Interests: Video games, languages, piano, guitar, travelling, computers
Currently Playing: Chrono Cross
I started studying Japanese at 15, first self-study and weekly lessons with a friendly neighbor and then in a junior high school class, going on a 10 month exchange to a Tokyo high school in my sophomore year. After returning to Canada I used translating and chatting online as a means of practice and returned to Japan once more after graduating for a second high school exchange of 5 months.
Rotary Club Exchanges
Travel as an exchange student to foreign countries for affordable prices. Host family, support, and group activities with other exchange students also provided.
Tai Kim’s Guide to Japanese Grammar
Excellent guide going from the basics of Japanese writing to more advanced grammatical concepts. Great learning material.
First 125 Pages of James W. Heisig’s Guide to Remembering the Kanji
Learn to write 30 kanji a day in an hour’s study by only writing them once! No joke, this book is awesome!
I began translating Zelda-related material as a hobby in the fall of 2005 the now-defunct Zelda’s Secret Ocarina and gradually branched out into other games and other forms of media like voice acting, movies, interviews, songs, and game scripts.
I play piano and guitar and write, so while the focus of this blog is translating you may find some videos of my playing or errant thoughts to read. I also occasionally host (with permission) material written in conjunction with or given to me by other people. Look at the credits on top of each page to check who was involved.
Questions? Comments? Found an error? Let me know by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Input always appreciated!