Month: November 2012

  • A little Japanese can be worse than none

    Every Wednesday at 1 o’clock I take Japanese lessons. Every Tuesday at 10 pm I talk on skype with Lisa’s brother Yuichi for one hour. I help him with English, he helps me learn Japanese. Am I fluent? Hello no. But my confidence in speaking out in public places has been growing. The other day […]

  • Nick solves all of Japan’s problems with one pithy editorial

    Today, after nursing a hangover, I did laundry, talked on the phone with a friend for an hour, dropped off clothes at the dry cleaners, went to the grocery store, picked up supplies at the pharmacy, looked at the gaudy Christmas lights outside the mall, vacuumed, cleaned the bathroom and prepared dinner. Not a bad […]