6. Practice Even More!

More

Japanese Practice!

Let's practice even more!
Check on Timeline and join the conversations 🙂

Please write post or comment in both Japanese and English.

Sometimes, it's hard for us to help members when they only write in one language and we can't understand what they trying to say.

Please help us understand what you're trying to say easier in both Japanese and English so that we can suggest a correction or better way to say.

Timeline

1. Click on Timeline under Living Room.

2. On Timeline, you can see:

① who's online
② Notifications

and you can see other members' post.

3. With the filter, you can see,

① All members' post
② Your friends' post
③ Your groups' post.

4. You can start a conversation simply by posting.

5. Click on photo when you post photos.

6. Click on Slideshow when you make slideshow.

7. Click on Quote when you post any quotes.

8. Click on GIF when you post with GIF.

9. You can upload files by clicking File too.

10. Click on Video to upload videos.
*You can only upload mp4, ogg, ogv, 
webm files.

11. Click on Audio for audio files.

12. Click on Links for posting links.

Try different types post and enjoy!

投稿の編集

1.一度投稿した後に
編集したい場合は、
投稿の右上をタップ。

2.緑のアイコンを
クリックして編集

3.編集した後は
"Save Changes"を
クリックして完了♪

Comment

1.投稿の後は、
他の人の投稿も見てみて、
コメントをしてみましょう。

コメントする時も、
英語と日本語の両方で
お願いしますm(_ _)m

コメントしたい投稿の下の
"Comment"をクリック

2.コメントを入力後、
"完了"をクリックすると
コメントが投稿される。

3.写真や動画、
その他のファイルを
投稿する場合は、

クリップマークを
クリックして
投稿する。

3.GIF動画を
投稿したい場合は、

写真マークを
クリックして
GIF動画を投稿する。

7. “Is this right?” How to ask Japanese question.

"Is my Japanese correct?"

How to Ask a Japanese Question.

You might have a moment wondering,

"Is this right to say it?"
"How would I say that?"

And give up on posting or replying because you don't want be rude or you don't want to write something that you're not sure.

But you can always ask Japanese friends about Japanese!

Ask them to check your Japanese,
Ask them what's the better way to say it!

「にほんごを、おしえてください。」
Please teach me Japanese.

1. Click on Groups under Living Room.

2. Go to "日本語教えてください。/Japanese Help Wanted!" and click on the icon.

3. Post a Japanese question in the group.

"Please check
my English"
= 私の英語を
チェックしてください。

"Please teach me a better way
/right way to say."
= もっと良い表現、
正しい表現を教えてください。

などを投稿の
初めに入れて、

英語を教えて
ほしいということを
伝えてくださいね。

4.質問を入力できたら、
「完了」で投稿!

どんなコメントが来るか
楽しみに待って
みましょう☆

時間を置いて、
投稿をチェック
してみてください!

また、
外国の方たちが

日本語への質問を投稿する
「日本語教えてください」
のグループにも参加して、

外国の方たちの質問にも
答えてあげてください。

できる範囲でいいので、

日本語と英語の両方で
答えてくれたら
外国の方たちも
喜ぶと思います☆

5. Let’s Practice Your Japanese.

Now

Let's Practice Japanese!

You have set up your profile picture, cover picture, About me, Skills and Portfolio.

You also sent friend request.

Now you're all set to start practicing your Japanese!

Let's start off practicing Japanese in groups.

There are groups based on the topics so that you can practice Japanese easily without feeling of "I don't know what to talk..."

The groups are ran by the management team based on certain number of request from members.

Let us know if you have an idea of a group.
We'll start one when we have enough number of request!

Groups

1. Click on Groups under Living Room.

2. Here you can see all the groups that the management team runs.

Let's look into one of the groups.
Click on the icon.

3. In the group page, you can see the information about the group and posts of other members.

4. Read description about the team and see if you want to join it.

5. To join the group, you can simply click on "Join Group".

6. Once you join the group,

go ahead and introduce yourself and post in both Japanese and English just like you did when you send messages to other members.


Write about:
your name,
where you're from,

why you're learning Japanese,
what are you learning Japanese goals,
what is your dream,

what kind of help you can offer.

You can refer to your profile page, About me, Skills if you'd like.

8. Made a good self-introduction?
Post it!

8. Go back to Groups and keep looking for the groups you want to join.

When Join the Group

It'll change it to "Leave Group" and it means that you're in the group.

4. Let’s Send Friend Requests!

Let's send

Friend Requests!

Now, let's browse the members' profile pages and send friend requests.

Members

1. Click on Members under Living Room.

2. On the member cards, you can:
① Send a friend request
② Send a direct message

But now, let's click on icon and look at the member's profile page.

3. On the member's profile page,
you can see their post and their profile.

4. Let's look at the About me, Skills and Portfolio sections.

5. Find him/her interesting?

Let's send a direct message first and introduce yourself first.

