A few weeks ago I attended a yard sale-style event put on by the boarders at the High School on my island. The aim was to sell-off stuff and raise funds. There were books, clothes, crafts and chocolate. One booth even had currency from counties all over the world. I took the opportunity to pick … Continue reading Japan Scene 6: Air Traffic Controller
In a recent vlog, I spoke about having a Japanese focused video series. Over the past few weeks, I have struggled with getting it recorded as my perfectionist mentally has taken over and I have recorded and recorded it more times than I would like to admit. So what am I going to do? Continue … Continue reading Where do you start when learning Japanese?
Spring is finally here in Japan! the cherry blossoms are blooming, it's getting warmer (except today! right now its raining and 7 degrees) and terrible winter is behind me! Then why am I struggling a little recently? First Spring in Japan The 1st part of my troubles is I've been sick recently. I have been … Continue reading Struggling creatively and sick recently
Japan is known worldwide for being one of the leaders in the video game industry. Companies such as Capcom and Nintendo are well-known brands. While video games like Mario and Final Fantasy are some of the biggest franchises in entertainment not just gaming. Reading manga and watching anime is a national pastime in Japan and … Continue reading Is learning Japanese with Anime, Manga and Video Games possible?
It was supposed to be a regular Thursday night futsal session. I've never been much of a football/soccer player outside of my inter-school league in high school but I willingly got connected to the futsal club on my island. Futsal now served two purposes for me. 1. To get exercise and 2. to socialize with … Continue reading Japan Scene 2: Futsal x English Master
The National Museum Jamaica, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica, officially opened a temporary exhibition titled “The spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts.” This exhibition seeks the understanding of viewers about the brief history of Japanese martial-arts-from battlefield combat techniques to popular sports or physical exercise tempering the body … Continue reading The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts
The Annual Japanese Calendar Festival returned in 2017 at a new venue; the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston. I attended with my family as its an opportunity to expose them to Japanese culture and we were not disappointed. There were various booths set up around the hall offering patron the opportunity to try origami, calligraphy, … Continue reading Japanese Calendar Festival 2017
The last Japanese Calendar Exhibition I attended here in Jamaica was in January 2014 when there were celebrations to mark the 50th year of bilateral relations between Jamaica and Japan. Now in 2016, the exhibition will be held later than usual but is still expected to be fun for the whole family. Check out the … Continue reading Japanese Calendar Exhibit set for March 5th
Wasabi Japanese is a new service launched recently that provides online lessons with native speakers of Japanese at a very affordable rate. In commemoration of their launch they are having a Japanese speech contest where a lucky winner (members and non-members may enter) can win a trip to Japan. Entries are welcomed in the form of 4-6 … Continue reading Wasabi Japanese Speech Contest
Clay Boutwell, the author of Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese, is looking for learners of Japanese interested in receiving a free book, kana shitajiki, and Japonika notebook in exchange for an honest review on Amazon. The givbeaway bundle includes: Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese—a book by Clay and his wife, Yumi, covering all you need … Continue reading Learning Japanese? This Giveaway is for you!