If You Found the Death Note in Real Life, What Would You Do With It?

I don't mind being an otaku, but I DO mind being a laggard otaku sometimes. I don’t know why I’ve never watched this anime. I’ve heard so many people talk about it, and just stuck to my same bread-and-butter animes: Samurai Champloo, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Cowboy Bebop. One reason I stayed away from Death Note was because it seemed a bit dark for me. I admit that Cowboy Bebop is a darker, more serious anime, too, but Death Note is on a different level. With a name like Death Note, I’m sure you get Continue Reading …

Can Japanese Pop Group AKB48 Get Any Faker? YES, Actually.

If you're an AKB48 fan, I'm still your friend, but I we're going to have to agree to disagree. I remember hearing about the group and seeing them on so many different advertisements, so I figured, these girls have to be talented. I checked out a couple of videos and I just was not sold...I mean at all. No offense, I'm sure they work hard doing choreography and all that, but there is nothing that struck me as different or particularly extraordinary about their singing or dancing. They were Continue Reading …

Can You Distinguish Between Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Faces?

At lunch with my cow-workers, I was struggling to use Japanese, with the native speaking teachers, but I was enjoying the process of bombing. But while I was “bombing,” I did catch onto one part of the conversation, and they were asking if I could distinguish between Korean, Japanese and Chinese faces. I was honest. Sometimes I can distinguish Korean and Japanese but not all the time. If a Korean person has strong features it’s a little easier to tell (it’s not really the eye so much as it Continue Reading …