supermanda: (Miwako!!!! ✥ i loooooove her sfm)
2017-01-07 11:07 pm
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peko peko

Okayyy, I have katakana down! Super slow at reading it still (of course), but I finally managed! I'm glad I gave myself a few days to learn 10 at a time. I definitely should have done that with hiragana lol, but no matter!

And now I will learn 10 new words. First up is すく and its forms:

Today will be a group of random words, but I think tomorrow I'll try to learn a group of words that can somehow relate to eachother. I'll be sure to include words which are of foreign origin every day so I can keep up with my katakana!
supermanda: (Peggy ✥ love and marriage)
2017-01-06 04:56 pm
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Just got home from a quick shop channel gig, and I've gotta say... these glasses had me feeling kana ready.

I'm working on memorizing the last katakana syllabaries right now. I feel like such a kid again, learning how to read. I find that I can't help but try to read every kana I encounter while roaming around Tokyo. I'm having way more fun with katakana than I did with hiragana, I have to admit. Since so many words written in katakana are imported, I already know so many of them! ピザ is my favourite one I've deciphered so far (ピザまんはおいしかった btw!)

I'm really looking forward to moving on to extending my vocabulary. As I mentioned in my last post, my goal for each week is to know at least 50 new words, including all of their tense forms.

Until next time!
supermanda: (Ev)
2017-01-05 12:43 pm
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I've been trying very hard to learn Japanese lately. I think I'm getting the hang of it. Though still slow at it, I can read hiragana, and I've moved onto katakana already. Katakana is much more difficult than hiragana. It's more... mathematical, aesthetically speaking. Hiragana is curvaceous and pretty, which somehow makes it more fun to learn. Fascinating how that works...

Right now, I'm trying to expand my vocabulary. My goal for next week is to know at least 50 new verbs and different ways to say them depending on the context (past tense forms, for example).

I've decided that, instead of focusing on the end goal (to speak fluently, of course), I'm gonna make small goals each week, and the main goal will eventually come. Less rush placed on myself.

Heeere goes.
supermanda: (Lady Blackhawk ✥well butter my butt)
2016-10-04 09:52 pm

Mosharraf Hossain on Apple Cookies!

I can't find the recipe at the source, but it looks like peanutbutter smoothed out on apple slices, and a trail mix of sorts.

Here's what I'd do (keep in mind, I am a calorie counter)

1. one large apple
2. two tbsp of peanutbutter
3. granola
4. dehydrated no-added-sugar fruit pieces (raisins, cranberries, etc. - your pick)

1. Cut up the apple into even slices that are just thick enough to hold itself; too thick can throw off each bite, and too thin can make the 'cookie' break. Refrigerate until the surface of each slice is dry (note: don't be alarmed at any oxidation that may have occurred / use a sharp knife to cut evenly and reduce this reaction if you find the brown to be off-putting)

2. Spread the peanutbutter evenly on each slice. Peanutbutter is very healthy, but high calorie, so I would use just enough to act as a tasty adhesive for the topping. 2 tbsp may be more than enough for 1 apple. If you can handle sugar-free peanutbutter, I recommend you using this instead!

3. Add your toppings! Remember that granola is high in fiber and can make you bloat if you've had too much of it. If you aren't a granola fan, you can replace it with a grinded nut of sorts (peanuts, almonds, etc.) to kick up the protein content.

4. Refrigerate! 2 hours may be enough to harden everything, turning it into a crunchy snack - I'll update this once I've tried the recipe.

- This snack allows for plenty of room for you to be creative! Experiment with different toppings and get to know how your body reacts with each ingredient (ie: even a little bit of granola making me bloat).

- I personally find that dark chocolate goes really well with dehydrated fruit, so I recommend adding it to your mix! Dark chocolate is considered a super food that is high in antioxidants. It is also high in calories, so be mindful of how much you're putting on.

- I will come back and update this with a version on the apples being baked, rather than refrigerated :3

SOURCE: Pinterest
supermanda: (Lady Blackhawk)
2013-03-05 05:27 am

Icon Quilt: Ladies of Legaia!

40 Legend of Legaia icons in total
Noa [29]
Cara [11]

supermanda: (Spyro ✥ trouble with the trolley eh?)
2013-02-22 05:22 am

Icon Quilt: have some variety this time!

44 Multi-fandom Icons
Beyonce [4]
Cher Lloyd (Want U Back music video - US Version) [10]
The Lion King [17]
Monsters Inc. [13]

supermanda: (Lass)
2013-01-03 08:44 am

Icon Quilt: Gifs like Lady GaGa

Credit isn't necessary, and go ahead and edit them — show me what you come up with!
All I ask is that you don't hotlink, please comment and please enjoy!

Three lovely ladies kickstart this mixed up monstrous batch of 25 icons in total

Gifs [5]
Still [15]

supermanda: (Default)
2012-12-29 07:31 pm

Icon Quilt: Gif Edition

Hello, viewers, and welcome to the fail post that is my first ever set of .gif icons!
Credit isn't necessary, and go ahead and edit them — show me what you come up with!
All I ask is that you don't hotlink, please comment and please enjoy!

Here we have YRP introducing you to this batch of 25 Final Fantasy X-2 icons in total

Yuna [9]
Rikku [10]