Posted in June 2008

日本語 の べんきょう – Lesson 8

おはようございます! This week’s lesson was about adjectives + nouns. And it’s pretty easy, as far as I can tell. Basically you just leave the い or な on the adjective. Here’s an example question and answer: Q: あなた の お母さん は どんな 人 ですか。 What is your mother like? (lit. What kind of person is your mother?) A: 私 の お母さん は やさしい 人 です。 My mother … Continue reading

日本語 の べんきょう – Lesson 7

んばんは! 今、私 は もちアイス を たべます! I greet you whilst eating mochi ice from the convenience store – it’s soooo yummy!! (Although not quite as yummy as the one I tried from the really nice store at Nagoya Station… mmm… Anyway, yesterday I had another Japanese lesson. I had lots of fun, as usual, and felt super-genki when I … Continue reading

3 Month Review…

So… this weekend marks 3 months in Japan.  I flew out on ‘Great’ Friday, March 21st, and arrived in Japan on Saturday 22nd March.  I’ve spent the last 3 months learning SO much – really filling my brain with everything that’s available to me.  I’m learning to be a teacher, of course, which is an … Continue reading


Ok, so I was just glancing out at my washing, when I noticed a big black mark on my white towel… “hmm… what’s that?”, I thought… Stepping in for a closer look… it was a bloody massive creature!!  I think it was a cockroach.  I was too scared to take a photo, so I just … Continue reading

Local festival…

I went to a local festival in Kurokawa today, despite feeling かぜぎみ!  I’m glad I went, as I got to see a part of the local area which was new to me, and it was interesting to see all the street vendors and different foods. Naturally, I took some pictures: I was quite taken by … Continue reading

かぜぎみ です。。。

かぜぎみ means ‘slight cold’ according to the dictionary.  According to JapanesePod 101, where I first heard the phrase, it describes that lingering kind of cold where you have a bit of a sore throat and a runny nose for too long.  Well, for the last couple of days I have had a のどのいたみ (sore throat) … Continue reading

Dashi Matsuri…

Yesterday I went to a dashi matsuri (float festival) in Nagoya. It was really cool, and interesting to see the old, traditional style floats. I’m not entirely sure of the purpose of the festival, but it was fun anyway, and there were a lot of people there! Here are some pictures: The floats are pretty … Continue reading