About wakaranai.orgとは?


What Does “Wakaranai” Mean?

“Wakaranai” (分からない) is Japanese for “I don’t understand.” It’s a word I frequently use since I often get confused and lost when learning Japanese. “Wakaranai” is a common word that most Japanese learners will undoubtedly know. It also perfectly summarizes my relationship with Japanese. Even after five years of studying, I still don’t understand it.

A Little History

This website is my second attempt at writing a blog.  My first try in the summer of 2011 ended in spectacular failure when I gave up after having written only two posts. Its purpose was to give tips on learning English and Japanese that I learned from using Lang-8. It was also suppose to motivate me in learning Japanese since I’d be writing most of the posts in Japanese. However, writing about language learning wasn’t all that exciting… And writing in Japanese also didn’t help, since it took me a lot of time to spit out correct (or at least comprehensible) Japanese sentences.

2012 comes around and I decide to give it another go since I don’t want to let all that hard earned money payed for web hosting go to waste. So what’s going to be different this time? I still want to write about language learning but it won’t be the main focus of the site. I’m also bailing out of the idea of writing mostly in Japanese and will be writing mainly in English.

What’s Wakaranai.org About?

This blog is still (partially) about language learning. What’s the other part then? It’ll be about everything and anything I find interesting on the Internet with a focus on Japan and otaku things. You can expect to see a fair amount of AKB48 posts too, since that’s what I’m into these days ヽ(´ー`)ノ.

I’m hoping that this second blog attempt will be more successful. では、これからよろしくお願いします!



Last updated on: February 12, 2012