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My Passion For the Japanese Language.

Dive: Linguist - Japanese
Description: Can read, write, speak, and understand Japanese
Level: Level 1
Level Requirements: Can read, write, speak, and understand Japanese at a basic level
Certified On: Jul 5, 2023

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Amabindu Palliyaguru

Name: Amabindu Palliyaguru Break Diving Level: Recruit Number of Certified Dives: 3 From: Sri Lanka In: Sri Lanka

1. When and Why Did You Decide to Pursue This Dive At This Level? What was your inspiration and motivation?

I remember when I was like 6 years old, and my older brother started learning Japanese, so I also went to classes with him.   I think that's when I really found out the wonders of Japanese Language.  I was really moved by all the respect that was included in Japanese Language.  Since then I have always wanted to study it but, sadly I lost touch with it after a year.   So, I couldn't properly study Japanese until 2020 when I chose Japanese as a subject for my higher studies.

2. How Long Did It Take For You To Accomplish This Dive At This Level From The Day You Decided To Pursue It, And Why Did It Take That Long?

Even though I really wanted to I couldn't study Japanese properly when I was little.  So, I took the only chance I had and chose Japanese Language as a subject for my Advanced Level exam.  So, I think that's when I started to learn Japanese properly again.  It has been almost 3 years now since I started to learn Japanese.  As for now I can read, write, and understand Japanese well, and I can speak to a certain level.  But, I have to say that I have a lot to improve.

3. What Was The Hardest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

As the third language in my life, it was all new experiences.  At the beginning I worked so hard writing all the letters from Hiragana and Katakana everywhere and I remembered that quickly.  After that, everything became understandable about the language. 

But, even to this day I still struggle to remember Kanji characters.  I always carry around flash cards with Kanji characters.  I study them in the bus and whenever I get free time I write them down to check if I had remembered them.

The best part is when I see Kanji characters on the street like on buses or street boards and I can read them.  That's when I realize that if I try even more I can remember Kanji too. 

4. What Was The Easiest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

It was so easy to read and write Japanese right after I had learned Hiragana and Katakana.  It became so easy for me to learn quickly by reading little story books on the internet.  That was the easy part for me.

5. What Is Your Advice For Someone Who Is Pursuing This Dive And Level?

Always write down to see if you remembered it correctly.  Even though it is a word or a kanji try writing it on a paper because, sometimes even if you think you remember it you can write it. 

Try to listen to Japanese as well because, the Japanese from the textbooks is not going to be used in real life.  Listen to podcasts in your free time.  That will not only help you to understand the language but also it will help you to learn new words and phrases.

6. What Are Some Of The Best Resources You Recommend to Those Pursuing This Dive At This Level, And Why Do You Recommend Them? Please Include Relevant Weblinks, If Applicable.

  1. You tube - There are so many channels dedicated just to learn Japanese language so it's one of the best way to learn. Also it's good to learn by yourself too. There are so many channels that share Japanese culture as well.

  2. Google podcast - Listening to podcast will help you to improve so much better. My favourite podcast is from Japanesepod101.

Resource 1: もしもしゆうすけ - It a You Tube channel that's very good to learn about how to talk in different situations like in a store or in a subway.

Resource 2: Paolo from TOKYO - It a You Tube channel that features different things about Japan such as different kind of jobs and how things are done in Japan

Resource 3: Learn Japanese | JapanesePod101.com (Audio) - It's podcast that you can listen to sharpen your ears to Japanese language and they also have a you tube channel about lessons t

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7. Tell Us A Story Of One Of Your Adventures While Pursuing This Dive (At This Level).

The best adventure was meeting Japanese people and talking to them.  I was at a function in the school and I could only understand half of what they said.  You get to know how bad you are at talking Japanese when you get into a real life situation.   I don't have many people around me to talk with in Japanese so, I find that really challenging.

Also joining to different cultural activities also really adventurous as it is always filled with people who admire Japanese language and culture.

8. What Evidence Did You Submit to Prove You Met the Requirements for This Dive and Level?

9. Will You Be Pursuing The Next Level For This Dive? If Yes, Why? If Not, Why Not?

Absolutely yes. I am very fascinated about Japanese language and culture so, I plan to study even more about the language  even after finishing my higher studies.  I am also planning to take the JLPT N4 test this year.

10. What is the Break Diver's Creed?

No Rules. No Excuses. No Regrets. 

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And having made this post, and provided adequate evidence to the dive committee, Amabindu Palliyaguru is now hereby certified by Break Diving, Inc. as: Linguist - Japanese - Level 1. Congratulations ! Thank you for being an inspiration to others!

Certificate number: 148

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