Archives for the ‘project’ Category

Vlog #2

By • Jul 8th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, project, Research, vlog

Unbeknownst to me, my first vlog actually did successfully upload to Youtube, so I apologize if you struggled with the iDisk copy. That post has been updated with an embed, and as soon as this new vlog finishes uploading, it will be embedded here. (Sorry that took so long; Youtube likes to pretend it takes […]


By • Jul 2nd, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, project, Research

I found a book in the central campus library titled Encyclopedia of Color Names (or “Iro no Namae Jiten”, as this post is titled). The book I purchased at the art museum has a similar title but talks more about the use of colors in Japanese art; this book is written with less flowery language […]

片町 Scramble

By • Jun 26th, 2008 • Category: adventures, advice, food, Honors Thesis, products, project, Research

By now it seems my parents’ workplaces are my primary audience here, which is kind’ve amusing. WordPress page stats give me a little information on which posts are most popular – or post, in this case, as “外来語” is the winner by a long shot – but I’m trying to get a feel for what […]

Project Wordle

By • Jun 20th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, project, Research

I almost forgot – I was linked to this neat site called Wordle today and thought I’d try it out on the project summary that appears on this blog. Thus, I give you: “A Research Project”. Oh, and one more for good measure: Colours of Religion: Shinto by COLOURlovers. I think there’s been a bit […]

Translating Rambling

By • Jun 15th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, project, Research

I thought I’d start trying to read the book I purchased tonight, so I got through a couple sentences with the help of the denshijisho and wrote out some furigana (hiragana indicating how to read kanji) for myself, and then I thought I might as well start a translation file on my computer so that […]


By • Jun 15th, 2008 • Category: adventures, Honors Thesis, project, Research

I haven’t done much for the last couple days, but this afternoon I braved a longer bus ride and rode out to Kanazawa’s 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, or Kanazawa 21 Seiki Bijutsukan as it’s rendered in the title of this post. Mrs. Hashiba and I walked by it a couple times, but she had […]

Becoming a Student

By • Jun 13th, 2008 • Category: adventures, friends, Honors Thesis, project, Research

Yesterday was a pretty great day. I slept in a little late (until 10), then woke up and checked my email to find a message from Prof. Miura, my supervisor here on campus. I got a good scolding for not contacting her immediately when I moved in, but she mentioned a class at 10:30 that […]