The New Year, The New Haul

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME. I know I'm long overdue for a post. Music's been a little stale as of late; after seeing Yutaro Furutachi live, I had a hard time enjoying other live concerts. Perhaps you've experienced something similar after seeing a really really good concert. That concert-high is addictive! However, now that a … Continue reading The New Year, The New Haul

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Learning through Music: showing possession with の

Okay, so for those of you who read this blog, you'll know that I'm a big fan of pop-punk/punk...most varieties of punk, honestly. One Japanese band I came to love after an encounter with a handsome waiter was ELLEGARDEN. You could say that ELLEGARDEN is the Blink 182 of Japan. They're one of the bands … Continue reading Learning through Music: showing possession with の

Learning through Music: ドキドキ~ Doki Doki and other tatami words

Okay!! Happy Cultural Day, guys! I finally have the energy to write, so let's get started! So, for those of you who're interested in Japan, I'm sure you've come across the commonly used: ドキドキしてる!(dou-ki, dou-ki shi-teh-ru), or my heart is pounding! This phrase is usually used when: You have butterflies/ You're anxious You're excited Don't … Continue reading Learning through Music: ドキドキ~ Doki Doki and other tatami words