I haven’t updated for a bit. Sorry! Here’s a great Japanese curry rice commercial to tide you over :)
Learning a second language is a brilliant addition for your CV and your general set of skills.
Being bilingual positively affects your life and can open you up to numerous amazing opportunities. You will develop your mental capacities in that you will become much more attentive and your problem solving skills will become much sharper and quicker.
Waaaaaay too good not to share :)
For those visiting Tokyo and would like to experience the sights but are worried about not knowing Japanese, Travelers and Local Japan have recently launched a service to pair up visitors with a local Japanese volunteer to help you navigate the wonders of Japan.
Saw these real, yet hilarious tips for Japanese that are visiting America. Some of my favourites are:
THERE IS A THING CALLED “DINNER PLATES.” AND WHAT GOES ON THEM IS A MIGHTY DISAPPOINTMENT.
NOBODY IS IMPRESSED BY HOW MUCH YOU CAN DRINK. IN FACT, SHAME ON YOU.
THEY TEND TO HORSE LAUGH, EVEN THE WOMEN. IT’S HOW THEY SHOW THEY’RE HONEST.
YOU WON’T BE GETTING YOUR GROCERIES ANYTIME SOON, SO CHECKOUT LINES ARE A GREAT PLACE TO MAKE FRIENDS.
For me, Japanese food has always been a mixed bag. There are many foods like ramen and tonkatsu that I love. Other dishes, however, can leave me shaking my head in wonder and asking myself “Why would anyone want to eat this?”. For that reason I was interested in taking a peak at the Japanese cookbook My Japanese Table to see what I was missing out on.
Just ran across this great rundown by Neojaponisme on what was happening in Japan for 2013. Some notable items include the fall of AKB48 and the rise of rather disturbing selfie pics (pictured above)…
We finally have a new contender: “kappa mouth,” which takes its name from the flatulent, frog-skinned, bird-beaked yokai with a penchant for sticking slimy fingers into swimmers’ colons. It involves rolling in the lips and pushing down to create a shallow V. Pundits are suspiciously silent as to whether the naming refers to the yokai’s beak, or rather the expression one assumes after having a slimy finger stuck into their backside.