Today I’m going to write about something that’s on my mind that is not about Japanese at all. I suppose it could be tangentially, but let’s just say it’s not. Like many in my country, I’ve been inundated lately with bad news. I don’t mean bad news in the sense
I have become very discouraged with Japanese lately. It’s not because it’s hard, honestly. It is hard, but it’s manageable. There’s a lot to learn and a lot to memorize, but it’s not beyond my abilities. It’s really not because it’s time consuming either. It kind of is, but I
A new Kinokuniya just opened in Austin. I discovered it by accident, as it is right next door to Kura Sushi, which is one of my favorite places to eat sushi. As I walked in, two thoughts filled my head. “Holy crap, I just found the mother lode” was one.
Today I decided to “pop” into Anime Pop, a small store dedicated to Anime on Airport Rd. just north of Koenig. When you walk in, there are two aisles full of anime stuff. Figures, magazines, books, pins, plushes, the works. If you are interested at all in anime, this is
I had some errands to run this morning up in Cedar Park. On my way back, I decided to stop at Lakeline Mall to see what they had to offer. I was not disappointed. However, I was indeed disappointed by their “Japanese” fast food restaurant in the food court. It was
I have been continuing my search of Austin, and found a couple of interesting places of note that I thought I’d review. The first is Asahi Japanese Store on Burnet just north of Koenig. It is a store that carries only Japanese groceries and gifts, and is manned (womaned?) by
I have a serious post in the works, but this one is fun, I hope. Today I went around my current town of Austin, Texas, looking for interesting Japanese things. I found a store called FIT Japanese Store over on Lamar, in the ChinaTown shopping center. It had a pretty