Sunday, May 15, 2011

Just Another Week in Japan: Improvement

Apologies - I was away in Saga this weekend and couldn't get this post up by yesterday. A little light on links this week.

Looks like I'm having a house party this weekend. Last time I did, someone broke one of my doors (and I'll never let him forget it, Joe). That was about 2 years ago, so time for another go at it. I have a lot of cleaning to do, but I'll try not to let it interfere with my posting schedule too much.

Anyway, here're my highlights for the second week of May:

  • Rene at Shoujiki Shindoi briefly reviewed a movie called Ohoku (大奥), the premise of which is that a disease has drastically decreased the male population of feudal Japan, effectively placing women in power and reversing the gender roles. Looks worth a rent.

Japanese Study
  • Fluent in Three Months featured an article about how to think in a foreign language. Been a goal of mine for a while.

  • Hikosaemon posted an interesting bit of advice for aspiring YouTube partners, though I think his suggestions are more widely applicable.
  • And over at Copyblogger, a piece about how to create compelling content when you "don't have a clue."


  1. That door was a menace and it had to be stopped.

  2. and that door. I hope this weekend you can finally settle your differences.

  3. I'm wondering if you'll change your doors after every house party. Just kiddin'! I would put that guy to pay for a new door. Ok, we party, but don't destroy my house please! This should be written at the entrance to the house.

  4. Heh his credit he offered to pay for it. Luckily someone was able to fix it for me for free.

  5. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I did like the first volume of the manga for Ohoku. And it's got one a them Arashi boys, it's got to be awesome! (Haha)

  6. Good luck with the House party!!

  7. Alice - Arashi? Oh God...

    Chris - Thanks dude!

  8. I was curious about the movie too because a friend was into both the comic and movie. Hope you'll let us know how you liked it after you watch it ;D

  9. Thanks, Kaori. I plan to write some movie reviews in the future; just haven't decided on the specifics yet.