Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day in Japan 19: Christmas card making event

With our teacher me and a few classmates went to a Christmas card making event for foreign students.

This is Parco a chain of department stores that is mostly found near stations all around Japan. There are a wide variety of retailer stores in Parco, mostly clothe retailers. I've never seen a Parco that had Imax before. Somewhere in this building there is an Imax cinema. And somewhere in this building we are going to make Christmas cards.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Mcdonalds Chicken Tatsuta Burger

On this times Mcdonalds new limited time burgers we have the Chicken Tatsuta Burger.

The box is very similar to the Big Mac box. The Chicken Tatsuta burger is apparently a returning favorite burger. So it's technically not new, but It was my first time eating it.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day in Japan 18: Koppe(roll) bread and lighting

This rounds post is technically not "a day", it's more like "days" ^.^' . Haven't been taking photos a lot lately Hmm I think I should change the series title.

Today's morning パン(pan) with peanut butter cream. . . I think ~_~ . It tasted like peanut butter.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day in Japan 17: Christmas nearing

It's already December!! Christmas is just down the street and 2012 is only a few blocks away. Oh boy, one of the downsides of living alone in a foreign country is that you can't really celebrate the holidays to the fullest. But of course if you have friends then it's a different story. It's very important to make friends!!

It's that season again where Christmas trees pop out everywhere. Last year there were Huge trees popping up in Mongolia see here

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cheap, Healthy and Easy to make dish Mabo Tofu

I'm going to show you a cheap, delicious,  and very easy to make dish. Perfect for students in Japan who have a big appetite. And of course if you can find the ingredients it's perfect for students anywhere in the world ^.^

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day in Japan 16: Soyjoy ?

This is the street that I walk by everyday to get to the station and back home (note:right now I'm facing away from the station). There are a lot of local stores around here like the bread shop, flower shop, karaoke barber, weapon shop etc. Local shops really give away a different feeling or atmosphere from big-shot-company-chain-shops(can't find a word for it). I don't really know what the time on the road means, but guessing from 7:30-8:30 going this direction is prohibited.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Day in Japan 15: Pink Pepsi

Here's something you don't see everyday

As you may know Japan has a lot of strange and weird products like this Pink Pepsi here. After hearing that it was strawberry and milk flavored I had to try it out.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day in Japan 14: Mcdonalds KBQ burger

Being a hamburger fan I had to check out the new KBQ burger at McDonalds. McDonalds in Japan sometimes comes up with these interesting burgers for a limited time. I always try them out, although I think I missed a few. Does Mcdonalds do this in your area too?
Let's have a look at the CM(commercial)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day in Japan 13: 2nd start

Going to continue my day in japan posts.

So first let's start with Lunch shall we. There's Chicken croquette, cabbage salad with mayonnaise, clam soup(i think) and   rice. Oomori(大盛り) rice to be exact. This costed 350Yen, it's supposed to be 410Yen because of the Oomori rice but I had a coupon -60 yen.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Alien Registration Certificate in Japan

When you enter Japan at the immigration they should give you this note. Don't throw it away(yet) keep it with you. On the backside everything is written in Japanese.

If your staying in Japan for more than 90 days whether your a tourist or a student like me then you have to go and register yourself for something called, be ready this one's a twister
外国人登録証明書(gai-koku-jin-tou-roku-shyou-mei-shyo)=Alien Registration Certificate within 90 days of arriving in Japan.
 Basically it's a card verifying that you're a legitimate Alien and that you've registered your existence=sonzai(存在) in Japan. It is very important that you register and get this card. As you need this card for many things Ex: getting a cellphone, opening a bank account, getting a part-time job...etc most actions that need self identification.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

First weeks passed (TV food)

It's been more than a week since I arrived in Japan and all the paperwork stuff has mostly ended. By the end of next week I'll be settled in nice and snug. Will be sharing all things happening.

Until then how about we talk about some food, frozen food to be exact ^_^. Frozen food's an excellent fast source of energy for students like me. I find them relatively cheap, easy to make, tastes good and has portion.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

My adventures in Japan 2nd start

My untold tale continues in Japan. And this time as a college student. Well I haven't quite entered a college yet, but I will. I'm currently honing my Japanese skills in a Japanese language school and after I finish my course I will enter a college OR a university we'll see. Almost finished settling in here. Will be posting more information later so stay tuned.
Of course I will be continuing my blog from here on. But I need to update some things ^_^.

Note: This is only supposed to be a funny parody video none of the lines should be taken seriously. There were no real intentions.

