Once again, it’s definitely been a while, but this time I’m definitely going to give you an explanation because I feel like it’s high time I gave you one. We’ve still been studying, but during the course of running Kanji & Tea I’ve started working from home full time and it’s been very busy for […]
Last week we went to an Asian mall and market to “refuel” and picked up a batch of immersion goodies, including an overload of 赤みそ and お好みソース! Right now (and not pictured) ピーチガール is playing in the background and keeping me company while I work. I’ve been trying to think of ways to post more […]
菜 (greens, vegetable, side dish) popped up in my kanji practice last week, and then it showed up again when I went out to dinner and saw it on the menu! It becomes a part of 野菜 (vegetable) but strangely enough disappears in 精進揚げ (vegetable tempura). Probably one of the most exciting things about learning […]
永次 and I rang in the New Year by dining at Zen Gardens, a restaurant specializing in hot pots and and vegetarian Asian cuisine. I’ve been a little bummed lately that 永次 seems to be remembering the kanji faster than me. He could pick out several kanji in […]
In April, 永次 and I fell off the Immersion Train. (Yes, I’m making that a term now.) Not completely, though, it was more like we weren’t immersing ourselves as much as we should have been. We made excuses, like catching up on our favorite American TV shows, and then slowly our 90% Japanese time became […]
So how has everyone been enjoying spring (春)?! We’re still alive and kicking over here at Kanji & Tea, but more importantly, we’re still learning!
I’ll admit though, we’ve found it a little bit frustrating at first. We feel so behind our other learning buddies who can read full sentences and we’re lucky […]
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