Every now and then a bird cries at the window in my room. I have never once thought about what it means. My mind has been stuck on a nagging discomfort for the past eleven months. The bird is called an uguisu in Japanese. It has an English name too, but why would you call a bird endemic to Japan by its English name? I’ll have to look into why it is that birds cry at people’s windows. Continue reading
Tag Archives: Japan
Today I officially opened my doors to applications for new students. Continue reading
- 700 grams ground chicken thigh meat
- diced onions, garlic, or leeks
- 1 egg
- black pepper
I recently went to Osaka to get some official papers from the consulate there. I made a little trip out of it. Here are my redacted logs (names and personal information removed):
There’s so much wedding stuff to do! Since Miu and I decided on having a wedding I’ve learned about a lot of it. Just like in America, the wedding industry in Japan is huge!
Costs for ceremonies range from 5000 to 50000 dollars easily, and as I’m sure anyone who has looked into whats possible with weddings knows, the sky is the limit.
So far as I can tell we’re planning a ceremony something along the following lines:
Hopefully you’ll humor me long enough for me to explain the title, which I think is an important statement. Continue reading