WHAT I DO
March 31, 2020
There's been a lot happening in my head lately. Literally. And now I'm going to try and get it all out of my head and into this blog post. I hope you've fa...
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...
April 13, 2017
I'm finally - finally - at level 30 on WaniKani, which is halfway through the app's levels at least. Reviewing everything is going to take a bit longer.
November 30, 2016
On the long, uncomfortable trek through the Joyo Kanji list, similar-looking kanji have a tendency to block my path.
Lately, it's been this pair:
防 - prevent
November 9, 2016
Reaching level 20 puts me 1/3 of the way through WaniKani's lesson plan.
Is the motivation still there?
Yes. If anything, I feel more like I should be checki...
October 26, 2016
"Can you start a sentence with 'and'? How about 'but'?"
The 'opening with a conjunction' issue is the copywriter equivalent of an old chestnut. Oft-trodden...
October 5, 2016
Wherever I go, Japan or otherwise, people have trouble with my name. Am I a Katie? A Kayleigh? A Caddy? Is it short for something? (I'M short for something...
September 20, 2016
I was inspired to write this post by 2 things.
1) the dubious proverb 'cabbage twice cooked is death', something I might well save for another post another...
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 17, 2016