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Mon 2021.10.18

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Japanese literature translation: 風の又三郎 (Matasaburo of the Wind) by 宮沢賢治 (Kenji Miyazawa) [Part 3] culture, General, translation Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2021.10.01

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On the Origin of the “Mount Tai” Idiom—a response Chinese culture, Chinese history, Culture, debunking misinformation, Essays, idioms, language, sinology, words Wuxia Wanderings

Mon 2021.09.27

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Japanese comedy highlight: Sandwich Man (a comedy duo) culture, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.09.13

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Vocabulary list: Classical Japanese kanji culture, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Uncategorized, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.08.23

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Ki-Aikido Lessons: learning from everyone aikido, Aside, culture, General Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.08.02

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Japanese Literature Translation: “My Life”, an essay by women author Hayashi Fumiko (林芙美子) culture, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.07.14

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SS Demon King Ch. 18 culture, infrastracture, kingdoms, Shonen Ai, supernatural, transmigration awanderingpotato.com

Fri 2021.06.25

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Japan’s amazing “Braille Blocks” for the visually-impared (点字ブロック) culture, grammar, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2021.06.22

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Japanese literature paperback release: “Fast Forward Japan: Stories by the Founding Father of Japanese Science Fiction” by Juza Unno culture, General, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.06.14

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Japanese literature translation: 風の又三郎 (Matasaburo of the Wind) by 宮沢賢治 (Kenji Miyazawa) [Part 2] culture, General, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.06.02

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Beware of fake Japanese proverbs culture, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.04.07

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An eclectic interview with Edward Lipsett of Kurodahan Press, publisher of Japanese literature culture, E-book publishing, General, Interviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.04.05

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Japanese Literature Release: “The Masquerade Ball” by Edogawa Rampo (Bilingual Edition) culture, E-book publishing, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.01.25

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Japanese women’s literature book release: “Days and Nights” by Hayashi Fumiko culture, E-book publishing, General, literature, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.12.02

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Japanese literature review: 人間 (“Ningen”) by 又吉直樹 (Matayoshi Naoki) culture, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.11.30

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Japanese fairy tale translation: “The Soul Lives on” (by Mimei Ogawa) culture, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2020.11.21

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What Kind of Asian Are You? Podcast. Featuring Me! Asian, blogging, Chinese, culture, diaspora asians, experience, family, identity, inspiration, podcast, values Grow with me

Wed 2020.10.28

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Japanese drama review: “Million Yen Women” (100万円の女たち) culture, General, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.10.07

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The right and wrong way to use the verb あげる (ageru) in Japanese culture, General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.09.28

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Japanese book review: 「書道」の教科書 (Calligraphy Textbook) by 横山豊蘭 (Houran Yokoyama) Calligraphy, culture, General, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.09.14

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The world of Japanese calligraphy: my first few weeks learning 書道 (shodou) Calligraphy, culture, General Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.08.31

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Multiple Meanings of “Maru” in Japanese (円、丸) culture, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.08.25

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Japanese vocabulary list: Calligraphy terms culture, General, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.08.19

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Term of the Day: 桃花 // Tao Hua // Peach Blossoms Book: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, Book: Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, Chinese Culture, Culture, Glossary, Originals www.fruitydeer.com

Tue 2020.05.26

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Japanese book review: “コミュニケーションの原点は「氣」にあり!” (“Communication begins with Ki!”) by Shin’ichi Tohei (藤平信一) aikido, culture, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.03.31

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Japanese Women’s Literature Book Release: “Downfall and Other Stories” by Hayashi Fumiko culture, E-book publishing, General, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.01.28

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Thoughts on Mochitsuki 2020 (a Japanese festival in Portland) culture, General, portland Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.01.21

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A brief introduction to Noh theater, one of the oldest forms of theater culture, General, noh Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2020.01.11

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The Flame Stick — A Primitive Chinese Lighter Culture, history, translation, Wuxia Wuxia Wanderings

Wed 2020.01.08

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Why is grass (草) used in Japanese to mean something is funny? culture, General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.01.07

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Ukemi: Aikido and the art of rolling with the punches aikido, Aside, culture, portland, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese
Japanese novel review: “The Woman in the Purple Skirt” (“むらさきのスカートの女”) by Natsuko Imamura (今村夏子) culture, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.11.12

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Interesting Japanese loanword “マウンティング” (mauntingu, a.k.a. “mounting”) culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.11.04

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Classical Japanese poetry translation: “The Forgotten Garden” (廃園) by Yoshinobu Morikawa (森川義信) culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, poem, poetry, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.10.22

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Oregon Ki Society: Learning mindfulness, self-control, and Aikido in and around Portland aikido, Aside, culture, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.08.29

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Dystopian SF Novel review: “Cash Crash Jubilee” by Eli K.P.William Aside, culture, japanese, novels, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.07.16

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Japanese novel review: “勝手にしゃべる女” (katte ni shaberu onna) by 赤川次郎 (Jiro Akagawa) culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, novel, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.06.03

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Japanese book review: 一流の人が学ぶ 氣の力 (“Ki for Business Professionals”) by 藤平信一 (Shinichi Tohei) aikido, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.05.22

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Free Japanese textbooks (for children with Japanese citizenship) Aside, culture, General, japan, japanese, raising a bilingual child Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.05.13

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Japanese slang term: meccha “めっちゃ” culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, slang, translation Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2019.05.03

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“Horumon Yaki”: Do the Japanese really eat grilled hormones? culture, food, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.04.23

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Japanese novel review: さざなみのよる (sazanami no yoru) by 木皿泉 (Izumi Kizara) culture, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, novel, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2019.04.14

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Japanese Book Review: “The Power of Ki” (氣の威力)by Koichi Tohei (藤平光一) aikido, culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.04.10

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Training Aikido in a Japanese Dojo: An intriguing experience aikido, Aside, culture, General, japan, japanese, Travels in Japan 2019 Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.04.01

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A thoughtful discourse on literature with Japanese author Fuminori Nakamura (中村文則) Aside, culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, novels, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese
Interview with Ben Hourigan: author, editor, Japan aficionado culture, E-book publishing, General, interview, Interviews, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.03.12

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Japanese slang word: あざす(azasu) [“Thanks”, without the politeness] azasu, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.02.12

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Hitori Saito (斎藤一人): entrepreneur, best-selling author, motivational speaker Aside, culture, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.01.29

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Finding Japanese Singles in Portland (or anywhere else) Aside, culture, japanese, meetings, portland, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2019.01.13

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Toilet Tchaikovsky amwriting, comedy, culture, Fiction, funny, humor, life, SuperMegaNet, webfiction, webserial, writing SuperMegaNet