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In which 0 = 7

And (n ≥ 1) = 48 無くて七癖 (Nakute nanakuse; “None, seven quirks”) Definition: Even someone who appears completely normal has their quirks, flaws, or questionable habits. Nobody is truly ordinary or above criticism. Everybody has their own faults. Breakdown: This … Continue reading

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Once a sparrow, always a sparrow!

Here’s the experiential equivalent to last week’s 三つ子の魂百まで. 雀百まで踊り忘れず (suzume hyaku made odori wasurezu; “The sparrow, until 100, doesn’t forget [its] dance”) Definition: What you learn in your youth stays with you your whole life. Just as the sparrow maintains … Continue reading

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