My Top 10 Happy #Vocaloid Songs

I really think Hatsune Miku and vocaloids in general are infinitely cute. Between vocals, appearance, and character, there is no end to what producers can do to bring out their shining personality and attractiveness. Here are my personal top 10 happy vocaloid songs. These songs make me feel good and bring me a smile every […]

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My Top 10 Sad Vocaloid Songs

All Vocaloid songs aren’t happy go lucky songs about the weather or polkas. Miku and friends sometimes delve into the genres of death, deceit, or tragic romance. Bitter sweet? Check. Wanna cry? Check. Here are my Top 10 sad Vocaloid Songs. 10) Hand in Hand Miku sings about wiping away another’s tears, and making them […]

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Happy Sakuracon 2019!

It’s my favorite time of the year– Anime/Manga convention time! My second year at Sakuracon was quite the experience. In the weeks leading up to the con, I was incredibly pumped for the concert. I stocked up on glow products from around the world. I picked up a box of Lumica Ultra Orange Glowsticks which […]

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My Vocaloid Playlist

I’ve been following virtual J-Pop idol Hatsune Miku for some years now. My love for her music, smile, and all around happy aura led me to start a collection of her and other Vocaloid videos. This playlist contains all sorts of Vocaloid content. Original music, covers, medleys, TV spots and promos, album samples, projection technologies, […]

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WaniKani stuck on apprentice

力 (chikara) pronounciations are kanji: りょく and vocabulary: ちから

力 Kun: ちから On: リョク、 リキ、 リイ Meaning: power, strength, strong, strain, bear up, exert 力 is ranked 62 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers. It’s taught in grade 1, WaniKani level 1, and this kanji is kicking my ass!. My mastery level of this kanji is stuck on apprentice! I’m on WaniKani level […]

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Japanese – 下げる vs. 下がる

In my quest for Japanese language proficiency, I have become stuck on many vocabulary. The latest is 下げる (sageru) and 下がる (sagaru). I know one means “to get lower” and the other means “to lower”, but I have had the most difficult time differentiating the two. They’re just too similar, and I often get the […]

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How I am learning Japanese

Japanese anime has been an obsession of mine for my entire adult life. From cute, funny, sad and sexy, each series I watch draws me into the unique and sometimes wacky Japanese entertainment culture. Don’t get me wrong, I know most is just fantasy and the “real Japan” isn’t like it is in anime, however […]

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