Click on Message.

6. Write about:
you name,
where you're from,

why you're learning Japanese,
what are your goals of learning Japanese,

what kind of help can you offer,
like English conversation practice,
pronunciation practice,
etc...

And send it by clicking "send" button.

7. Close the message by clicking the cross.

8. Go back to Members and keep looking for your new friends 🙂

When Click on "Add Friend"

It'll change it to "Cancel Request" on member's card, and it means it's waiting for the member to accept your friend request.

When you become friends

It'll change it to "Unfriend" on member's card, and it means that you and the member are now friend.

3. Let’s Make More of Japanese Friends!

Let's Make

More Japanese Friends!

Now, you have set up your profile picture and cover picture!

Here, we'll set up your biography in both Japanese and English.

Sometimes, it's hard for us to help members when they only write in one language and we can't understand what they trying to say.

Please help us understand what you're trying to say easier in both Japanese and English so that we can suggest a correction or better way to say.

Tell us about you,
what you love, what is your dream in both Japanese and English.

We all share and support each other in our community 🙂

About Me

1. Click on Setting under Living Room.

2. Click on the arrow next to the Widgets Settings.

3. Click on About me.

4. Put your name, short description about yourself.

5. Write your self-introduction here in both Japanese and English.

Write about:
your name,
where you're from,

why you wanna learn Japanese,
what would you like to do when you speak Japanese fluently,

your dream,
your passion,

something that you can't stop loving,
something that you've been doing for a long time,
etc...

Write the information you would like to
know when you look at other members profile page,

or the information that makes you want to be their friends 🙂

Enjoy!

6. Click on Save Changes.

7. It's done when you see "Changes Saved".

Skills

At this section,
we recommend members to
write about what they love.

It doesn't have to be work related
but it can also be your hobby,
your strength and passion.

You love gardening?
Write about it.

You also love traveling?
Or taking care of children?

Japanese anime or video games?
Zen and bosais?

Write all about them!

This section will attract the same minded 
people that you can be friends with easily 🙂

1. Click on the arrow next the Widgets Settings.

2. Click on Skills.

3. Scroll down and click on Add New Skill.

4. Write about what you love in title.

5. Put numbers into the Percent section.

6. Click on color and choose the color.
After clicking on Save Changes, go ahead and keep adding more!

Portfolio

Upload pictures about what you love that you wrote in the skills section.

Your garden pictures, traveling pictures,
anime pictures, video games pictures,
bonsai pictures or pictures of food you made.

Pictures show a lot!

1. Click on the arrow next to the Widgets Settings.

2. Click on Portfolio.

3. Click on Add New Photo.

4. Upload pictures.

5. Resize it as needed and click on Choose.

6. Click on Save Changes after uploading all the pictures you'd like to upload.

7. Scroll up and click on the yellow icon.

8. Scroll down or check on the sidebar.

9. Check About me, Skills and Portfolio sections and see if they're clear and easy to understand for other members.
And you're all set!

Next, 

Let’s send friend requests.

2. Let’s Make Friends with Japanese People!

Let's Make Friends

with Japanese People!

What do you look at first when you see other members profile page for the first time?

Probably their names and pictures, right?

You might be hesitant to accept friend requests or reply less to messages from strangers with names that you don't know and without profile pictures.

A profile pictures is your face that people see first.

So let's set up your profile picture and make other members easier to accept your friend request and reply to your messages 🙂

Profile Pictures

1. Click on Setting under Living Room.

2. Click on the green icon.

3. Scroll down and click on SELECT YOUR FILE.

4. Choose your profile picture.

5. Crop your image and click on Crop Image.

6. Make sure you see "Your new profile photo was uploaded successfully".

Cover Picture

1. Scroll up and click on the pink icon.

2. Scroll down and click on "SELECT YOUR FILE".

3. Choose your cover picture and resize it as needed.

4. Make sure you see "Your new cover image was uploaded successfully.

5. Scroll up and click on the yellow icon.

6. Check your profile picture and cover picture on your profile page then finish!

Next, 

Let’s make Japanese friends!

1. Let’s get started!

Welcome!

Let's Get Started!

Log-in & Profile Picture Setting

Log in

1. Click on "Menu".

Search "Blue House Okinawa" and open it on web.

2. Click on "Log in".

3. Put your Username or Email Address and Password (it's the same info you used when you made the payment for the membership)

4. Now you're in!

Email and Password

Check Your Email and Password

1. Click on Setting under Living Room.

2. Click on the arrow next to Account Settings.

3. Check your registered emails address and password so that you can log in to our community also on mobiles or on the browser.

Turn Off Email Notifications

1. Click on Notifications under Account and Settings.

2. Turn the buttons into gray by clicking them.

3. Click on Save Change after turning all the buttons into gray.

4. Make sure you see "Changes Saved".

Next,

Let’s prep to make Japanese friends!