Author Archives: marcusbird

About marcusbird

Writer, Designer, Filmmaker

MY NEW TOKYO NOVEL

I haven’t been to Japan in some time, but I had to spent the last month there mentally, as I was working on my new book, “Naked As The Day”, which is set in Tokyo. I’m releasaing it on December … Continue reading

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ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH: SEX DRUGS AND JERK CHICKEN

I know this isn’t about Japanese, but I’m happy to announce my first novel, Sex Drugs and Jerk Chicken which will be available worldwide on Amazon starting July 22nd, 2012. I’m doing a campaign to boost first day sales, so please watch … Continue reading

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The Ideal Situation

This is a blog post that has been coming for some time. As i’ve mentioned many a time before, a key aspect to language learning is definitely motivation. If you don’t have it, the process is nigh impossible. Then I … Continue reading

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Processing the deluge

This is an indirect review of Japanese POd 101 masked under the guise of another concept. Let’s assume you want to learn Japanese and you have never heard a lick of Japanese, or read any Japanese grammar before. You do … Continue reading

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Low stress Grammar Building

Greetings again. I said i’d post after finishing the advanced Michel Thomas Japanese course. I have to say that in terms of the breadth of Japanese you will learn, it is less comprehensive than French. In the French program you … Continue reading

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Reactivating the Japanese: Base and Build

Greetings all. Today I felt like writing a post on the process I will be using to get back into Japanese. About two months ago, I made a post talking about my French studies and ideas on happiness relative to … Continue reading

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Multiple language fiddle

Last night I was speaking Spanish and French at a party in Kingston. This was after a lot of drinks and pretty late in the night, but I found it interesting that I was actually able to follow and keep … Continue reading

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