Yesterday Eiji and I started crossing over! What I mean by that of course is that we started changing parts of our daily lives that would normally be in English into Japanese. Sure, we’ve been watching Japanese TV and listening to Japanese Radio, but what about the internet? And how about the way we navigate around our computers? We were hoping to be able to change the entire system language over to Japanese, but we’re both running a version of Windows 7 that is not the ultimate-beyond-professional-amazing-you-paid-out-the-nose-for-only-a-few-more-features version, so that’s not an option for us. But, no excuses! (This is becoming our motto, I think.) So we renamed most of our folders, with the intention of renaming all we can, and spent the day with our noses in Japanese dictionaries. Having already installed the Japanese keyboard, we made sure to type in each word ( no copy/pasting How does that help you learn?!) and in the end we felt pretty proud of ourselves. We’re not even sure if the words we chose are accurate, but that’s the excitement in learning. As we go we’ll pick up words and if they need to be changed, we’ll change them.
Eiji’s Laptop & Desktop
I know what you’re thinking, right?!
すごい！ Where can I get me some of those RAD icons?!
The icons and wallpaper I used are by Raindrop Memory, and the icon set I used for my laptop can be found here, and the second icon set can be found here! But his general icon set gallery (with stuff I didn’t use) is really awesome too, and it’s here!
Eiji’s icons set, for you sophisticated types, can be found here.
And yes, I just used the word “rad”.
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