…but clearly I haven’t been writing very much either recently – I have semi-purposefully neglected to get the Internet at the place where I’m staying in Hong Kong. This has been a real boost for my Cantonese inasmuch as there are now waaaaaay fewer ways for me to get distracted. Blog writing (in English) and blog reading (in English) then is classed as a distraction.
Whilst in my Internet-free bubble though, I’ve nearly finished the Anki deck I was working on and I’ll be uploading it sometime soon – it’s built off of the 3500-character Taiwan deck, and now includes Cantonese pronunciations for each character as well as their Cangjie codes. Furthermore, in general, elements of the character are also searchable: for example, you could find 漸 by typing 水十十中, or 水, or 十田十, or even 竹一中 (corresponding to the water, car and axe elements respectively).
Each character has multiple keywords, of which one will be in bold type, which I feel overcomes a problem of Heisig’s one-keyword method (inasmuch as the actual meaning of the character is more clear).
Anyway, I’m having a pretty good time in Hong Kong and there’s plenty to write about… maybe I’ll start writing properly again at some point if I get a bit more time.
In the meantime then… best of luck to everyone else studying hard! Gambatte!