There’s a sad lie going around in this world that only some accents are worthy of the top. Everything else needs to be hidden, padded down, and cleaned up to sound more “presentable” to the outside world. When I first started learning Japanese, I really, really tried to hide my American accent as much as possible. I wanted to sound like a native so badly, but do you know what?
So I made this alphabet song last year to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” I managed to fit 46 letters into a 26 letter song. It wasn’t easy, but it works. I’m not a professional musician, so the background music isn’t the greatest. One of these days with the help of someone who knows what they are doing, I would love to update it. Continue reading →
I love how when I meet new people in Japan many of them love to say, “Oh wow, you’re kids have it so lucky; they’re gonna grow up speaking English.” As if teaching children a second language was as obvious as learning to walk. It’s not that simple, people. Continue reading →