Monday, October 26


Dear readers, get ready for a first on my blog: a video review! Burger King in Japan is having a special promotional tie-in with Microsoft for the upcoming release of the new Windows 7 operating system, a 7-patty Whopper! That's a over 2 lbs. of meat!

I'm not a fan of Windows at all but I've always wanted to review myself eating something gluttonous and this seemed like the perfect place to start. My friend Scott (amazing video editor) will come along for the ride and shoot some video of me attempting to eat this meat-monster.

Scott can make some pretty cool videos so I am looking forward to seeing what his editing magic can do. Who knows, this might be my grand debut!

Tuesday, October 20


Finally, all done! I've finished learning how to write all 2042 kanji in Heisig's Remembering the kanji! All in all it took about me about 9 months but it feels like forever.

In the words of Hiro from the TV show Heroes: Yatta! (I did it!)

PS Now that I know how to write them I have to start the whole list again and learn how to read them!

Wednesday, October 14


Ok, so it's been a slow week and I've only managed to cram another 40 kanji into my puny little head. "Only 40"! What am I saying? That's pretty darn-tootin' good I think. If I keep this pace up I'm on track to finish my studies and hit the magical 2042 by my birthday!

Oh, and for those wondering what uncle Jimbo from South Park is doing here. Well, let's just say he appears in one of the stories to help remember the kanji for deer, 鹿.

Wednesday, October 7


Don't know if it was a good year for Bordeaux or any other wine, but it was the year that Canada got it own flag. It also happens to be the number of Kanji I have studied so far.

For those who are following that means I memorized an extra 50 kanji in the 20 days since my last post, or 2.5 kanji per day. Not an amazing pace I grant, and definitely not enough to get me to the holy grail of 2042 by my birthday so I will have to step it up a notch. I have have to memorize another 77 kanji in 22 days ... can it be done?

Keep watching this space to find out!

PS The picture has meaning on multiple levels. Can you find them all? Hint: there are at least 4.