Monthly Archives: June 2012

What do I know? Nothing.

A large group went out on a Friday night after a long week of trials and unnecessary frustration and did all the things expected on a gorgeous mid-September evening.  Guy was there.  I had never met Guy before.  But wait… … Continue reading

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Dance Battle

The day was rainy.  No.  Let me take that back.  The week was rainy.  Rain poured down and shoes and pants and arms were wet.  You had to make sure your electronics were suitably protected from the elements.  Umbrellas only … Continue reading

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Engaging Language

“Sumimasen, kore wa kome pan desu ka?” “すみません、これはこめパンですか?“ “Excuse me, is this rice bread?” My first sentence constructed in Japanese.  It wasn’t a prefab sentence.  I figured out how to say this sentence so I could ask about rice bread, … Continue reading

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Why won’t the air go in?

A young man once found that the bicycle was a preferred method of transportation.  Quick, simple, and easy.  One day, he discovered that his tires needed air, a common occurrence.  He had inflated countless bicycle tires in the past.  In … Continue reading

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Bonjour! Oh, I mean Konnichiwa

It happens when you least expect it.  You could be strolling along the road, riding in a car, relaxing on a park bench, eating lunch in a local eatery, or minding your own business, and somebody says Hello in whichever … Continue reading

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I may not have language but I’ve got rhythm

The announcements rang all over the city.  I didn’t know what was said but they were about kankousai, the local river viewing festival.  I knew that much.  It wouldn’t do any good to be sitting around hiding on a day … Continue reading

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Oh my!!! What was that?

One fine spring day, a not quite middle aged man of average build (six feet tall, 185 lbs) decided to explore the new city he was living in.  He found the architecture rising above him intriguing as he wove his … Continue reading

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A Little Cleaning

I’m still trying to figure out the layout of Nihon i Go.  I hope the latest changes help clear up any problems navigating around the site.  Much of it is still under construction and will continue to be updated as … Continue reading

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And now, the Amazing Frog Chorus!

Once upon a time…The frog kingdom of Rizpadon held court near the borders of Whereisleep.  (Was it a planned invasion or were they just having a good time?)  Around 6:45 each evening, the party begins.  A pleasant, deep solo belted … Continue reading

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Just when you thought you were safe…

Just when you thought you were safe… Green shoots were beginning to sprout in the rice paddies.  Bright sunshine and a pleasant breeze welcomed a day promising to deliver good times.  Spring is an exciting time when cookouts and barbecues … Continue reading

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