So, first step to learning Japanese. This “teach yourself instant Japanese” is really good. Easy to follow and relevant. Looking forward to be able to converse in some Japanese, and not just in short words like sayonara, konichiwa, ohayo, arigato, kudasai, sumimasen, etc. but in full sentences and hold at least simple conversations. And unlike other big budget series, this Teach Yourself set that comes with a book and 2 CDs only cost me about RM70. Maybe after I have mastered this book and if there is still some fire in me, I will go and take the hardcore Japanese class, and learn some hiragana and katakana. But as for now, I just need to be able to just converse.