Welcome to Gaijin Moments. For those of you who do not know, Gaijin (外人）is a Japanese word that is sometimes used to describe foreigners within Japan. Now I live in Canada, so you’re probably wondering why the heck this would be relevant to your modern Canadian young adult? Well that’s because I love Japan. The food, the culture, the language, the history and even my Gaijin moments which I occasionally ran into while I made a quick visit there. My name is Yannick and I have chosen to start a blog for two main purposes.
- To share my experiences about my experiences and passions with everyone.
- To improve my writing in both English and Japanese.
Last year, I went on an exchange trip to Japan for only 2 weeks; however, these 2 weeks were the most enchanting weeks of my life and I am here to share some of my insight. Whether it being just studying in Japan for that short period of time, what I observed, or even the afterthoughts I had about Japan after I returned to Canada. Now don’t get me wrong not all my experiences in Japan were endless melancholy. So I want to honestly convey these experiences to myself, but to also those around me to try to show others why I’ve fallen in love with the country known as Japan.
Furthermore, during my last year of University, I discovered that Japanese is actually quite an easy language to lose, regardless if you’re native or not. Now I may be at an N3 level, but I definitely want to improve and further my understanding of this language to expand my future opportunities. So sometimes I will post here in English and other times in Japanese (I apologize in advance for mistakes). Now what I will actually talk about is my perspective on JPOP, Japanese Dramas, Movies, Music or heck just my life because it’s what I love to do. If you would like to provide your feedback, opinions or advice, I would be honoured to receive it. I hope you will all take good care of me and find even an excerpt of my blog a good read to brighten your day.