25, did the first 500 kanji in Heisig about 2 years ago but gave up due to lack of this site or an SRS. Meaning to pick it up again one day. Right after the next Anki bugfix .. and the next .. and the next.
From: Tokyo Registered: 2006-04-07 Posts: 873 Website
Wow, this thread demonstrates a real apetite that people have to learn more about each other. Perhaps some additional fields in the profile would be good...?
I'm 25. Started Heisig in 2005 I think. It took me over a year to finish it since I took a few breaks to deal with the JLPT and other things. I'm still heavily involved with RTK1 related study today (Japanese keywords).
I'm 8 years old. I love all things Japanese, I love programming, I hate my doll and ... I have a wife and 2 kids. Damn, what is this picture still doing on the forums? No Guinness records for me (just Guinness, please).
So I'm 35, Sign of the Cow, lame, lame. Started in Nov. '06, tapered off in March, restarted from scratch on Dec. 1st and am now at 2010. Could finish any minute, but I have this awe inspiring plan to finish at a really special date, like Feb. 29th (at 25:00). Not too many of those in a lifetime, right?
Age: 33 Started: With flash cards in Feb 07, with RevTK (and 300 cards) in June 07. Finished: Stories in Nov 07, 90% in box 4+ in Jan 08 (my own standard for being "finished" with RTK). Down to about 30 to 40 reviews a day for now.
Guess this is a good topic to see that any age can start into Kanji. We each have a variant on how we approached it due to outside issues.
Last edited by Nukemarine (2008 February 22, 4:00 am)
Frame 2025. This is third time I'm doing RTK, and I can say that third time’s the charm without hesitation.
I started in summer 2005 and done about 700 kanji. Then I had a year break and second time I had to start almost from a scratch. I learned up to frame 1600, but duo to lack of effective reviewing system got discouraged and stopped once more
Last summer I decided to try one more time. I found this magnificent site, and only thanks to it I'm almost finished.
From: Berkeley, CA - Uji, Japan Registered: 2006-08-22 Posts: 158
Young whippersnappers! Why in my day we learned Sanskrit in 2 months, walking back and forth to school uphill both ways through the snow in our bare feet! Kids today...
Sorry. What were we talking about?
Oh, yeah. 52 yo, been doing RtK 6 months and am at frame 1895.
Very funny. I'm still wiping the tears away!
Chadokoro_K here. I'm 49.
Started in on RTK 1 (for the third time) in Nov 2006 and finished mid-June 2007. I would have finished sooner but my studies got interrupted and I didn't do anything (not even review) for three months. I then spent a month going back through the first 1,400 stories again before finishing off the rest. So I guess I spent about four months on it all together this third time around. I had finished RTK 1 two times before (in the "salad days" waaaaay before RevTK) but didn't really put a lot into my stories -- and worse yet -- I didn't review. (Paper flash cards were such a drag!) I was also coming back to Japanese after eight plus years of not using it.
Moral of the story: Stick with it and just get through! (And then keep at it!)
I started in on RTK 3 and made it to frame #2279 before burning out on new kanji study. I'm now going through SRSing sentences from Kanji in Context instead, but I do plan on resuming RTK 3 at some point.
Oops, it looks like I couldn't follow the "moral of the story" for RTK 3.
Funny, I hear Dory from Finding Nemo sing "Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming..."