Category Archives: Miscellaneous Language Issues

JNV is back!

After months of inactivity, JSL News and Views is coming back online! I used to use Windows Live Movie Maker to make our videos, but my old computer died, and I got a new one, and… Movie Maker has stubbornly … Continue reading

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Lazy language representation in Kong

I recently watched the latest King Kong movie, Kong: Skull Island. All in all, it was a good movie, and I enjoyed it. And it was kinda cool seeing Loki playing a mortal. One thing that I didn’t like, though, … Continue reading

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“Sorry for bad English”

One of the things that I hate seeing is people apologising for their “bad English” in YouTube comments. I wish I could remember who it was so I could give her credit, but someone I know made a post on … Continue reading

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I’m back…

It’s been… quite a few months. A lot has happened. But I’m back. And I’m determined to have a blog post every week. I might even start a new blog… I’ll let know know if I do. Hope you all … Continue reading

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Summer goals

The semester is winding down. I have 1 more exam left, but I have another semester starting right after. So… it will be quite a summer for me. Still, I have some plans. I intend to start going through the hieroglyphics … Continue reading

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Not all samurai were Japanese

In 1579, a young man arrived in Japan from Mozambique. He was the servant (or slave) of an Italian Jesuit who had been appointed Visitor of the “Indies” (East and South, and East Africa). Where exactly this young man was born is lost … Continue reading

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I’m back on Fiverr!

Last semester, I made the decision break from my freelance Fiverr because of my busy schedule as a student working so many jobs. It was very stressful…. But now, I’m back! Last week, I got my first order of 2017. And I got … Continue reading

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