February 3rd, 2018


Economy Yucky

It's almost five years since I started learning Japanese. At about that time, inspired by watching Cardcaptor Sakura, I also made my first attempt at okonomiyaki. In the words of the Pokemon games, "It wasn't very effective."

Okonomiyaki (after a fashion)

As it happens, my Japanese class's homework this week was to make okonomiyaki, following a recipe in Japanese. It turned out rather better:


But of course, there's still a long way to go. Okonomiyaki here stands as a rather obvious metonym (or is it a synecdoche?) for my understanding of the culture and language generally. Vita brevis, ars longa, and all that.