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Which Looks Rude With or Without ~ 失礼にならなければいいけど、、、 With native lang

Have you noticed the fact that Japanese people nod a lot when they are listening to you and even lecturers? A TV program was trying to...
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Jan 28, 2015 11:23
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I'm in a Fit of Jealousy 嫉妬に駆られている自分 With native lang

Recently, I've started thinking about my English ability seriously. One of the reasons is that I've got some people who asked me ...
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Jan 26, 2015 18:42
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I Have a Question about English 質問です!

How are you, my friends? Here is a thing I have been wondering about the difference between two ways to say. I received a mail ma...
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Jan 21, 2015 10:18
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Preconceived Ideas 先入観って。。 With native lang

Yesterday, I met a lady, who is around 30 years old, at a kimono school. I was lucky that she, the kimono teacher and I had some time to ...
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Jan 17, 2015 14:41
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I Have Some English Questions for You. 質問があります

I've decided to study English from ABCs for some reason. And, I wake up at 5:30 in the morning, and focus on grammar for 30 minutes. ...
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Jan 16, 2015 08:00
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@ What Is the True Delight of English?  英語の本当の楽しさってなに? With native lang

Yesterday, there was something that caused me to think about what I want from studying the English language. When I was talking with a...
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Jan 14, 2015 15:13 Thoughts
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@ @ About "What if"   「もしも、そんなことが起こったら?」 With native lang

There are a lot of "what ifs" in this world. Some are funny-haha, but some are negative. I've basically tried to not ma...
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Jan 10, 2015 11:49
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@ I Have a Question For You About Our Languages. 英語と日本語についての質問 With native lang

I think that most of you speak both English and Japanese. I am no exception, even though my English needs practice. Now, I have a que...
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Jan 4, 2015 18:49
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@ Happy New Year, My Friends!   あけましておめでとう! With native lang

Hello my friends! 2015 has started and I have been feeling so refreshed. I wonder if everyone, no matter who they are, or what sit...
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Jan 1, 2015 23:17
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It's finally a morning of an New Year's Eve in Japan! With native lang

It's finally a morning of an New Year's Eve in Japan! I'm glad that I am ready to get into the new year 2015, as I've ...
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Dec 31, 2014 11:47
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I Should Shut Myself Up!  ダメよ、ダメダメ! With native lang

I had a bonen-kai with two ladies last night and I went to Izakana, then a bar after that. Bonen-kai is a Japanese-year-end party amon...
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Dec 28, 2014 12:05
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@ About 2014  2014年という年 With native lang

It was a bit of a complicated year for me in 2014 because I was involved in a difficult relationship problem for quite a while. But, I wi...
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Dec 24, 2014 14:14
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I'm In an Angry Mood Today  私は今日、怒ってる With native lang

Yesterday, I had lunch with some of my friends. One of them started talking about her irritation. Her dad has been in a hospital and ...
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Dec 19, 2014 09:22
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I Wonder Why I Was Not Able To Express My Real Thoughts. どうして本当の気持ちを言えなかったんだろう。 With native lang

There is the Japanese term "jukunen-rikon" that was newly coined several years ago. 熟年離婚  It literally translated as a middle-a...
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Dec 17, 2014 12:06
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Between The Dream And The Reality  夢と現実の間で、 With native lang

I wonder if my dreams have something to do with reality. Yesterday, I took a long nap and I was having dreams. Although I rarely ...
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Dec 15, 2014 20:52
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My Aura  私のオーラ With native lang

There was a kimono show at a hotel on Sunday. I am not a model though, as you can see, I was on a stage in kimono. A month ago, a ki...
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Dec 10, 2014 17:40
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You Know How Stupid I Am, Don't You? 私って本当にドジ。 With native lang

I wonder why humans would make the same mistakes over and over again? It's not about you. That's about me! I know the reason...
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Nov 28, 2014 23:15
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About "Taking into Account Others' Feelings"  「気を遣う」ということ With native lang

There is a Japanese phrase "ki o tsukau", which I always have difficulty translating into English. (気を遣う) It could be "...
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Nov 26, 2014 14:10
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@ I've Been Sleeping a Lot.  最近、よく寝る With native lang

I've been sleeping a lot recently, especially when I don't plan anything to do beforehand. Yesterday was a Saturday without a...
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Nov 23, 2014 22:30
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@ Tea Ceremony in Kimono 着物でのお茶会 With native lang

Today is the day when I realized that I'm Japanese once again. At the same time, I am aware that there are still things that I haven&...
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Nov 16, 2014 21:27