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Animal Vocabulary! (Pet Edition!)

Hello Lovies!

Today's lesson we are going to learn some Japanese vocabulary for animals, specifically pets! 


Vocab List:
English: cat (kitten)
Rōmaji: neko (koneko)
Kana: ねこ(こねこ)
Kanji: 猫
English: dog
Rōmaji: inu (koinu)
Kana: いぬ(こいぬ)
Kanji: 犬
English: rabbit
Rōmaji: usagi 
Kana: うさぎ
Kanji: 兎
English: snake
Rōmaji: hebi
Kana: へび
Kanji: 蛇
English: bird
Rōmaji: tori
Kana: とり
Kanji: 鳥
I lowered my vocabulary list in each video to around five words a because I didn't want the videos to be too long. I'm aiming for bite sized lessons you can easily master! If you are looking to go more indepth I will be posting a video very soon about what tools I use to study and how I study! Stay tuned!
まったね! ヾ(^_^)
(See You Later!)



Animal Cafés in Japan!

Hello Lovies,

Have you heard about Japanese animal cafés? I know a lot of people have heard of cat cafés but there are lots of different kinds of animal cafés in Japan! I want to go to them all! I even made a very special episode of Kigu Time where I explore different kinds of animal cafés!

Also as a bonus for those who have already seen that episode I wanted to include a list of awesome and unusual animal cafés in Japan! I hope you enjoy it!

Penguin Bar Ikebukuro

Ok so this is a bar and not a café but I feel like it fits. You can drink with penguins!

Prices: Drinks 800 yen and up

Hours: Everyday 6:00pm-4:00am

Location: Toshima-ku Ikebukuro 2-38-2 COSMY 1st Flr.
東京都豊島区池袋2-38-2COSMY 1階

Falconer’s Cafe

Falconer's cafe is where you can get up close to a real falcon and enjoy some delicious curry.

Price: Food and drinks start at 800 yen

Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays - Closed
Wednesday - Sunday 1pm - 7pm

Location: Mitaka-shi Shimorenjaku 1-11-8
東京都三鷹市下連雀 1-11-8

Fukuro No Mise

You can spend an hour with owls and sip coffee and have owl themed treats!

Price: Drinks are about 1,000 yen

Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays - Closed
Wednesday &
Thursday 2pm - 6pm
Friday 2pm - 9pm
Saturday Noon - 9pm
Sunday Noon - 6pm

Location: Tōkyō-to Chūō-ku Tsukishima 1-27-9
東京都中央区月島 1-27-9

Udagawa Café

Udagawa café offers a unique experience where you can dine and drink with goats! Hopefully they don't yell.

Price: Food and drinks range from 500 yen to 1,200 yen

Hours: Breakfast 8: 30am - 11: 30am
Lunch (weekdays only) 11:30am - 2pm

Closed 2:00pm to 5:30 pm
Dinner 5:30pm to 11pm
Late Night 11pm to 4am

Location: Shibuya-ku Sakuragaoka 23-3 Shinoda Building 1st Floor
渋谷区桜丘町 23-3 篠田ビル1F

Rabbit and Grow Fat Café

RAAGF Café is a cafe where you can go hangout with and adopt bunnies!

Price: 700 yen for 30 minutes

Hours: Weekdays Noon - 7:30PM
Weekends 11am - 8pm


[Jiyugoaka Location] Jiyugaoka 1-26-3 Jiyugaoka Masumoto Building 5th Flr.
東京都目黒区自由ヶ丘1-26-3 自由が丘升本ビル5F

[Harajuku Location] Shibuya Jingumae 6-14-15 Maison Harajuku 3td Flr
東京都渋谷区神宮前6-14-15 メゾン原宿3F

I can't wait to visit these awesome animal cafés when I go to Japan! Which would you go to or would you go to them all?

まったね! ヾ(^_^)
(See You Later!)


Madam Glam Cruelty Free Nail Polish Review

Hello Lovies! 

Today I am going to be reviewing Madam Glam nail polish! I am a HUGE advocate for cruelty free products so I was super excited to find a nail polish that is cruelty free! They have lots of fun colors over on their site both in regular nail polish and gel polish. Today I will be reviewing the regular polish but I hope to try out the gel next! I've never done my own gel nail polish but my friends speak volumes about how awesome it is!

They arrived in this box of three colors and were each individually wrapped in bubble wrap but I took that out so you can see the polishes inside. The shipping was rather fast and they came in the mailbox which I like. (Answering the door in your Kigurumi is always a little weird ok?!) 

