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Posted by Jesse Dass on Sunday, October 30, 2011,
Unbelievable, I was bored so I started to play Chess on my computer. Towards the end of the game, I moved my rook to the end of the board. I had checkmated a computer! 
Here's a picture of the game:

That ticks that off the bucket list.

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3 languages I want to fluent in

Posted by Jesse Dass on Saturday, October 22, 2011,
There's 3 languages I want to fluent in they are: French, Chinese and Indonesian. I am currently learning French because I want to have a challenge when it comes to spelling. I want to learn (Mandarin) Chinese because of the benefits of learning it. E.g. Many businesses hire people who speak Mandarin. I also want to learn Indonesian because Indonesia is close to Australia and is similar to Malay.

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iOS 5

Posted by Jesse Dass on Sunday, October 16, 2011,
On Friday, I downloaded iOS 5. It took me 2 hours to download. Besides the camera, iMessage, reminders and news stand I didn't notice any more differences on my iPod but I'm pretty sure there's more. I'll keep looking.

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How hard is learning Hiragana?

Posted by Jesse Dass on Sunday, October 9, 2011,
I believe Hiragana is easy or hard depending on what method you use to learn it. If you're a student learning Japanese or want to know how to pronounce those symbols on a Japanese menu I would recommend JapanesePod101's Kantan Kana. I used it and can read Hiragana well. After learning Hiragana it is easy to learn Katakana because they're both simplified cursive Chinese Characters.

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How I learned Korean (Hangul) in a day

Posted by Jesse Dass on Sunday, October 9, 2011, In : Languages 
I think the easiest writing system to learn is the Korean alphabet called 'hangul'. I learned to read it after a long time trying to learn Hiragana. I found Hiragana hard to memorise and decided that Hangul's 24 letters and 27 logical digraphs was much easier. It is read in syllables of 2-4 letters in each block.

I used this
youtube video and worksheet with it. After that I quizzed myself on each letter. Then I practiced reading it. 

Hangul was invented by King Sejong the Great in 1444 and was ...

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