Monday, September 5, 2011

How I learned Japanese Part 2

How to learn Japanese. er. . I mean, How I learned Japanese Part 2
Part 1 is here. The videos are here


IS! . . . Playing video games!. Playing video games helped me learn Japanese a lot!. Especially in reading, vocabulary, listening and KANJI. One day I went to the local video game store and bought a Japanese copy of Persona 4. Note:I played and finished Persona 3 in English before so I was familiar with the game.I really liked it and it was very interesting. I kept on playing it even though I couldn't read well. The Minna no Nihongo Kanji booklet and a Japanese-English dictionary were my best friends I was constantly using them.
I bought the game just before school  started(before I took Japanese classes). So at the time I had near zero Japanese knowledge, I couldn't even read the hiragana and katakana letters. Also I didn't have the 2 books mentioned above, I only had a small book called "Simple conversation in Japanese" from JICA. The book had hiragana and katakana letters. When I started the game I could only read the hiragana and katakana letters by looking at the small book. And I just skipped the kanji's. It took me about 1 hour and 30 or so minutes to get to the first save point which should take around 15 minutes MAX for someone that can read Japanese. And I didn't understand anything, BUT I did memorize most of the hiragana and katakana letters ^.^ . I realized that I was no match for Japanese at the time and can't continue like this. So I temporarily quit playing Persona 4 and went on to school for training.

How I learned Japanese Part 1

How to learn Japanese. This is the written version of my video "How I learned Japanese". Thought some people may understand better by reading . Content might slightly differ from the video but mostly the same. This is going to be looong. Divide this into 2 posts.
You should watch the videos too here
I thought of all the Methods that I used to learn Japanese before going to Japan. And I had 5 Methods in total.

Method #1
Is just plain normal studying. I went to a good school that taught Japanese well. I had 4 hours of Japanese class a week. And learned all the basics here. The Hiragana and Katakana letters, basic kanji's, basic greetings, conversations, words, numbers all the beginner stuff. But most importantly I learned the grammar, adjectives and the structure of Japanese sentences how they work and how they combine. The structure of Japanese sentences was luckily the same as Mongolian so there were no problems. Unfortunately for English speakers the structure of the sentences are reverse which will make things a little confusing. Our school had 2 Japanese teachers who half of the time taught us. They spoke little Mongolian so it was all Japanese talking, this helped our speaking and listening. 
I'm not the academic study study study type. But I payed good attention to Japanese class and studied hard. Yes I studied at home too. I also started to go to extra lessons besides from school. Like cram schools. There are plenty of places and institutions that teach foreign languages here in Mongolia. So finding one was no problem for me. I went to extra lessons 3 times a week each 2 hours long for 2 months. In total I had 10 hours of Japanese class a week for 2 months. After the extra lessons it returned to the normal 4 hours a week. Note: This is in the school year before going to Japan.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

How I learned Japanese (video)

In the past few weeks I've been making a video about how I learned Japanese. It's finally finished.
Enjoy and please read the description of the video. Also give me feedback.

Part 1

Part 2

Me actually speaking Japanese

I plan on making a written version of the video very soon.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Status report

For the past few weeks haven't been able to post a single thing >.< because of making a video. And I hope this video will make it all worthwhile. It should be finished and posted by the end of this week.
The video is taking longer than expected due to unexpected software problems

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Test your might

Was in an arcade somewhere and found this test your might game, just had to try it out!!. I remember always watching cartoons like Popeye and sometimes these pop up. And they'd always hit it so hard that it always shoots up breaking the bell and limits. Always wanted to try them.
Here We Go!!

俺はこの程度かよ.....-_-" 絶望した~~

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Time lapse through Japan

I found another interesting video showing Japan in stylish Time lapse.

Hayaku: A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan from Brad Kremer on Vimeo.

I always like these Time lapse videos. I wonder how many hours this will become without lapsing time.
Just sharing, credit to Brad Kremer

Friday, July 1, 2011

Day in Japan 12: Illuminations

Tis the season to be jolly and watch illuminations or christmas lights. Here everyone calls them Illuminations Has a nice ring to it, better than christmas lights I think.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Finally everything is over now. And summer break officially starts, time to just hit the floor.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


After I finish all the important tests I've got coming I will definitely make some posts. I think it will be around summer time. Summer vacation's almost coming

Monday, April 25, 2011

We support Japan from Mongolia.

Me and our classmates made this video in order to support and cheer Japan on to full recovery. We hope that our video helps you guys.
Even with the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant going haywire there Japan is doing an awesome job recovering. I even thought to myself that maybe they don't need our video.But you can never have too much support right? .Cheering voices is a very powerful skill even a few words can bring people up to soaring heights.

Thanks for watching and do leave your comments on the video(on youtube).


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day in Japan 11: Lone station

Out in about at a friends house and now is when I was going back home. (by the way you can say "go back home" in one word in japanese which is 帰る{kaeru}easy eh?)

Waiting for the train to come. And noticed that no one was here. It was also so quiet that you could hear a needle drop. Because it's a local train stop not many people pass here I think, only people that are going home or going to work.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Come to think

Come to think of it I never made an official farewell post. Guess I'll have to make it in the distant future. And I also have to introduce my new Mongolia blog too.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Ugh Lot's happening lately and getting busier and busier, plus the darn internet always goes off just when I get time to post something. Is some unknown force trying to stop me from posting....? Naah
Will try to keep you guys updated as often.

Sometimes you just have to polymorph into a kitten and sleep on a nice curved bed.You can improvise, An acoustic guitar is perfect.

lights out