Having lived in Japan for two years now, it is about time I took learning Japanese seriously. I have taken a few small community classes, practiced with my co-workers, and purchased several textbooks and JLPT prep books.

I’m a visual learning and prefer to learn how to read over speaking (however this is a shortcoming for sure). I have mostly been studying Japanese grammar and vocabulary, and while this has led to me improving my written Japanese skills considerably, I am still in need of practice when speaking.

However, I decided to post a few resources I have been using to learn Japanese while I live here.


Video Resources


Book Resources (Amazon links but I don’t receive any compensation from this)


These are just recommendations. I will update this post with any new material I get in the future. Good luck with your own studies.

I’ve been having a blast lately learning Rust, a really cool systems programming language that has the backing of Mozilla. Although I have some experience in C++ and C# due to game development in Unity and Unreal, I’ve never been super comfortable moving outside of that context to learn how to do low-level programming.

I focused on music and art in college and am a bit late to the game when it comes to programming, but I’ve found the rust book is an incredibly well-written and informative introduction.

I plan to continue to post updates as I progress, but for now, my goal is to work through this list of programming projects in rust to better understand basic programming tasks. I want to shore-up my foundation before I continue to dive into various applications like web and game programming.

Keep learning. 🙂