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April 6, 2018

Japanese is a language with an overabundance of onomatopoeia (words that describe sounds).  In fact, that's one of my favorite things about it!

Unlike when learning other languages, learning onomatopoeia in Japanese is absolutely critical!  You'll find that sounds are described everywher...

March 30, 2018

Happy Good Friday, mina-san!  I'm sure that (if you are someone who celebrates it) you are getting excited for Easter!  I am too!

My boyfriend and I are heading to be with my two sisters for this weekend.  On Tuesday, I'll be back home hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for my friends!...

March 23, 2018

Well what do you know, the equinox has come and gone and it's springtime once again!  (Although, here in New England it doesn't feel like spring just yet, but it will soon I hope!) 

Growing up in Vermont, spring always meant muddy roads and maple syrup.  But in Japan, it's all abou...

March 16, 2018

I have a few good memories from my childhood about Saint Patrick's Day.  One memory sticks out in my mind: the infamous pancake disaster of '08.

My brother was home for the weekend.  He wanted to make clover-shaped pancakes for breakfast.  Being the over-the-top guy that he is, he couldn...

March 2, 2018

Tomorrow, March 3rd, is the Japanese celebration of Hinamatsuri!  I have been very excited as this is one of my favorite Japanese festivals!

The holiday is commonly translated into English as "Girls' Day," but a more correct translation is "Doll Festival."  The festival is meant to bring...

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