私の日本語のクラス01 Feb 2017
This semester and last at Texas Tech I’ve been taking a Japanese class. The first semester of it was brutal. Although we aren’t very far into the current semester, so far it’s been much easier. Along those lines, I’ve made an observation. It seems like I’m better at remembering not just Japanese now, but everything. For instance, while researching my senior capstone project, I came across the knowledge that the Snowden documents revealed that the NSA has been experimenting with cryptanalysis involving Tau statistics to break RSA encryption. Also, with the advent of quantum computing, an algorithm called Shor’s algorithm can be used to break RSA in polynomial time with quantum technology. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean anything, but I was surprised that I was able to remember that information. Suffice it to say, I’ve been feeling lately that I can remember things better than I could last semester, and I think it has to do with memorizing things for the last semester of Japanese. Of course, it probably helps that I am now somewhat familiar with Japanese as well. I think the brain, like any other muscle gets stronger the more you use it. I remember feeling totally overwhelmed last semester memorizing somewhere on the order of 50 things a week, but so far this semester it hasn’t been that difficult.
So yeah, I guess the point is, if you feel like you’re having difficulty remembering/memorizing things, learn a new language.
The second semester was also brutal. I was just lulled into a false sense of security. Also, still can barely remember my own name. Disregard post in it’s entirety.