Go

Rain is good. Walking home with ridiculously thin pants and an absorbant sweater in a downpour, not so much.

It occurs to me that people usually blog about a bunch of random crap that makes no sense (…*cough*…) and/or their hobbies. And while I have overemphasized Nico Nico Douga and Japanese culture in general in a very focused and small sighted way, I have not yet mentioned anything about my other hobbies. No, not that kind.

So, Go. The game of Go, that is. A couple of years ago I stumbled upon Hikaru no Go and here I am, still 4 kyu and sucking majorly. I did manage to meet a bunch of nice people, although sadly not in person. New friends are always good, however, because I am always in need of replacing old ones. Anyway, Go/Igo/Weiqi/Baduk/M&M’s is a great board game. I encourage everybody to play it because I’m sure it made me a better thinker. In all seriousness. And a study had results that people who played Go scored higher on math tests than people who didn’t. So Alyce, you should play go too. Play Go = Higher Math grades = More free time = More obsessing over whatever.

Go Congress this summer. Would like to go, but may not have time and/or money. Well, hopefully I can go to Japan or China.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
馬鹿(baka) – I’m sure you all know this already, but it means “stupid”, “idiot”, or anything along those lines as an adjective and noun. At least you can see how annoying it is to write the kanji now.

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