About the Author
Hello, this blog is about my life as a father, Buddhist and Japanophile / Koreaphile. Any useful information I can pass along will hopefully make the Internets a better place. Thanks for reading!
- Rocking out at work to T-ara's "Lovey Dovey". youtube.com/watch?v=whL-2s… 12 hours ago
- Good luck pencils I bought in Japan, for language study. instagr.am/p/PKISZWi7l8/ 15 hours ago
- The greatest collaboration ever. I purchased this in Tokyo at a King Tut exhibit. instagr.am/p/PJ8BwlC7ul/ 16 hours ago
Monthly Archives: May 2010
Buddhism and Poetry are nothing new to Japan, if not Buddhist cultures in general, but in the case of Japan, the main poet of note is of course Basho, whose haikus have inspired many generations. However, in Japan, three other … Continue reading
Recently, while having lunch with a friend, I was reminded of this quotation from the Analects of Confucius: [7:22] Confucius said: “When three men are walking together, there is one who can be my teacher. I pick out people’s good … Continue reading
Fellow Buddhist blogger from Singapore, Yueheng, and his longtime girlfriend got married today. Just wanted to say congratulations (being a married man myself for 6 years now), and best wishes to the new Lee family!
Note: long-winded post. Sorry for anyone not interested in the topic. Felt like getting this off my chest. :p Lately, as I have been able to enjoy a small break in life, work and so on, I delved into some … Continue reading
The Ainu ethnic group in Japan is something I know very little about, so I was intrigued by this small article on the Asahi Shinbum newspaper, about the coming of bear and killer whales to northern Hokkaido island. As the … Continue reading
Make no mistake, one of the most difficult aspects for English speakers learning Japanese language are the little particles. In the past, I wrote at length about my efforts to master Japanese particles, thanks to helpful book I read, but lately … Continue reading
Taking a break from the subjects of religion and travel in Japan (mostly), I wanted to bring up something I finally noticed after all these years. I grew up as a real, genuine Nintendo fan as a young boy. I … Continue reading
After taking a long lunch-break followed by coffee near Ueno Station in Tokyo, we were ready to make an extended trip out to a famous Shingon Buddhist temple: Takahata Fudō, more formally called Kongōji (金剛寺). It was here that I … Continue reading
This is part two of three for the day tour of Tokyo with reader “Johnl”. In our first part, we visited the famous Shinto Shrine of Yushima Tenmangu, and from there, it was a nice short walk to Ueno park. … Continue reading