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I haven't learned Japanese from a teacher in forever...

Now that I'm back in America, I don't have many Japanese friends around where I live. Actually, even in Japan, it was difficult t...
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Feb 28, 2015 10:26
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I know what will happen if I start watching House of Cards Season 3 on Netflix.

I know what will happen if I start watching House of Cards Season 3 on Netflix. I will become utterly addicted and fail all my classes.
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Feb 28, 2015 05:02
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Who I Was Back in High School

I'm not going to get good grades this term. This term is much harder than last term. Last term, at least my professors were chill. Th...
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Feb 27, 2015 16:19
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The Challenges Ahead

These next few days are going to be hell. I have so much to do. I've stopped exercising, and my energy levels have nosedived. I just ...
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Feb 27, 2015 04:23
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Matter is not created or destroyed

I've wondered for a long time what happens if you get sucked into a black hole. Are you instantly warped into another dimension? Anot...
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Feb 26, 2015 16:24
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One more thing about tipping in America

I'm in a western mood. I'm listening to Jazz. I want to smash some pumpkins. In America, everyone knows it's customary to ...
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Feb 25, 2015 14:46
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Don't Ever Lie to Me 私に嘘を言わないで。 絶対に

I learned an important lesson. Never call back a woman you just met at the train station who gives you her number. This woman, Yukiko, ju...
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Feb 24, 2015 12:07
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The hardest languages for English native speakers to learn.

Level 1: Spanish Level 2: German Level 3: Russian Level 4: Cantonese Level 9000+: French
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Feb 23, 2015 17:48
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簡体字中国語のSMSが届いてくるとき、緊張します。

簡体字中国語のSMSが届いてくるとき、緊張します。意味は推測できるけど、ほとんど読めません。残念ながら、正体字の文章もあまり読めません。調べる傍らに返事を打つしかありません。SMSを打つために辞書を使うなんて皮肉です。なぜなら、SMSは楽に使えるものだはずなのに、余計な負担...
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Feb 23, 2015 14:07
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I'm watching the Oscars with a girlfriend アメリカ英語のニュアンス

"I'm watching the Oscars with a girlfriend"と言える話し手が女性のみ。もし男性がそう言ったら、よくない意味が含まれてしまいます。この文はその男性に複数の彼女がいることを意味しています。男性なら、"...
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Feb 23, 2015 12:18
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Only this Glass of Persian Tea

I was awake until 5 AM this morning, and now my joints are sore. Since I hate being home, I went to a Persian Cafe to use the wifi. It...
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Feb 23, 2015 10:12
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My biggest personal failing is despite having made an abundance of acquaintan...

My biggest personal failing is despite having made an abundance of acquaintances, I have no close friends in whom I can confide. I always...
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Feb 22, 2015 15:20
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My HS English Teacher is my Facebook Friend

My English teacher in my senior year, Robin J. is the strangest, most effervescent lady I've ever met. When I was 17, I couldn't ...
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Feb 21, 2015 14:24
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The loudest cafe

Friday night at Cafe Lattea. I can't believe I'm here. There are four FOBs at 1 o'clock huddled together in their designer cl...
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Feb 21, 2015 13:59
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Neurosis

I'm recovering from a neurotic period. It was the time I felt most vulnerable, but I couldn't tell anyone what was wrong. I'm...
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Feb 20, 2015 15:28
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憂鬱性について俳句 Melancholy Haiku

Oh, chaos vortex! Fibonacci shell beguiles Malaise meets ennui~
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Feb 19, 2015 19:13
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The Black Vortex

I've fallen into a black vortex because I've fallen behind on my homework. I got scolded by my teacher, and my parents don't ...
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Feb 19, 2015 13:13
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But did you consult a doctor? With native lang

私のクラスメートは最近、彼氏との付き合いのせいで、太ったといっていました。私は彼女に一度も会ったことがないので、彼女がどれくらい太ったのか分かりません。しかし、彼女は、やせるために、穀類を一切食べないとフェイスブックで宣言しました。元々そんなに太ってないというのに、フェイス...
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Feb 18, 2015 14:33
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A Glittering Generality of Girls and Gussying up.

オールアメリカンガール:化粧を塗るのはめんどくさいから、今日はすっぴんのままで世界に向いて行ってきます。 その他:化粧を塗らなければ、外に行けません。
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Feb 18, 2015 01:50
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Why do we write?

We write to leave a record. We write to remember how we felt at a certain time. We write to bring order to chaos, ease our loneliness, an...
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Feb 17, 2015 08:08