Category Archives: japan

Japan Again

It’s official! WE’RE GOING BACK TO JAPAN. Again. The first time was 10 days, last time was 15 days, this time… over TWO MONTHS! This is super exciting, you guys. And also extremely stressful and difficult when it comes to … Continue reading

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Geisha

I don’t remember when or from where I first heard of geisha but I know that I became obsessed with learning everything I could about them fairly early on in my love of all things Japanese. I’m not sure how … Continue reading

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日本語: Basic Japanese

The best way for me to learn (and retain) something is to ‘teach’ other people. Since I can’t afford going to school right now but don’t want to give up on my goals, I’m trying to study Japanese on my … Continue reading

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My Love for PUFFY

Note to start: NOT referring to Puff Daddy/Puffy/P. Diddy. As far as I’m concerned, he stole the name from these two. One night, way back in 2001, I was awake late into the wee hours (as normal) and I was … Continue reading

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Not a Train Otaku

While watching this video, something revealed itself to me. I find Japanese trains very relaxing somehow. This seems odd. Almost an oxymoron. How can the hustle and bustle of a super busy, very cramped train relax ME, of all people? … Continue reading

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My Spirit Home – Part 2

I wrote before about one of the reasons I love Japan – the pursuit of perfection and attention to detail – and why I think that calls to the essence of who I am. There’s another aspect that has been … Continue reading

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私のかぞく

I thought I may as well share “my speech” that I wrote for my final project for my Japanese class. Usually we present in groups for the final projects, doing a skit or something, but I will be absent for … Continue reading

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