The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Thursday, November 05, 2009

Learning Japanese

This could as well be me.

9 comments:

Zen said...

Whooohooo, I do not know if you are aware of how much controversy & hate these commercials have caused! (^_^)

Rick said...

For what reason?

Zen said...

stereotyping !

I can not find all the articles, but here is a link to something with comments. This guy has been writing about it for a while.

http://www.debito.org/?p=4632

Rick said...

Stereotyping nerds trying to learn Japanese?

Zen said...

(^_^) basically yes.

Zen said...

http://www.blacktokyo.com/?p=3798

Zen said...

http://www.debito.org/?p=4153

Rick said...

I've grown sick of being expected to walk on egg shells for fear of offending someone, because no matter what you say or do, someone will choose to be offended.

Political correctness isn't within the horizon of my notice.

I think it's funny.

walt said...

I noticed on a MA-related blog recently that a person referred to folks as "Oriental" and another person immediately reacted negatively to the "slur."

I am so out of touch with PC culture that I had no idea what was going on. Personally, I value accuracy far more than correctness.