse
Veggie Basket
Twelve Grape Plate
Yut Board
New Years Noodles
Rules:
You must be following me
Reblog as many times as you want, but don’t spam please!
Likes Count
No giveaway blogs
The giveaway ends and the winner will be picked on May 5th 2014
Good Luck!~♥

hanjizoe:

I’m almost at 300 followers and I wanna do a Animal Crossing items and bells giveaway!!

The winner will receive:

  • A whopping 20 Million Bells
  • Sloppy Set
  • Princess Set
  • Sweets Set
  • 7/11 Set
  • Cardboard Set
  • 50 Blue Roses
  • 50 Pink Roses
  • Throwing Beans
  • Dango
  • Tteok Plate
  • Rice Cake
  • Berliner
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Cucumber Horse
  • Veggie Basket
  • Twelve Grape Plate
  • Yut Board
  • New Years Noodles

Rules:

  • You must be following me
  • Reblog as many times as you want, but don’t spam please!
  • Likes Count
  • No giveaway blogs

The giveaway ends and the winner will be picked on May 5th 2014

Good Luck!~♥

hanjizoe:

I’m almost at 300 followers and I wanna do a Animal Crossing items and bells giveaway!!
The winner will receive:
A whopping 20 Million Bells
Sloppy Set
Princess Set
Sweets Set
7/11 Set
Cardboard Set
50 Blue Roses
50 Pink Roses
Throwing Beans
Dango
Tteok Plate
Rice Cake
Berliner
Pumpkin Pie
Cucumber Horse
Veggie Basket
Twelve Grape Plate
Yut Board
New Years Noodles
Rules:
You must be following me
Reblog as many times as you want, but don’t spam please!
Likes Count
No giveaway blogs
The giveaway ends and the winner will be picked on May 5th 2014
Good Luck!~♥

hanjizoe:

I’m almost at 300 followers and I wanna do a Animal Crossing items and bells giveaway!!

The winner will receive:

  • A whopping 20 Million Bells
  • Sloppy Set
  • Princess Set
  • Sweets Set
  • 7/11 Set
  • Cardboard Set
  • 50 Blue Roses
  • 50 Pink Roses
  • Throwing Beans
  • Dango
  • Tteok Plate
  • Rice Cake
  • Berliner
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Cucumber Horse
  • Veggie Basket
  • Twelve Grape Plate
  • Yut Board
  • New Years Noodles

Rules:

  • You must be following me
  • Reblog as many times as you want, but don’t spam please!
  • Likes Count
  • No giveaway blogs

The giveaway ends and the winner will be picked on May 5th 2014

Good Luck!~♥

miecroft:

every friend group has a mom

stitchesnstones:

WOW oKAY so I just hit 2,000 followers and my friend darrien hit 2,000 followers recently a week or few ago so we’re combining our things to host a grand giveaway!! THANK U ALL SO MUCH FOR FOLLOWIN WOW
our giveaway is for whopping 100,000,000 bells and of yummy items such as
berliner
steamed bun case
buffet server
new year’s noodles
wedding cake
chocolate cake
birthday cake
shaved iced lamp
afternoon tea set
box of chocolates
rice cake
tteok plate
samgyetang
songpyeon
twelve-grape plate
sushi platter
flour, sugar, vinegar, lolipop, chocolate heart, milk, butter & candy! (these aren’t actual pieces of furniture but look super cute on tables imo)
turkey
fruit basket
veggie basket
cornucopia
rice cooker
lazy-susan table
salad bar
yummy ice cream streetpass items!!
sweets player
so here are the rules!!:
there will be ONE and ONLY one winner due to there being so much stuff!
if you do not reply within 48 hours, we will choose a new winner
you may like & reblog once (it doesn’t show up if you do multiple times anyways)
if a giveaway blog is picked (i.e. blogs only meant for reblogging for giveaways) then we will redraw a new winner
you don’t have to be following us, but there is a special prize or few for those who are (either me or brewstermilk)
you must be comfortable with exchanging friendcodes with both of us for we will probably both be delivering 
this giveaway will end may, 2nd, 2014, good luck!

stitchesnstones:

