Category Archives: japan

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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日本語:And

A guy in my class today asked how to say “and” in Japanese. I’ve been thinking about it and came up with a few different ways I’ve learned so far. The best way for me to retain information is to … Continue reading

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