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Life|Warren the 13th and the All Seeing Eye by Tania Del Rio|Japanese Word of the Day

My #ootd (looking all tired haha). Since I stayed over, I didn't have space to bring a normal jacket or shoes. So I shall wear the job hunting ones back ๐Ÿ˜

Can't take a pic, but I want to say that this train heading to Shin-Osaka has this really cool thing - at the end of the row, there's an option to pull out extra seats! So 8 extra people get to seat down ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Hey everyone! Since I have 3 hours on the train, and no one wants to hear about what I'm studying, I decided to do my first live blog book review! I'm not sure if I can finish it in one trip, since I'm going to be studying too, but let's try.

The book is Warren the 13th and the All Seeing Eye by Tania Del Rio

Opening line:

Warren the 13th tiptoed across the roof of the Warren Hotel, and the old slate tiles clattered liked bones.

(Warren and his new friend)

Loving the illustrations so far, and Warren is just adorable!

I wonder if they make these sorts of protagonists hardworking to appeal to the readers.

More than halfway through (it's a short book).

There's a new character called Petula, and I'm pretty sure I already know her real identity (not just the fake one she puts on for Warren).

And all the treasure-seekers! Poor Warren and poor hotel!

The story is definitely moving at a fast pace, but it's not feeling rushed (yet).

Wait, I was wrong??? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

No wait, I'm not. Whew. Got me genuinely worried there for a minute

Ending paragraph

A new portrait now graced the walls of the Hall of Ancestors - it was a bit larger than the others, to squeeze everyone in. With confident strokes of smoky chat coke, the artist had drawn the smiling faces of Rupert, Petula, Beatrice, Mr. Griggs, Chef Bunion, and Sketchy - his whole happy family -gathered around him, Warren the 13th.

Finished the book! It's way shorter than I expected. Since this is an ARC, not all the illustrations were there, but the ones I saw, I liked.

Definitely recommend this book.

#bookreview #netgalley #dayrebookclub

Reaching #hakata soon. Playing with an app right now ๐Ÿ˜ Photo taken last week, while I was in #Kyoto.

At the subway station now, and saw the poster for this year's light up at #huistenbosch Totally wanna go!!

Although I kinda want to go earlier too, to catch the wine festival ๐Ÿ˜…

Made it to class in time to help my zemi-mates, who are doing a survey today.๐Ÿ˜„

Also totally forgot that today, our zemi is having a guest lecturer, which means I will have to pay lots of money to have dinner and come home late ๐Ÿ˜ช

Got a free period so obviously I started studying.

But the more I study, the more confused I get... @-@

Today's after zemi ๆ‡‡่ฆชไผš was... Grilled seafood! Tasted good, but my clothes smell now. Place had a pretty strong cigarette smell too, so I didn't eat much :/

Price: 3500 yen (Course menu)

Going to bath, but I'll be back in a bit with the Japanese word of the day!

Japanese word of the day: ้ ‘ๅผตใ‚‹ (ใŒใ‚“ใฐใ‚‹; Ganbaru)

@travellingling Inspired me to try to do this Japanese word of the day thing. So today's word is "Ganbaru", which is one of those words that you can't quite translate to English. It's something like "Work Hard" or "Do Your Best", but to me, the closest translation has got to be ๅŠ ๆฒน

Ganbaru is super easy to use. When you want to encourage someone, you say ้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆ (Ganbatte). If you're close to that person, you might use the even more casual (command) form and say ้ ‘ๅผตใ‚Œ (Ganbare)!

An alternative would be ใƒ•ใ‚กใ‚คใƒˆ (Fight-o), which I remember using a lot when I was still doing kendo.

And when you want to say that you're going to work hard, you say "้ ‘ๅผตใ‚‹ (Ganbaru)" or "้ ‘ๅผตใ‚Šใพใ™ (Ganbarimasu - desu/masu form)", depending on how polite you want to be. When you're on the "let's work hard together" sort of mood, you might say something like "ไธ€็ท’ใซ้ ‘ๅผตใ‚ใ†/้ ‘ๅผตใ‚Šใพใ—ใ‚‡ใ†" (issho ni (together) ganbarou / Ganbarimashou [polite form])

I should probably add a disclaimer here and say this is how I understand and use the words, so while so far, no one has corrected me, there's a small chance I will mess up someday (99% sure I've understood this word correctly though).

If you have any questions, just let me know! I'll come back tomorrow with another word๐Ÿ˜

#japanesewordoftheday #learnjapanese #japanese #japan

Day 296

Friday, 23 Oct 2015

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travellingling (avatar)

travellingling What's zemi? Hehe. ใ‚ซใƒณใƒ‘ใฆwith ur studying๏ผ(dunno if I got it correct. Haha)

2 years ago

eustaciatan (avatar)

eustaciatan @travellingling zemi is something like a tutorial in SG (hope I got it right, lol). They do differ based on the teacher, but the one coming up is very research based. And thank you!! (Oh, it's ใŒใ‚“ใฐใฃใฆ. Are you interested in learning Japanese? I could do a language exchange/teaching thing.)

2 years ago

travellingling (avatar)

travellingling Ooooo... Hehe. I picked up basic jap in SG but it's too low level to converse so just trying my best to remember catchphrases that I can use. ๐Ÿ˜ ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†in advance!

2 years ago

eustaciatan (avatar)

eustaciatan @travellingling Haha ok! I will try a daily word/phrase sort of thing. And if you got any questions, just let me know. I think in two months you can pick up quite a lot(:

2 years ago

travellingling (avatar)

travellingling ใฏใ„๏ผใ›ใ‚“ใ›ใ„๏ผ๐Ÿ˜

2 years ago

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