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Go ask Google, don’t ask me

This has been bugging me all day so let me just get this out of my chest! Ok in school I usually hang out with this girl whom I suspect might be a little bit socially inept or a little … Continue reading

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Suddenly winter

News report from Osaka! In just two days, the average daily temperature fell from mid 20deg to around 10deg! Freezing! Didn’t even get to wear autumn fashion and it’s already going to be winter T-T But I know people in … Continue reading

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Is peeing embarrassing?

Apparently, Japanese women seem to think so. The moment they enter the toilet cubicle, the first thing they always seem to do is to press the flushing sound (so as to mask the sound of them peeing – roll eyes). … Continue reading

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I remember years ago, someone told me I should take…

…caution when it comes to learning a third language (specifically Japanese).  I kinda laughed it off. I was like, meh, I’ll make sure to be perfectly trilingual, maintain a perfect balance between all three languages, and to be able to … Continue reading

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Learning Japanese language as a Native Chinese

Disclaimer: The title of course does NOT refer to myself since I am not a native Chinese speaker. I speak Mandarin as a second language at best, even though I’ve had studied Mandarin alongside English and had quite a lot … Continue reading

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Cultural insensitivity at it’s very best

Studying overseas is obviously one of the best methods of cultural immersion. Though I don’t have tea ceremony or flower arrangement classes included in my Japanese language class curriculum, listening carefully to my teachers always gives me new insights into … Continue reading

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Summer in Japan

Summer. The most dreaded season. And my fears were not unfounded. Born and bred in Singapore, sun and heat should mean nothing to me, but in Osaka I’ve fallen prey to heatstroke, not just once, but thrice! -_-  Even with … Continue reading

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