Journal
 
 
Photo Album

OneDayOneNoodle's entry (163)

Post an entry now!
OneDayOneNoodle

A new usage of the word OTOMODACHI (オトモダチ) has emerged.

If you've learned Japanese for a while, you may know the word OTOMODACHI (オトモダチ or お友達). The first "mora" (mora is somethin...
  •  
  • 2049
  • 7
  • 2
  • English 
Mar 29, 2014 16:08
OneDayOneNoodle

Face

I came home late today. My two-years-old son was already sleeping. I watched his face for a while. I realized that it was the most beauti...
  •  
  • 541
  • 2
  • 2
  • English 
Feb 15, 2014 01:26
OneDayOneNoodle

Version Control System

Recently, I learned about version control system (VCS), which allows you to store virtually all the changes in your program source codes,...
  •  
  • 672
  • 6
  • 2
  • English 
Feb 13, 2014 23:49
OneDayOneNoodle

Why you can't use credit cards very often in Japan?

I've been wondering why we can't use credit cards in many shops or restaurants in Japan. In the UK, it's actually very ha...
  •  
  • 2905
  • 6
  • 3
  • English 
Feb 12, 2014 20:19
OneDayOneNoodle

What makes PowerPoint slides by Japanese scientists peculiar?

In an international conference, a Swedish scientist declared that he can recognize PowerPoints slides made by Japanese scientists. I was ...
  •  
  • 973
  • 4
  • 2
  • English 
Feb 9, 2014 23:35
OneDayOneNoodle

"About Time" written and directed by Richard Curtis

When I fly, I always look forward to watching films or listening music aboard. Often, I encounter very good films or music albums during ...
  •  
  • 759
  • 9
  • 2
  • English 
Feb 9, 2014 23:01
OneDayOneNoodle

Hot spa

During the meeting that I mentioned in the previous entry, I enjoyed hot spa for the first time in the last five years. I have a lot of c...
  •  
  • 416
  • 10
  • 3
  • English 
Feb 1, 2014 00:35
OneDayOneNoodle

Liberation from burden and restraint

This week, I attended a meeting. It was basically for graduate students. It was held at a hotel with spa. We stayed one night there, and ...
  •  
  • 295
  • 0
  • 1
  • English 
Feb 1, 2014 00:30
OneDayOneNoodle

A boy who liked drawing pictures

There was a small boy, who liked drawing. He was very focused and happy, and kept drawing pictures on and on. His mum came to see his dra...
  •  
  • 441
  • 4
  • 2
  • English 
Jan 24, 2014 00:38
OneDayOneNoodle

Languages

Being back in Japan, I don't have to speak English regularly. Naturally, it's rather hard to keep my drive for English learning. ...
  •  
  • 413
  • 5
  • 3
  • English 
Jan 23, 2014 07:49
OneDayOneNoodle

Kosodachi 子育ち

In Japanese, parenting is "kosodate" (子育て). "Kosodate" is a derivative of a transitive verb. The word implies that yo...
  •  
  • 324
  • 2
  • 1
  • English 
Jan 22, 2014 23:13
OneDayOneNoodle

Because one's nation is inside him/her....

Because Japan is part of my "self", I don't feel happy by hearing somebody mock Japan. Because Japan is part of my "...
  •  
  • 406
  • 3
  • 2
  • English 
Jan 20, 2014 23:14
OneDayOneNoodle

Where do you think your country is?

Where do you think your country is? If you're American, it's on the American continent. If you're Japanese, it's on th...
  •  
  • 456
  • 3
  • 3
  • English 
Jan 19, 2014 01:45
OneDayOneNoodle

A proposal of Premium functionality for Lang-8 - "my words in cloud"

Actually, I've proposed a similar idea here before, and wrote it to the Lang-8 administrator. This time I'm more convinced. Ju...
  •  
  • 484
  • 1
  • 3
  • English 
Jan 18, 2014 22:27
OneDayOneNoodle

A proposal of Premium functionality for Lang-8 - "my dictionary in cloud"

Actually, I've proposed a similar idea here before, and wrote it to the Lang-8 administrator. This time I'm more convinced. Ju...
  •  
  • 400
  • 5
  • 1
  • English 
Jan 18, 2014 09:58
OneDayOneNoodle

I've been living in Japan since last September.

I should have written an entry like this to clarify things when I moved. After wonderful and exciting four years in the city of dreaming ...
  •  
  • 476
  • 4
  • 2
  • English 
Jan 18, 2014 09:36
OneDayOneNoodle

Oh, I love Coldplay.

My brain is completely possessed by the music of Coldplay! About 15 years ago, I had a similar experience with the reggae music of Bob...
  •  
  • 319
  • 1
  • 1
  • English 
Jan 18, 2014 02:36
OneDayOneNoodle

How did I learn English? 2

My study for the entrance exams helped me build some confidence in English grammar. The next time I encountered a wall was when I had ...
  •  
  • 321
  • 1
  • 1
  • English 
Jan 18, 2014 02:05
OneDayOneNoodle

How did I learn English? 1

I was very lazy during my high school days. My test scores in English was closer to the bottom. In the last grade, I decided to improve m...
  •  
  • 780
  • 4
  • 2
  • English 
Jan 17, 2014 00:23
OneDayOneNoodle

Tweets

I decided to go with short entries. But this is like Twitter. I've never used Twistter yet. I'm guessing. I'm not sure if thi...
  •  
  • 260
  • 3
  • 1
  • English 
Jan 17, 2014 00:09