The summer days are numbered and after ripping the carpet out I’m forced to look at all the clothes I said I’d wear this summer but haven’t because I’ve been unable to go out as often. It turns out I’ll be working all next week before I’m back at North campus. No week off, sad.… Continue Reading Summer’s End
July 15, 2014 I left Japan the day after the last class. I was one of the first to leave my study abroad program because I was going to catch a cruise with my two aunts and their families in California. I hadn’t seen them in a couple of years so I actually took the… Continue Reading Three Years Ago, Last Saturday
I came across Okja one morning while scrolling through the trending tags on mobile tumblr. I was caught off guard seeing Steven Yeun in a gif because I hadn’t heard about any of his current projects (not that I actively follow his activities) or that he was working with a Korean actor I vaguely recognized. I… Continue Reading Okja: Oink
I went to KCON NY with my coworkers/friends this year. I never thought I’d ever go to one of these events, but my experience turned out to be a good one that I’m thinking I’d like to attend next year. That’s if EXO doesn’t come back; I still somewhat regret not going this year, but… Continue Reading Post KCON
When you first start learning any language the first thing your teachers or textbooks will try to teach you is the alphabet. In Japanese this is also the case, however, unlike most languages Japanese is known for its three writing systems: kanji (Chinese letters), hiragana (Japanese cursive script), and katakana (often for borrowed words). The… Continue Reading Introducing Japanese Hiragana!
It’s already June, can you believe that? It’s funny how it doesn’t seem like it should be June considering how steady this year has been in terms of how engaged I am day-to-day. Back in college I could never seem to catch a breath and it would already be time for semester-end exams or presentations;… Continue Reading Lately…
I’ve returned to Goodreads after paying my dreadful lost book fee of $16.65. That’s not to say I quit Goodreads because of a library fee. For that, I had felt wrongly accused for losing a book because I was sure I returned it, but that was a couple of years ago and I wanted to… Continue Reading Returning to Dust
originally intended to be posted on March 11, 2017 therefore some points herein may have changed. You can find a more professional definition here, but in a nutshell a receptive bilingual (RB) is someone who is bilingual by definition, but with one significantly important factor: they are rarely able to form sentences or thoughts in… Continue Reading Receptive Bilingual, What’s That?
I’m a day late, but I’m here! This week’s theme will be colors! I think they’re some of first few words you learn in a language, too. English Khmer Japanese Korean color ពណ៌ 色・カラー 색깔 red ក្រហម 赤（あか） 빨간색 orange ទឹកក្រូច オレンジ色 주황색 yellow លឿង 黄色 （きいろ） 노란색 green បៃតង 緑色 （みどり） 초록색 blue ខៀវ 青（あお） 파란색 purple… Continue Reading 10 Words Challenge: Week 4
If there’s one thing I enjoy doing it’s watching anime. It’s something I’ve been doing since I first came across Sailor Moon on television, well before I started school. I grew up on Fruits Basket, the Tokyo Pop company, and Toonami like most people my age in the States, before we had computers and wi-fi.… Continue Reading Anime Challenge 2017