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Apparently, Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa was wrong.

6 June 2009

Something tells me that the greatest thing I’ll ever learn this summer will have nothing to do with love or romance. As I go about listening to my “japarean” playlist on iTunes, I find myself truly moved by this Asian music whose lyrics I don’t quite understand. In late April I wrote a blog entry about my venture into non-English music, which included various Western European, Scandinavian, Russian and South Asian musicians, but I must say that I’ve found some sort of connection with the East Asian songs — Japanese and Korean, to be more specific — that I’ve listened to.

Something tells me that the greatest thing I’ll ever learn this summer would be one of those two languages.. Japanese. Now, I just have to find a place to learn Japanese.. a friend of mine told me that learning the grammar will be easier for me since I speak Filipino, but there’s still the intimidating power of Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji to put up with. However hard it will be, though, I’m sure up for it. Japanese is pretty badass to know and speak and understand and everything. Besides, it would be great to understand what in the world Anza, Utada and Yamada Yu are singing about.

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