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 me. I’ve actually been doing the photography for a cookbook for the last few months (non-Japanese but the food is especially delicious) and that’s been taking up a lot of my time. However, during the time I’ve been away from Kanji & Tea I’ve learned how to properly make miso soup, which is something I feel everyone should know so I will be including a recipe and some steps for you here. I’ve also had my eye on a certain cookbook that is on my Christmas wishlist, and I hope to be cooking more Japanese cuisine more often.
Recently I’ve been trying to get my hands on all the Pixar films in raw Japanese dub without paying an absolute arm and leg for them. So far I have Toy Story, which I find rather enjoyable (about twenty minutes in I forgot it wasn’t in my native language). We’ve also added The Matrix, V for Vendetta, and The Matrix Reloaded to our Japanese collection. I’ve been watching The Matrix frequently! Anyway, I hope you’ve been keeping up with your studying. Here are some photographs of Pocky that our friend brought us from his trip over seas. (I love Pumpkin anything.)
Learning Japanese At HomeOur goal for Kanji & Tea, aside from sharing our struggles and successes, is to help provide the everyday person with all the tools necessary to learn Japanese on their own through everyday immersion.
How did you learn your first language? Hands on and not through a text book! You listened, you watched, you absorbed. Well, what's stopping you from learning your second or third language that way? The answer is nothing.
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