Blog Updates

Hello dear readers,

You may have noticed a few changes, and so I wanted to post some quick updates:

  • I added a new blog page on tips for learning Japanese Language. This was inspired by my recent grumblings about learning Japanese on Duolingo, and also by a recent conversation with a co-worker who was also taking the JLPT exam and needed advice. I will be fleshing out the content more, but for now, it’s a start. I had been mulling this idea for a while, so I finally decide to just do it.
  • I also made a new introduction page to Buddhism in Ukrainian,inspired by a recent conversation by a different coworker, who is Ukrainian and wanted to learn more about Buddhism, but resources in Ukrainian language are (not surprisingly) very few. I wish I could say I wrote it all myself, but I had to write in English using straightforward, simple text and then Google translate into Ukrainian, but validated Buddhist terminology in Wikipedia as best I could. This one too will be a work in progress.
  • Also, I finally finished a new version of the chanting guide for the Amitabha Sutra. I made the old one about 2 or 3 years ago, and use it from time to time, but it had some serious problems, and was (frankly) a pretty amateur effort. I heavily revised the document, and focused on making it more readable, but also divided the sutra by its usual, logical paragraphing. It also, as I unfortunately learned, had a number of textual errors, so I had to carefully proofread it Sino-Japanese-line-by-Sino-Japanese-line. As always, I will be field-testing it in my own time, and will update and fix with new revisions (part of my overhaul was also to make it easier to revise in the future).
  • On the sly, I’ve also been fixing quite a number of posts for broken links, awkward phrasing (I wish I had more time to proofread, but alas), and also to link newer documents to older ones for easier cross-referencing.

Now, I can finally go back and finish several blog post drafts that been sitting stuck until I got this work done. It’s all self-inflicted work, but I do enjoy it. I sincerely hope you do too. 😊

Thanks as always for reading, and have a great weekend!

Published by Doug

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