August 29, 2018


As all my students know, I like to review previously learned vocabulary using sentence blanks.

As this is the first time for this type of blog, I will let you all know that the vocabulary comes from the August 9th’s blog:

August 28, 2018

Here's a very short post.

And the answer to last time’s question is ……

A) They are the same

for some background information, please check out this and other sites.

Till next time….

August 26, 2018


Hello again. 

Today’s topic / question is about typhoons. In a lesson I had recently a student asked,

“What’s the difference between typhoons and hurricanes?”.

 I had no idea, so I said let’s find out. The answer was.....

Multiple-choice time!

A) They are the sam...

August 23, 2018


Evening!!! Today’s blog is based on a question one of my students posed in class. 

“When have you felt a generation gap?”

This is a very profound question, because the feeling of a generation gap doesn't go one way.

Generation gaps can be felt by the young and...

August 20, 2018

Hello again all,

Obon has passed and the weather is finally starting to cool down. Thank goodness!

Then again, maybe it’s the approaching typhoons which have changed the weather, in which case, thank badness? 

Anyway…. on to the answer to last time’s quiz! 何でだろう?

The answe...

August 17, 2018

Sorry for the delay in blogging, but I was busy with Obon….

ok not really, but I was a bit busy. 

Speaking of Obon….

Most people who live in Japan know of it as the time of year when family members gather and pay homage to their ancestors.

Have you ever noticed though that...

August 10, 2018

This Saturday my wife and I will be at Tashiro Matsuri. 

It’s a little local festival which is held here in Minamikyushu-shi's Kawanabe

It will be held at Tashiro Elementary, which will be sadly closing soon :-( 



All who are interested please fe...

August 8, 2018

Today’s blog (Now with Japanese! 日本語入り!) will focus on a quote from a famous person in history. Who do you think it is?

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”


I chose this quote because in times of difficu...