31 May/17

Kawaii

The adjective kawaii, added to the Oxford English Dictionary at the end of 2010, is fast becoming a loanword in the English language.Continue reading Kawaii

15 Feb/17

Overcast

For those of us living in the Northern hemisphere during this time of year, it is easy to believe that the sky has several different variations of one colour and that colour is –  grey.Continue reading Overcast

24 Dec/15

Bōnenkai

As we begin the wind down to 2015, Christmas parties are now in full swing and people are looking forward to time off from the world.Continue reading Bōnenkai

29 Jun/15

Japanese

The adjective Japanese, which describes the people of Japan, their language and things related to Japan, first appeared in English print, albeit with a different spelling, in a book about China.Continue reading Japanese