Kobe Days

34.6911° N, 135.1973° E

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Recently, I have been busy reading 亦舒 while studying for the 漢字検定 and feeling increasingly guilty at my 半桶水 Chinese ability while trying to remember all the 音読み and 訓読み of the 漢字 and making sure I write the characters ‘the right way’.

Needless to say I’ve been wondering when my head will explode in a mess of characters.

I do eventually hope to challenge the impossible 準1級 level which would require writing characters in the old traditional way. Let’s see how long my head will last.

PS: Singapore JET interview results should come in April. Hang on for just another 1.5 months!


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Who’s there? ~(・・?))


A bunch of おばちゃん and a few 女子高生 being asked to leave a shooting area near my dance class. Some of them had mini foldable telescopes, though there were many sighs of “見えない”. I wonder who they were trying to look at…

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A failed experiment with a new recipe has yielded me 6 meals’ worth of slightly undercooked gomoku rice (五目ご飯, lit. 5 items rice). After eating one, that’s 5 more servings waiting to eaten.

Well, at least it’s healthy and good for me.

Note to self: if it looks like you have too much stuff to fit in the rice cooker, take a hint. ><

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Random new column


New column entitled ‘slice of life’. For the times when I just decide to randomly upload photos for no reasons at all. Heh.

Studying at Mister Donuts yields more results than studying at home, especially since the table at home is right next to the futon and it’s getting cold out here. Also, free flow coffee is always helpful in staying awake. Sadly though, while I seemed to have a knack for picking up Japanese, I don’t seem to have the same knack for Korean. Which is why I just seem to be repeating the same lessons over and over again. 아이고…

Methinks me needs to watch more Running Man.