Monthly Archives: May 2012

Taco!? Wait a second… That’s not a taco!

At kankousai I ran across this booth. And let the confusion commence once again.  I felt so proud that I could read the sign.  It said tako, which I took to mean taco because phonetically, in Japanese that is how it would … Continue reading

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Overcoming Fear

We went on a pleasant, and exhilarating, hike along the Ishizaka Stone-Paved Road, which was a primary route between Hita and Nakatsu during the 18th and 19th century. An interesting aside was a fellow named Mr. Yasui, who spoke hardly any English, … Continue reading

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Kankousai Fireworks

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Here are some pictures of the amazing fireworks at the Hita City kankousai 2012!  Enjoy!

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Spelling, and other sorts of things that may cause confusion…

So, I’ve noticed (and some of you may have also noticed) that I may have spelled a few things wrong or even sometimes got it completely wrong.  For example, my last post was about the kankosai mishima river sightseeing festival. … Continue reading

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Hita City Mikuma River Festival

Today and tomorrow are Kankousai, a river sightseeing festival held in Hita City.  It will be an amazing experience!  The entire city appears to be gearing up for a spectacular event that features music, dance, and art all over the … Continue reading

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Twisty Roads

Hmmm…  So, I was riding mybike, Erica U, today and I thought I was going south.  Thought.  I was actually going west and ended up not where I intended.  Many of the roads in Hita have slight curves to them … Continue reading

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Hiragana done!

Ah! After just over two weeks I am beginning to feel comfortable with reading hiragana.  I may not know what it means, but I can read it!  Step one complete.  On to step two: Katakana. Hiragana        Syllables … Continue reading

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Live Music

Friday evening I had the opportunity to see some live music and a little Bistro nearby.  It was a good time that featured great energy and a great crowd.  I had a good time.

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The headache commences

Oh yeah.  I’ve discovered that it is far better to take it slow and easy when learning language.  I just spent a good 90 minutes studying and my brain feels like it will explode.  I do believe it will help … Continue reading

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こんにちは (Konnichiwa)

Hello and welcome to a little corner dedicated to exploring cultural interactions.  Think of it as a way to say hello in many different languages. Nihon i Go will examine five elements of culture. -music (both traditional and contemporary from … Continue reading

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