“When it’s raining it pours.” It seems Adette is about to find out just how true that saying is in Adette Price: Undercover Witch, Chapter 25 “Just When you think it’s Over” by Whitney Emeigh. Join the characters you love on their continuing journey through their magical lives.
Gavin Bingë is a South African JET from Johannesburg. His path to the JET programme has been a rocky one; so much so that he’s put pen to paper to write about his remarkable journey. Read here to see what his book is all about. Front cover designed and illustrated by Marissa Trierweiler.
What happens when you throw thousands of fresh-faced foreign graduates into a system and a country known for bureaucracy, insularity, and inflexibility? You get something that eventually became The JET Programme as we know it today.
For those living in Hiroshima prefecture, it is hard not to know the deep and profound affect August 6, 1945, had on the Japanese ethos. If you are like many who live here, you have probably been to the Peace Memorial Museum in downtown Hiroshima and seen the graphic images and personal accounts of the victims. These exhibits show a gruesome snapshot of the bomb’s destruction that is impossible to forget. Beyond these tragic exhibits, though, one place I turned for an even deeper look at the bomb’s effects was, believe it or not, a manga.
While this phrasebook’s 14 chapters and introduction offer a whole array of useful phrases organized thematically from “Chapter 1: What’s Up?” to “Chapter 8: Curses and Insults,” to “Chapter 13: Lovers’ Language,” it is often necessary to thumb through several pages of phrases you don’t need in order to find the one you are looking for. There is no index, and the chapter headings are fairly vague, such that, to find a fairly common phrase like すけべ (vulgar, lewd) you might have to search through the chapter on insults, and possibly “Chapter 4: Say What?” before finding it in the chapter on street fighting. (Yes, there is a chapter dedicated to street fighting.) With all of the above criticism in mind, however, I would strongly urge that the next phrasebook you purchase be from the Making Out In… series.