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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!
Category Archives: Vietnamese
While learning both Japanese and Korean, I have noticed an interesting tendency to have two different number systems: a “native” number system and a Chinese-imported one. In some contexts the native system is used, and in some contexts the Chinese-imported … Continue reading
I found this video on Youtube a few weeks ago, while trying to fix my own pronunciation of Japanese. My wife has repeatedly told me that if I pronounced Japanese better, I could speak Japanese well. I understand what she’s … Continue reading
My wife has told me this for years, but I didn’t realize how many little mistakes I was making. I know of course that I do make mistakes, and that I have a hard time keeping up with conversations with … Continue reading
The title of this post is a bit of a joke for those who know me well, since I never really drank tea before. I just hated it for some reason. Since moving to Ireland, I noticed that beverages are … Continue reading
Allow me to quote a small poem by the Vietnamese Buddhist, Tue Trung (1230-1291):* The original reality of Amitabha [Buddha] is our own Dharma body, It shines out brightly everywhere, in the South, North, East and West, It is like … Continue reading