It’s no hidden secret: Japan is a country where you can easily blow $100 in a day. There’s just too much to enjoy that costs more than what we anticipate. A few drinks at Lawson or Family Mart – and I’m just talking about water, green tea and Vitamin C – and maybe a potato croquette can easily exceed JPY500. Even meals at fast food … Continue reading Wallet-friendly traveling in Japan
I have seven minutes to write this before February 14 is officially over. Continue reading “Happy Singles Day “
The Japanese government ought to give this guy an award for coming up with what is possibly the fastest way to learn Japanese. Continue reading “Probably the fastest way to learn Japanese yet.”
This angelic doll-face conceals a heartless, cunning, vengeful maniac.
There’s no other way to describe Tanya von Degurechaff, the protagonist of Youjo Senki (幼女戦記, “Saga of Tanya the Evil”). Continue reading “Winter 2017 feature: Youjo Senki”
Revisiting readers may notice a change in the theme and content layout starting today.
That’s right. I’m in the middle of Konmari-ing my page. Continue reading “Business as usual.”
I did not expect such a diverse range of albums to be released in a single month. And it’s only February! I had no criteria for selecting these albums. Except for ONE OK ROCK (which I’ve been looking forward to since ‘Taking Off’) and [Alexandros], I’d never heard of any of these artists until end-December/early January. This humble blog hopes to showcase and review their latest … Continue reading Music reviews: Boku no Lyric no Bouyomi, Blue Encount, ent, ONE OK ROCK, [Alexandros]
Happy New Year everyone! 新年明けましておめでとうございます！今年も宜しくお願い致します。 I love oyakodon (chicken and egg rice bowl). It was the first Japanese dish I learned to cook, and still one of my favorites. To be honest when I saw the title of this video that I chanced upon, I did not think that oyakodon had the power to keep a restaurant’s business alive for 250 years. What impressed me … Continue reading Oyakodon keeps this restaurant alive for 250 years.
I had a two-part review of the shows I picked up from the Fall season. I was ready to write about the hits, the shows that I thought I’d like but ended up a let-down, and surprises that I didn’t think I’d enjoy but thoroughly did. I was also ready to give my thoughts on YURI!!! on ice and why, despite its popularity and beautiful and graceful … Continue reading Thanks anime.
It was nice that the finale of some of the shows in the previous season ended on different weeks, so it felt like there was no “break” in the momentum in between.
Jumping right into Fall’s line-up, here are my thoughts on the ones that I originally shortlisted, and then some. Continue reading “First Impressions: WWW.Working!!, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, Bungou Stray Dogs 2, Haikyuu!! Karasuno vs Shiratorizawa, Occultic; Nine”
No way am I walking out of September without posting anything! (evidently too late at the time of publishing)
Just because I haven’t been writing doesn’t mean I haven’t been watching anything.
The truth is I’ve been diverting practically all my writing energy to work (having taken over my company’s regional monthly newsletter) and studying (I’m taking my JLPT N2 exam in December, so am practising my kanji an hour a day).
But when I’m not doing any of those, I spend my Tuesdays and Saturday nights catching up with six shows a week.
And now, to cut to the chase, these are my ASSAs, starting with which one aired first at the start of the week. Continue reading “Anime summer season afterthoughts (aka. ASSA)”