Hi everyone! I'm in Japan right now. I would be typing in Japanese but I do not know how to use a Japanese keyboard on this computer yet. Please forgive me~
Please see the photos I've taken so far!
Menso~re means irasshaimase in Okinawan dialect, so the sign says "Welcome to Okinawa".
Do you know what animal this is? Do you know what gender it is?
After arriving in Naha, we took a 3-hour drive to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, which houses some beautiful fish! Mite kudasai~
Please click on the picture to see the full panoramic view of the fish tank.
This looks like Dory from Finding Nemo! Except, I think this fish was injured. It is a poisonous fish housed with another poisonous fish, but it may have been stung by the other one... It was flitting around erratically. I hope it is okay.
This looks like an underwater sakura tree ne? But don't touch it because this is the most dangerous sea anemone!
This is a spiny lobster!
This lobster was very very big.
Maybe you can practice reading?
They bred two endangered fish!
Yay for good human intervention in nature's affairs!
This fish looked like it could walk or fly! So cool~ And very fast.
This kawaii ika (squid) kept posing for all of my photos!
This fish was so beautiful. I'm lucky my camera could catch the beautiful colors.
This aquarium is so large it even houses THREE whale sharks! They're young right now, but once they are older, they will be released and hopefully successfully integrated into wild ocean life.
Well, that's the end of my photos for now! I hope to update again soon with more photos.
First, I'll begin on memorizing the 410 kanji. And as I improve, I'll begin to translate one of my gyaru magazines to improve my fashion vocabulary, and to learn new words and kanji as well. Then, I'll speak the manga I translate aloud, to get better in my pronounciation. All of these will combine together, and hopefully allow me to complete the challenge!
At the end of October and very begining of November, my family and I will visit Japan! I'm very excited as you might be guessing right now! I really want to explore, shop, and speak while I'm there to improve my Japanese. There will be several things I need to know to get around Japan, especially if I happen to get separated from my family while we are traveling. I have separated the “need-to-knows” into different categories, including key words, phrases, and kanji.
Current Currency Conversion: 1USD to 96.68YEN
YEN ＝ 円
駅 EX: 電車駅 (Train station)
車 EX: 電車(train) 、自転車 (bicycle) 、車道 (road)
線路 (line, railroad track)
バス停 (bus stop)
旅館 (traditional inn)
民宿 (family run inn)
洋室 (Western style hotel)
和室 (traditional style hotel)
デパート (department store)
This only covers the basics, but I truly need just the basics to build off of. After having learned the basics, you can always learn more and more and make it more elaborate!
Also, school has ended for me now. This is very exciting because I have the entire summer to learn more Japanese and study kanjis, and to also help my brother learn more Japanese.
I honestly want to post twice a week with my goals, and then again to see if I met those goals! I think that'll be very good for me to do.
So please look forward to another post coming soon ♥