App Review: StickyStudy Japanese

StickyStudy Japanese
I wanted to do a small review of StickyStudy Japanese. It’s an app for iPhone and iPad and is relatively inexpensive considering the amount of features and information included.

I’m not sure exactly when, but I think I discovered StickyStudy Japanese in 2011. I was preparing to take the JLPT N4 for the first time. I wanted to review all the necessary kanji so that I wouldn’t encounter unknown words on the test.Read More »

How to Bypass The Japan Times Article Limit

The Japan Times article limit
This message is frustrating

I love reading The Japan Times, but sometimes I encounter a message like this: “You’ve reached your story limit as a non-registered user”.

The site then tries to force readers to register for a free account to access more articles or pay a monthly fee for unlimited access. I’m not interested in making an account just to read daily articles on a website, so I want to show others how to bypass The Japan Times article limit.Read More »

Ready or not, here comes the 2015 JLPT!

Last minute studying for the 2015 JLPTThe first 2015 JLPT. Hmm… It’s happening on July 5th, which is coming up very soon (I need more time!). I’ve been struggling with sinusitis and a cold while trying to work and study at the same time. It hasn’t been so easy. However, I wanted to share my thoughts and study tips for those that are interested in the process.Read More »

Fastmail Review: An Alternative to Gmail

My Fastmail Review in 2015What is Fastmail? I am always looking for alternatives to services in case I want to switch. However, finding an alternative that was as fast and smooth as Gmail was not easy. I tested various other services such as Outlook, GMX, as well as the now closed Lavabit service. My goal was to find a service that was reliable, secure, and more private than Gmail.

My Fastmail Review

I’ve been using Fastmail for a little over two years now, and I’m happy to say that it is a great alternative to Gmail. That’s why I decided to write a small review of some of its features.Read More »