5 Habits I’ve Stopped in the Name of Personal and Environmental Health

First, there’s something you honestly need to hear and take to heart. You are a naturally gorgeous person. Certain products that markets push onto you, you are most likely better off without. This has always been my motto. The things listed below are things that either A. I haven’t found good replacements for yet, or … Continue reading 5 Habits I’ve Stopped in the Name of Personal and Environmental Health

Japanese Lesson – How to Use Descriptive Adjectives – Yabai!

First off, Happy 令和 Reiwa Era, everyone!! It was a great 平成 Heisei, but starting 5/1/2019, we'll see what the future brings~ Let's start with just a giant mass of common adjective vocabulary. 日本語RomanjiMeaningAdjective Category暑いAtsuiHot (weather)i-adjective熱いAtsuiHot (to the touch) i-adjective暖かいAttakaiWarm (weather)i-adjective寒いSamuiCold (weather)i-adjective冷たいTsumetaiCold (to the touch)i-adjectiveずるいZuruiTricky, sneakyi-adjective鈍いNoroiSlow, laggyi-adjective固いKataiHardi-adjectiveやわらかいYawarakaiSofti-adjective遅いOsoiSlowi-adjective早いHayai1) Fast 2) Earlyi-adjective小さい、小っちゃいChiisai, ChicchaiSmall, littlei-adjective大きいOokiiBigi-adjective綺麗、美しいKirei, UtsukushiiBeautifulna-adjective, i-adjective可愛いKawaiiCutei-adjectiveかっこいいKakkoiiCool (used … Continue reading Japanese Lesson – How to Use Descriptive Adjectives – Yabai!

100 Yen Shops in Japan – Dollar Store Thriftiness

Ah, the wonders of the Japanese dollar store. Each 100円ショップ hyakku en shoppu contains a large variety of high-quality, cheaply-priced goods. Great for the tourists who are looking for cute and thoughtful souvenirs to take home. Great for those living in Japan that have to do dishes but ran out of sponges. Great for the … Continue reading 100 Yen Shops in Japan – Dollar Store Thriftiness

How to Schedule Your Maedori at Claire Bridal Studio in Japan

Maedori is the up-and-coming practice of taking pre-wedding pictures of a new, married couple before the actual marriage ceremony, hence the name "前撮り mae-dori" = "taking pictures before". Naturally, there are a lot of different studios to choose from, but because me and my fiancée are in Osaka, we ultimately varied down our budgeted maedori … Continue reading How to Schedule Your Maedori at Claire Bridal Studio in Japan

How to Find Your Wedding Venue in Japan with Zexy

So I don't know if you know, but me and my wonderful boyfriend have been engaged since April of this year, 2018, and 'tis the season to start making wedding plans... One word: EXCITE AF Another word: A BIT STRESSED AF My initial twenty-two-year-old plan of eloping slowly becoming no longer an option (wah wah … Continue reading How to Find Your Wedding Venue in Japan with Zexy

7 Helpful Apps for Japanese Language Learning

1. JED for Android JED is my first go-to as a Japanese/English dictionary, and honestly, I don't know where I'd be without it. While it barely takes up any space on my phone (about 5MB), it is also offline, meaning it doesn't need any internet access for use (other than updates) and its lookup speed … Continue reading 7 Helpful Apps for Japanese Language Learning