Younger Sibling Syndrome
I'm sure you know about the younger sibling syndrome. We, the little sisters and brothers, are the ones who wore hand-me-downs for a dozen years or more. We're the ones whose parents took just five pictures of us in our early years, despite having filled albums with photos of their firstborns at that age. We're the ones who had the smallest bedrooms because, you know, there...
Essay 2081 on 頓 (Sudden) Is Coming Next
Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:
October 9: essay 2081 on 頓 (sudden; to stay in place, stop)
Now Out: Essay 1020 on 悦 (Delight) and 7 New-Monics
The 183rd essay has posted! Essay 1020 on 悦 (delight, pleasure, happiness, joy) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:
Learn to talk about delight and pleasure, sexual and otherwise. See how the Japanese refer to...
Sept. 2015 Newsletter Now Out
The September newsletter is now out, telling you where to find Chinese characters in such unlikely places as Las Vegas and Santa Fe, New Mexico! Enter the new contest to win two essays and find out the results of the last contest.
Travel to Paper
I love wordplay in Japanese. The problem is that I never know it when I see it. So it was that when my friend Keiko Murate asked me to help with English wording for a design project, her wordplay went right over my head.
Here's one example from a finished product: