Category Archives: japan

日本語: て-form

I decided to post bits of what I’m currently studying, ’cause… why not? Right now, I’m re-learning how to conjugate verbs from ます-form to て-form. (There is part in here how to conjugate from dictionary form but I don’t really get that. … Continue reading

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Nihongo Ji 日本語 時

I can’t pinpoint an exact time in my life when I fell in love with all things pertaining to Japan. I just know that, like falling in love, it hit me hard and strong. It’s been a long-lasting love (more … Continue reading

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Hatsuyume

あけましておめでとうございます。🎍 Happy New Year. from Wikipedia: “Hatsuyume (初夢) is the Japanese word for the first dream had in the new year. Traditionally, the contents of the dream would foretell the luck of the dreamer in the ensuing year.” I just … Continue reading

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My Spirit Home

One of my favourite TV shows is a documentary show from NHK (Japan’s major international broadcast station) called Japanology (started out as Begin Japanology – now called Japanology Plus). Each week, a new topic dealing with some aspect of Japanese … Continue reading

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5 Things

There are an abundance of things I absolutely love about Japan (obviously) and also some things I don’t like. Just for fun, here are 5 things from each list, particularly from this last trip… Things I love about Japan: toilets – heated seats, … Continue reading

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Omamori

I gave several of my friends omamori (お守り) as souvenirs from my last trip to Japan so I decided to write up something explaining what they are. In short, they are amulets or talismans sold at shrines to ward off … Continue reading

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Daruma

A Daruma is a representation of Zen Buddhism founder Bodhidharma. He is basically just a round head because, as the story goes, the Bodhidharma went to cave to pray and sat there for nine years – so long that, supposedly, … Continue reading

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ZZZZZZZZ

So~ I’ve been back home for 4 days now. Two of them, I completely slept through. Literally. The day we got home, I was asleep for over 24 hours. The next day, Hubby and I went up to Orillia to … Continue reading

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Day 8: Akihabara Again

The original plan for today was to go to the Studio Ghibli museum, but…. D_:  Yeah, so it was a “free day”. Instead, we decided to go to Akihabara to let Hubby do whatever he wanted and I would just … Continue reading

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Day 7: Ryogoku & Akihabara

This was our latest start to a day yet. It was raining ~again, and we didn’t get going until after 10. We took the train to Akihabara and then transferred to the Sobu Line. After only two stops, we got … Continue reading

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