かんじ Food related kanji I’m memorizing

So starting yesterday I am on a mission to learn two or three food related kanji a day. So next time I’m in Japan I can read the Japanese menu! Here’s what I have so far.

桃 もも peach
苺 いちご strawberry
西瓜 すいか watermelon
栗 くり chestnut
卵 たまご egg
肉 にく meat

If anyone can think of some common kanji used on a menu leave me a comment.

おもしろい Barcodes of Japan

Thought these were really interesting.

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しごと My dream of working in Japan-Tokyo Disney Style

About a month ago I was looking for ways to work in Japan and since I don’t have my Bachelors degree it seems a bit hard to find work. Luckily I came across the Disney website and saw Tokyo Disney, along with other Disneys, were looking for character look a likes. I was so excited just to think how fun it would be to be Cinderella or any other princess performing in parades and doing meet and greets. Though they were doing try outs across Europe and America I thought I might still have a small percent chance of making it. So Friday morning I woke up at 5:30am to head to NYC. I never wake up that early unless it has something to do with Japan! So when I got there at about 9:30 I signed in and waited for short while, then the ladies judging us came in and their were two Yoko’s, another Japanese woman, and to caucasian woman. The main Japanese woman talked and made everything seem sooooo exciting! They broke us into two groups of 60, I was 67 so I had to wait for the first 60. I was starting to get fidgety waiting but luckily I met some really nice girls to chat with. The Japanese lady came in and said they were ready for us. When our group walked by the elevator nearly the whole first 60 were leaving. Uh oh! So they put the girls on one side of the studio and the boys on the other and we learned a short character dance. It was a little difficult to keep up but I got the basics and just tried to keep smiling. At the very end they broke us down into groups of four. I did the dance but knew I didn’t have the whole thing right, oh well. In the end they thanked everyone and kept only about 7 people. Even though I didn’t make it, it was still very well worth my time and I had a great deal of fun! I can’t wait to try again next year. In the mean time though I will still be looking for ways to move to Japan and work there.

This is a photo I took on my old phone last time I was in Japan at Tokyo Disney Sea.

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