Well I’ve been looking for stuff to watch here in Japan to practice my Japanese. Unfortunately either Japanese TV is generally boring (which I heard from several Japanese people) or it’s that I don’t understand it so it’s boring to me. I’m not sure which it is. Maybe a little of both. So, I’ve been trying to find something interesting enough that I will want to watch it in instead of having to force myself to watch it.
Well I found it! Crayon Shinchan is a cartoon show. It seems to be aimed at kids but I’d say it’s often aimed at adult kids kind of like South Park though not quite that far.
I picked up this book at the big Kinokuniya book store on the south side of Shinjuku station. I haven’t finished it but so far I really like it. It’s kind of like "How to Win Friends and Influence People", that old book by Dale Carnegie but unlike that book, this book gives you specific things to do instead of just generalizations.
Well today is that dreaded day for all us single people. Valentine’s Day. It’s been 9 years since I’ve receieved anything on Valentine’s day.