My Weakness

When I first came to Japan, everyone was all "ここのくうきがおいしいですね". What? My town is famous for cookies!? Apparently, くうき means "air". Delicious air.  Go to a mountain town and tell everyone "自然いっぱいで空気が美味しいですね" and they'll love you.

When I first came to Japan, everyone was all “ここのくうきがおいしいですね”. What? My town is famous for cookies!? Ah, くうき, not クッキー. くうき means “air”. Delicious air. Go to a mountain town and tell everyone “自然いっぱいで空気が美味しいですね” and they’ll love you.

僕の弱点

I’m pretty good at controlling my habits. But one thing always slips through the cracks. Continue reading

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Shrine-Carrying and Getting Drunk Around Students

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お神輿担ぎ・児童のそばに酔い

Golden Week let me experience a couple fun firsts. Continue reading

Games as Study: Pokémon X/Y Review

日本語の勉強のためゲーム:ポケットモンスターX・Yの批評

I’m a big advocate of using entertainment of all kinds as study, especially in the realm of language study. Pokémon X/Y might have been perfectly crafted for this purpose. Continue reading