Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Scary Garden

Here is an amusing Kanji meaning for a word in Japanese.

Reading: reien
Meaning: cemetery
Kanji: soul + garden

And if we push it a little, we can say it came from 幽霊 公園 (second Kanji from each word) which means "ghost park".


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Eating in Space!

I just came back from Ikebukuro after spending some time with friends and it turns out that tonight there was a lunar eclipse! Shortly after noticing everyone in the street looking up, I got to learn the words for lunar eclipse and solar eclipse in Japanese, and after I looked those up in the dictionary to find out the Kanji used, I was amused, by the Kanji used... or's just oozed...

Japanese: 月食
Reading: gesshoku
Meaning: moon eclipse
Kanji: moon + eating

Japanese: 日食
Reading: nisshoku
Meaning: solar eclipse
Kanji: sun + eating

Oh My God! The moon is being eaten!!! We're doomed!

Me like :P