Today I went to a library, I wanted to borrow a self studying book in Chinese (I have time and I want to use it for something useful, that's why I have decided to study Chinese.). "Fortunately" I could not find books for beginners, somebody has borrowed them, but there were many other books for intermediate and advanced students. Well, I started "reading" the books and this was incredible, I could not understand a single word :D I became sooo frustrated that I decided to "add" some more and started reading Japanese self studying books. O my god! This was even more scary than I could imagine. :D :D
I have left the library very frustrated, instead of the language book, I have borrowed a very interesting book "Buddhism: tools for living your life" by Vajragupta. Now I am thinking : can I really study those languages (both or one of them) myself? Definitely nope! I need a teacher!
Interesting book for people who want to learn Chinese