stories books & cafe

Every day I wish I could know what it’s like to be yours. Set me free from the misery of fantasy. Teach me how to belong to you.
— 

Teach me.

-D.K.

I’m not sure I know how to be human

by that I mean

I’ve never had the sense

that I’m like anyone I’ve ever met.

Everyone molds so easy

into their cookie cutter lives

but I remain pirouetting under the moon

howling as I embrace the lunacy

I feel the wanderlust shake my bones

and just know my soul

was always built to roam…


- Whitney

Ren and Ai have fused to become Kānēshun-senpai!

Known more commonly as: Library Senpai

He is one of the smartest students in the school, sought after for his interesting opinions on science and technology or by many for help with homework. When he isn’t in class he is always busying himself at the school’s library. Bookish and a little shy, he has a reputation for being air headed, despite his impressive grades; his eyes seem to have a constant glaze over them. He lives with his head in the clouds, lost in his own world of romance and adventure. He can only be pulled down for long by the allure of the many harlequin books he devours. He is a soft talking, easy going young man who dreams of the day he’d find his own story book love.

He frequents the cafe for a quiet place to read and for romantic decorations, and possibly for a growing interest in a certain someone.

His favourite items are: Lily Pad, Large Bookshelf, Flower Swing Set

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Couldn’t decide what pic I like more, so yeah, here is both!

Walk to the edge

of your fear.

Spread your arms.

Let winds of change

catch your hair

& fly to the stars, Darling.

This world is yours for the taking…


- Whitney

{ Story Time}
I was roaming around a cafe attempting to snap some photos of people enjoying their coffee meet up with their friends.
I ran across a group of 4 people who were enjoying a nice conversation together. I asked them if I could take a photo of their books and coffee and when they gave me permission, I climbed up on a chair and took this photo! They were super sweet and it was great capturing a photo of friends gathering together sharing stories and laughing together. I believe everyone should spend time with their friends, either over coffee, backpacking, or whatever!!!

thefloatingstone  asked:

I've been using the Mina no Nihongo books for a few years now to learn Japanese. a while ago I bought myself a Doraemon educational book (not manga) called kyouryuu daitanken and it's REALLY hard D'X it's a little discouraging because its for grade schoolers. And even the doraemon maji kazu book uses sentence structure so very different to what I've learned I don't understand a lot of it. it's a little disheartening. (and I really like Doraemon >.< so that's not the problem)

We have checked out the book you mentioned and kyouryuu daitanken was not an easy book. Although yes, it was a book for a grade schooler, but it consist of scientific material about the life of dinosaurs so there are a lot of scientific vocabularies. So don’t be disheartened!

About the moji kazu book, it is high likely that the sentence you can’t read is written for the parents to explain to their kids, since the contents of that kind of book are mostly activities.

If you want to read doraemon, read the manga instead, it should be easier to read. And try to read it side by side with the English version! 。゚✶ฺ.ヽ(*´∀`*)ノ.✶゚ฺ。

Minna no Nihongo’s tips

Regarding Minna no Nihongo’s book, there is a chance that you only read it up to the JLPT level of N5/N4. While to start reading manga or other material, you will atleast need to be on N3 level _:(´□`」 ∠):_

This could be why you didn’t recognize the sentence pattern. But there is also a chance that you haven’t familiar with casual/informal Japanese. Try to read easier book such as Gibli’s story book or Shirokuma’s cafe manga (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧

Note that Minna no Nihongo’s book consist of a lot of set (but they have a more or less a very SIMILAR cover). Here’s the list of Minna no Nihongo’s main text book and comparison to JLPT level.

Shokyu 2nd edition (JLPT N5 - N4 level)
Minna Nihongo Shokyu part 1English Translation
Minna Nihongo Shokyu part 2English Translation

*2nd edition is better looking, but more or less the content is the same with 1st edition*.

**Minna no Nihongo Books are all written in Japanese, so if you do self-learning, you might need the English translation of each to help with your learning.

Chukyu 1st edition (JLPT N4 - N3 level)
Minna Nihongo Chukyu part 1English Translation
Minna Nihongo Chukyu part 2 English Translation

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If you would like to skip the Minna’s book and would like to learn only the grammar pattern, you can use book such as “Understanding Basic Japanese Grammar” instead. This book only cover basic’s though. It might not be useful for someone who already finished Shokyu’s edition/ JLPT N5-N4 textbook.

For a more complete grammar patterns, you will require “Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar“ and “Dictionary of intermediate Japanese Grammar

Anyway, don’t get discouraged and keep moving on!!
Happy learning 。゚✶ฺ.ヽ(*´∀`*)ノ.✶゚ฺ。

Nothing is difficult for people once they have determined to achieve,
Nothing is easy for those who have risked everything but goal. Aimndoc
—  Aimndoc