I remember seeing this game at the local Blockbuster Video when I was a kid. This is a really, really weird game. The basic plot is as follows: you start as a fish in the Cambrian era, and must fight/eat/evolve your way through a billion years of Earth's history in order to marry Gaia, the spirit of the Earth. In the course of all that, you eventually uncover and foil a plot by aliens to inhibit the evolution of humans. I know that sounds ludicrous, but if you don't believe,
Greetings everyone, here are some extra things that you can do to 1) live more comfortably in Japan, and/or 2) learn a little bit more Japanese faster. Today's tip is about something I call "Yeah Syndrome," which is essentially when we as Japanese language learners get a bit stuck and lost when Japanese people are speaking to us, and we end up just saying はい/うん/そうです(hai/un/sou desu), or any other Japanese variation of the phrase "Yeah" and sort of soft-agreeing to whatever wa
Greetings everyone, I'm here today with some extra things that you can do to
1) live more comfortably in Japan, and/or
2) learn a little bit more Japanese faster.
Today's tip is about context. You can use the context of related-words and situations to get yourself out of linguistic trouble.
We've all had times where we just can't explain things in the target language. While gestures and drawings definitely go a long way, oftentimes the human mind is always still seek
(Note: this article was originally written and posted to the "Learn Japanese Pod" forum: http://learnjapanesepod.com/forum/index.php)
Greetings everyone, this is the first of what will hopefully be an ongoing mini-series of posts regarding some extra things that you can do to 1) live more comfortably in Japan, and/or 2) learn a little bit more Japanese faster.
My hope with this post series is that I can add one little helpful activity on a regular basis.
Of course, the
To be completely frank, I believe that in modern times, the samurai sitting in the center of this train seat, taking up unnecessary space with all of his feigned "Japanese-ness" is the typical otaku foreigner: enamored by the ancient aesthetic of feudal Japan, but with little practical sense of what Japan is in reality, and wholly unaware of the situations he creates around him. And yet despite this Japanophilia-generated aloofness, all present within this scene are fully awa
My sincerest thanks to my classmates at Osaka University. It was great seeing all of you again. To those who are leaving Japan in March, I wish you safe travels and all the best. It has been a long time since I have been able to say this with any confidence, but I truly believe that bright futures lay ahead of us all. 阪大の日本語研修コースのクラスメートの皆様へ、心からまことにありがとうございました。今日のほとんど一年ぶりの再会は本当によかったわ。 僕、皆の人生で、明るい未来が絶対あると信じることは、本当に久しぶりな感じけど、今回、本当に信じています。これから、いつものように、頑張ろう！ #osakauniversity #fun
やっと、3月の学会の日本語の第一の原稿はとりあえず終了である。まだネイティブチェックされていないけど。先生に出した際にめっちゃ恥ずかしかったわ。「ちっちゃな子供っぽい日本語で書いたらしいと見えるかな」って怖い。10年前の教えた播南の生徒が英語のレポート、宿題などを出した気分と同じだろう。 My Japanese draft for my upcoming conference in Kyushu is finally done. I stress the word "draft" because it is a first effort and I am really afraid that it sounds like it was written by a little kid. This must be how all my Japanese students felt when they turned in their essays and assignments. #acecombatzero #conference #digrajap