Life Update

Hey everyone! The last few months have gone by much quicker than I expected, but a little update from me is that I am preparing to take the JLPT N5 this year. I know that in the long run, passing the N1 or even the N2 would be much more impactful on a resume. I want to start off with a more achievable goal. I had studied Japanese in college and have been on and off with other aids in the intervening years, but I want to make sure I can keep it fresh for myself because I had always planned for my 30th birthday to be when I take a trip to Japan this coming April. I want to ensure that I will be able to have a good time, and even possibly get to practice being more comfortable speaking! In preparation for the exam, I bought a basic review guide that so far seems to be making this exam more of a refresher of my first year studying Japanese which is great for my confidence! This exam also does not involve a speaking component, but the listening comprehension is there, and the pacing of the audio is definitely much slower than natural spoken language.

I haven’t fully planned out my study schedule, but the exam is planned for Dec 5th which is only a few months away now. I think I’m very fortunate that I am mostly doing this as a refresher of knowledge because if this was going to be completely new, I don’t know if I would have the heart to do it. Either way, I’m mildly excited and hope that this can be a small goal to getting myself back to 100%!

I often look back at the kind of person I was near the end of 2019, and think how did this person manage to do all the things that they did? Almost speaking as if they were someone else when I am still that person. I try to remind myself that *I* was that person, and if I could do it once, I sure can do it again! 2020 was a rough year for everyone, but after all this time, and with the amount of support that I have from my family that tells me that I have the capability to turn my life in the right direction! Here’s to my past self cheering my on now, and always!

Hello World!

Hello! Welcome to Lingomath! My name is Syed Razvi and I am an aspiring Natural Language Processing Data Scientist. A little about me is that I have been a lifelong enthusiast of linguistics and data analysis, and I wanted to formally combine my passions and delve into this amazing industry by showcasing some of my experience working with a myriad of tools across a variety of projects. Here is my linktree which encompasses my main socials and github page.

I had the pleasure of working alongside my cohort of amazing colleagues as part of the Metis Data Science Bootcamp, and I will be chronicling my journey as I learn and grow my skills to make a real impact! I’m excited to see where this takes me, and I’d love to hear from you if you’re on a similar path!