Good morning to fellow day larks! Your witnessing the sunrise will surely make your new day brilliant. Good afternoon to late birds! I’ll bet sleeping a bit longer makes you feel beautiful today. Then, good evening to dear night owls! Sharpen your senses for any nocturnal activity. Rondely.com is a one-of-its-kind type site created by someone who tries to cherish and enjoy each day to the full as if it were her last while being nice to people. Easier said than done? Exactly. That's why she keeps trying day after day.
Missed your flight, train, or bus? Sorry for you, but never mind. It’s not a big deal, ’cos there’s always the next one, as long as you keep trying to catch one. Are you feeling today’s not your day? No worries, you have tomorrow. You’ve lost faith in yourself and feel like a rat in a ditch? Nonsense! Even a rat has guts, and so do you. Rondely.com is a one-of-its-kind type site created by someone who tries to cherish and enjoy each day to the full as if it were her last while being nice to people. Has she ever been lazy? No kidding! Humans are intellectual sloths. We can use some loafing away, can we?
Do you hate someone so terribly that you hate yourself for that? Be relieved since you’re not alone. That’s why associating with someone you dislike is categorized as one of the Eight Sufferings in Buddhism. So, it’s a type of pain before being labelled as a sin. Then, how can we become free from this distress? Well, the Buddha says, “Empty your ego. Then, you will be freed from hatred”. So, Rondely.com is a one-of-its-kind type site created by someone who strives to do that. How about you?
Dog? No, it’s a fox. In Japan, too, a fox is supposed to be sly. But this one goes like, “Spare any food, sir?” enticing hikers with his innocent, needy facial expressions. Cute? Yeah, but a bit sad, isn’t it? (Check Hiji Sampo). The text is in Japanese.
If you love animals and want to learn about animal names in Japanese — not one by one, but a bunch of them at a time — use this site. But some may prefer flowers or even food names. In that case, too, try the same site: Things About Japan - Daily Words Collections.
Meet a weasel in Japan. Cuter than you think, right? By the way, there’s the Japanese term “Itachi-Gokko”, namely, “a weasel game”. Originated from a children’s play, it refers to a futile, endless game between the chaser and the chased, just like a fight between security apps and attackers, for example. See Hiji Sampo.
Traditionally, a long-waiting-lined delicious Ramen in Japan used to be prepared by a stubborn, often grumpy middle-aged man. He won’t hesitate to snap at customers’ (even unintentional) behaviours that might not do his dish justice. On top of that, his product was often served crudely, with no frills. Except the taste was super! However, things are changing, and how about this restaurant? The ramen has become an art piece. The taste? Just superb! Find it in Things About Japan - Food - Ramen.
No offense to citizens in Nara Prefecture, but I’ve never felt Nara Zuke pickles were delicious. But look what I’ve found: A splendid product with such rich, deep taste never experienced before! Sake Kasu (Sake lees) paste wrapping around the pickle block is also outstanding. Even only that can be a rice-eating promoter. Check Hiji Sampo. For more Japanese pickles, see Things About Japan - Food - Tsukemono.
Fancy some cool kanjis? Yes, all kanjis have a meaning. You may want to say something in a secret code; Hence kanji. How about 愛 for “love”, 勇 for “courage”, or 美 for “beauty”? Find more here: Things About Japan - Leaning Japanese - Cool Kanji Collection.
Every language has its sayings, and so does Japanese. Some are unique to Japan, while others can find their counterparts in English. Let’s try some. What does it mean if we say “a rice cake in a painting”? Or “Do laundry while the devil is away”? How about “sutra chanting for horse ears”? Find the meaning here: Things About Japan - Leaning Japanese - Japanese Proverbs & Sayings.