Did you know that in Japan all hardcover books (and some of the bigger/thicker paper cover ones) come with their own attached thread bookmarks? I wonder why is it not a world-wide practice.
- Learned a new word a few days before.
憤死 (funshi) – dying in a fit of anger or indignation.
Love how there’s actually a separate word for that.
- Amused by the culture where people believed it was easier to tell who was the father of a person, than who was the mother.
After reading a number of biography notes starting “A son of B, mother was supposedly C.”
- Heard people discuss a ‘dad dating’ game… with only appearing characters (as far as I saw), being the dads and their teenage daughters.
Still didn’t bring myself to look it up (because scary, not knowing the actual name), because I really couldn’t tell who was supposed to be dating whom in that combination.
take a walk in Kyoto
Opened utube window that was not logged into my account for once and showed me the ‘common’ front page.
And the first thing I saw was the ‘Let’s fry MacBook as tempura’ video with over a million views…
Why, human beings, why…
What still shocks me from time to time in Japanese cicadas is how so much noise can come out from such a tiny body, which doesn’t really have much in it anyway.
Sometimes you can walk under a tree that is making as much noise as an elephant would if it was a cicada. Literally, it is deafening. It is louder than my music and that says something.
There are dead tropical butterflies on the floor of Tokyo metro.
I find it fascinating how many bitter videos there are on utube of people ‘disappointed in Japan’ after they came here and it wasn’t the fluffy otaku land they expected… I never knew