WHAT I DO
August 31, 2016
Let's cover some lazy day phrases today.
暇をつぶす - hima wo tsubusu
時間をつぶす - jikan wo tsubusu
Both of those mean 'to kill time'. 'Jikan' means time in general, a...
August 29, 2016
Aji WOW is my series of unusual Japanese food/drink reviews. 'Aji' (味) means 'flavour', and the name's also a pun on 'ajiwau' (味わう) - 'to enjoy the taste o...
August 23, 2016
I've had a few copywriting assignments I was sure I'd nailed, based on the brief... and the client didn't share my view. Not many, all told, n...
August 19, 2016
UPDATE: Japanese Cosplay Photo is now Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi!
(A quick note: I wasn't asked, pressured or paid to write this. I do, however, write about...
August 17, 2016
Most of the time, we associate Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) with the winter months. Cold, dreary days with less sunlight have a direct impact on mood...
August 15, 2016
August 10, 2016
(Updated August 15th to add some more of my current feelings.)
Over this coming weekend, I'll reach the halfway point of my time in Osaka. It's also 1/4 of...
August 8, 2016
August 3, 2016
Today's awkward Japanese word is *drum roll please*:
Ah, the nuances of speech and context. 'Zenzen' is a tricksy one.
Use it with a positive, and...
August 1, 2016