Sunday, 16 March 2014

Crazy Japanese Inventions

There are books about some of the crazy Japanese inventions that have been created. Well, here are some more:
Like popping bubble wrap? Here is never-ending bubble wrap popping.

This cup-noodle man falls off when the noodles are cooked!

Speakers in the pillow mean you can rest and hear

Extendable arm for taking 'selfies'!

A book-shaped pillow for students - fall asleep in class!

Silent karaoke mike - if you can't sing, this is for you! Sing into the mike - no-one will hear you.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Year of the Horse - うまどし です!

This year is the Year of the Horse!
If you were born in 1991 or 2003, you were born in the Year of the Horse.
People born in the Year of the Horse are said to be animated, active and energetic, love to be in a crowd, and can usually be seen in such occasions as concerts, theaters, meetings, sporting occasions, and parties. With a deft sense of humor, horses are masters of repartee. They love to take center stage and delight audiences everywhere.







Here is a video clip for how to make an origami horse - that flips!!!
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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Japanese over the holidays

The holidays are looooong and if you are looking for something fun to do, why not try out some of these wonderful Japanese games!  Not only will you have lots of fun, you can also improve your Japanese at the same time!



http://www.genkienglish.net/kokugo/hiraganahyo.htm Hear how to say each of the characters
www.kanagrams.com/ The fun hiragana matching game
http://dora-world.com/  Visit Doraemon’s world – games, comics and lots of fun
http://www.yynihongo.jp/ A fun site with lots of different word games
http://www.nekopy.com/studys/kotoba_asobou/index.html Japanese word and jumbled character games
http://www.easyjapanese.org/invaders.html Japanese hiragana space invaders – shoot the character that matches the English hint!
http://www.xleeque.com/stackana-japanese-puzzle-game.aspx A bit like tetris, but match the hiragana to the English hint!

Fish - click in the square to feed the fish!

おんがく

3 minute noodles - you either love them or you hate them.

Ready to make music?

Let’s make music!