Dream Hunters

What I wanted to share today are videos from the Japanese singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, actress and radio personality : YUI, for people who are doing exams for high schools, universities,…

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Okinawa Trip: Food

Local food is also another great exploring field when travelling, especially you are travelling alone or on a budget. Supermarkets are great alternatives from restaurants on magazines or Internet. I have…

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Funny Ninja Commercial

This is the 2004 commercial made for UFJ Tsubasa Securities. Still very funny~ Source: tvnador (15/9/2009), Pub UFJ Tsubasa Securities Ninja, retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5gCbvfw0T4

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BIOHAZARD THE REAL

The UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN (USJ) located in Osaka has cooperated with the video game company, Capcom, to launch a new horror action attraction, BIOHAZARD THE REAL, from 19th of July to 10th of…

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Okinawa Trip: Scenery

I was in Okinawa half for holiday last week. This was in Naha City. I walked from Asato (安里) station to Shuri (首里) Castle. That was about 40 mins. The course…

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The Japanese Style Gapao (ガパオライス)

Last few weeks, I went to the local supermarket in Okinawa that I usually do grocery shopping and found that they got bento of Thai dish, Gapao, in Japanese style. It is called ‘ガパオライス’ in Japanese. This is probably just for a limited time as I don’t see them now (I want more><”). Please see the…

唐揚げ (Karaage) or 竜田揚げ (Tatsudaage)?

Have you wondered why deep fried chicken in Japan are sometimes called ‘唐揚げ (Karaage) or から揚げ’ and the other is called ‘竜田揚げ (Tatsudaage)’? 唐揚げ usually uses wheat flour and simply deep fry the chicken in the oil. 竜田揚げ usually seasons the chicken first and the uses potato starch to make thicker coating when deep frying…

July Proverb: 私利私欲

私利私欲(しりしよく) This describes a person is selfish or acts only on one’s own benefits/ interests. 同義詞有「自私自利」。 Sharing is caring!

June Proverb: 一騎当千

一騎当千(いっきとうせん) In the old days, it meant one warrior’s fighting ability can go against a thousand enemies. Now, it describes a person has extraordinary talent, skills, or ability than the ordinaries. 也就是中文的「一騎當千」. P.S. There is also an anime called ‘一騎当千(Ikkitousen)’. Sharing is caring!

Good RPG Game Apps for Japanese Learning

I have collected some RPG Game Apps (a Japanese account is required). Playing game while learning a language is also a good choice and supplement. Just need to keep an eye on the time management for other tasks you need to do. Please see the games below (some are not free; the list is in alphabetical order): 1. Bravely…

April and May Proverb: 危機一髪・弱肉強食

危機一髪(ききいっぱつ) It means ‘at the critical moment’, something negative nearly happened but got away with it. 同義詞有「千鈞一髮」 弱肉強食(じゃくにくきょうしょく) It means ‘the law of the jungle’. If you have been watching the anime and the live action movie of ‘Kenshin’, you would hear this from Seta Soujiro and Shishio Makoto. 同義詞有「適者生存,不適者淘汰」 Sharing is caring!