16 October 2011 ~ 10 Comments

I Get By With A Little Help From My Japanese Friends

I Get By With A Little Help From My <em>Japanese</em> Friends
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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBDF04fQKtQ&feature=related Making Japanese friends is essential to having the consummate Japanese experience, and has the added benefit of helping you maintain your sanity. Here are my top four reasons why: 1- If you’re studying Japanese, they are a great resource for natural nihongo. 2- Until you’re Nihongo proficient, they can help you with an array of things you […]

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02 February 2009 ~ 11 Comments

The effect of “Obama” on my life in Yokohama pt. 2

This congratulations business had started back before the summer when Obama handed Hillary Clinton her hat and sent her packing with an unexpected (and unaccepted) loss. For several weeks that followed I was being congratulated by Japanese people. Granted, I often wore Obama paraphernalia, at minimum a button and at max an assemble.  So, it wasn’t […]

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07 January 2009 ~ 16 Comments

Some MORE things I just LOVE about Japan: The Food!

Some MORE things I just LOVE about Japan: The Food!

4-Natto’s not-so good- And I could live my entire life without another morsel of Goya touching my palate. But everything else, so far, is delicious! Yes, I came for the adventure and stayed for the food.  I talked about the Japanese obsession with calling everything Japanese to distinguish it. Well, when it comes to food, […]

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08 December 2008 ~ 22 Comments

10 ways NOT to go loco in Yokohama #5: Make Japanese friends!

10 ways NOT to go loco in Yokohama #5: Make Japanese friends!
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Making Japanese friends is important, and can have the added benefit of helping you maintain your sanity. Here are my top four reasons why: 1- If  you’re studying Japanese, they are an invaluable resource for natural nihongo. 2- They can help you with the array of things you have to do to maintain your life in […]

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