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The warm and friendly heart of a fish

魚心あれば水心 (Uogokoro areba mizugokoro; “If fish-heart, then water-heart.”) Definition: If you show good will and courtesy, others will show the same to you. If the fish acts friendly to the water, the water will in turn befriend the fish. Breakdown: … Continue reading

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Just lettin’ things flow

I just now realized that today is Monday. Ironically, while I managed to maintain my posting schedule rigorously even during the end-of-semester crunch, as soon as summer vacation starts I find myself losing track of time. Please accept my apologies, … Continue reading

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Frog, like honey badger, just don’t care

Another frog kotowaza! Because… I don’t know why. Don’t let it bother you. 蛙の面に水 (Kaeru no tsura ni mizu; “Water in a frog’s face”) Definition: Not being bothered by things at all. No matter what happens, keeping one’s composure, or … Continue reading

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