Things That Were a Thing During My Christmas Visit to California

This year, like last year, I went home to northern California for just two weeks to spend the Christmas holiday season with my family. Since I live more or less in my own little world in Tokyo, there were some things that have become mainstream–or maybe I was just behind the times. Anyway, here are a few of the things that were different this year from last year, supplemented with beautiful, mostly unrelated scenic pictures from NorCal.

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New Lyrics Site!

Hi everyone! As you may have noticed, I’ve taken a long break from posting anything here. It’s not that I haven’t gone anywhere interesting, but I’ve been busy with a lot of things that I wanted to do, one being Japanese lessons with my new Japanese teacher, who I found since coming to Tokyo.

As one part of my lessons, I’ve started to translate some lyrics into Japanese and English, and I made a blog to allow other people to enjoy the translations. I do my best, but if it weren’t for my teacher these translations wouldn’t sound nearly as cool, so she deserves a lot of credit–it’s definitely teamwork.

I only have my first two songs up right now, but I have one more translated and waiting. If you’re interested, feel free to check it out here!: Starfish Lyrics

It’s just for fun and for study, so I don’t know how often I’ll be updating it, but it’s been a fun learning experience, and I’ll be happy if anyone finds it helpful :)

Walking Through an Anime in Fuchu

Since the weather was nice, I went on a nice walk in the area around Nishifu Station in Fuchu. It’s easy to get stuck going to only the same places all the time to and from work or school and think there’s nothing else to do in that area, when really, it only takes a short walk to venture out into someplace new.

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