Study Log (Day 52)

I stopped doing new lessons on Bunpro after completing N5. I decided I want to learn more kanji before moving up on grammar because the N5 grammar I’ve learned so far still hasn’t stuck. There are many grammar points I still don’t get to use even when I practice writing in Japanese, and sometimes it…

Study Log (Day 44)

I recently reached level 6 on WaniKani. It took me longer to finish level 5 than I initially anticipated coz for some reason some of the vocabulary gave me a hard time, but I finally completed it after nine days. I also completed N5 on Bunpro, and while it has definitely increased the forms I…

Learning Japanese

For the past 36 days, I’ve been trying to learn kanji using a web app called WaniKani and I’m currently at level 5. There are 60 levels in total, and according to their FAQs, you will have learned 2,000 kanji and 6,000 words by the time you complete all 60 levels, which could take you…

PCOS and Infertility

It’s been 109 days since I found out I was carrying an ectopic pregnancy and subsequently underwent surgery to have it removed. The first two months that followed were immensely difficult, but time healed the wounds, as it always does. The burden I carry—an enormous invisible bundle of sorrow, regret, longing, grief, anger, and guilt—has…

The Aftermath of Loss

You never truly know how strong you are until you’re faced with profound loss. An almost brush with death—had I waited another day, I wouldn’t have been so fortunate. They say pregnancy takes a toll on a woman’s body. Ectopic pregnancies are rare: 1 to 2 percent.  You see these things happen in films. You…