On the Japanese front, I'm done with hiragana and starting to learn katakana. I wouldn't do the mistake to go on with following lessons w/o having both well anchored in my old brains. Fufu ("sardonic laughter" says my book), I'm trying to learn it a little by myself and with a funny manual, and that's just to read raw manga. Or at least, to try.
And 3), after a whole month of starving, eating and not slimming (fortunately I just stagnated), I went under the 205 pounds mark this morning. That's 29 lost from the very start.