I’ve had a few writing ideas in the back of my head that would force me to pull out the remaining knowledge of my five years of Japanese. You’d think that after taking it for so long in high school, I’d be able to speak nihongo with no effort. I shouldn’t be struggling to say “Konban wa. Boku no namae wa Maiko desu.” Even in The Bill Show, I’m not sure how authentic the two Japanese lines sound, since Kojima-sensei wasn’t willing to critique them for me. And then there’s the thorny problem of making sure these lines sound right to English, Japanese, and bi-lingual audiences….
So if I go into these writing ideas; I’ll have to brush up on my stroke order. Yee Haw.