Katakana seems so difficult, The pairing to Hiragana seems silly. I know that everyone learns their own way, but one of the ways I learned the hiragana “ho” was to picture a hooker working on the corner.
She is waiting against the wall for her next customer, who happens to be named Katakana, because in Katakana “ho” looks like she has someone between her legs!
Hey, I can’t help that society has caused my brain to live in the gutter! For me, making these little associations has helped in learning it, now I just have to stop using it as a crutch!