A look back at 2016

[This is a Facebook post, 1 month prior]

Hey there everyone, how is it going?

As some might have expected, this year went pretty poorly, perhaps even worse than last year. However, each time there was a different cause, and each time I learn more about myself. Perfection comes with its perks but also its downsides, especially with laziness. I am pretty able of focusing on a single thing for hours without taking a break, but that can also break my rhythm in the long run. Due to this, I usually procrastinate since I usually want to do something in one go, from start to finish… And I also cannot focus on anything else at the same time.

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Chrouya

Dutch student Japanologist, and founder of Mandoran. Likes everything about Modern Japan, including anime, manga, visual novels, bowling and gaming. Frequently found as translator or translation checker of fansub groups. His portfolio can be found on his dropbox website. Follow his actions on Twitter or send him a message at chrouya@gmail.com .

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A Week in Kumamoto 14: Happy New Year!

Prettige feestdagen en een gelukkig nieuwjaar! De beste wensen! I’ll leave those words here for I know I won’t be at home when it’s New Year in the Netherlands. The first time I won’t be celebrating New Year in the Netherlands is quite something refreshing. On one side, I’m kind of sad that I’m not together with my family and friends… But on the other side, I get to experience the true Japanese culture such as hatsumoude (I have been invited by the parents of my tutor) and osechi ryouri. We’ll see how this all goes. For now, I’m riding on the bandwagon as I answer 40 questions, also known as the End-Of-Year Meme. Happy new year!

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Dutch student Japanologist, and founder of Mandoran. Likes everything about Modern Japan, including anime, manga, visual novels, bowling and gaming. Frequently found as translator or translation checker of fansub groups. His portfolio can be found on his dropbox website. Follow his actions on Twitter or send him a message at chrouya@gmail.com .

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A Week in Kumamoto 13: Merry Christmas!

Merry (belated) Christmas! I’m terribly late with this, but if I were to put this on time, I would’ve been too early instead! I had to do this to separate Christmas for New Year, so please bear with me. It’s going to be the first Christmas without celebrating it with my parents, so I’m quite interested to see how this works out. It’s almost holidays as well (right before Christmas Eve), so everyone’s getting more and more in the festive mood. The actual Christmas doesn’t fall in this week, but I’ll just enter it for the sake of having all the Christmas parties in a single post. And to be honest, that’s all that I’m going to write about as well.
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Chrouya

Dutch student Japanologist, and founder of Mandoran. Likes everything about Modern Japan, including anime, manga, visual novels, bowling and gaming. Frequently found as translator or translation checker of fansub groups. His portfolio can be found on his dropbox website. Follow his actions on Twitter or send him a message at chrouya@gmail.com .

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A Week in Kumamoto 12: Sinterklaas

This week has been a pretty peaceful yet hectic week. Due to a business trip of two of my teachers, six classes dropped. There isn’t that much variation in teachers when it comes to Japanese classes to be honest. Moreso when you get to the advanced classes. Nevertheless, I managed to skip one single class… Even now I don’t know how I let that happen. Anyway, this might be a short post because of not that many happenings, so here we go!

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Chrouya

Dutch student Japanologist, and founder of Mandoran. Likes everything about Modern Japan, including anime, manga, visual novels, bowling and gaming. Frequently found as translator or translation checker of fansub groups. His portfolio can be found on his dropbox website. Follow his actions on Twitter or send him a message at chrouya@gmail.com .

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A Week in Kumamoto 11: Rakurakuraku Matsuri

You might have noticed some changes as I publish these posts one month too late. The first thing that has changes is that I added a main theme for every week (that goes for the weeks that have been published already as well). For this one, it’s Rakurakuraku Matsuri, the event I promised I’d talk more about in last week’s post. The second thing is that I temporary removed the ways to contact me, since I won’t check most of them whilst my stay in Japan. I replaced it with another page called Media, which hosts links to all of my pictures I’ve made so far (I turned part of my server into an image host for this occasion) and all of my unlisted YouTube videos. Most of these videos are made with my new Nikon camera, so that’s basically a farewell to my older video camera. And last but not least, I changed the main page layout by moving the sidebar to the left and removing some of the unused widgets. This is just for testing purposes, but I do like the style of it right now so I might keep it.

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Chrouya

Dutch student Japanologist, and founder of Mandoran. Likes everything about Modern Japan, including anime, manga, visual novels, bowling and gaming. Frequently found as translator or translation checker of fansub groups. His portfolio can be found on his dropbox website. Follow his actions on Twitter or send him a message at chrouya@gmail.com .

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