I boldly challenged Chris when he jokingly tweeted an open Katakana study challenge on iKnow (now Smart.fm). Unfortunately I came up just short and one of the first things I will have to do when I eventually make it to Japan is eat Natto. I am a very picky eater and although Iâ€™m a Japan enthusiast but Iâ€™ve never even eaten sushi! much less something with a â€œpowerful smell, strong flavor, and sticky consistency.â€
So close but so far
I did enjoy and benefit from the challenge though as I don’t think I would have been so close to finishing the katakana list on Smart.fm and I am more motivated now to study although Smart.fm did have some problems and outages when they rebranded from iKnow.
Congrats again Chris! Be sure to visit his blog at Nihongonotes.com where he blogs about his experiences in Japan on a 1 year working holiday.
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