A little tradition I've kept up since starting the blog, is to give you a video tour of almost every place I temporarily call home! For instance, in English I showed you my penthouse in Rio, my lovely flat in Medellín, the flat around the corner from the Danube in Budapest, and the beach cottage I was renting in the Philippines.
But I've also added the language dimension doing a multilingual tour of my flat in Berlin, an ASL tour of my home in Austin Texas, a glance at where I was living in Amsterdam in Dutch, a tour of my flat in Brazil in Arabic, an incredibly slow look at my tiny studio in Taiwan in Mandarin, and the most ridiculous one of all, a tour of my home in Chicago in Klingon!
Of course, the places I live in are very affordable each and every time, and that's certainly the case for me now in Spain because I found it using local channels.
Keeping with that tradition, today you get to see my home in Valencia, but in Japanese!
As I explained for when I did a similar thing last year, you can do a lot for your language skills by learning a script off by heart, and a tour of my apartment just happens to be a script I like to learn off. My next video will probably also be scripted, and then I imagine all other ones for the rest of the project will be spontaneous conversations.
I made a few basic mistakes, but I pointed them out in the video as they happen. I also tried to have my thinking moments using Japanese sounding hesitations. If you have any feedback, other than the mistakes pointed out visually within the video already, let me know!
And finally... One of the best ways to learn a new language is with podcasts. Read more about how to use podcasts to learn a language.