Random Kanji Knowledge: Tamago

Random Kanji Knowledge time!

Today’s kanji is , which is read as tamago (tah-mah-go).  means “egg.” With Easter tomorrow and all, eggs are very iconic for the holiday.


The stroke order for  is shown below.
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Random Kanji Knowledge: Kizuna

Random Kanji Knowledge time!

Today’s kanji is 絆, which is read as kizuna (key-zoo-na). 絆 means “bonds” (as in bonds that are emotional, relationship-driven and otherwise.)

絆 is a word you hear the Japanese say a lot. It’s important to talk about the “bonds” you have with others and what it means to you.

Source.
The stroke order for 絆 is shown below.
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What a ☆ Part 21

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Lyrics
As I stand looking into the Milky Way, I came to see
I realize the landscape’s different than I thought it would be
And have we moved on past those times, which used to hurt us so much?
The answer isn’t “NO” and yet, for me, that is not enough
I think perhaps an angry “god” is testing us in his rage
So fill up the empty seats
Move on to the next STAGE

When you asked us, “What’s our relationship?”
I said, “A little more than friends,” and yet that’s not quite right, either
I think the word “bond” is more appropriate
While fighting for each other, we’re caring for one another
“Hey, where are you right now?”
“Somewhere on Earth,” I say
Well, you know, I’m not an astronaut, OK?
So as long as you’re beneath the OZONE, I’ll be there right away
So until the morning, please just stay


Shuffle

Nhan-Fiction Note: I have to give a special thank you to Mokey-chan for dubbing one of my favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! songs ever. She is super special awesome! *^*

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Shuffle Lyrics
I can’t cross over
It is irritating
I’m breaking through to the unknown hurdle
And even though there’s no answers before me
Do you think that you are afraid? (On the field)

You don’t need to hesitate (don’t go away) and yet …
The road to tomorrow isn’t quite yet visible
They say that our dreams cannot come true
So just close your eyes!
Listen to your heart!
Just like the cards, surely

We’ll create a miracle
Yes, we can win!
Never lose!
Listen to your heart!
Just like the cards, surely
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Don’t You See!

Lyrics
When I see your smile, I can’t find the right words to tell you
It’s like I’m writing a letter to a long-lost friend again
Always thought there’d be more time to hold you in my arms, and never let you go
I hope you never forget the ones you care for need you
I know it all seems hopeless; love is asking to be loved
Sometimes, I sit and think that maybe giving up now would be much better, and put my mind at ease

Don’t you see that even when you’re gone, I pray I’ll get to see you one more day
I still worry about you
Don’t you see? I know the world keeps spinning round whenever you are feeling down
Hang on: I’ll be there

Smile Bomb

English Lyrics
Running in a crowd
In a faceless town
I need to feel the touch of a friend
In the countryside
I wander far and wide
The isolation gets me again …

I don’t know where to go
When I feel like crying
Oh my!
It’s time to open myself
Do something new
I want to stop
and grow up like you a bit

Then suddenly, my power and confidence starts swelling up
Magically erupt
And it’s all because of kindness that I feel
From people I don’t even know

Then suddenly, my intuition and my wisdom grow
And then I know
But most of all I sense compassion that’s real
Thanks to strangers whereever I go …
Thank you for waking me up!

In Space

Nhan-Fiction Note: Watching anime is a very good way for me to retain and remember my knowledge of the Japanese language. I can actually understand most of the things in this particular video simply by listening to it.

For me, I can recognize a lot of Japanese grammar and conjugation elements, but the hardest part is vocabulary (particularly slang) and translating something quickly in my mind on the fly when the sentences become really complicated.

Nonetheless, CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLES … IN SPACE!

Video Translation: “Blah, blah, blah … bonds (as in the feelings between people). Blah, blah, card games, blah. Blah, blah, dragons. 「集いし星が1つになるとき新たな絆が未来を照らす! 光さす道となれ!リミットオーバー アクセルシンクロ !!進化の光、シューティング・クェーサー・ドラゴン!!!」”

Anime Recommendation: Kimi ni Todoke


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. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

Plot

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.
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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. Continue reading

Purr-fect Part 8

Kiya Figure

Many special thanks to Stawry from Weague of Wegends for making this wonderful charm for my “League of Legends,” custom champion - Kiya, the Fervor of the Sands.

The charm has been sent to and received by my friend Imoristar (Mokey-chan). There is a bit of a story with Kiya and Mokey-chan. I had someone who originally was going to voice Kiya, but then she flaked out and disappeared all of a sudden. And, as fate would have it, I managed to find Mokey-chan randomly on YouTube and the rest is history.

She has voiced both Kiyas, so I wanted to get her a unique gift to commemorate us becoming friends. May the charm bring Mokey-chan great fortune. :)

Letter Song

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Lyrics
The place I walked with the person that I loved so much
Reliving the scenery that I saw

Can’t turn back now
I run through the present
Oh, what am I going to encounter?

Until I am standing still
Until I ask the meaning
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