WHAT I DO
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 12, 2016
For the longest time - THE longest time - I thought that a 'rirekisho' (履歴書) was the Japanese version of a CV/resume. Simple.
Obviously, just like everythin...
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...
September 6, 2016
On September 1st, autumn started here in Japan.
"But, Kady," said nobody, "it's still bloody warm outside. I don't see any leaves or chestnuts falling in Os...
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 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 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...
July 21, 2016
Nuance is a big thing here. There are 2 specific Japanese phrases that I've been muddling up in the past few weeks.
'X no sei de' (のせいで) - because of X, owi...
June 1, 2016
For many reasons, I don't feel I've adapted to speaking Japanese again as easily as I did on previous trips. A lot of my work's still in English, and Osaka...
May 23, 2016
It's been just over a week since I got here. I've had to adapt fast.
So far, it's going well. For example: where you might see a small razor designed for t...
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