I will be going to Fukuoka and the people there use the Hakata dialect. I want to learn Hakata-ben. Imagine how funny it will be when I use it elsewhere in Japan. It’s like when I was in China on student exchange and a girl there spoke English with (what I think is) a Texan accent. It was amazing, hearing a Chinese girl speak like … Continue reading Hakata-ben
I will be leaving for Japan on the 28th of June. My plane will arrive in Fukuoka at 8:40pm. That’s not related to my topic though! My current eye candy Ikuta Toma will be starring in a drama called Maou. So exciting! The title is even related to this blog’s antagonist – Daimaou. And! Toma is from Hokkaido, the land of lavender fields in summer. … Continue reading The irony!!
I’ve borrowed new books from the library and it featured lavender fields in Furano, Hokkaido. My dream is to roll in a field of lavender, but mom says people will think I’m insane. Should I visit Hokkaido? It’s so high up north. Even the Shinkansen takes 7 hours from Tokyo. And from Fukuoka to Tokyo, it’s a 5-hour ride. I don’t mind sitting till my … Continue reading Youthful Youth is Ambitious
I went to my trusted hairdresser today. I say “trusted” because he’s honest about how unruly my hair is and he tells me stuff like, “If I cut it any short, it’ll puff up when it’s dry. Your hair’s really dry.” Er… thanks man. I told him to thin my hair and I wanted bangs. Bangs because I look like a something from a Japanese … Continue reading I’ve got a new haircut
The card represents the critical factor for the issue at hand. Queen of Wands, when reversed: The dark essence of fire behaving as water, such as steam: The natural embodiment of passion and sensuality, who will do anything to the be the center of attention. A seducer who calculatingly dons the guise of what others desire. A cocky and domineering person, who pushes anyone or … Continue reading Tarot reading
This super duper bottle of toner is said to be super moisturizing. Who cares if it’s RM40 a bottle! I want to try it Bottle of toner 1,260yen Continue reading I want to buy: this bottle of liquid
Called the Chinese embassy today and wasted RM10.70 listening to the recorded messages. Called once more and keyed the extension and got an operator in 30 seconds. She told me that I wouldn’t need a visa for my transit. Yipee! Continue reading No need for Chinese visa
Another excuse to post on the blog. Here’s a new topic: Things I’ll miss while I’m in Japan. First is: cheap fruits Muskmelons- known as “melon” in Japan. Very expensive fruit there, because of the price, commoners cannot eat much of these so they invented the melon bun (melon pan). See the wikipedia entry here. It’s also called: buoluo bao in Cantonese. The fruit in … Continue reading Things I’ll miss: Cheap Fruits
Decided that I won’t be a prude and post this up: My name Yun Qing in Chinese is written as 韻情. The Mandarin pronunciation of “u” in “Yun” is not found in English and it’s not in Japanese neither. I found something online about the “u”: ü as the German umlauted u. Do you speak German? I don’t. Then it’s the Qing. It isn’t pronounced … Continue reading Terrible experiment: Shall I get a Japanese-sounding name?
I finally have my Japanese visa and I have information on my host family! This sticker costed me nights of worry. I finally have it! Another news, the travel agent here tells me that I do not need a transit visa. I will call the airlines tomorrow to double check. I have info on my host family. I won’t post much about their private info. … Continue reading Updates!