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Everyday NhanSense – Day 102


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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 102’s Topic: Finding that sense of gumption.
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Imagine how productive we all could be if one’s respective willpower was finite. That’d be a thought.

Imagine how much could be accomplished.
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Everyday NhanSense – Day 88

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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 88’s Topic: Rest.
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As a kid, I used to hate napping. I was the kind of child who would force himself to stay awake during the day. The thought of sleeping when it wasn’t bedtime was ludicrous to my young mind.

But lo and behold as I got older, I learned to appreciate the privilege (yes, it’s totally a privilege) to be able to doze off for 15 or so minutes. In fact, it’s quite the luxury when you can set aside the time to do so when you’re an adult.

Naps, after all, are very good for you. They may screw up your sleep schedule if you go overboard, but a few chances to catch some Z’s here and there does a lot of good for your overall well-being.
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That’s Our Miracle

Love Live! School Idol Project (Season 2 Opening) – “Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki (That’s Our Miracle)”

English Translation of Lyrics
With courage, we will make our dreams come true
With an indomitable spirit, let’s run toward the future

A strong, strong wish
Always guides us on our way

We’re not going to compromise on things we love
We’ll seize whatever time we have left
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Happy Haiku: Getting Ready


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Happy Haiku: I try to dabble in writing haiku poems in Japanese.
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Happy Haiku!

Haiku
イベントで
準備できる
似合ってよ!

Romaji
Ibento de
Jyunbi dekiru
Niatte yo!

English Translation
At an event
Can prepare
(Looking good!)

– Nhan “Nhan-Fiction” Pham

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Random Kanji Knowledge: Shouri


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Random Kanji Knowledge: Kanji is a complicated means of conveying language. With literally thousands of symbols that have different readings depending on context, the layers of complexity can prove overwhelming. However, beyond the squiggly lines lies sophistication to those patient and diligent enough to learn. Kanji is really cool in this regard.
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Random Kanji Knowledge time!

Today’s kanji is 勝利, which is read as shouri (show-ree).

勝利 is “win.”

勝 means “win/victory.”

利 refers to “advantage/benefit.”

The stroke order for 勝利 is shown below. Continue reading

Happy Haiku: Tears


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Happy Haiku: I try to dabble in writing haiku poems in Japanese.
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Happy Haiku!

Haiku
涙目で
完全に泣く
哀情

Romaji
Namidame de
Kanzen ni naku
Aijou

English Translation
With teary eyes
Cry completely
Sadness

– Nhan “Nhan-Fiction” Pham

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Random Kanji Knowledge: Genki


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Random Kanji Knowledge: Kanji is a complicated means of conveying language. With literally thousands of symbols that have different readings depending on context, the layers of complexity can prove overwhelming. However, beyond the squiggly lines lies sophistication to those patient and diligent enough to learn. Kanji is really cool in this regard.
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Random Kanji Knowledge time!

Today’s kanji is 元気, which is read as genki (gehn-key).

元 means “origin.”

気 refers to the “spirit/mind/mood.”

Combined together, you can think of 元気 as the “original mood” in the sense that humans are supposed to default to being healthy, right?

In fact, one of the first things you’re taught in Japanese class is how to ask if someone is feeling well.

元気ですか? (Genki desu ka?) —> How are you (feeling)?

元気 is also used in the context of someone who is lively or full of energy.

The stroke order for 元気 is shown below. Continue reading