Things I’ll miss: Cheap Fruits

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

Terrible experiment: Shall I get a Japanese-sounding name?

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?