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Random Kanji Knowledge: Tamago

Random Kanji Knowledge: Tamago

Random Kanji Knowledge time! Today’s kanji is 卵, which is read as tamago (tah-mah-go). 卵 means “egg.” With Easter tomorrow and all, eggs are very iconic for the holiday. The stroke order for 卵 is shown below.

Random Kanji Knowledge: Kizuna

Random Kanji Knowledge: Kizuna

Random Kanji Knowledge time! Today’s kanji is 絆, which is read as kizuna (key-zoo-na). 絆 means “bonds” (as in bonds that are emotional, relationship-driven and otherwise.) 絆 is a word you hear the Japanese say a lot. It’s important to talk about the “bonds” you have with others and what it means to you. The stroke order for 絆 is shown below.

Card Me

Card Me

I love card games. Card games can be extremely fun for me. I often use a lot of card analogies (e.g. not playing with a full deck) because I like how cards can represent the trials we go through in life. The combination of chance, carefully analyzing a scenario and then making moves based on your given options … all of which can be extremely exciting once an interesting situation paired up with unique opponents can elevate the meaning behind the…

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Make an Entrance

Make an Entrance

If there is one thing I have learned from watching Japanese anime, TV shows or movies, it is that the Japanese culture really LOVES roll calls and transformation sequences (actually, I think Asian cultures in general love roll calls). There is something about taking turns and calling out your name while doing some kind of sequence plus pose that makes my inner five-year-old go nuts. Of course, it is apparently disrespectful to disturb a roll call sequence in progress, but…

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