I had a really good work day today and also yesterday. I was at work for the whole day and got stuff done in the office and lab. I also did my walk on the campus loop (almost 3 miles) and worked with Chinese. I am back to my flash cards for the first time in 3 years. I was up to 1200 characters that I could read, write, and say back in 2009. I have them in 12 sets of 100 flashcards that I made myself. My plan is to study every day (also working with translating Chinese mangas and Chinese audio and youtube dialogs; and maybe DVDs). This time I don’t want to stop as I have about 3 times in the past since 2007. If I can get up to between 2000 and 3000 common characters, I can approach the lowest levels of fluency. I also (especially) need to work on listening comprehension and pronunciation. But anyway, on a good work day I can work on Chinese and get a good amount of work done, as well as exercise.
Good work day June 5, 2013