no memory no me (haiku by Jim Kacian)

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  • Haiku by Jim Kacian (after image), turned into a cartoon by Old Pond Comics
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Learning Japanese – my first class

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I started Japanese  classes yesterday. As expected, I’m the worst student in class. It’s hard for me to be in a class that focuses primarily on conversation: I’m a visual learner so I need I need to see the words to memorize them. I only “get it” once I’m studying on my own afterwards. Humbling experience.

The day after the class, I started doing comics using the few words of Japanese I learned.

You’ll find below the first ever bilingual English-Japanese Old Pond comic!

As Basho and snail are climbing Mount Fuji, snail gets tired and…

op_language_shoe_sockIt’s fun to try to make “one word” comic. Kutsu=shoes, kutsushita=socks.