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Posted in Light Novel with tags , , on April 22, 2010 by kumoriha

Throat inflammation. Nasal drip. Allergies.
I hate spring so much.

Went to see the doctor yesterday. Quite quick, no surprise. Have to take antibiotics and spray some weird thing up my nose. Dosage got lost somewhere, so I’m hoping one spray is good. Hopefully.

Today I realized that reading is a lot faster when you actually know what the freaking words are. It takes a whole Japanese period (with distractions) to finish a new page of DRRR!!. It took me around 2 minutes to reread that page. This is very disheartening. I hope Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora will be easier.

That being said, with DRRR!! and Clannad Tomoyo After (Tomoyo is the best!) I think I’ve learned a lot of new words the past few days. Especially words involving making out with Tomoyo…
Anyway, this is a lazy post. I’ll just toss a random picture in.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
辛い(karai/tsurai) – This kanji has two readings – karai or tsurai. Karai means spicy. Tsurai means painful, harsh, or tough. Context, context.



Posted in Japan with tags , , , on April 21, 2010 by kumoriha

I hate spring. Bugs, allergies, and heat. Not to mention summer afterwards. Hate hate hate spring.

In Japan, however, it’s the season of sakura, or cherry blossoms, which last only a few weeks. Of course, there are different times in different areas, so the whole flower-viewing, or 花見(hanami) season is a couple of months. Graduation is also around this time, meaning a lot of tears, sadness, and perhaps anime-like romances. That being said, it’s no surprise that songs like Sakura no Ame and Sayonara Memories are now a big hit. Very pretty.

It makes me think about graduation in America, which seems to have a lot less atmosphere. Still, I’m going to be sad when I won’t be able to see some of my friends anymore (the others, I’ll be glad to not see). I heard somewhere that friends from high school are friends for life. Well, we’ll see.

Sayonara Memories covered by vip Tenchou:

Note: Tenchou is a guy.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
お疲れ様でした(otsukaresama deshita) – literally “you must have been tired”; the connotation is “Good work” and such. Often shortened to just “otsukaresama” or “otsukare.” Informally, there’s also “otsu” which is sometimes represented by the kanji 乙(otsu).