Happy Golden Week to those in Japan (though for most of you it's fragmented this year)!
And so ends the last week of April, 2011 (4月第4週間目2011年). If you're planning on sitting for this year's JLPT, I hope you submitted your application by Thursday. If not, well...guess you're not taking it until December. Anyhow, here are this week's highlights:
Life in Japan
- First off, a couple entries by a blog I just found this week, Adventures of the Directionally Challenged. Jana writes about her life as it relates to her travels around the world, including to Japan. And so here are her posts, "Why Labeling Sucks" and "(Real) Japanese Schoolgirls."
- Here's the story of an English teacher who was arrested for grabbing the mic from one of those annoying politicians campaigning on the street corner and telling him to shut up; over at Japan Subculture Research Center. Dumb move...but well done.
- And I wrote a short post on the local cats. Some good discussion in the comments about neighborhood cats and gaijin traps.
- Daniel over at How to Japonese introduced the phrase (or word, I suppose)「やられた！」.
- Rene at Shinjiki Shindoi presented another round of onomatopoeia.
- And here's my contribution, about, uh...mouth bacteria and toothpaste and AJATT, and stuff...
- An interesting puzzle over at Tokyo Tako. Guess the source of the Engrish, win a prize.
- And over at Supper Happy Awesome Fun Time, who doesn't enjoy delicious happy time?
- I had an epiphany thanks to a trash bin.
- An interesting post at Source Blogger about whether or not it will benefit your blog to expand your topics. Not a new post, but new to me!
Please share any other cool thinks you found this week! Or if you're a blogger, what was your best post of the week?