I picked out three purple themed colors for an upcoming video and because having purple nails saves me a lot of trouble of constantly redoing my nails every time I wash my hair. I love Pravana hair color sooooo much but it will stain anything and everything it can get it's little molecules on so my nails are ALWAYS stained purple >.< lol! When my nail polish is already purple you can't see the stains!

1. Midnight

2. C'est Extral

3. Fruit Cocktail

Fruit cocktail looks super colorful but it has a purple base which I really like! My favorite combo so far is midnight as a base and C'est Extral on top! I went to take a picture of it but photographing glittery polish is super hard! I think I need a better lens... So I made a gif but it still doesn't show exactly how cool this color looks!

I will show you the colors in a video very soon so you can get a real idea about how awesome it looks! Also the nail polish didn't even chip the first day which EVERY other nail polish has so far! I'm a HUGE crafter and use my hands a lot! It also didn't chip into my clay projects as well which is great! Often I can't wear polish when I'm working with clay because it will come off in the clay but Madam Glam didn't at all!

Things I love about Madam Glam!
♥ CRUELTY FREE! (my favorite part! save the bunnies!)
♥ Affordable prices and fast shipping.
♥ Super cute colors!
♥ Goes on REALLY smooth! It didn't have any clumps. 
♥ Dries pretty quickly.
♥ Super durable! 

So that's my review of Madam Glam! I hope you enjoyed it! There is a lot more to come! Can't wait to show you guys these polishes in my videos! 

To buy Madam Glam:

 Madam Glam Cruelty Free Nail Polish
Coupon Code: YT30OFF
for 30% your ENTIRE order!

 まったね! ヾ(^_^)
(See You Later!)

*This polish was sent to me by Madam Glam but this review is of my own opinions and experiences*


Christmas Decorating On a Budget at Daiso Japan!

Daiso Japan in Korea Town, Los Angeles


Hello lovies! Today I wanted to make a blog post about one of my favorite stores, Daiso Japan! Daiso is a mostly a $1.50 store (with a few exceptions) but it's insanely cooler than our 99¢ stores! I've talked about it before breifly in this post but I wanted to expand on it. They have a ton of super kawaii stuff and it's awesome for a kawaii girl on a budget! You can even get super kawaii christmas decorations and decorate your whole house for probably less than $20 lol! 

Xmas decorations at Daiso this year...

Can you spot the left over Halloween decorations?

Aren't they just aodrable? I love them and at $1.50 you can't really beat that! You could set up a really nice decoration scheme with all that cute stuff! If you do you should tweet me pictures! I would love to see them! Here is an old Daiso tour video I did a few months ago so you can see the other cute stuff they have there!

I shop at Daiso all the time and I'm super excited they just opened a store closer to me in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles! It's so big and nice I feel like I should make a whole other video about it! It's also a great place to get crafting and super cute office supplies! Daiso is an essential for a kawaii girl on a budget! I know they are only in a few states here in the USA now but they are all over the world as well! Hopefully they expand and become more common than the 99¢ Store because that place can be pretty lame in comparisson.


まったね! ヾ(^_^)
(See You Later!)


How To Learn Japanese

Hello Lovies!

Lately I have been making blog posts about videos I have already done but I feel like this post is sooooooo needed. There are so many people who swear by their way of learning a language (or learning anything for that matter) and they tell you every other way is completely wrong. I hear it so much in the internet Japanese study community. This way of thinking and pushing your opinion on everyone else really helps no one at all! 

There are loads of ways to learn a new language and no way is going to work for every single person, well... except for maybe the one where they throw you in a foreign country and you have to learn to survive. We are all different and we all learn differently. Some people are visual learners, others are auditory learners, and some people need to read things. So of course no one way of studying will apply to all those people.

On top of there being different kinds of learners there are also people who want to learn different levels of a language. Some people just want to learn key phrases so they can survive on a trip, some want to just learn some casual conversational skills, and others want to dive deep and learn all there is to learn. 

All that being said you need to stick to what works for you! It may take a couple tries and a couple failures or you may get the right one right away! There really is no telling until you try. Please... please... PLEASE... don't listen to those who swear it's their way or the highway. 

How to Learn Japanese on RAUR

I do a show on RAUR called Kigu Time Radio where I teach Japanese, talk about Japanese culture and more! Above is a link to the cast I did about learning Japanese but I've also done many more casts and you can listen to them HERE or download RAUR on the iOS App Store or on Android. 

Soon I will do a blog post about how I learn and study Japanese and my experiences, trials, and failures.

I hope you like this lesson! Want to learn something else? Leave your suggestion in the comments or in the contact form at the top of the page!

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まったね! ヾ(^_^)
(See You Later!)