I’ve been to Japan more than a dozen times. William’s been there once. And he still gets to try the hot springs before I do.

In my defence, I’ve never been particularly interested in onsen bathing (not enough to actually take a dip, anyway). But there you are.


Sarang the Translator

Here’s our old The Return of Superman favourite, back as a guest for the show’s 4th anniversary.

Watch her in action as she effortlessly straddles the long-festering divide between Korea and Japan … by translating a conversation between Seoeon and her cousin Yume. (That bit starts from around 3:31 if you’d prefer to skip ahead.)

Ahh, if only peace treaties and international collaboration can be concluded over frozen treats in a convenience store. We’d save a fortune on gourmet catering and five-star hotels.


I don’t do Valentine’s Day. Let’s watch a video of Seungjae instead.

You are welcome. (^_^)

Well, he got the long vowel on the first syllable right. That’s better than most. (^_^)

Our little Daebak from the KBS show The Return of Superman has just been to Ōsaka with his family. Of course, his mum couldn’t resist posting this brief clip of the toddling celebrity trying to enunciate his present whereabouts.

#오사카 #사요나라👋 #osaka #さようなら

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Incidentally, it’s been 10 years and 10 days since I published my very first post on this blog. I say, we’ve been around for quite some time, now haven’t we?


He just had to say ひよこ. Dash it all to heck.

Awww, c’mon Yūto-kun. You just had to say “hiyoko”, didn’t you.

Not something I’d expected to hear whilst watching the latest (legally) subtitled episode of The Return of Superman.

Thanks, or should I say no thanks, for reminding me of one of my favourite pastries, a delightfully sweet and delectable – not to mention cute – speciality of Fukuoka, something that I’m not likely to taste again until my next trip to Japan.

Sure, that’s just a couple of weeks from now, but man … you’ve just made the wait seem so much longer.

I’ll probably end up toting a small fortune’s worth of the stuff when I come home, to help tide me over until the next return visit. And it will be all Yūto’s fault.

100 episodes of laughter, tears … and a whole lot of love

Congratulations to my favourite reality series for reaching the hundred episode mark!

All the best to the production team, the tireless “dinosaur uncles” (fellow fans will know whom I’m referring to), the mums, the dads … and most of all to the real stars of the show, past and present alike.

I’m a little ashamed to admit it, but I’ve always thought that fly swatters were for swatting flies…

…and then I saw this video (more specifically the part from 1:48 onwards).

I can’t believe I’ve been using them the wrong way my entire life!