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I wish I had a way to play more video games *in* Japanese. They're sorta hard to come by....
Manga Nostalgia: DNAngel. I was a huge fan of this back in the day... Pretty manga with a crazy fantasy plot and plenty of action.
I actually have one of the Pokemon games on my computer in Japanese, and it's all in hiragana so it's pretty easy stuff!
Happy New Year to those living in Japan!
Doing lots of grocery shopping for New Year's dinner!
I'll always remember 2009 as the year I finally went to Japan.... :)
Happy New Year to those living in Europe - calling my family in Belgium right now! :D
I plan to start up my little blog with the new year! Hope it will interest people, please check it out~ :D
Happy New Year from Houston, Texas!! Hope everyone has an awesome night!
So I've officially set up my blog! Check it out :D http://culturequirk.blogspot.com/
Along with the blog, check out my new Google profile http://www.google.com/profiles/culturequirk
Manga Nostalgia: Death Note. This remains one of my favorite manga series of all time. Both the art and the plotline is really brilliant.
Blog post: My thoughts on some really awesome jblogs I read! Check it out~ http://culturequirk.blogspot.com/2010/01/blogs.html
With all the online resources available, I wouldn't recommend buying supplies to learn Japanese, but I do own a couple of things myself...
Several years ago I got a CD-rom called "Talk Now!" I just learned little things like numbers and whatnot with it, but I did like it.
Another tool I got was a Berlitz audio track and workbook (Japanese in 30 Days). It wasn't terrible, but I wouldn't really recommend it.
I really want to get into making bento, but I'm not a very experienced cook or anything and am not sure where to start... hmmm...
If you haven't already, check out this list of awesome blogs I follow :) http://bit.ly/6FRsPU
At a book store looking at manga :) It's been forever, it's all in English though...
Blog post: A list of awesome learning methods if you're studying Japanese! So many great websites to check out~ http://bit.ly/8zHZ8Q
Manga Nostalgia: Fruits Basket. Very cute (sometimes too cute), but I really enjoyed the plot/art, and I actually really liked the anime.
Finally cooked tofu for the first time! And it's delicious :)
My list of awesome resources to learn Japanese, or just about anything else! http://bit.ly/8zHZ8Q
Manga Nostalgia: Ceres. Very dark, violent, and depressing, but still very much shoujo. I like Yuu Watase's art, and I liked this series :)
http://twitpic.com/xdhvh - Adorable bento that @CarisEll made for us yesterday! And it was delicious~!
Blog Post: Hana Yori Dango drama review! http://culturequirk.blogspot.com/2010/01/drama-review-hana-yori-dango.html
Manga Nostalgia: Ultra Maniac. The cutest little high school story with a touch of fantasy. I loved this series, both plot and art!
http://twitpic.com/xj88r - My attempt at a tofu recipe from the Just Bento website. May not look like much, but it tasted great!
I'm liking this whole twitpic thing... I think I'll be putting up daily pictures from my trip to Japan. Might interest some people :D
Manga Nostalgia: Wolf's Rain. I liked the anime better than the two-book manga series, but I loved the art and the whole 'wolf' thing :D