Oh!La!Ho Captain Crow Extra Pale Ale

You know, I’ve always felt that the name “pale ale” is misleading. Even now the first impression of the word “pale” is that it would be light, just how the mass-produced commercial lagers are watered-down versions of the real thing.

Obviously, that’s not why pale ales are called pale, and once I realized that I was quite excited to try out Oh!La!Ho’s extra pale ale.

Oh!La!Ho Captain Crow EPA

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High

It’s been a while since I last got caffeine high. It might’ve been a year or two back when I knocked back 4-5 cups of freshly brewed coffee during a late-night translation session.

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Duolingo

Mefinél olvastam a Duolingoról (ahogy anno a LiveMocharól is), és gyorsan ki is próbáltam. A cégnél hivatalos ezévi célkitűzéseim egyike, hogy elkezdem ismételni a németet, úgyhogy annak feküdtem neki, és nem valami újnak (pedig a spanyol, amivel az Eltén egy fél évig foglalkoztam, elég csábítóan kacsingatott).

Nem volt annyira hangulatom abszolút nulláról nekiindulni persze, úgyhogy a szintfelmérővel sikerült elérnem, hogy egyről induljak. Kettőre még nem sikerült lépnem. Nagyon sokat felejtettem, szókincsem nulla, bár a szórend és a ragozások még mennek.

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Questions

Just read that piece on Gaijinpot about questions we get asked all the time, and I decided to compile my own list. There are a few questions that are bound to come up when I meet someone for the first time, such as…

  1. Where are you from?
  2. Is English the official language there?
  3. What is your language like?
  4. What is your country famous for?
  5. How long have you been in Japan?
  6. Why did you come to Japan?

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Minoh Beer Stout

The brews of the Osaka Minoh Beer have been winning the world beer awards for years now. Not that I was aware of this when I picked up this stout, but it was worth mentioning nonetheless (and it kind of explains the price tag).

Minoh Beer Stout

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