How I'm learning Japanese - 6 months

Previously I spoke about what I learned studying French, and how Japanese differs. In this article I want to talk about how to actually learn Japanese, or at least, how I'm learning it. This is a rather long post, so I'll ToC it up: Table of Contents Components Of The …

Learning Japanese and what I learned from studying French

I've been learning Japanese for the last six months and I'm writing a couple of posts on how I'm going about it. My aim is both to help others who want to learn (whether they're friends who asked, or people stumbling on this article from Google), and to track my …

US Trip 2

US Trip 2

I spent two weeks last month in the US for work, not the first time I've done so if you remember a post from last year. I've been pretty busy with work, actually, part of why I've dropped back to fortnightly posts. Seattle I was pretty stunned coming in as …

Should you go on Exchange to France?

Should you go on Exchange to France?

I've been asked about my experience living in Lyon and whether I recommend exchange. I thought it was worth writing down. Pros Exchange in general These are true of any international exchange You will have a great time - Everyone you ask will tell you this, so, I'll say no …

Celebrity deaths will be worse in 2017

This is in response to the current trend going round of saying 2016 was a terrible year, particularly with regards to celebrity deaths. There are a few images floating around with captions like this: My theory is that while 2016 may have been a bad year, it isn't an outlier …