Riding the Moomin Train in Chiba (Video)

One of the most exciting ways to explore Japan is by rail. On the first installment of Railway Diaries, we ride Isumi Railway's Moomin Train. Join me on a one-day trip to see Chiba's gorgeous green fields and historic towns. https://youtu.be/VG6CAwYa6cw More info to follow on a separate post.


Jealousy in Japanese

Yakimochi - literally grilled rice cake. Why is this word used to refer to jealousy? This video explains a bit of the word's etymology as well as how it is used. https://youtu.be/-3rtO5zLr8M Credits: Summer Desserts Set by Freepik http://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/summe 土曜ショッピング by かづら http://dova-s.jp/bgm/play4360.html Jay Jay by Kevin McLeod In the Past by Twin Musicom is … Continue reading Jealousy in Japanese

Pintas & Christmas Nitpicking

In the Philippines, the culture of nitpicking is so prevalent that people feel entitled to comment on another person's physical attributes all the time, most especially during the holiday season. I think we need to re-examine our attitude toward this. We all deserve to be happy, regardless of our physical make-up.