Here's the rules for Day 23:
1. Open your newspaper or magazine and continue where you left off, highlighting and reading.
2. After 10 minutes with the newspaper, read Chapter 23 of your course book.
3. Write in your notebook all the vocabulary from that chapter
4. Write on the flashcards all the vocabulary from that chapter and the newspaper
5. Find your phrasebook (Or idiom book) and begin memorizing necessary phrases.
6. Find your Language Audio files and do lesson 16.
7. Utilize hidden time to study flashcards
8. Study flashcards before going to bed
Like I said, today was a little bit more of a review than I wanted, but I'm getting a decent handle on the affixes. I understand that, like English, there's no hard, fast rules for these things, so it's merely a matter of getting over it.
As far as new articles, it seems that accidents have been going out of control despite having new enforcement of rules in Jakarta. I think that traffic will likely be a problem in Indonesia for a long time, just as it is in Korea and the United States. I'm not sure how they can handle that. But, as far as the language went, there were quite a few words in this section of reading, it was a little too difficult for me.
However, Chapter 23 was significantly easier now that I spent a portion of my study time just cover the affixes. Today's lesson covered the -an suffix, which is apparently used (in most cases) the way that you take an Indonesian verb and turn it into noun (like to train => training). This was easier to understand because I had just read the explanation. So, it looks like things are going well.
I do need to remotivate myself for the home stretch. Only one week left and now I need to prove whether or not this can be done. These last 7 days will make or break whether or not I can actually say that a person can learn a foreign language in 30 days.