WOW oKAY so I just hit 2,000 followers and my friend darrien hit 2,000 followers recently a week or few ago so we’re combining our things to host a grand giveaway!! THANK U ALL SO MUCH FOR FOLLOWIN WOW

our giveaway is for whopping 100,000,000 bells and of yummy items such as

  • berliner
  • steamed bun case
  • buffet server
  • new year’s noodles
  • wedding cake
  • chocolate cake
  • birthday cake
  • shaved iced lamp
  • afternoon tea set
  • box of chocolates
  • rice cake
  • tteok plate
  • samgyetang
  • songpyeon
  • twelve-grape plate
  • sushi platter
  • flour, sugar, vinegar, lolipop, chocolate heart, milk, butter & candy! (these aren’t actual pieces of furniture but look super cute on tables imo)
  • turkey
  • fruit basket
  • veggie basket
  • cornucopia
  • rice cooker
  • lazy-susan table
  • salad bar
  • yummy ice cream streetpass items!!
  • sweets player

so here are the rules!!:

  • there will be ONE and ONLY one winner due to there being so much stuff!
  • if you do not reply within 48 hours, we will choose a new winner
  • you may like & reblog once (it doesn’t show up if you do multiple times anyways)
  • if a giveaway blog is picked (i.e. blogs only meant for reblogging for giveaways) then we will redraw a new winner
  • you don’t have to be following us, but there is a special prize or few for those who are (either me or brewstermilk)
  • you must be comfortable with exchanging friendcodes with both of us for we will probably both be delivering 
  • this giveaway will end may, 2nd, 2014, good luck!

prom dresses

frozen-callisto:

甘い、
Pixiv ID: 10199275Member: コナ

frozen-callisto:

甘い、
Pixiv ID: 10199275
Member: コナ

kaitlyncrossing:

So since I still have stuff that I think you guys would like I’m doing another giveaway!  

The theme of this one is cute sugary stuff~

One person will win:

Afternoon-Tea Set

Shaved-Ice Lamp

Berliner

Sweets Player

Heart P. Balloon

Pink Pinwheel

Pink Glow Stick

500,000 bells

Rules:

You DON’T need to be following me :3

Must have the game etc!

No giveaway blogs! 

Reblog 1 time and like 1 time for two entries c: 

ENDS APRIL 25TH

briqhtly:

did someone cake hd cake song?? no?? well in that case have some hd cake song

cocacolatitties sent: Okay so for like 10 months now I've been trying to learn hiragana and nothing seems to be working because somehow, because I can only write out the first column, and the k column, but if a see a chart for the basic set of hiragana I can pronounce, and recognize pretty well, but I can't seem to get past the basic set, I can barely remember vocabulary, I can't remember stroke order, I can't remember any katakana and kanji, I can't even start a conversation let alone a sentence. (Continued).

japanese-revision:

Cont. I know have terrible memory, & that learning a new language probably wasn’t a good idea. But nothing seems to work, and I’m thinking of giving up, because I met people like kimonotime on tumblr, who can read, write, and can have conversations with people and it only took her a year. While I can’t even get the basic set of hiragana down in 10 months. I new it was going to be hard, but now it seems like I have to add learning a new language to the list of things I can’t do. Do you have tips?

This is such a common worry for many learners of a language, I find. “I don’t know enough despite spending [X amount of time] learning [this language]”. And that’s regardless of what level they are at…

As such, I’ve kind of covered this a few times (so please read!!):

So now I’m going respond to this in a more personal way than I perhaps previously have…

(I can already tell this is going to be a very long response, sorry!).

I actually have a few friends who I cannot believe have such bad memories (without having conditions that affect the memory), yet are learning Japanese and have steadily picked it up at their various paces, who now can have conversations when forced into those situations - when they would have originally said they could not do so.

So bad memory or not, you can still do it. Don’t add it to that Can’t Do list!! I’ve been learning for six years, and the correct spelling for many kanji and even how to write kana at times can still leave my head fairly regularly.

You say you’ve been learning for 10 months, but that doesn’t tell me anything. What is important is, what have you been doing during those ten months?

Are you… trying to read some things in Japanese everyday? Speaking to friends and/or penpals in Japanese (in person/on Skype/etc) every week? Keeping a blog/diary in Japanese everyday/each week? Trying to speak Japanese when alone? Singing Japanese songs (even kid’s songs)? Playing games on your phone/a Nintendo DS to help with your writing everyday?

