I wanted to talk about something that I remembered while doing some online shopping for a friend today. My friend, who recently moved to Japan to teach, asked me to find him the best deal for a WIMAX router (essentially a portable wireless router). I look through the (almost intentionally) convoluted fee structure and eventually find the 'joining fee'. Take a look at this:
So this is just a little trip down memory lane, venting about how 'foreign-looking' people who speak Japanese in a group are routinely ignored, while the 'Asian-looking' people who DON'T speak Japanese are addressed as the representatives of a small group.
If you've ever been to Japan, or if you've been to university lectures popular with Chinese students, you'll know what an electronic dictionary looks like. If you don't.... then take a look at this photo!
An electronic dictionary is... well... an electronic dictionary :) It's a little computer which includes a number of dictionaries (Japanese-Japanese, Japanese-English, English-Japanese, English-English) among other things which I'll outline in the post - but the question is: do YOU really need one?