On Monday, everyone who is taking a Japanese class at ICU had their final exam. For a lot of my friends, this meant that they were done for the semester. What to do with our time? Get drunk. So here’s a brief guide to some of the Izakayas I have been to in Tokyo.
How many times on this blog have I waxed poetic about my favorite city (neighborhood? District? Tokyo is confusing) in Japan? Too many times. Unfortunately for those of you who hate Kichijoji, I have at lease two more posts including this one about cafes in this posh little neighborhood. This time, I will be talking … More Summer Cafe Series Part Two – A B Cafe, Kichijoji
So, it can be argued that I in fact began the summer cafe series when I posted about Cafe Zenon. However, at that point I was unaware that I wanted a summer cafe series and thus that post is not included. … More The Beginning of the Summer Cafe Series
So today’s post is going to be ENTIRELY a Japanese lesson. I would like to introduce you to a subset of “Katakana-go” – wasei-eigo. Otherwise known as Japanese words that are based in English but are really just Japanese.
The school I went to the first time I came to Japan was very close to Yokohama. So one day, when my host sister had a block lunch period (#jelly) we went to Yokohama’s Chinatown. I was enamored and have been waiting for the chance to go back ever since I got here. On Sunday, … More A Rant About Trains and The Day I Finally Got My Meatbun
Saturday June 6th, 2016 – the day I was kicked out of ICU Wadaiko and reunited with my host family. … More 6/5/2016 – また会おう！
This Friday, after the plans I had originally made fell through, I was planning on cleaning my room and getting my life together after two weeks of midterms and projects left a hurricane in its wake. It was going to be cheap, productive, and… boring. So of course when a friend came up to me … More 6/3/2016 – Cafe Zenon & Preparing For Finals