OK, so let’s be honest this site is not a really nice to look at… all the blogs I read are nice to look at. So I’m changing over to a new site which is a bit more pleasant to read at. It’s basically going to include what this blog had, so I’m still headingforjapan but I’m also now Turning Otaku. If you liked what this had blog had to offer than please check out Turning Otaku (by clicking on the picture). Thanks for everyone who’s supported me from this blog and also in the next :D.
There are many, many, many things that are only associated with Japan that are incredibly popular, for good reason and they need to be shared with the world. But there are some things, of which we completely missed the point.
One of the first things that come to mind when thinking of Japan, sushi. Words cannot describe just how badly we managed to screw up this. In Japan, sushi including, beef, chicken, vegetables, prawn, cheese, anything teriyaki and anything tempura, is considered a bit weird or wacky. The main thing you will find is raw fish. The idea of sushi is western eyes is great up to the point of eating raw fish, which is what basically sushi is!
This months Matsuri topic is “Best Frugal Tips For Living Here In Japan” so I’m going to give it a go with my newbie knowledge of Japan. OK, so we all love sushi right? But when living in Australia, good sushi is a pretty hard to come by dish. We barely have any authentic sushi restaurants and because it’s harder to get supplies in Australia it’s very expensive. In Japan you would assume it’s much cheaper, but I recently found an even more cheaper way of receiving sushi in Japan that’s bound to get you practising using your chopsticks and saying your “いただきます”.
In Australia, JLPT applications opened up a few days ago and I want to get in to sit the JLPT 4 at the end of the year. I know what your thinking “It’s only the JLPT 4, it’s the easiest one! Do the JLPT 3!” by the end it sort of came down to people were asking me “Are you chicken”?
There are many different ways of tackling the Japanese language, whatever way you study Japanese, I hope it’s working for you. These are my 5 tips for stuyding Japanese that I use to study and apply what I learn, so far I’ve only been studying for about 7 months, but these are working pretty well for me.