Because it’s all about repetition and practice. The more you repeat, the more it’ll stick. When you’re first starting out in particular, I think drilling information like that is so important. Also try to read out loud as much as you can when you encounter any Japanese. E.g., ドーナツが好きです。 (“Doonatsu ga -ki desu”). Even if you don’t understand it, keep that practice up. Then, if you’re online, get Rikai-kun or some other browser hover dictionary so that you can hover over words like “好き” and read the hiragana of it there(= すき = suki).

You can be learning for ten years, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to know an extremely high, academic level of the language. It can be hard to juggle other responsibilities with learning another language.

I’ve been learning for six years, but - during that time, I’ve been studying various other subjects, and also worked and regularly looked after a baby [my brother] for over a year, as well as made time for socialising. So it feels silly to say I’ve been learning for that amount of time because - overall - the amount of time I put towards it just wasn’t enough to really get too far. Not for me at least. Language doesn’t sit in my brain as easily as learning some other things does, but I know this and so six years with life in-between is just not enough.

But, unlike some, I don’t really think that’s something that should deter us, I think it’s something that we should take into consideration before we start beating ourselves up over our abilities. Give yourself a break, people!!

Learning should be an amazing thing, and it should be fun. Little by little, slowly or not, you are enriching your mind. If something is killing your fun, simply shake it off. =)

Although, believe me, I am impatient when it comes to wanting to become good at something. So I understand that it’s hard to accept, and think the beginning of learning something is the worst part. I hate it. =P

I’d also like to add, unlike most people I see on the Internet who study Japanese, I am a mess. Ha ha! Whilst they seem to give the impression that they have very efficient ways of studying, and are highly motivated and happy overall… that is not me. Some see my blog and think otherwise, but I always try to stress the truth of the matter. I would say I often hit points of despair where the only way is up. Ha ha!

I’m currently close to finishing a year-long study abroad in Japan, and can safely say that my confidence has gradually been decreasing during this time.

It made me question whether I wanted to continue as well, and I did have a moment where I thought, “No. I’m tired of feeling bad at something. It’s too draining”. However, it was only really because I was looking at it in terms of my university (take note: I am not doing well academically at all! Always on the edge of failure, or actually failing).

So I decided to continue, whether my language abilities are ever ‘enough’, a poor level or not… I’m not gonna waste energy getting down about it anymore, because I’m still happy learning it and I know I’ll never stop anyways. So I’m going to continue doing my best, and just try to enjoy myself regardless of any academic struggles.

I don’t think it will ever feel like I know enough, but I feel lacking in even my native language, so I’m not too bothered as I can still communicate more than effectively in it, so who cares that I can’t use a few fancy words. I think it’ll be the same for me with Japanese too.

But I once read that confidence is a by-product of success, and I believe this is so true. However, what happens when you do not view yourself as ever being successful? Because people are not always able to see their triumphs, as they don’t necessarily view it in a personal way.

Same goes for so many things.

E.g., for many people, brushing their teeth is a very simple task. However, for others - despite their physical capabilities, it can be a real challenge. So if they do it and feel a sense of achievement from it, and even have a little celebration over it, good for them!

I don’t think anyone should put another down over things that don’t come as ‘naturally’ for them as it may do for others. We all have our struggles, to varying degrees over all sorts of things. We cannot always comprehend each other’s struggles, but we have to at least try and respect them because they are as real as our own.

It’s all relative. Picking on someone or even yourself for not being able to do something someone else can do is not helpful, and it’s often just mean. You should never make others feel less than you for not reaching your irrelevant expectations. Similarly, it can be problematic for you to adopt their incompatible expectations.

Not saying I don’t believe in aiming high. I just believe that you should become aware of when you’re aiming too high for yourself and feel absolutely no shame for lowering the bar in a way that’s suited to you, regardless of how it is in relation to others.

So you might need an extra 10 months to get somewhere someone else could get in 2, but so what? Ease the pressure, as I presume you’re not on a strict time limit anyways. Remember that you are not alone in it either, many are in the same position.

