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Random Kanji Knowledge: Tora

Random Kanji Knowledge: Tora

————————————————————————————————————–Random Kanji Knowledge: Kanji is a complicated means of conveying language. With literally thousands of symbols that have different readings depending on context, the layers of complexity can prove overwhelming. However, beyond the squiggly lines lies sophistication to those patient and diligent enough to learn. Kanji is really cool in this regard.————————————————————————————————————– Today’s kanji is 虎, which is pronounced tora (toe-rah.) It is the kanji for tiger, as in the largest cat in the world.  The stroke order.

A Restored Roar in Queen City

A Restored Roar in Queen City

The Cincinnati Bengals this year exceeded all expectations and then some when they finished with a 9-7 record during the regular season, which gave berth to a playoff appearance. This is all quite substantial when one considers some significant elements and factors.

Earning Stripes

Earning Stripes

A long time ago back in Japanese class during college, we had an assignment where we had to make up our own haiku and then present our 5-7-5 syllable Japanese poems to everyone else. We also had to explain the significance of our poems. I recall this time period back in the day because my Japanese sensei wrote a haiku about her pregnancy, and me (having a brain fart at the worst possible times) totally forgot that ‘stomach’ in Japanese…

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