Thanksgiving Ramen

Today Kosato was really really really craving ramen, so we went to Tetsuya for lunch. It’s certainly been awhile since we’ve gone out to eat ramen, so what better time to go than on Thanksgiving! In Japan, there is no Thanksgiving of course, so after living here over six years now, I’ve almost forgotten about it (so sad). Continue reading “Thanksgiving Ramen”

Niigata Weekend Trip

Sapporo ➡ Niigata

I had a rather lovely time with my wife & son when we travelled to Niigata for a few days for a family wedding a couple weekends ago. I thought I’d try something different this time around for summarizing our trip—I’d recap in GIFs! Mostly because I think GIFs are just way more interesting than plain old pictures and captions, but also somewhat admittedly because I’m feeling just a tad bit lazy to write tonight (so I’ll just go ahead and let the GIFs do most of the talking) 😝Continue reading “Niigata Weekend Trip”

English to Japanese Translation: My Workflow

I use WordPress. I study Japanese.

And then one day, such a magnificent revelation came to me when I realized I could do both these things at the same time after having seen this:

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Why I had not discovered this sooner is beyond me…

But, as the title of this article implies, I am here to share my experience of what I have learned while translating WordPress, specifically in the Japanese locale. I’ll mainly be addressing the personal workflow I use when translating.Continue reading “English to Japanese Translation: My Workflow”

MBTI & Japan

In recent days, I’ve become a personality junkie of sorts. What started out as just a curious visit to, after having seen a friend on FaceBook share their personality results share their results to the world there, eventually led me to discover my own personality type.Continue reading “MBTI & Japan”