JOK Notebook

Beyond My Wildest Fantasies

Yesterday, as I was spacing out to avoid the discomfort of a difficult yoga position, our teacher asked us this: "Where are you now? If you're thinking about the past or dreaming about the future, you're not in this room, and you're not in the present moment." At least, I think that's what she said. I was, as I said, spaced out and may have missed some of her comments...

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On Deck

Essay 1370 on 塾 (cram school)

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks:

October 24: Essay 1370 on 塾 (cram school; private after-hours school)

October 31: Essay 1421 on 壌 (arable soil, earth) 

Also, sometime soon we will launch Kanji Kaimono, a store where you'll be able to buy all manner of goods with kanji on the...

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What's New

Essay 1436 on 娠 (pregnancy) Is Now Out

The 141st essay has posted! Essay 1436 on 娠 (pregnancy; conception) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Learn to say, "I'm pregnant," and find out how a man might question...

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JOK Notebook

Telling Persimmons from Wood Shavings

What a treat! Two years after his initial guest blog on this site, the venerable Jim Breen has returned with another great contribution. Enjoy!

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What's New

New Games and Mnemonics Out!

Several games for older essays have become available:

essay 1388 on 匠 (master; craftsperson, artisan; skill; idea)
essay 1467 on 杉 (cedar)
essay 1470 on 井 (well; town)...

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