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You ate what?! [Episode 5]

いただきます!/itadakimasu/ Let’s eat On the fifth episode of “You ate what?!” we revisit Japanese pickled foods! This one is my new favorite! This week I have been introducing myself to all 8 of my English classes. In my presentation I talk, briefly, about my love for peanut butter. I then allow students to talk to… Continue reading You ate what?! [Episode 5]

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You ate what?! [Episode 4]

いただきます!/itadakimasu/ Let’s eat On the fourth episode of “You ate what?!” we visit a traditional Japanese breakfast food. As you can probably guess, I enjoy fermented and pickled foods. Gotta love that Bacillus subtilis! Aka good gut bacteria that help with…well, your gut. This particular food gets one of two reactions. Either you enjoy it or… Continue reading You ate what?! [Episode 4]

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First day of School: 2nd term 2016

Yesterday was my first day of school and work. Here is an account of my day. 5:30 Wake up. Devotion. 7:30 Waiting outside near the bike farm. Meeting a coworker to ride to work together. 8:00 Arrive at school. Park bike near an even bigger bike farm. Enter building and take off outside shoes. Put… Continue reading First day of School: 2nd term 2016

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You ate what?! [Episode 2]

いただきます!/itadakimasu/ Let’s eat On the second episode of “You ate what?!” I thought we’d visit primary colors. Blue food reminds me of Violet from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Maybe a slice of her finger. Too grotesque? My bad. Can you guess what it is? Think about all the blue/purple foods you know. I think… Continue reading You ate what?! [Episode 2]

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Japanese Language Classes

Prior to the beginning of these japanese classes, I’d already studied and felt like I had a grasp on Hiragana and Katakana. Hiragana and Katakana are two of the 4 Japanese syllabary. The Japanese writing system is a trip (complex). From my finite understanding of Japanese language history I know the following. Please feel free to… Continue reading Japanese Language Classes