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Thursday, September 20, 2007

konnichiWA or konnichiHA

Do you know how to white "konnichiwa(good morning)"? In Japanese,
I thought we wrote "こんにちわ" as how we pronounce. If you google "こんにちわ(konnnichiwa)", 8,720,000 pages show up which means everybody is using "こんにちわ(konnnichiwa)" like I do.

One of my coworkers told me that is wrong. Actually, "こんにちは(konnnichiha)" is correct. As you may know, when "わ(wa)" is a focus particle, we white "は(ha)" even if we prononce "wa". What she said was that the greenting "konnnichiwa" is used to be "今日は、よいお天気ですね("konnnichiwa yoi otenki desune" : today is good weather), then it became shorter, so we need to write "こんにちは" because the "wa" is a focus particle.

Umm... It's like saying "hallo" as hello. I am a little embarrassed not to know until now... OK. I will stop writing "こんにちわ" then. ;-P

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

mixi for Japanese Learners

Do you know mixi? It's Japanese SNS(Social Networking Site). My friends, who are TA for Japanese classes, are recommending Mixi to have Japanese friends. Making friends with native speakers is good way to learn the language. I should join myspace to learn English too. XD

Here are links that might be helpful :

How to use Mixi : http://gaijinwomen.com/
Mixi's community "FOR JAPANESE LEARNERS" : http://mixi.jp/view_community.pl?id=22179 (if you have an account already)
Mixi : http://mixi.jp/

You need an invitation to join, so anyone wants an invite can feel free to ask me for one. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

being stupid

Here's the transcript:

I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some... people out there in out nation don't have maps, and, uh, i believe that our education like such as South Africa and, uh, the Iraq everywhere like, such as and ... I believe that they should, our education over here in the US should help the US, er, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up a future for our children.
my bf's friends told us to check that movie out. oh...my. i feel sorry that everybody is making a joke about either south carolina people or blonde girls. i thought she must be too nervous or something, but at the same time i thought she could have said something better than that. anyway, it just hurt to watch... she is cute tho!