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Blog: SMAP, Arashi, and stuff

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So… Just casual post this time. You probably noticed it. There was no post last week. I wanted to post something about SMAP’s apology and confirmation that they aren’t breaking up. And how even the prime minister Abe Shinzo expressed relief upon hearing that SMAPĀ isn’t breaking up. Well, I didn’t get a chance to last week so here I am,… Read more »

Blog: Unboxing the Miyagi Blast

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Remember the post about Arashi BLAST in Miyagi DVD? Well, my copy has arrived! It arrived on Monday actually… But Monday was my day off, and my whole family was out. And I only saw that on Tuesday as I was putting on my shoes and heading out to work. Luckily for me though, the package has been placed in… Read more »

Happy New Year!

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As the clock strikes 12 in Japan… A new year descends upon us. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year! May 2016 bring plenty of opportunities and good fortune to you all, and may your Japanese learning endeavors come to fruition! I will continue strivingĀ to make Nihongo Manabu a better site, with more content… Read more »

Blog: Always $2

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Have you heard of Daiso? Also commonly known as the 100 yen shop in Japan. Well, Daiso is but one of the many 100 yen shops… but it’s the only one that made it to Singapore. And many other countries too. It’s in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines… and many more. Check their website… Read more »

Blog: The good thing about living in Singapore…

Is that writing pads and exercise books with SQUARES instead of lines is easy to get. And cheap too. A pack of 5 exercise books cost SGD $2.60. Got a bunch of exercise books (the squares in writing pads are small!) with large and extra large squared some time back… and I’ve finally gotten round to cleaning my table today!… Read more »

Blog: It’s catch up time!

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It’s catch up time indeed…! I’ve not been watching my Japanese variety shows regularly again, and now I have a whooping two whole months of backlogs of shows to watch. To make it worst (?), I’m going on holiday again next month (to meet J and Octavia! Hurrah!) so that means even more backlog after August. I’m trying to catch… Read more »

Blog: Why do you want to learn Japanese?

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Was just scrolling through my facebook feed and saw this photo shared from 9gag. Indeed… watching anime is a huge motivation of many people to learn Japanese. The Japanese has been very successful in exporting their popular culture overseas. Sure, JPOP may have lost to KPOP, but just think of all the Japanese games and anime. Detective conan, Doraemon, Pokemon…… Read more »