Monthly Archives: June 2009

Unusual Katakana Words

A recent teaming-up with Wonky Tofugu saw Koichi and I giving a special Edufire Superpass class on bizarre Katakana words in Japanese! It was such a success that we felt it wrong to deprive everyone who missed out, so here it is, in a special 2-part blog post split across Tofugu.com and Gakuranman.com!
Posted in Japan | 49 Comments

Japanese One Point Lesson: なう

Welcome to the first in what I hope will become a long-running series on this site – Japanese One Point Lessons! Today’s lesson is an obscure and fairly recent bit of Japanese I discovered on Twitter – the word なう (Nau).
Posted in Japan | 41 Comments

Olympus E-P1 PEN Preview

Oh yes! Finally we get information about the highly anticipated Olympus micro 4/3 camera offering. All the benefits of a DSLR camera encased within the pocket-sized goodness of a compact body. It looks like this summer may turn out to be extremely expensive…
Posted in Photography | 32 Comments

New Monkey Island and Remake!

The Secret of Monkey Island, that classic adventure game with Guythrush Geekhood Guybrush Threepwood is about to return in full, glorious High Definition! A complete overhaul of the 1990s masterpiece. And that’s just the beginning – a *new* Monkey Island game – The Tales of Monkey Island – is also set to land this summer!
Posted in Other | 13 Comments
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