Monthly Archive: March 2009

BBC website offers a touch of Japanese

I recently surfed into an unexpected but interesting and very useful Japanese learning resource on the BBC website called A Touch of Japanese. Don’t expect a zillion pages of learning material, but the few pages and examples (with audio) there are very useful for a...

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Twouble with Twitters Hilarious Video

For the last few days almost everyone has been tweeting about and linking to a hilarious video on Youtube called Twouble with Twitters. I swear this video is addictive like crack but funny as hell (well on second thought, hell isn’t funny), I find myself...

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Zombie Loan – An Anime that sucks

It has taken me almost 2 years to watch the first 7 episodes of Zombie Loan for a reason. Since blogging my first impressions of Zombie Loan in July 2007 I have tried and failed multiple times to endure the experience watching the anime in...

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Embassy of Japan Helps Childcare Facility

Japan through it’s Embassy in Kingston has donated millions of dollars to various government projects, outreach programs and charitable organization in Jamaica over the years and Jamaica and Japan enjoy very close diplomatic relations. The latest project to be undertaken by the Embassy of Japan...

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Akihabara@DEEP – the Otaku J-Dorama

Akihabara@DEEP is a very interesting drama and the third series I have seen through to the end. The series combines action and comedy well while offering a no frills  street level view of Akihabara. Akihabara@DEEP isn’t a series for anyone but for persons like me...

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Japansoc.com – Japan Social Community

Japansoc.com is a digg style Japan themed social bookmarking site I have been a member of for over a year now. Japansoc is short for “Japan Society” but is pronounced as “Japan-Sock” and is the brainchild of longtime Japan resident and British expat Nick Ramsay...

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Usain Bolt donates signed shoes to charity

Usain Bolt is still riding high on his multiple record breaking sprinting performance from the Beijing Olympics last year and although it’s the early days of the 2009 season his schedule is packed with more than just training. The lightening Bolt has given a boost...

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Japanese Commercial – Inochi

Commercials appearing on Japanese television can be quite…how can I say this…. “entertaining”. I have seen quite a few but this latest one was hilariously disturbing. Without reading the subtitles I understood many of the words and sentences in this commercial, basic and maybe even...

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Gundam Wing – Heavy Arms Kai Figure

I may be enjoying the second season of most current Gundam series called Gundam Double O but the Gundam Wing Series is one of my favourite anime series of all time with the movie based on the series Gundam Endless Waltz a classic. Heavy Arms...

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Katakana Natto Challenge Lost

I boldly challenged Chris when he jokingly tweeted an open Katakana study challenge on iKnow (now Smart.fm). Unfortunately I came up just short and one of the first things I will have to do when I eventually make it to Japan is eat Natto. I...

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