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NanoPoblano Day 1 – What was I thinking?


Hello. My name is Linda and I am a Pepper. I have been addicted to blogging for some time now – I do it often when I shouldn’t and I participate in challenges that could easily kill me since I’m unable to back down once I start. This is my confession.

On the demand urging of Sirius Bizinus over at Amusing Nonsense, I’ve decided to participate in the blog hop fondly called NanoPoblano once again. Which wouldn’t be so bad except I’m going to Japan from the 19th to the 30th of this month, so I’ll have to pre-schedule those posts. The good news is, I’ve figured out how to work this to my advantage, and you’re all going to suffer enjoy it with me. πŸ˜€ How are we going to do this? We’re all going to learn Japanese together!

I’ll keep it simple for our first day. The word of the day is, “Konnichiwa” (kon-ee-chee-wa). It means hello. It’s a word used when meeting someone for the first time during the day (but not in the evening, that’s a different word). If pronounced properly and with enough authenticity as to make the listener think you actually know the language, it is followed by light and extremely fast conversation that will both confuse you and make you wish you’d mispronounced it.

Conclusion – hello in any other language is preferable.

Tomorrow we will start into commonly used phrases. Bring a notepad and a pencil. Sharpen the latter if you wish to take notes. (Disclaimer: Sharpening the former may lead to paper cuts.)


This post has been part of Nano Poblano. Should you wish to participate, there’s still time! Go here to sign up:Β You can also type “Nanopoblano” into the search tabs in your reader to read more entries.


Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

29 thoughts on “NanoPoblano Day 1 – What was I thinking?

  1. Konnichiwa ! πŸ™‚ (Its morning for me and I am interacting with you the first thing in the morning)
    Languages – always fun to learn and a great idea too. Good Luck , Linda!


  2. I haven’t heard of this blogging challenge before. Any tips for a first-timer? I don’t know the lingo, but I did know that Japanese word. Wasn’t aware it was strictly a daytime term though. Thanks for teaching me that.


    • Tips? Sign up today! It’s a challenge to write every day of the month – you can write whatever you want. Don’t get behind!
      Konnichiwa actually means “Good day,” like “Bonjour” in French. πŸ™‚ You’re welcome, Kerry.

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      • I already blog nearly every day anyways. I didn’t realize this is what I’ve been doing all along.
        Considering I just found out about this today, with all the talks of back links and badges, I think I might skip it this year. Looks fun though.


        • It’s really just a way to connect with people while you blog every day. Oh, and there’s a chain story too. That can be a lot of fun. πŸ™‚
          I hope you do join in, if not this year then next. πŸ™‚

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          • I love the connecting with other bloggers part very much.
            I hadn’t even heard of NaNoWriMo before I did it two years ago, but I think I had at least a few weeks warning first, to prepare.
            Forgive me, but I am confused. What is the difference between NanoPoblano and NaBloPoMo?


            • Not much, really. NanoPoblano is more informal. I’d have to research to figure out if there’s more to it… other than the chain story of course. NaBloPoMo doesn’t have one of those.


  3. Good luck with all that…quite a noble effort. ☺


  4. To NanoPoblano I say, “Sayonara”.


  5. This is awesome. Also expect pictures from Japan πŸ˜‰


  6. WooooHoooooooo! only another 29days!


  7. Oh you really are a glutton πŸ˜‰ Best of luck on your 30-day descent into madness!


  8. Konnichiwa Linda! I’m a Pepper this year as well. I also blame Sirius for having me join in the “fun.” He begged me and I couldn’t ignore his pleas so I gave in. If you are reading this thanks SB! πŸ˜‰ We’ll have to gang up on him if this gets too hard.

    I’ve always wanted to learn Japanese so thank you! I used to watch Japanese anime and now watch some Japanese movies so it could come in handy. Enjoy your trip to Japan and PLEASE posts lots of pictures when you get back!


    • Ha! Good to know I’m not alone in the conniving… I mean gentle direction of Mr. Bizinus.
      I’m glad also that there’s someone out there who would like to learn Japanese! I’m not sure if what I come up with will help you understand anime, but it could be useful if you ever go there. And you should! It’s an amazing place to visit.
      I’ll hop over to your blog now to see if you’ve posted a pepper post. πŸ™‚

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