When It Rains It Pours

There are times when we are so happy that we believe nothing can go wrong. And then, out of the blue, problems come one by one or all at once. The reason for this is simple, life without any hardships does not exist. No matter what you do or how hard you try to controlContinue reading “When It Rains It Pours”

Learning About Japanese Zen Gardens

It is said that Kyoto is the center of Zen Buddhism in Japan, so the most sublime Zen temples are there. Japanese Zen gardens or karesansui, which means dry landscape gardens, are created by Buddhist monks to help with their meditation. Therefore, it is only fitting that Japanese gardens give people tranquility and peace ofContinue reading “Learning About Japanese Zen Gardens”

Common Spelling Mistakes Japanese Students Make

   I have been teaching for about five years now and these are the most common spelling mistakes my students make. Most of these mistakes happen because typical Japanese students write the word they are not familiar with as they pronounce it and also because Japanese hiragana and katakana are different from the English alphabets.  R and L   AlmostContinue reading “Common Spelling Mistakes Japanese Students Make”