WHAT I DO
June 2, 2017
June is rainy season in Japan.
I know this, because the sudden storm that blazed over Osaka last night was intense. June 1st, massive rainy thunderstorm. It...
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...
July 7, 2016
I've been having trouble making myself understood recently.
No, the Japanese language study is going well. Thanks for asking. I assume you asked.
September 16, 2015
Today's unusual Japanese phrase is クッションワード (kusshon wa-do).
If you say that out loud, it just sounds like 'cushion word'. What it means is a word or phras...
May 11, 2015
Translating from Japanese can sometimes be a little confusing. It'd be easy to make a 'Lost In Translation' joke here, but there are idioms and phrases tha...
Subependymal (grey matter) heterotopia: 2 big words I'm still trying to wrap my brain around
March 31, 2020
You call that a Chocolate Challenge?
March 1, 2020
Okay, 2019 is over, you can come out from behind the sofa now
January 2, 2020
Hitting the 'pause' button on my Japan adventure
November 15, 2019
Last week, I found out about a new foodie TV competition in the UK. Our Hairy Bikers are presenting the 5-part 'Chocolate Challenge' series, which sta...
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