Sunday, April 18, 2010


"I already told you a hundred times!"

もう ひゃっかい いいました!
mou hyakkai iimashita!

If you are married, you will understand what I am talking about. My husband washed my favorite white shirt with colors again!!

"How many times do I have to tell you? DO NOT WASH MY WHITE SHIRT WITH COLORS!!!"
"A hundred times..."
"I already told you a hundred times!!!"
"I need another hundred times."

At the end of this conversation, we agreed that I do not leave my whites in "our" lundry busket.

What I learned:
Do not try to educate your husband. Just find a solution.


Monday, April 5, 2010


"I never quit"

kesshite yamenakatta

I met a man who is taking online college classes today. I think that's great. So I wanted to encourage him and told that it took me 13 years to graduate from American college. I had to go back to Japan several times when I was broke and could not continue taking classes. I changed my major twice (that means I got 3 majors, International Studies, French and English.) 13 years. It is a long time. But with some reason, I did not quit. It was not my option. I think I needed to take such a long time to end up with majoring English which I couldn't at the beginning of my American college life. I am glad I never quit.