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Random Kanji Knowledge time! First off, a happy 母の日 (Mother’s Day) to you all!
母, which can be pronounced “haha” and has different readings when combined with other things (such as お母さん okaasan), means mom of course. The kanji itself refers to a woman’s breasts (my sensei back in high school told us to remember it as a lady lying down on her side), a common symbol for motherhood.
We all have an important mom/mother/mama/mommy figure in our lives.
We owe a lot to our mothers for taking care of us for so many years, so be sure to make this day truly special as best as you can for them, OK?
The stroke order for “mother” is shown below. Read the rest of this entry »
(Credit to Razzy for the song lyrics below).
Imori: Devin, Devin, Devin, Devin!
Devin: Uh, yes?
Imori: I have a song for us to sing!
Devin: Oh wow! Really? What?
Imori: Well, you know … It’s Valentine’s Day and all …
Devin: Yeah …
Imori: And people should celebrate that holiday, right?
Devin: Yeah …
Imori: Devin … MAGNET WITH ME! Read the rest of this entry »
I haven’t watched much shoujo anime in my lifetime. Simply put, shoujo anime is the chick flick-equivalent in the anime world, meaning they are shows geared for girls and female audiences.
As a guy of course, I prefer to watch the shounen (boy) stuff normally, but there are times where I feel like giving other anime genres a shot out of curiosity. Kimi ni Todoke (you can translate this title a lot of ways, but I prefer to say “Reaching You”) is a very popular shoujo romance manga/anime series. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————-
Sawako Kuronuma, called Sadako by her classmates for her resemblance to the character from The Ring, has always been feared and misunderstood because of her appearance. There are rumors that Sawako can see ghosts and curse people. However, despite her appearances, she is a sweet and timid girl who longs to be able to make friends with everyone and be liked by everyone else. When her idol, popular boy Kazehaya, begins talking with her, everything changes. She finds herself in a new world, trying to make friends and talking to different people and she can’t thank Kazehaya enough for giving her these opportunities. Slowly, but surely, a sweet love blossoms between the two as they overcome circumstances and obstacles that stand in their way.
What actually got me to start watching Kimi ni Todoke was after I stumbled across the anime’s first opening song. I found it really catchy, which prompted me to find a couple of episodes to view. From there, I was hooked. Read the rest of this entry »
So I baked a cake for my host mom’s birthday. I made a white cake that had M&M’s mixed into the batter. I then used white, fluffy frosting and then topped off the cake with some crumbled Kit Kat bars for additional texture.