I’m sure there are some people who would say Give up, and will disagree with what I’m saying. But I don’t know of any reason to stop if you’re still interested in it? It might get frustrating sometimes, especially because the more you know, the more you will realise you don’t know. However, with more and more practice, you will be highly likely to keep improving regardless of whether you notice that or not.

And there will be highs as well as lows!

Sorry to both focus on the lows and talk about myself so much, and I hope this is not too depressing or irrelevant to your situation. But I wanted to talk about myself as someone who has not achieved quickly or as well as some others within the time frame that I have been learning. You just gotta keep going, and remember to enjoy it.

My science tutor once told me, "Never let how bad you think you are at something stop you from pursuing your interests. There is nothing wrong with keeping it up in your spare time at the very least".

It has stuck with me for ages. I dropped so many aspirations, so many interests, etc, just because I thought I could never be good or successful in them and/or because I sucked at them in school (French, the only language I learnt in school, was my worst subject! x).

Slowly but surely, I’m following what my tutor told me, and started to embrace things that I always wanted to pursue yet never felt good enough for. I apply this way of thinking to many things in my life now. And I can get nervous, scared, embarrassed and feel like I’ve made a few mistakes along the way… but ultimately, I think I’m becoming more at peace and thus happier with myself as a result. So my advice is to just keep going, and it’ll eventually work out.

But the more frustrated you become about it, the harder it will become (at least, in my experience). So breathe! And, to be honest, if you’re in that mindset, you could become a genius in the language and probably still never appreciate yourself for it because someone will always be ‘better’ than you. So leave the negativity at the door, x.

Hope that made sense, and hope that helped if you were able to struggle through this essay of a reply! xx.

deleyduttonのコメント:

This is kind of a crude example, but it cheered me up when I was struggling with being slow period of Japanese learning. “Language is Peeing”.

nihongogogoのコメント: 

Totally agree with this, I’ve been ‘learning’ for 10yrs, but if you add the approximate study hrs, it’s about 500, 350 hrs of which were in the last year, so I was realllly lazy for 9 years! Try Memrise.com and scritter app for drilling hiragana!


Pieces of Advice.

kashmiru:

a egg is hatching !
everyone who reblogs this will get a pokemon in their submit box
i promise i will send a pokemon to each person who reblogs this
if i missed u feel free to yell at me
i will use a randomizer to determine what pokemon u hatch
thank u

kashmiru:

a egg is hatching !

everyone who reblogs this will get a pokemon in their submit box

i promise i will send a pokemon to each person who reblogs this

if i missed u feel free to yell at me

i will use a randomizer to determine what pokemon u hatch

thank u

mayorgere:


thank you everyone for 2,100+ followers!!
i’m really touched and honored, thank you guys so much ; v ; you’re all so sweet! as a thank you i’m gonna hold a little art raffle, it’s the least i can do for all your support ~
what you’ll win: a drawing like this!
how to enter: like and reblog once!
rules: you don’t have to be following me
no giveaway blogs
the character i draw must be ac related
giveaway ends may 9th, 2014 @ 12am est!
thanks again everyone and best of luck. <3

mayorgere:

thank you everyone for 2,100+ followers!!

i’m really touched and honored, thank you guys so much ; v ; you’re all so sweet! as a thank you i’m gonna hold a little art raffle, it’s the least i can do for all your support ~

what you’ll win: a drawing like this!

how to enter: like and reblog once!

rules: you don’t have to be following me

no giveaway blogs

the character i draw must be ac related

giveaway ends may 9th, 2014 @ 12am est!

thanks again everyone and best of luck. <3

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windsorstory:

WINDSORSTORY’S AC:NL WEEKLY GIVEAWAY!!

What I’m giving away:

  • Weeding Day Series
  • All Golden Tools

Rules:

  • Don’t needa be following!
  • No giveaway blogs please and thank.
  • 1 Reblog and 1 Like, and for people who are already following you can reply too for an extra entry!!!
  • Gotta have ACNL and willing to share your FC
  • Ends next friday April 25th, 2014!!!
  • Weeding Day Series does not include walling and flooring, but if you win and would like me to order you whatever you like of what I have, I’d be more than happy to!!

If you have any questions feel free to ask me right here! Good luck everyone!!!