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

Happy Haiku: To Listen

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

Haiku
耳で聞く
お世界の音
よく聞くよ!

Romaji
Mimi de kiku
O sekai no oto
Yoku kiku yo!

English Translation
Listen with ears
The sounds of the world
Listen well!

- Nhan “Nhan-Fiction” Pham

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Random Kanji Knowledge: Koibito

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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 恋人, which is read as koibito (ko-ee-bee-toe).

恋 is the symbol for “love/romance.”

人 means “person.”

Put two and two together, and 恋人 turns into “lover/sweetheart.” 恋人 is often used in reference to one’s boyfriend/girlfriend/significant other.

The stroke order for 恋人 is shown below.
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Silky Heart

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Title:  
    “Silky Heart”
Artist:     Yui Horie
Anime:   Toradora! (とらドラ!)

Lyrics:   Jefferz
Vocals:  Spiral
Mixing:  Jefferz

Mp3:    https://app.box.com/s/zcwl8e6bsxnqnunbauye
Video:  http://www.putlocker.com/file/E991724030C958E1

:::Lyrics:::
My silky love
Oh every single hour of the day
My silky love
I’m always thinking ‘bout the things you say
My silky love
These feelings trapped within this heart of mine
My silky love
Will soon burst out of my chest and fly

If I could bring myself to just say that I love you
All of my worries would soon disappear
But each time I see you I push you for my doubting heart just interferes

Whenever in the past there were things holding me back
I’d go on and live out who I should be
But when it comes to us there’s this great wall that’s separating you and me

There are these feelings inside that I want you to know
They’re on the tip of my tongue, “How I do love you so”
With all the courage I have I will walk up to you
And with my heart I will tell you the truth

From the day that we met I’ve had this pure silky heart
But it’s quite delicate and it may all fall apart
How I’m always clumsy fumbling my words, maybe I’m in love

The heartaches of the past that almost faded away
The pain and hurting should our love go astray
Oh one day I’ll let my guard down and show you myself
And I’ll tell you all the hidden feelings in my heart I’ve felt

Random Kanji Knowledge: Todoke

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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 届け, which is read as todoke (toe-doh-kay).

届け can mean a lot of things, but it is often the meaning for “to send to/reaching (something.)”

For instance, a famous shoujo anime is Kimi ni Todoke. This anime’s title is often translated along the lines of “Reaching You.”

Also, Kimi ni Todoke is awesome. It’s one of the most respected shoujos out there.

Someday in Our Future

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By XxAngelOfYouthxXx.

Lyrics
If we combine our spirits together
We can manage it … either one way or another
Our power’s feeble, but our heads are strong
There are certain dreams we want to nurture

There’s still so much that we don’t understand
And we have nothing, only roadmaps in our pockets
Sooner or later we will make it through
We keep our heads up and take a step front!

What are you going to do when you mess up?
Why not put on a smile and just shout … Yay! Yay! Yay!
I want to sing this happy tune, with honest feelings streaming from our hearts!

One, two, three, four
Everyone, let’s go!

Someday, we will all make it. To that place that we’re dreaming of.
Someday, we can all get there. Let’s have some faith in what we all love.
At this time, there really is no point in feeling down because …
The excitement hasn’t even, even, even, even started yet!

MOBA Monday: Taste Testing Flavor of the Month

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MOBA Monday: MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) is my favorite kind of gaming genre in the world.
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In League of Legends
, a prominent aspect of the game is the nature of “Flavor of the Month” strategies (or FotM for short.) Basically, FotM refers to what’s in style for a given metagame. It could be the champions being selected, an item build being executed throughout a match or anything else for that matter.

No matter how you slice it, FotM among the League of Legends community has tremendous influence as to what players do for periods of time.

A highly respected player popularizes the new, slick way of using a certain champion.

A trend develops.

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Start:Dash!! (Piano)

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English Translation: Click for source.
I say
Hey, hey! hey, start:dash!!
Hey, hey! hey, start:dash!!

Even newborn baby birds
Leave the nest and fly into the sky someday
Beating their big, strong wings

Don’t ever give up
Your day will definitely come
Can your hear it?
Your first beat

Let tomorrow change
And become a symbol of hope
As a bright star shines
And brings about change, start!

Don’t give in to sadness
Don’t cry helplessly
Your heart, full of passion
Is sure to open up the future
Don’t give in to sadness
Or weep, discouraged

Don’t lose faith in yourself
Your dream has the power
To make a change
I believe in you, so start!

Hey, hey! Hey, start:dash!!
Hey, hey! Hey, start:dash!!

MOBA Monday: A Fiora Fix

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MOBA Monday: MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) is my favorite kind of gaming genre in the world.
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My favorite champ in League of Legends: Fiora, the Grand Duelist! Credit to all the respective artists for drawing the champion I call my “Darling Duelist.” Click on a thumbnail below for a better view. :)