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 opt not to have cable television in the home. Most of our news on the disasters in Japan come from YouTube, streaming Japanese news, or Gakuranman’s live updates. I’m not even sure what to blog about or how to blog about normal things. I feel like it’s wrong to talk about […]
I mentioned that I wanted to share something exciting with you about some immersion related Christmas gifts that 永次 and I gifted each other to help motivate and encourage us on our language learning.
And that’s an older American TV show that I absolutely love dubbed in Japanese with Japanese subtitles, from Japan with […]
Sometimes immersion will bog you down. (At least that’s what I’ve found.) The most common response to that will be, “That’s because you’re not keeping it fun.”
While I understand what that means, I think it’s important to remember that what’s fun for some may not be fun for others. Watching a […]
Yesterday Eiji and I started crossing over! What I mean by that of course is that we started changing parts of our daily lives that would normally be in English into Japanese. Sure, we’ve been watching Japanese TV and listening to Japanese Radio, but what about the internet? And how about the way we navigate around […]
So the first few days of our project has been spent listening, mostly. We’ve slowly been trying to “Japanify” our life as much as possible and have so far watched トライガン (Trigun) in it’s entirety without subtitles, as well as listened to several radio talk shows for hours on end. We even listened to […]
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