ベビーメタルです

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0ERg64grnY The other day, I posted my first blog entry ever written in Japanese. I wrote the entry to practice grammar and to recall vocabulary. For those who are wondering, I explain that I have been studying Japanese, how I take a Japanese class once a week via Skype, how I have made Japanese friends … Continue reading ベビーメタルです

日本語で話しましょうか

皆さんこんにちは。一年間半ぐらい日本語を勉強してきました。初めてブログを日本語で書いています。勉強している日本語は楽しいですけど難しいです。毎朝文法と新しい単語を勉強する前に朝ごはんを食べます。毎朝漢字も勉強しています。意味なら知っていますけど読み方は全部知りません。たくさん読み方があります! 一週間に一回スカイプで日本語のクラスをします。先生はいい先生で辛抱強いです。いつもクラスは楽しいです。日本のMeetupに行ったので、日本人の友達ができました。よく日本語を友達と練習してみたいです。でも友達は英語のクラスがありますから忙しいです。英語を勉強したほうがいいです。 私は日本語が上手になりたいです。だから毎日二時間から三時間日本語を勉強しようと思っています。頑張ります! 十日十一月:ミスを直しました

Cap’n Crunch, PhD

The Naval Academy will be honoring Horatio Magellan Crunch with an honorary PhD degree at its annual commencement ceremony this year. Just who is Horatio Magellan Crunch? You may know him better as Cap'n Crunch. Yes, that Cap'n Crunch, who has been piloting and navigating Quaker Oats' breakfast cereal of the same name since 1963. … Continue reading Cap’n Crunch, PhD

The Value of Weddings

I have been wanting to write this blog entry for quite some time, but I haven't had the opportunity to give it proper attention until now. A few months ago, I attended two weddings within a few weeks of one another. As I observed both weddings, I began to think about how weddings themselves hold … Continue reading The Value of Weddings

Drawing the Redline

Bank of America will be paying $335 million to clean up Countrywide's mess for engaging in the practice of redlining its clients. No, Countrywide didn't push its clients past 5,000 RPM, but it (now Bank of America) was found guilty of pushing "minorities into risky subprime loans rather than into safer prime loans" by charging … Continue reading Drawing the Redline

Lessons from Haditha

When I read this chilling story here, I couldn't imagine what would possess one person to set another person on fire because of the psychopathic way in which this homicide took place. Then I recalled a headline from Democracy Now! about a New York Times article discussing the Haditha massacre of 2005. For those unaware, … Continue reading Lessons from Haditha

More Than One Prius

A friend and I recently had a discussion regarding the Toyota Prius, the hybrid automobile from the Japanese car manufacturer. Somehow in the course of our discussion, I pluralized the word Prius by calling it Priuses. My friend corrected me by telling me the pluralization of Prius is actually Prii--I didn't offer much of a … Continue reading More Than One Prius

Defining Trung

I decided to end September 2011 on the funnier side of life. A couple of my coworkers brought to my attention a website called Urban Dictionary. If you haven't heard about this website, it allows readers to submit definitions for terms one may hear on the street and may not otherwise find in a standard … Continue reading Defining Trung

We Are Troy Davis

It is with a heavy heart that I write this blog entry. Earlier tonight, the state of Georgia executed murdered Troy Davis, a man who maintained his innocence of killing an off-duty police officer back in 1989 to the very last moment the state took his life, at approximately 11:08 pm eastern time. The US … Continue reading We Are Troy Davis

Ending the Gestation Crates

I haven't written much when it comes to animals rights. With the exception of a couple of stories, most of my writing is focused solely on human rights. I decided to write something regarding Smithfield Foods' terrible treatment of pigs after receiving an email asking me to sign this petition. If you are a fan … Continue reading Ending the Gestation Crates