I actually had one of my Elementary school students ask me this once---considering most of them ask "WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE FRUIT/ANIMAL/POKEMON/FOOD?!?!?" in Japanese a million and a half times, I was considerably surprised to be asked a thoughtful...―
SourceSurprisingly, I haven't really eaten anything that weird while being in Japan. I've had smelly things like natto and uncomfortable looking things like whole fish heads on platters.... but I suppose the oddest things I've eaten and enjoyed ...―
source HEIGHT....I considered leaving this as a one-word post but I'll whine a little longer about this instead. :) Fellow Japan blogger, Miss Godzilla hit it right on the head with her nickname. Being a female over 170cm in Japan feels like ...―
When I was in grade school, they did an "experimental spelling" program with my class. To this day I can't spell worth shit. Also, I apparently thought clouds = leaves when I was in first grade.The definition of "home," for me, is a place where I...―
Describe a fail!gaijin moment (where you did something wrong or completely misunderstood because you couldn’t ~read the air~ or just plain had no idea what you were supposed to do because you weren’t born and raised here). Describe a gaijin!smash...―
Source.I've always been one for hearing bad news before some good news, so let's talk about what's overrated about our beloved Japan before we move onto greener pastures, shall we~? ∙ Technology. When I saw the word "overrated" I thought it...―
SourceWith my recent trip to Korea and around Mie-ken behind me, I think this is the perfect time to write about the 10th prompt in the "30-Day Japan Meme." As always, leaving Japan even for a short while (a four day jaunt in Korea even) gives me...―
It's been awhile since I've written a "Japan 30 Day Meme" blog post, but I think this one is my favorite prompt thus far! ∙ I think I can safely admit that I am a bit of a shop-a-holic. While I am definitely no where near ...―
Today's 30 Day Japan meme prompt is a walk down memory lane! I have a number of funny/weird/uncomfortable anecdotes about Japan... but then again, if you're a foreigner living in Japan, how could you not have a dozen waiting to be pulled out for a...―
I already briefly went over this prompt in the "mannerisms and expressions" post, but I think I'll go into more detail this time around~ ∙ As I said in the aforementioned post, I use a lot of Japanese words in my daily conversations with ...―
The thing about me and food and Japan, is that every time I've come here, I've started liking/loving a certain food that I hated before. I'm the type of person who will give food I find disgusting a second chance if I'm told it's been made well. I...―
I feel rather embarrassed admitting how many Japanese words and mannerisms I have ended up inserting into my everyday vocab/behavior.... Though, in my defense, I end up interacting with other people more in Japanese than in English so, how can ...―
A healthy diet consists of the highest amount of vitamins and minerals which aid your body ...
What I love most about Spring is the range of weather. You can leave in the morning with a ...
I read a great article breaking down the recent Google I/O developers conference and what ...