Anime, JDrama

Beginner’s Guide to Anime (Part 2)

Beginner’s Guide to Anime was basically about selection of anime, kind of like a ‘how to’ to anime which excluded ‘the where’ and when looking for websites to watch anime on, it can get really frustrating not being able to find one that you would deem good enough from the many websites floating around the Internet.

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Language, Music

How JPop Lyrics Can Improve your Japanese Reading

My Japanese language journey is irrevocably intertwined with Japanese pop music (colloquially referred to by those in the know as JPop). The main reason I wanted to learn Japanese in the first place, was so I could sing along to my favourite opening and closing themes from the animes I used to watch. Not only is (most) JPop just plain awesome, it also provides a way for you to study the language in a relaxed, informal setting.

Here are my top tips for improving your Japanese reading skills through JPop lyrics:

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Culture, Life/Living, Travel

Before You Pack Your Bags…

When people hear the word travel, what usually comes to mind is adventure, fun, relaxation, leisure etc. What most people fail to think about are the embarrassments that are associated with travel; some of which make great stories while others are never spoken of again. Sometimes, the things a traveller can do out of ignorance may offend the people of the country they have travelled to and that is why it is advisable to always do some research before travelling.

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