OK, just because we need a new entry:
閑古鳥 【かんこどり】 (n) a cuckoo
吟味 【ぎんみ】 (n) testing, scrutiny, careful investigation, (P)
醜聞 【しゅうぶん】 (n) scandal, (P)
臭み 【くさみ】 (n) bad smell, affectation, fulsomeness
埋蔵 【まいぞう】 (n) buried property, treasure trove, (P)
小僧 【こぞう】 (n) (1) youngster, (2) young Buddhist priest, (P)
Guess what: I didn’t get them at all and still haven’t looked them up, though it would be cool one day to pass 2kyu myself. Let me give you my completely pedestrian and baseless opinion: the Kanji Kentei people should stop conducting surveys like this because it just shows how irrelevant they’re becoming and the precious idioms that they are trying so hard to protect are slowly but surely dying out of the Japanese language. Those conservative old guard slush-puppies (new word?) should just go cry into their bourbons at the members-only enka-only karaoke bars they came from.
Honestly, I haven’t felt much like blogging the last few days/weeks. I was inspired to blog mainly as a way to keep up my Japanese by translating articles. Over the year and a half or so I have spent blogging, my translation skills have improved enough to land me a few good jobs.
However, now I’m a lot busier in my new job and translating news articles is actually something I do every day — and get paid for. So the inspiration is gone a little bit.
Another thing is I have started considering who my audience is here and asking myself “what impact is what I say going to have?” and I have to answer “not all that much.” Not sure what that means to me, but it does certainly mean there’s no point in starting “Internet debate” in my posts (because, as has been said before, it’s like the Special Olympics: even if you win, you’re still retarded.)
Anyway, anonymous readers, my point is please bear with me while I consider what role blogging will have in my life.
Random picture of an Adam Richards (THIS ISN’T ME!!!!!!!!):
Police say Adam Richards admitted to abusing the baby
Police say a Union Township man admitted to abusing his girlfriend’s baby boy.
Five-month-old Dillion Richards is now in critical but stable condition at Children’s Hospital, with multiple fractures.
Adam Richards, 23, was behind bars Thursday night, charged with felony child endangerment.
The baby and suspect have the same last name but are not related.
Police say Richards beat the child at his home in Union Township.
The child’s mother is Megan Cloud, and she has not been charged.
Shit, he’s my age and everything. Stay away from my unborn kids.